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American SnobsTransatlantic Novelists, Liberal Culture and the Genteel Tradition

American Snobs: Transatlantic Novelists, Liberal Culture and the Genteel Tradition

Emily Coit

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474475402
eISBN:
9781474495981
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474475402.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Arguing that Henry Adams, Henry James and Edith Wharton articulated their political thought in response to the liberalism that reigned in Boston and, more specifically, at Harvard University, ... More

The Edinburgh Companion to D. H. Lawrence and the Arts

The Edinburgh Companion to D. H. Lawrence and the Arts

Catherine Brown and Susan Reid (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474456623
eISBN:
9781474496056
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456623.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book includes twenty-eight chapters by specialists from across the arts, reassessing Lawrence’s relationship to aesthetic categories and specific art forms in their historical and critical ... More

The Edinburgh Companion to Virginia Woolf and Contemporary Global Literature

The Edinburgh Companion to Virginia Woolf and Contemporary Global Literature

Jeanne Dubino, Paulina Pajak, Catherine W. Hollis, Celiese Lypka, and Vara Neverow (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474448475
eISBN:
9781474496070
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474448475.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book considers the global responses Woolf’s work has inspired and her worldwide impact. The 23 chapters address the ways Woolf is received by writers, publishers, academics, reading audiences, ... More

The Edinburgh History of the British and Irish Press, Volume 3Competition and Disruption, 1900-2017

The Edinburgh History of the British and Irish Press, Volume 3: Competition and Disruption, 1900-2017

Martin Conboy and Adrian Bingham (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474424929
eISBN:
9781474496087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424929.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This volume presents a research-led, interdisciplinary examination of existing scholarship as well as new research on twentieth-century newspaper and periodical history across Britain and Ireland ... More

Elizabeth Bowen's Psychoanalytic Fiction

Elizabeth Bowen's Psychoanalytic Fiction

Victoria Coulson

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474480499
eISBN:
9781474495776
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474480499.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Despite the exceptional literary quality, remarkable conceptual sophistication and compelling socio-historical interest of Elizabeth Bowen’s writing, her fiction has received relatively little ... More

Keats's Anatomy of MelancholyLamia, Isabella, The Eve of St Agnes and Other Poems (1820)

Keats's Anatomy of Melancholy: Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St Agnes and Other Poems (1820)

Robert White

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474480451
eISBN:
9781474495769
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474480451.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book is conceived as a sustained critical study of John Keats’s collection of poems, Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St Agnes, And Other Poems (1820). It was published in the 2020 bicentenary. It ... More

The Modern Short Story and Magazine Culture, 1880-1950

The Modern Short Story and Magazine Culture, 1880-1950

Elke D'hoker and Chris Mourant (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474461085
eISBN:
9781474496032
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474461085.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This collection of original essays highlights the intertwined fates of the modern short story and periodical culture in the period 1880–1950, the heyday of magazine short fiction in Britain. Through ... More

Modernist DisguiseMasquerade in Modern Performance and Visual Culture

Modernist Disguise: Masquerade in Modern Performance and Visual Culture

Ron J. Popenhagen

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474470056
eISBN:
9781474495998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474470056.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This book chronicles and theorises face and body masking in arts and culture from the mid-nineteenth century to the new millennium. While featuring the modernist era in France, analyses include ... More

Muriel Spark's Early FictionLiterary Subversion and Experiments with Form

Muriel Spark's Early Fiction: Literary Subversion and Experiments with Form

James Bailey

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474475969
eISBN:
9781474495837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474475969.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This book presents a detailed critical analysis of a period of significant formal and thematic innovation in Muriel Spark’s literary career. Spanning the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s, it identifies ... More

New Media and the Rise of the Popular Woman Writer, 1832-1860

New Media and the Rise of the Popular Woman Writer, 1832-1860

Alexis Easley

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474475921
eISBN:
9781474496001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474475921.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The idea of ‘new media’ is nothing new. Long before Twitter and Facebook, the rise of new periodical genres and formats provided opportunities for Victorian women writers and readers to participate ... More

