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About TimeNarrative, Fiction and the Philosophy of Time

About Time: Narrative, Fiction and the Philosophy of Time

Mark Currie

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624249
eISBN:
9780748652037
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624249.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book brings together ideas about time from narrative theory and philosophy. It argues that literary criticism and narratology have approached narrative primarily as a form of retrospect, and ... More

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

AnimalitiesLiterary and Cultural Studies Beyond the Human

Animalities: Literary and Cultural Studies Beyond the Human

Michael Lundblad (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474400022
eISBN:
9781474434584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400022.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Representations of animality continue to proliferate in various kinds of literary and cultural texts. This pioneering volume explores the critical interface between animal studies and animality ... More

Associationism and the Literary ImaginationFrom the Phantasmal Chaos

Associationism and the Literary Imagination: From the Phantasmal Chaos

Cairns Craig

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748609123
eISBN:
9780748652044
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748609123.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book traces the influence of empirical philosophy and associationist psychology on theories of literary creativity and on the experience of reading literature. It runs from David Hume's Treatise ... More

Cixous's Semi-FictionsThinking at the Borders of Fiction

Cixous's Semi-Fictions: Thinking at the Borders of Fiction

Mairéad Hanrahan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748642281
eISBN:
9781474406352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642281.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Hélène Cixous, author of over forty works of fiction, was deemed by Derrida to be the greatest living writer in French in 1990. Consistent with this evaluation, her writing is renowned for its dense ... 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

Contaminations"Beyond Dialectics in Modern Literature, Science and Film"

Contaminations: "Beyond Dialectics in Modern Literature, Science and Film"

Michael Mack

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474411363
eISBN:
9781474418577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411363.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book enquires into the problem of various oppositions between pure entities such as nature and society, body and mind, science and the arts, subjectivity and objectivity. It examines how works ... More

Contemporary Scottish Poetry and the Natural WorldBurnside, Jamie, Robertson and White

Contemporary Scottish Poetry and the Natural World: Burnside, Jamie, Robertson and White

Monika Szuba

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474450607
eISBN:
9781474477093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450607.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Contemporary Scottish Writers and the Natural World examines the work of four Scottish poets – John Burnside, Kathleen Jamie, Robin Robertson and Kenneth White – in the light of philosophical ... More

Cultural Encounters with the Arabian Nights in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Cultural Encounters with the Arabian Nights in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Melissa Dickson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474443647
eISBN:
9781474477055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443647.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Aladdin, Sinbad, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Scheherazade winding out her intricate tales to win her nightly stay of execution: the stories of the Arabian Nights are a familiar and much-loved ... More

The Dandy in Irish and American Southern FictionAristocratic Drag

The Dandy in Irish and American Southern Fiction: Aristocratic Drag

Ellen Crowell

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625482
eISBN:
9780748652051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625482.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book identifies and interprets the longstanding ideological and aesthetic dialogue between the literary imaginations of Anglo-Ireland and the Anglo-American South. It offers a rich comparative ... More

Death-DriveFreudian Hauntings in Literature and Art

Death-Drive: Freudian Hauntings in Literature and Art

Robert Rowland Smith

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640393
eISBN:
9780748671601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640393.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book takes Freud's work on the death-drive and compares it with other philosophies of death — those of Pascal, Heidegger and Derrida in particular. It also applies it in a new way to literature ... More

Dreaming of Freedom in South AfricaLiterature Between Critique and Utopia

Dreaming of Freedom in South Africa: Literature Between Critique and Utopia

David Johnson

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474430210
eISBN:
9781474481151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430210.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Dreaming of Freedom in South Africa examines for the first time the many different texts imagining the future after the end of apartheid. Focused on well-known and obscure literary texts from the ... More

DrivetimeLiterary Excursions in Automotive Consciousness

Drivetime: Literary Excursions in Automotive Consciousness

Lynne Pearce

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748690848
eISBN:
9781474426817
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690848.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What sorts of things do we think about when we’re driving – or being driven – in a car? Drivetime seeks to answer this question by drawing upon a rich archive of British and American texts from ‘the ... More

The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities

The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities

Sarah Atkinson, Jane Macnaughton, Jennifer Richards, Anne Whitehead, and Angela Woods (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474400046
eISBN:
9781474422178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400046.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The medical humanities, we claim, names a series of intersections, exchanges and entanglements between the biomedical sciences, the arts and humanities, and the social sciences. The Edinburgh ... More

Elizabeth BowenTheory, Thought and Things

Elizabeth Bowen: Theory, Thought and Things

Jessica Gildersleeve and Patricia Juliana Smith (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474458641
eISBN:
9781474477147
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474458641.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This collection examines Bowen’s contribution to and place in twentieth-century literature through a re-evaluation of the ways her work can be seen as textually, politically, and theoretically ‘new’ ... More

The English AeneidTranslations of Virgil 1555-1646

The English Aeneid: Translations of Virgil 1555-1646

Sheldon Brammall

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748699087
eISBN:
9781474412384
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699087.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book brings to light a history of English Renaissance Aeneids that has been lost from view. Previous monographs have explored the complete translations by Gavin Douglas (1513) and John Dryden ... More

The Ethics of WritingAuthorship and Legacy in Plato and Nietzsche

The Ethics of Writing: Authorship and Legacy in Plato and Nietzsche

Sean Burke

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748618309
eISBN:
9780748652075
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618309.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Beginning amidst the tombs of the ‘dead’ God, and the crematoria at Auschwitz, this book confronts Nietzsche's legacy through the lens of Plato. The key question is how authors can protect against ... More

Forgetting DifferencesTragedy, Historiography, and the French Wars of Religion

Forgetting Differences: Tragedy, Historiography, and the French Wars of Religion

Andrea Frisch

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780748694396
eISBN:
9781474412322
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694396.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This study argues that the political and legislative process of forgetting internal differences undertaken in France after the civil wars of the sixteenth century leads to subtle yet fundamental ... More

The Gothic and TheoryAn Edinburgh Companion

The Gothic and Theory: An Edinburgh Companion

Jerrold E. Hogle and Robert Miles (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474427777
eISBN:
9781474465083
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427777.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Each essay in this collection, after the introduction, focuses on a particular kind of theory-Gothic relationship, every one of which has a history and each of which is still being explored in ... More

Hardy, Conrad and the Senses

Hardy, Conrad and the Senses

Hugh Epstein

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474449861
eISBN:
9781474477086
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474449861.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The first book-length study of connections between these two major authors, this book reads the highly descriptive impressionist fiction of Hardy and Conrad together in the light of a shared ... More

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