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Renaissance Attitudes to Self‐slaughter

Eric Langley

in Narcissism and Suicide in Shakespeare and his Contemporaries

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199541232
eISBN:
9780191716072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541232.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter considers Renaissance theological responses to the issue of suicide, which demonstrate the influence of St Augustine in their condemnation of a selfish, antisocial act. Suicide is ... More


The Conquest of Death: Violence and the Birth of the Modern English State

Matthew Lockwood

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300217063
eISBN:
9780300227864
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217063.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Conquest of Death considers the concepts of violence and state power far more broadly and holistically than previous accounts of state growth by intertwining the national and the local, the ... More


Flesh and Spirit: An anthology of seventeenth-century women's writing

Rachel Adcock, Sara Read, and Anna Ziomek (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090233
eISBN:
9781781707166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090233.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This anthology makes accessible to readers ten little-known and understudied works by seventeenth-century women (edited from manuscript and print) that explore the relationship between spiritual and ... More


Ernest Hemingway

Joseph McBride

in Hawks on Hawks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813142623
eISBN:
9780813145242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142623.003.0022
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Hawks’ relationship with author Ernest Hemingway. Hawks speaks about the process of adapting Hemingway’s work To Have and Have Not to the silver screen, and the possibility of ... More


The limits of autonomy: an exploration of the role of autonomy in the debate about assisted suicide

Louise Campbell

in Ethical and Legal Debates In Irish Healthcare: Confronting complexities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099465
eISBN:
9781526104410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099465.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter provides an analysis of the main ethical issues which arise in the debate about assisted suicide, with particular attention to the role played by the concept of autonomy in the ... More


Speaking to the Dead: Social Network Sites and Public Grieving

Candi K. Cann

in Virtual Afterlives: Grieving the Dead in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145419
eISBN:
9780813145495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145419.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Internet memorials, including tombstone Internet links with virtual memorials, funeral home memorials, Internet grieving websites, and social network sites of deceased persons, illustrate that the ... More


Space and time, myth and place

Brian Baker

in Iain Sinclair

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069048
eISBN:
9781781700891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069048.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the ‘British poetry revival’ that Sinclair was engaged in when he wrote and published Lud Heat and Suicide Bridge. It considers the importance of William Blake to Suicide ... More


Reconstituting a Moral Order

Nina Gren

in Occupied Lives: Maintaining Integrity in a Palestinian Refugee Camp in the West Bank

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789774166952
eISBN:
9781617976568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166952.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Chapter 4 concerns the reestablishment of a moral order in a refugee camp continuously shaken since the Nakba. No longer Intifada activists, the camp residents focused on being morally upright in ... More


Deconstructing Dignity: A Critique of the Right-to-Die Debate

Scott Cutler Shershow

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226088129
eISBN:
9780226088266
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226088266.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The question of a “right to die” — or what is sometimes called euthanasia or assisted-suicide — remains today the subject of vexed legal, political, ethical and philosophic debates. The Sacred ... More


The Production of “Emancipation”: Race, Ritual, and the Reconstitution of the Antebellum Order

Regis M. Fox

in Resistance Reimagined: Black Women's Critical Thought as Survival

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813056586
eISBN:
9780813053431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056586.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Elizabeth Keckly’s Behind the Scenes (1868) dislodges hegemonic models of individual sovereignty and progress, particularly as the memoir of the author’s years in the Abraham Lincoln White House ... More


New ‘racisms’ and prejudices? The criminalisation of ‘Asian’

Sunita Toor

in Values in criminology and community justice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447300359
eISBN:
9781447311706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300359.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter provides a critical dialogue on the new racisms and prejudices within criminological discourses, which has led to the criminalisation of Britain’s Asian communities. It charts the ... More


The mental health impact of the Troubles, 2000–2015

David Bolton

in Conflict, Peace and Mental Health: Addressing the Consequences of Conflict and Trauma in Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780719090998
eISBN:
9781526128546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090998.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Following on from Chapter 4, this Chapter explores the development of the understanding of the impact of the violence in Northern Ireland from the period following the Belfast Agreement in April ... More


Cinema and Suicide

Michele Aaron

in Death and the Moving Image: Ideology, Iconography and I

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748624430
eISBN:
9780748697014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624430.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores fiction film's limited but highly symbolic representation of suicide, of, that is, an individual's witting or self-willed self-killing. It is split into two unequal parts. The ... More


A Time to Come: Hunchbacked Theology, Post-Freudian Psychoanalysis, and Historical Materialism

Michael G. Levine

in A Weak Messianic Power: Figures of a Time to Come in Benjamin, Derrida, and Celan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255108
eISBN:
9780823260850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255108.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter introduces the notion of a time to come in the work of Benjamin, Derrida and Celan and its relationship to the notion of a weak messianic power in Benjamin’s theses on the concept of ... More


Poetry’s Demands and Abrahamic Sacrifice: Celan’s Poems for Eric

Michael G. Levine

in A Weak Messianic Power: Figures of a Time to Come in Benjamin, Derrida, and Celan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255108
eISBN:
9780823260850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255108.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter focuses on three poems Celan write for his thirteen-year-old son, Eric, in 1968. These poems are read against the background of the May ’68 student uprisings in Paris, in which both ... More


Aftermath 1842–

Lawrence M. Crutcher

in George Keats of Kentucky: A Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136882
eISBN:
9780813141411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136882.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Georgiana continues to party in the palace, and a year later marries a Scotsman, John Jeffrey, who is twenty years younger. James Freeman Clarke writes a touching Sketch of George in The Dial. Isabel ... More


Whose Idea of Tragedy? <i>Mrs Dalloway</i> and the Ancient Greek Tradition

Elizabeth Gourd

in Virginia Woolf and Heritage

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781942954422
eISBN:
9781786944368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954422.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

As Septimus Smith prepares to commit suicide by throwing himself out of the window and ‘vigorously, violently down onto Mrs Filmer’s area railings,’ he comments on the narrative tradition of his own ... More


The Traumatic Secret: Bataille and the Comparative Erotics of Mystical Literature

Jeffrey J. Kripal

in Negative Ecstasies: Georges Bataille and the Study of Religion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265190
eISBN:
9780823266890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265190.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Identifying a link between trauma and mysticism as a thread that connects his body of work, this essay also explains the ways in which the work of Georges Bataille has been an implicit point of ... More


The Right to Die: Mapping a Contemporary Debate

Scott Cutler Shershow

in Deconstructing Dignity: A Critique of the Right-to-Die Debate

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226088129
eISBN:
9780226088266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226088266.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that the arguments on both sides of the debate about a right to die are characterized by unacknowledged contradictions, and in particular by a tension between the claims of ... More


Suicide and Sacrifice from Plato to Kant

Scott Cutler Shershow

in Deconstructing Dignity: A Critique of the Right-to-Die Debate

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226088129
eISBN:
9780226088266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226088266.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter further contextualizes the contemporary debate about a right to die by considering a few highlights of the philosophic approach to the question of suicide in general. Although nearly ... More


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