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Speaking Against NumberHeidegger, Language and the Politics of Calculation

Speaking Against Number: Heidegger, Language and the Politics of Calculation

Stuart Elden

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748619818
eISBN:
9780748652518
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619818.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Numbers and politics are inter-related at almost every level – be it the abstract geometry of understandings of territory, the explosion of population statistics and measures of economic standards, ... More

Speaking With the DeadExplorations in Literature and History

Speaking With the Dead: Explorations in Literature and History

Jurgen Pieters

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748615889
eISBN:
9780748652020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615889.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book deals with the special power of literary texts to put us in contact with the past. A large number of authors, coming from different ages, have described this power in terms of ‘the ... More

Special AffectsCinema, Animation and the Translation of Consumer Culture

Special Affects: Cinema, Animation and the Translation of Consumer Culture

Eric S. Jenkins

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748695478
eISBN:
9781474406413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695478.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Special Affects retells the history of the emergence of classical Hollywood cinema and Disney animation from the perspective of affect theory. It argues that these media enabled new modes of ... More

The Speech-Gesture ComplexModernism, Theatre, Cinema

The Speech-Gesture Complex: Modernism, Theatre, Cinema

Anthony Paraskeva

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748684892
eISBN:
9780748695249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748684892.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This study examines the representation of gesture in modernist writing, performance and cinema. Deploying a new theoretical term, ‘the speech-gesture complex’, Anthony Paraskeva identifies a ... More

Spirit Becomes MatterThe Brontes, George Eliot, Nietzsche

Spirit Becomes Matter: The Brontes, George Eliot, Nietzsche

Henry Staten

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748694587
eISBN:
9781474400916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694587.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book explains how, under the influence of the new “mental materialism” that held sway in mid-Victorian scientific and medical thought, the Brontës and George Eliot in their greatest novels ... More

Stalinist Cinema and the Production of HistoryMuseum of the Revolution

Stalinist Cinema and the Production of History: Museum of the Revolution

Evgeny Dobrenko

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634453
eISBN:
9780748653607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634453.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book explores how Soviet film worked with time, the past, and memory. It looks at Stalinist cinema and its role in the production of history, the conversion of the present and experience into ... More

STARZ SpartacusReimagining an Icon on Screen

STARZ Spartacus: Reimagining an Icon on Screen

Antony Augoustakis and Monica Cyrino (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474407847
eISBN:
9781474430982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407847.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The figure of Spartacus often serves as an icon of resistance against oppression in modern political movements, while his legend has inspired numerous receptions over the centuries in many different ... More

Straight Girls and Queer GuysThe Hetero Media Gaze in Film and Television

Straight Girls and Queer Guys: The Hetero Media Gaze in Film and Television

Christopher Pullen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748694846
eISBN:
9781474418485
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694846.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Exploring the archetypal representation of the straight girl with the queer guy in film and television culture from 1948 to the present day, Straight Girls and Queer Guys considers the process of the ... More

Studying Modern Arabic LiteratureMustafa Badawi, Scholar and Critic

Studying Modern Arabic Literature: Mustafa Badawi, Scholar and Critic

Roger Allen and Robin Ostle (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748696628
eISBN:
9781474412254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696628.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book is devoted to the life and academic legacy of Mustafa Badawi who transformed the study of modern Arabic literature in the second half of the twentieth century. Prior to the 1960s the study ... More

The Stylistics of Professional Discourse

The Stylistics of Professional Discourse

Martin Solly

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780748691692
eISBN:
9781474418546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691692.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Why are doctors’ prescriptions illegible and why is the language of the law considered impenetrable to outsiders? Need they be so? Is it more difficult for non-native speakers of English than native ... More

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