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Modern Nostalgia: Siegfried Sassoon, Trauma and the Second World War

Robert Hemmings

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633067
eISBN:
9780748651887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633067.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book explores Siegfried Sassoon’s writing of the twenties, thirties and forties, demonstrating the connections between trauma and nostalgia in a culture saturated with the anxieties of war. ... More


Representing Shell Shock: A Return to Ford and Rebecca West

Charlotte Jones

in War and the Mind: Ford Madox Ford's Parade's End, Modernism, and Psychology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780748694266
eISBN:
9781474412391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694266.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Ford’s Parade’s End in comparison to Rebecca’s West’s earlier novella, The Return of the Soldier, exploring the different ways in which their respective protagonists ‘work ... More


Race

Owen Dudley Edwards

in British Children's Fiction in the Second World War

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748616510
eISBN:
9780748653621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616510.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter studies British writers' inherited racialist traditions, revealing that some writers during the war were forced to choose other jobs when they started writing sympathetic novels for Jews ... More


Colonising the Muslim East and Reinforcing Culture

Muhamad Ali

in Islam and Colonialism: Becoming Modern in Indonesia and Malaya

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474409209
eISBN:
9781474418799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409209.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

It explores the different approaches to Islam and local traditions as they were expressed in Dutch and British writings and research institutions. The Dutch were concerned with the political ... More


Encounters with Capitalism on R. L. Stevenson’s Early Coasts

David Sergeant

in Coastal Cultures of the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474435734
eISBN:
9781474453721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435734.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter pursues imaginative continuities in R. L. Stevenson’s writing of the coast across different locations, times and genres – from essays to fiction, from Scotland to California to the South ... More


Matter in Revolt

Sean McQueen

in Deleuze and Baudrillard: From Cyberpunk to Biopunk

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474414371
eISBN:
9781474422369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414371.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter recasts Karel Čapek's 1920 play, R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots), as the foundational biopunk text, as it reveals a profound intimacy between capitalism and the life sciences, though ... More


The Good and the form of the Good in Plato’s Republic 

Douglas Cairns, Fritz-Gregor Herrmann, and Terry Penner

in Pursuing the Good: Ethics and Metaphysics in Plato's Republic

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748628117
eISBN:
9780748652488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748628117.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This introductory chapter begins with a brief overview of the subsequent chapters. About half pursue an honourable twentieth-century tradition of exploring in tandem substantive questions of ethical ... More


Glaucon’s Challenge, Rational Egoism and Ordinary Morality 

Lesley Brown

in Pursuing the Good: Ethics and Metaphysics in Plato's Republic

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748628117
eISBN:
9780748652488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748628117.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In his inaugural lecture ‘Duty and interest’, delivered in 1928, Prichard singled out for criticism a theme which, he believed, pervaded many ethical theories, both in ancient times and in his more ... More


Gandhi's Interpreter: A Life of Horace Alexander

Geoffrey Carnall and Philippa Gregory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640454
eISBN:
9780748651948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640454.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Horace Alexander was an English Quaker who played a significant part in relations between Indian nationalist leaders and the British Government in the years before the transfer of power in 1947. He ... More


Regions of Adventure

Jenni Calder

in Lost in the Backwoods: Scots and the North American Wilderness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748647392
eISBN:
9780748689279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748647392.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Wilderness and the moving frontier constituted an environment of heroics, anarchy and lawlessness, and these in turn became the ingredients for many different kinds of adventure narratives. Among ... More


Spitfire of Dreams: The First of the Few (1942)

S. P. MacKenzie

in The Battle of Britain on Screen: 'The Few' in British Film and Television Drama

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623891
eISBN:
9780748651276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623891.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

As soon as it was clear that the Luftwaffe had been comprehensively defeated in the daylight battles over England in August and September 1940, and the threat of invasion thereby averted, film ... More


Humanity's Place in Nature

John Holmes

in Darwin's Bards: British and American Poetry in the Age of Evolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639403
eISBN:
9780748652174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639403.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter investigates how Darwinism alters the perception of humanity's place in the universe. It addresses how a number of Victorian poets responded to the decentring of humanity, before homing ... More


On Balance

John Holmes

in Darwin's Bards: British and American Poetry in the Age of Evolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639403
eISBN:
9780748652174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639403.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter starts by discussing how Robert Frost, A. R. Ammons and Pattiann Rogers expressly weigh up the Darwinian condition. Next, it examines how Thomas Hardy, Amy Clampitt and Thom Gunn use ... More


The Analytic Perspective on the Idea

Simon Glendinning

in The Idea of Continental Philosophy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624706
eISBN:
9780748671885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624706.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

A key claim of the book is that the idea of Continental philosophy has its roots in analytic philosophy. This chapter engages with this theme by exploring texts that belong centrally to the ... More


Case Study: Film Sound, Acoustic Ecology and Performance in Electroacoustic Music

Randolph Jordan

in Music, Sound and Multimedia: From the Live to the Virtual

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625338
eISBN:
9780748671038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625338.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter investigates a very different theme in live performance: the presentation of ‘acousmatic’ music, where sounds are produced to be listened to intently and ‘in their own right’, without ... More


Wartime, Unity and Alienation

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

in Film Histories: An Introduction and Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619061
eISBN:
9780748670888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619061.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the United States film industry during the Second World War. The film industry and its personnel were recruited for the war effort. Directors such as Frank Capra and John Ford ... More


Rivers, Myers and the Culture of War Neuroses

Robert Hemmings

in Modern Nostalgia: Siegfried Sassoon, Trauma and the Second World War

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633067
eISBN:
9780748651887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633067.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter presents a historical outline of trauma as it was understood during the First World War, the interwar years, and the Second World War, and studies the cultural context of war neuroses in ... More


History's Saussure

Roy Harris

in Saussure and his Interpreters

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613083
eISBN:
9780748652334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613083.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter focuses on the legacy and historical importance of Ferdinand de Saussure's ideas about linguistics. It discusses English linguist J.R. Firth's classification of all linguists of his ... More


Institutionalising English Criticism: Men of Letters, Modernism, Tradition and Theory

Gary Day

in Literary Criticism: A New History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748615636
eISBN:
9780748652099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615636.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that an English degree is closely tied to market and management philosophies. The continuity between the concepts of criticism and capitalist economics re-established that ... More


When Was the Scottish Enlightenment?

Cairns Craig

in Intending Scotland: Explorations in Scottish Culture since the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637133
eISBN:
9780748653478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637133.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter determines why it took till the 1970s for W. R. Scott's notion of a Scottish Enlightenment to gain general acknowledgment and why, when that acknowledgment did come, it was in the ... More


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