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Shakespearean Melancholy: Philosophy, Form and the Transformation of Comedy

J. F. Bernard

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474417334
eISBN:
9781474453752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417334.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

What’s so funny about melancholy? Iconic as Hamlet is, Shakespearean comedy showcases an extraordinary reliance on melancholy that ultimately reminds us of the porous demarcation between laughter and ... More


What’s So Funny About Humours? Melancholy, Comedy and Revisionist Philosophy

J. F. Bernard

in Shakespearean Melancholy: Philosophy, Form and the Transformation of Comedy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474417334
eISBN:
9781474453752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417334.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The introductory chapter addresses both the prevalence of melancholy within Shakespearean comedy as well as the extensive revisions of relevant philosophical discourses that the genre undertakes. It ... More


Introduction

J. J. Long

in W. G. Sebald - Image, Archive, Modernity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633876
eISBN:
9780748651757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633876.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This introductory chapter discusses W.G. Sebald, who has become one of Germany's most-written-about authors. It looks at the ways modernity is thematised his writings, studies his ‘Holocaust ... More


W. G. Sebald’s Travels through ‘das unentdeckte Land’: Die Ringe des Saturn (1995)

Simon Cooke

in Travellers' Tales of Wonder: Chatwin, Naipaul, Sebald

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748675463
eISBN:
9780748684373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748675463.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on the German émigré writer W.G. Sebald, whose work has often been celebrated as ‘wonderful’, ‘mesmeric’, and ‘spell-binding’ while also dealing with the most harrowing of ... More


Viridiana: The World, the Flesh, and the Devil

Alejandro Yarza

in The Making and Unmaking of Francoist Kitsch Cinema: From Raza to Pan's Labyrinth

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748699247
eISBN:
9781474444729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699247.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Viridiana is a critically acclaimed film directed in 1961 (made with special permission by Franco himself) by world-renowned director Luis Buñuel. Buñuel’s film was the official entry representing ... More


‘Remedies for Life’: Curing Hysterica Passio in Shakespeare’s Othello, Macbeth and The Winter’s Tale

Sélima Lejri

in Spectacular Science, Technology and Superstition in the Age of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474427814
eISBN:
9781474438735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427814.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Sélima Lejri is similarly interested in the coexistence of long-established folklore beliefs in demonism and witchcraft and the emerging scientific etiologies propounded by the physicians of the ... More


‘More, I prithee, more’: Melancholy, Musical Appetite and Medical Discourse in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

Pierre Iselin

in Spectacular Science, Technology and Superstition in the Age of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474427814
eISBN:
9781474438735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427814.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Pierre Iselin broaches the subject of early modern music and aims at contextualising Twelfth Night, one of Shakespeare’s most musical comedies, within the polyphony of discourses—medical, political, ... More


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