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Extreme Cinema: Affective Strategies in Transnational Media

Aaron Kerner and Jonathan Knapp

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402903
eISBN:
9781474422000
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402903.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Extreme Cinema surveys post-millennial trends in transnational cinema—particularly in its highly stylized treatment of explicit sex and violence. In many cases these cinematic embellishments skirt ... More


Creating character: Theories of nature and nurture in Victorian sensation fiction

Helena Ifill

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781784995133
eISBN:
9781526136275
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995133.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores the range of ways in which the two leading sensation authors of the 1860s, Mary Elizabeth Braddon and Wilkie Collins, engaged with nineteenth-century ideas about how the ... More


Sensational Internationalism: The Paris Commune and the Remapping of American Memory in the Long Nineteenth Century

J. Michelle Coghlan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474411202
eISBN:
9781474426800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411202.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

In refocusing attention on the Paris Commune as a key event in American political and cultural memory, Sensational Internationalism radically changes our understanding of the relationship between ... More


Sensation Drama, 18601880: An Anthology

Joanna Hofer-Robinson and Beth Palmer (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474439534
eISBN:
9781474465106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474439534.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Featuring previously unpublished material alongside famous plays,this pioneering edition provides access to some of the most popular plays of the nineteenth century. Characterised by exhilarating ... More


Claire Denis – The Intruder

Jan Bryant

in Artmaking in the Age of Global Capitalism: Visual Practices, Philosophy, Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474456944
eISBN:
9781474476867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456944.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

An extended essay on Claire Denis’ L’Intrus acts as a companion piece to the chapter on Frances Barrett. Dealing with similar themes of care, hospitality, and feminism, it expands on an aspect that ... More


The Work of the Mind

W. Underhill James

in Humboldt, Worldview and Language

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638420
eISBN:
9780748671809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638420.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter confronts Humboldt's innovative post-Kantian thought with Locke's contribution to the human understanding. It explores the way different languages build concepts. Language is taken as ... More


The Physiology of Sensation and Literary Style: Desperate Remedies and The Rescue

Hugh Epstein

in Hardy, Conrad and the Senses

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474449861
eISBN:
9781474477086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474449861.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter pairs two formative, but often disregarded novels, Desperate Remedies and The Rescue, on the basis of their shared interest in sensation. Also showing that sensation is a fundamental ... More


Identity and Margin

Hugh Epstein

in Hardy, Conrad and the Senses

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474449861
eISBN:
9781474477086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474449861.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the three great mature works in which Hardy and Conrad most fully explore the indeterminate sensory boundaries between individual organisms and their circumambient world. The ... More


A Seeing and Feeling Worldview

W. Underhill James

in Humboldt, Worldview and Language

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638420
eISBN:
9780748671809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638420.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter points out that the term ‘worldview’ unfortunately stresses the visual nature of understanding and perception at the expense of the other senses. Perception and sensation involve smell, ... More


Figures of Life

Nadine Boljkovac

in Untimely Affects: Gilles Deleuze and an Ethics of Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748646449
eISBN:
9780748689248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646449.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

‘Figures of Life’ examines time and death via Deleuze and Guattari’s concepts of power, freedom, figure, sensation and counter-actualisation or productive re-enactment. Through an ostensibly shocking ... More


Unexpected pleasures

Karen Throsby

in Immersion: Marathon Swimming, Embodiment and Identity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719099625
eISBN:
9781526114976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099625.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter argues that while marathon swimming is commonly understood through the lens of suffering, swimmers are also drawn to it by its potential for intoxicating pleasures. The chapter explores ... More


Making A Body without Organs: Amélie Nothomb’s An-Organic Flux of Immanence

Amaleena Damlé

in The Becoming of the Body: Contemporary Women's Writing in French

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748668212
eISBN:
9781474400923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668212.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explores hunger and the anorexic body in Amélie Nothomb’s autofictional work. It analyses relations between hunger, desire and pleasure, sensation and immanence, investigates the making ... More


Untimely Affects: Gilles Deleuze and an Ethics of Cinema

Nadine Boljkovac

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748646449
eISBN:
9780748689248
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646449.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Untimely Affects offers an interweaving of Deleuzian philosophy and close film analysis to discern the potential of art in the face of global ongoing devastations. How does thought persist ... More


Suburban Opportunity in Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s Fiction

Sarah Bilston

in The Promise of the Suburbs: A Victorian History in Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300179330
eISBN:
9780300186369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179330.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Sensation writer Mary Elizabeth Braddon makes plenty of jokes at the expense of the suburbanites reading her novels, poking fun at the interests they shared, the ambitions they nursed. Yet the ... More


Bare Life and Philosophical Life in Aristotle, Spinoza, and Heidegger

Miguel Vatter

in The Republic of the Living: Biopolitics and the Critique of Civil Society

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256013
eISBN:
9780823261291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256013.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In this chapter, the relation between biological and political life is discussed in light of the ideal of a philosophical life as a life that approximates a materialist, anti-spiritualist conception ... More


Mathematics and Cognition

Roi Wagner

in Making and Breaking Mathematical Sense: Histories and Philosophies of Mathematical Practice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691171715
eISBN:
9781400883783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171715.003.0006
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter introduces the notion of embodied mathematical cognition by reviewing some neuro-cognitive theories of mathematical concept formation. It first considers the neuro-cognitive debate on ... More


The Unsettling of Perception: Levinas and the Anarchic Trauma

Eric Severson

in Trauma and Transcendence: Suffering and the Limits of Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280261
eISBN:
9780823281602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280261.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Levinas utilizes the term “trauma” to refer to the pre-original unsettling of the auto-identification of the ego, a project that takes center stage in his final masterwork, Otherwise than Being. This ... More


Carnal Hermeneutics

Richard Kearney and Brian Treanor (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265886
eISBN:
9780823266951
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265886.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Building on a tradition in which accounts of carnal embodiment are overlooked, misread, or underdeveloped, this book initiates a focus on carnal hermeneutics as such, as distinct field of study and ... More


Introduction

Helena Ifill

in Creating character: Theories of nature and nurture in Victorian sensation fiction

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781784995133
eISBN:
9781526136275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995133.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The introduction provides an overview of the intertwined strands which run through Creating character. Sensation fiction is introduced as a genre which was itself seen by Victorian literary critics ... More


Time, in Theory

Matilda Mroz

in Temporality and Film Analysis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748643462
eISBN:
9780748676514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643462.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter outlines how writing on film has frequently privileged particular moments that can be extracted from the flow of a film's time; the temporal continuum of film emerges in much analysis, ... More


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