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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

Architextual AuthenticityConstructing Literature and Literary Identity in the French Caribbean

Architextual Authenticity: Constructing Literature and Literary Identity in the French Caribbean

Jason Herbeck

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940391
eISBN:
9781786944948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940391.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Construction of identity has constituted a vigorous source of debate in the Caribbean from the early days of colonization to the present, and under the varying guises of independence, ... 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 British Superhero

The British Superhero

Chris Murray

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496807373
eISBN:
9781496807410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807373.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This book reveals the largely unknown and rather surprising history of the British superhero. It is often thought that Britain did not have its own superheroes, yet this book demonstrates that there ... More

Byron and Italy

Byron and Italy

Alan Rawes and Diego Saglia (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526100559
eISBN:
9781526132222
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100559.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Byron’s connection with Italy is one of the most familiar facts about British Romanticism. A considerable portion of his legend is linked to his many pronouncements about the country (where he lived ... More

The Chain of ThingsDivinatory Magic and the Practice of Reading in German Literature and Thought, 1850-1940

The Chain of Things: Divinatory Magic and the Practice of Reading in German Literature and Thought, 1850-1940

Eric Downing

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501715907
eISBN:
9781501715938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501715907.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book explores connections between the practices of reading and magic during the realist and modernist periods in German literature and thought, with a particular focus on divination. Divination, ... More

The Child in Shakespeare

The Child in Shakespeare

Charlotte Scott

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198828556
eISBN:
9780191867088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828556.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book examines the child on Shakespeare’s stage. As a life force, an impassioned plea for justice, a legacy, history, memory, or image of love or violence, children are everywhere in ... More

The church as sacred space in Middle English literature and culture

The church as sacred space in Middle English literature and culture

Laura Varnam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781784994174
eISBN:
9781526132420
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994174.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The church as sacred space places the reader at the heart of medieval religious life, standing inside the church with the medieval laity in order to ask what the church meant to them and why. It ... More

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