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All Trauma, Talk and Tears: In the Event of Speaking Out on TV

Jane Kilby

in Violence and the Cultural Politics of Trauma

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748618163
eISBN:
9780748653041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618163.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter is organised into two parts. Staged via Frigga Haug's feminist socialist reading of the global scene of child sexual abuse, the first part looks to interrogate the possibility of ... More


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Giorgio Agamben

in The Work of Giorgio Agamben: Law, Literature, Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634620
eISBN:
9780748652440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634620.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter is an intervention into the interpretation of Franz Kafka's great novels The Trial and The Castle; implicitly, it constitutes a divided assault on the divisiveness of the law. In Roman ... More


Inner and Outer Time

Mark Currie

in About Time: Narrative, Fiction and the Philosophy of Time

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624249
eISBN:
9780748652037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624249.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter addresses the question of inner and outer time, and turns attention on the Augustinian foundations of modern philosophies of time, and an analysis of the narrative aspects of Augustine's ... More


Sufism and Theology in the Confessions of Ṣā’in al-Dīn Turka Iṣfahānī (d. 830/1437)

Leonard Lewisohn

in Sufism and Theology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748626052
eISBN:
9780748653126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626052.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses Sā'in al-Dīn Turka Isfahānī, whose mystical thought played a formative and fundamental role in the development of later Islamic theosophical doctrines. The focus of this ... More


Stealing the Scene: Crime as Confession in Robert Bresson’s Pickpocket

S. Ceilidh Orr

in Border Crossing: Russian Literature into Film

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474411424
eISBN:
9781474418454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411424.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Noting the difficulty of interpreting Bresson’s use of Dostoevskii’s Crime and Punishment in The Pickpocket as an adaptation per se, this chapter argues that the director takes part in the generic ... More


Yukio Mishima and the Return to the Body

John Marmysz

in Cinematic Nihilism: Encounters, Confrontations, Overcomings

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474424561
eISBN:
9781474438421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424561.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter, the life, work and philosophy of the Japanese author Yukio Mishima are explored. It is argued that the most interesting and profound properties of Mishima’s thought, his writings, ... More


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