Oscar Wilde and the Radical Politics of the Fin de Siécle

Oscar Wilde and the Radical Politics of the Fin de Siécle

Deaglán Ó Donghaile

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474459433
eISBN:
9781474495936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474459433.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Oscar Wilde’s political identity informed his literary writings, which were motivated by his revolutionary outlook as much as they were driven by his Paterian “passion for sensations”. Addressing his ... More

Performing ConversionCities, Theatre and Early Modern Transformations

Performing Conversion: Cities, Theatre and Early Modern Transformations

José R. Jouve Martin and Stephen Wittek (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474482721
eISBN:
9781474495844
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474482721.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This volume asks, how did theatrical practice shape the multiplying forms of conversion that emerged in early modern Europe? Each chapter focuses on a specific city or selection of cities, beginning ... More

Plotting the News in the Victorian Novel

Plotting the News in the Victorian Novel

Jessica R. Valdez

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474474344
eISBN:
9781474484732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474474344.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Newspapers are constantly lying in the worlds of Victorian novels, from the false report of John Harmon’s death in Our Mutual Friend (1864-1865) to allegations of extramarital affairs in Phineas Finn ... More

Reading Elizabeth BishopAn Edinburgh Companion

Reading Elizabeth Bishop: An Edinburgh Companion

Jonathan Ellis (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474421331
eISBN:
9781474465113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421331.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

A comprehensive and original guide to Elizabeth Bishop’s poetry and other writing, including correspondence, literary criticism, prose fiction and visual art. Celebrating Elizabeth Bishop as an ... More

Reading Ideas in Victorian LiteratureLiterary Content as Artistic Experience

Reading Ideas in Victorian Literature: Literary Content as Artistic Experience

Patrick Fessenbecker

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474460606
eISBN:
9781474484817
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474460606.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book makes a new case for “reading for content,” fleshing out its theoretical claims via readings of Victorian fiction. Questioning the academic assumption that an emphasis on content is ... More

Rural Modernity in BritainA Critical Intervention

Rural Modernity in Britain: A Critical Intervention

Kristin Bluemel and Michael McCluskey (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474420952
eISBN:
9781474453851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420952.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Rural Modernity in Britain argues that the rural areas of twentieth-century Britain were impacted by modernization just as much—if not more—than urban and suburban areas. It shifts the focus for ... More

Scottish Colonial LiteratureWriting the Atlantic, 1603-1707

Scottish Colonial Literature: Writing the Atlantic, 1603-1707

Kirsten Sandrock

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474464000
eISBN:
9781474495813
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474464000.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Scottish Colonial Literature is a comprehensive study of Scottish colonial writing before 1707. It brings together previously dispersed sources to argue for a tradition of Scottish colonial ... More

Scottish Literature and World War I

Scottish Literature and World War I

David A. Rennie (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474454599
eISBN:
9781474495943
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474454599.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This work is the first book-length study of Scottish Great War literature. Rather than arguing the war exerted a singular influence on the country’s writing, the collection highlights the variety of ... More

The Sculptural Body in Victorian LiteratureEncrypted Sexualities

The Sculptural Body in Victorian Literature: Encrypted Sexualities

Patricia Pulham

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780748693429
eISBN:
9781474495783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693429.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book contends that, in Victorian literature, transgressive desires that cannot be openly acknowledged – whether these be homosexuality, pygmalionism, necrophilia, or paedophilia – are often ... More

Transatlantic Transformations of RomanticismAesthetics, Subjectivity and the Environment

Transatlantic Transformations of Romanticism: Aesthetics, Subjectivity and the Environment

Mark Sandy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474421485
eISBN:
9781474495820
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421485.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book presents innovative readings of literary works of British Romanticism and its influence on twentieth- and twenty-first-century American literary culture and thought. It traverses the ... More

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