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What is the form of the Good the form of? A Question about the Plot of the Republic

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/9780748628117.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explores a theme that will be of equal appeal to classicists and to philosophers. This is the exploration of a very serious – and largely ignored – difficulty in usual presentations of ... More


Turning Miscegenation into Tragicomedy (Or Not): Robert Greene’s Orlando Furioso

Jane Hwang Degenhardt

in Islamic Conversion and Christian Resistance on the Early Modern Stage

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640843
eISBN:
9780748651597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640843.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses genre as an alternative to assessing the racial and gendered stakes of Christian-Muslim conversion. It studies what happens when a romance plot is forced into a tragicomic ... More


The Paradoxes of Mr Morris

Anna Vaninskaya

in William Morris and the Idea of Community: Romance, History and Propaganda, 1880-1914

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641499
eISBN:
9780748651672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641499.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter studies the puzzling habits of William Morris. It shows that Morris willingly participated in market processes, and was also one of the most vocal supporters of the romance-as-community ... More


The Unheard Song of Joy

Jeff Jaeckle

in Refocus: the Films of Preston Sturges

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474406550
eISBN:
9781474416146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474406550.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter illustrates some of the untapped riches of Preston Sturges’s unproduced screenplay for the musical Song of Joy, both in terms of its pivotal timing in his filmmaking career and its ... More


Some Ancient Views on Narrative, its Structure and Working

René Nünlist

in Defining Greek Narrative

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748680108
eISBN:
9780748697007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748680108.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

A prominent characteristic of Greek narrative is the critical literature that reflected on it. The scholia especially can fill out the brief treatment of the narrative genre in Aristotle's Poetics ... More


Every Man In and Out: Metadramatic Ideals and Harsh Realities

Bill Angus

in Metadrama and the Informer in Shakespeare and Jonson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474415118
eISBN:
9781474426886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415118.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter describes how Jonson explores the legitimacy of metadramatic theatrical ‘devices’ in Every Man in His Humour, reproducing the negative structures of informing while modelling an ... More


‘Operation Kino’: Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds as Metacinematic Farce

Petra Rau

in Our Nazis: Representations of Fascism in Contemporary Literature and Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748668649
eISBN:
9780748689149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668649.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses the figure of the Good German as a counterconstruct to the cliched evil Nazi. It traces its construction in 1950s war films such as The Young Lions and the the Rommel films and ... More


Towards a Legal Narratology I: Probability, Fidelity and Plot

Jeanne Gaakeer

in Judging from Experience: Law, Praxis, Humanities

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474442480
eISBN:
9781474460286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474442480.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Chapter 9 continues the search for a humanities-inspired methodology for law. It emphasises the need for conceptual clarity when it comes to incorporating the findings of narratology into law and ... More


Re-(en)gendering Heroism: Reflective Nostalgia for Peplum’s Golden Age of Heroes in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys 2.14 (1996)

Vincent Tomasso

in Screening the Golden Ages of the Classical Tradition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474440844
eISBN:
9781474460279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440844.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In this first chapter investigating the golden ages of heroes, Tomasso examines how nostalgia for the mid-twentieth century golden age of peplum (“sword and sandal”) films, which inspired the heroic ... More


The Parasites of Machiavel

Bill Angus

in Intelligence and Metadrama in the Early Modern Theatre

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474432917
eISBN:
9781474459648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474432917.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In Middleton’s The Revenger’s Tragedy, Vindice, having been drawn into the role of informing and plotting parasite, wholeheartedly embraces his social function and his downfall exemplifies its ... More


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