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American Gothic CultureAn Edinburgh Companion

American Gothic Culture: An Edinburgh Companion

Joel Faflak

Jason Haslam (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474401616
eISBN:
9781474418553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401616.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This Companion surveys the traditions and conventions of the dark side of American culture - its repressed memories, its anxieties and panics, its fears and horrors, its obsessions and paranoias. ... More

The American Short Story Cycle

The American Short Story Cycle

Jennifer J. Smith

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474423939
eISBN:
9781474444941
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423939.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The American Short Story Cycle spans two centuries to tell the history of a genre that includes major and marginal authors, from Washington Irving through William Faulkner to Jhumpa Lahiri. The short ... More

Antonia White and Manic-Depressive Illness

Antonia White and Manic-Depressive Illness

Patricia Moran

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474418218
eISBN:
9781474444996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474418218.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Misdiagnosed as suffering from schizophrenia instead of what was bipolar or manic-depressive illness, Antonia White turned repeatedly to psychoanalysis and Catholicism to resolve the emotional ... More

Beckett's BreathAnti-Theatricality and the Visual Arts

Beckett's Breath: Anti-Theatricality and the Visual Arts

Sozita Goudouna

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474421645
eISBN:
9781474444927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421645.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Samuel Beckett, one of the most prominent playwrights of the twentieth century, wrote a thirty-second playlet for the stage that does not include actors, text, characters or drama but only stage ... More

The Concept of ConversationFrom Cicero's Sermo to the Grand Siècle's Conversation

The Concept of Conversation: From Cicero's Sermo to the Grand Siècle's Conversation

David Randall

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474430104
eISBN:
9781474445016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430104.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Concept of Conversation traces the rise of conversation from a minor mode of rhetoric to the point where rhetoric as a whole was redefined as conversation, and argues that this was the most ... More

Contemporary Feminism and Women's Short Stories

Contemporary Feminism and Women's Short Stories

Emma Young

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474427739
eISBN:
9781474444965
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427739.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The short story has received renewed attention and notable popular acclaim in the twenty-first century. This book offers a wide-ranging survey of contemporary women’s short stories and introduces a ... More

The Edinburgh Companion to Fin de Siècle Literature, Culture and the Arts

The Edinburgh Companion to Fin de Siècle Literature, Culture and the Arts

Josephine M. Guy (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474408912
eISBN:
9781474445030
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408912.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The 22 newly commissioned essays in this volume re-examine some of the key concepts taken to define the British fin se siècle while also introducing hitherto overlooked cultural phenomena, such as ... More

George Mackay Brown and the Scottish Catholic Imagination

George Mackay Brown and the Scottish Catholic Imagination

Linden Bicket

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474411653
eISBN:
9781474435147
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411653.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

For Scottish Catholic writers of the twentieth century, faith was the key influence on both their artistic process and creative vision. Many of these writers trod in the footsteps of Graham Green, ... More

Hieroglyphic ModernismsWriting and New Media in the Twentieth Century

Hieroglyphic Modernisms: Writing and New Media in the Twentieth Century

Jesse Schotter

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474424776
eISBN:
9781474445009
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424776.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In the British Museum, one object attracts more tourists than any other: the Rosetta Stone. The decipherment of the Stone by Jean-François Champollion and the discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb in ... More

Meat MarketsThe Cultural History of Bloody London

Meat Markets: The Cultural History of Bloody London

Ted Geier

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474424714
eISBN:
9781474434522
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424714.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Meat Markets articulates the emergent ‘nonhuman thought’ developed across literatures of the long nineteenth century and inflecting recent critical theories of abject life and animality. It presents ... More

Modernism and the Theatre of the Baroque

Modernism and the Theatre of the Baroque

Kate Armond

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419628
eISBN:
9781474444910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419628.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Did you know that seventeenth-century philosophy influenced dance theory and evolutionary science during the modernist period? Or that in England, Italy and Germany the term ‘baroque’ was used almost ... More

On the Margins of ModernismXu Xu, Wumingshi and Popular Chinese Literature in the 1940s

On the Margins of Modernism: Xu Xu, Wumingshi and Popular Chinese Literature in the 1940s

Christopher Rosenmeier

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748696369
eISBN:
9781474434805
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696369.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Xu Xu and Wumingshi were among the most widely read authors in China during and after the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945). Despite being an integral part of the Chinese literary scene, their ... More

Sentencing OrlandoVirginia Woolf and the Morphology of the Modernist Sentence

Sentencing Orlando: Virginia Woolf and the Morphology of the Modernist Sentence

Elsa Högberg and Amy Bromley (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474414609
eISBN:
9781474444989
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414609.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

If the line is the privileged semantic unit in verse, we could ask whether the sentence plays the same role in prose. This possibility holds particular relevance for Virginia Woolf’s Orlando: A ... More

Suffragist Artists in PartnershipGender, Word and Image

Suffragist Artists in Partnership: Gender, Word and Image

Lucy Ella Rose

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474421454
eISBN:
9781474444934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421454.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book explores the interconnected creative partnerships of the Wattses and the De Morgans: Victorian artists, writers and suffragists. The couples were close friends and collaborators. The study ... More

Volpone's BastardsTheorising Jonson's City Comedy

Volpone's Bastards: Theorising Jonson's City Comedy

Isaac Hui

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474423472
eISBN:
9781474444958
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423472.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Through studying Volpone’s three bastard children – the dwarf, the androgyne and the eunuch – from the theoretical arguments of Freud, Lacan, Derrida and Foucault, this book discusses how Jonson’s ... More

Women's Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1690-1820sThe Long Eighteenth Century

Women's Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1690-1820s: The Long Eighteenth Century

Jennie Batchelor and Manushag N. Powell (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419659
eISBN:
9781474445061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419659.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This innovative volume presents for the first time collective expertise on women’s magazines and periodicals of the long eighteenth century. While this period witnessed the birth of modern periodical ... More

Women's Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1918-1939The Interwar Period

Women's Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1918-1939: The Interwar Period

Catherine Clay, Maria DiCenzo, Barbara Green, and Fiona Hackney (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474412537
eISBN:
9781474445054
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474412537.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This book recovers and explores a neglected archive of British women’s periodicals and dispels the myths of the supposed demise of feminism and the interwar decades as a retreat to ‘home and duty’ ... More

Writing the Radio WarLiterature, Politics and the BBC, 1939-1945

Writing the Radio War: Literature, Politics and the BBC, 1939-1945

Ian Whittington

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474413596
eISBN:
9781474444897
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413596.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Writing the Radio War positions the Second World War as a critical moment in the history of cultural mediation in Britain. Through chapters focusing on the ‘broadbrow’ radicalism of J.B. Priestley, ... More

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