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Derrida's ‘Eighteenth Century’

Geoffrey Bennington

in Not Half No End: Militantly Melancholic Essays in Memory of Jacques Derrida

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639854
eISBN:
9780748652105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639854.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the concept of ‘scare-quotes’. It studies the function of ‘scare-quotes’ for suspending a potentially problematic term or concept. It then looks at Derrida's use of words that ... More


Towards a Genealogy of Sentimentalism in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Charles Burnetts

in Improving Passions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748698196
eISBN:
9781474434881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748698196.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter One charts a genealogy of the sentimental mode, from the sentimental literary cultures of 18th century Europe through to the widespread success of popular melodrama in Europe and America. It ... More


History, including changes in progress

Karen P. Corrigan

in Irish English, Volume 1 - Northern Ireland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748634286
eISBN:
9780748671441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634286.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Although universal and language-internal processes have operated to create the structural features Northern Irish English described elsewhere in the book, they were also generated by a combination of ... More


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