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Beckett Beyond the Normal

Beckett Beyond the Normal

Seán Kennedy (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474460460
eISBN:
9781474490801
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460460.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book examines why Beckett’s writing is so queer, so disabled and disabling. Why did Beckett write so soften about mental illness, disability, perversion? Why did he take such an interest in ... More

Byron and Marginality

Byron and Marginality

Norbert Lennartz (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474439411
eISBN:
9781474453806
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439411.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The collection of essays intends to show that everything about Byron’s poetic work baffles the scholarly desire for neat categorisations. Various attempts at re-mapping Romanticism have given ample ... More

F. Scott Fitzgerald's Short FictionFrom Ragtime to Swing Time

F. Scott Fitzgerald's Short Fiction: From Ragtime to Swing Time

Jade Broughton Adams

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474424684
eISBN:
9781474459662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424684.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

F. Scott Fitzgerald is remembered primarily as a novelist, but he wrote nearly two hundred short stories for popular magazines such as the widely-read Saturday Evening Post. These stories are vividly ... More

Face-to-Face in Shakespearean DramaEthics, Performance, Philosophy

Face-to-Face in Shakespearean Drama: Ethics, Performance, Philosophy

Matthew J. Smith and Julia Reinhard Lupton (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474435680
eISBN:
9781474465014
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435680.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book celebrates the theatrical excitement and philosophical meanings of human interaction in Shakespeare. On stage and in life, the face is always window and mirror, representation and presence. ... More

The Fin-de-Siècle Scottish RevivalRomance, Decadence and Celtic Identity

The Fin-de-Siècle Scottish Revival: Romance, Decadence and Celtic Identity

Michael Shaw

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474433952
eISBN:
9781474477000
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433952.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

As the Irish Revival took shape and the Home Rule debate dominated UK politics, what was happening in Scotland? This book reveals distinct but comparable concerns with cultural defence and revivalism ... More

Home and Identity in Nineteenth-Century Literary London

Home and Identity in Nineteenth-Century Literary London

Lisa C. Robertson

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474457880
eISBN:
9781474490818
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474457880.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book uncovers a range of new models for modern living that emerged in response to social, economic and political changes in nineteenth-century London, and investigates the literature that gave ... More

The Labour of Laziness in Twentieth-Century American Literature

The Labour of Laziness in Twentieth-Century American Literature

Zuzanna Ladyga

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474442923
eISBN:
9781474477031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474442923.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Labour of Laziness in Twentieth-Century American Literature focuses on the issue of productivity, using the figure of laziness to negotiate the relation between the ethical and the aesthetic. ... More

The Little Art Colony and US ModernismCarmel, Provincetown, Taos

The Little Art Colony and US Modernism: Carmel, Provincetown, Taos

Geneva M. Gano

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474439756
eISBN:
9781474490955
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439756.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

U.S. Modernism at Continent’s End: Carmel, Provincetown, Taos historicizes and theorizes the significance of the early twentieth-century little arts colony as a uniquely modern social formation ... More

Material Poetics in Hemispheric AmericaWords and Objects 1950-2010

Material Poetics in Hemispheric America: Words and Objects 1950-2010

Rebecca Kosick

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474474603
eISBN:
9781474490924
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474474603.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Material Poetics in Hemispheric America examines poets and artists in the Americas during the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries to show how they worked to make language into material ... More

Muriel Spark, Existentialism and The Art of Death

Muriel Spark, Existentialism and The Art of Death

Cairns Craig

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474447201
eISBN:
9781474464987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474447201.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Muriel Spark, Existentialism and the Art of Death traces Muriel Spark’s indebtedness to the tradition of Christian existentialism that derives from nineteenth century Danish philosopher Søren ... More

The Poetics of Friendship in Early Modern SpainA Study in Literary Form

The Poetics of Friendship in Early Modern Spain: A Study in Literary Form

Donald Gilbert-Santamaria

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474458047
eISBN:
9781474490894
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474458047.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book posits the Aristotelian-Ciceronian notion of perfect male friendship as an independent poetic force within the development of Spanish literature in the sixteenth and early seventeenth ... More

Reading Machines in the Modernist TransatlanticAvant-Gardes, Technology and the Everyday

Reading Machines in the Modernist Transatlantic: Avant-Gardes, Technology and the Everyday

Eric B. White

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474441490
eISBN:
9781474490856
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474441490.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Reading Machines in the Modernist Transatlantic provides a new account of aesthetic and technological innovation, from the Machine Age to the Information Age. Drawing on a wealth of archival ... More

Revenge Tragedy and Classical Philosophy on the Early Modern Stage

Revenge Tragedy and Classical Philosophy on the Early Modern Stage

Christopher Crosbie

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474440264
eISBN:
9781474459693
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440264.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This book discovers within early modern revenge tragedy the surprising shaping presence of a wide array of classical philosophies not commonly affiliated with the genre. By recovering the pervasive ... More

Romantic Periodicals in the Twenty-First CenturyEleven Case Studies from Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine

Romantic Periodicals in the Twenty-First Century: Eleven Case Studies from Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine

Nicholas Mason and Tom Mole (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474448123
eISBN:
9781474490931
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474448123.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

While the twenty-first century has brought a wealth of new digital resources for researching late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century serials, the subfield of Romantic periodical studies has ... More

Scottish Romanticism and Collective Memory in the British Atlantic

Scottish Romanticism and Collective Memory in the British Atlantic

Kenneth McNeil

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474455466
eISBN:
9781474490962
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455466.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Charting the transatlantic movements of Scottish literature in the Age of Revolution, this book provides an in-depth examination of Scottish Romantic literary ideas on memory and their influence ... More

Shakespeare's Body PartsFiguring Sovereignty in the History Plays

Shakespeare's Body Parts: Figuring Sovereignty in the History Plays

Huw Griffiths

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474448703
eISBN:
9781474490863
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474448703.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book provides a sustained, formalist and theoretically-informed reading of the multiple body parts that litter the dialogue and action of Shakespeare’s history plays, including Henry V, Richard ... More

Shakespeare's EssaysSampling Montaigne from Hamlet to The Tempest

Shakespeare's Essays: Sampling Montaigne from Hamlet to The Tempest

Peter G. Platt

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474463409
eISBN:
9781474490870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474463409.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This revisionist study argues that the Essais of Montaigne—made available to Shakespeare and the English-reading world via John Florio’s translated Essayes in 1603—were a crucial factor in the ... More

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