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In Person: Reenactment in Postwar and Contemporary Cinema

Ivone Margulies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190496821
eISBN:
9780190496852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190496821.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In Person: Reenactment in Postwar and Contemporary Cinema delineates a new performative genre based on replay and self-awareness. The book argues that in-person reenactment, an actual person ... More


Screening the Golden Ages of the Classical Tradition

Meredith Safran (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474440844
eISBN:
9781474460279
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440844.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Screening the Golden Ages of the Classical Tradition explores how films and television programs have engaged with one of the most powerful myths in the Western classical tradition: that humans once ... More


I, the Divine and The Bullet Collection

Syrine Hout

in Post-War Anglophone Lebanese Fiction: Home Matters in the Diaspora

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748643424
eISBN:
9780748676569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643424.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter deals with personal trauma in the context of collective trauma or war neurosis. Drawing on recent theoretical and applied studies of trauma literature by Cathy Caruth, Kai Erikson, Leigh ... More


A Time to Come: Hunchbacked Theology, Post-Freudian Psychoanalysis, and Historical Materialism

Michael G. Levine

in A Weak Messianic Power: Figures of a Time to Come in Benjamin, Derrida, and Celan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255108
eISBN:
9780823260850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255108.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter introduces the notion of a time to come in the work of Benjamin, Derrida and Celan and its relationship to the notion of a weak messianic power in Benjamin’s theses on the concept of ... More


Introduction: The Wonder that Came Later

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/9780748675463.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The Introduction outlines ‘travellers’ tales of wonder’ as an area of inquiry, and as a demonstrable presence in contemporary international literature – despite a tendency to regard travel in the ... More


Belated Travelling Theory, Contemporary Wild Praxis: A Romani Perspective on the Practical Politics of the Open End

Ken Lee (ed.)

in The Role of the Romanies: Images and Counter-Images of ‘Gypsies’/Romanies in European Cultures

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236795
eISBN:
9781846313950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236795.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter takes issue with the Orientalism that implicitly underpins much of the methodology of the Gypsylorists and founders of the Gypsy Collections. Specifically, it examines the ways in which ... More


Twentieth-Century Trauma Narratives: Some Paradigmatic Texts

Alan Gibbs

in Contemporary American Trauma Narratives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748641147
eISBN:
9781474400794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641147.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter offers a brief sketch of a selection of twentieth-century precursor or foundational trauma texts, including J. D. Salinger’s ‘For Esmé – with Love and Squalor’, Joseph Heller’s Catch-22, ... More


Henry James and the Queerness of Style

Kevin Ohi

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816654932
eISBN:
9781452946313
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816654932.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book begins with the proposition that to read Henry James—particularly the late texts—is to confront the queer potential of style and the traces it leaves on the literary life. In contrast to ... More


Lambert Strether’s Belatedness: The Ambassadors and the Queer Afterlife of Style

Kevin Ohi

in Henry James and the Queerness of Style

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816654932
eISBN:
9781452946313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816654932.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the hidden meaning of Henry James’ novel The Ambassadors that explains the principles of his queer style. It explains the notion of “belatedness” or wasted life by examining ... More


Pater’s ‘Apollo in Picardy’: The Art of Scholarly Method

Caroline Vout

in Pater the Classicist: Classical Scholarship, Reception, and Aestheticism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198723417
eISBN:
9780191790058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723417.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

As the ‘finest’ of Pater’s imaginary portraits, ‘Apollo in Picardy’ is also one of the most studied. Rather than add to this scholarship by chasing down yet more of its allusions to the classical, ... More


Worlds Lost and Founded: S. Naipaul as Belated Modernist

Michael Valdez Moses

in Modernism, Postcolonialism, and Globalism: Anglophone Literature, 1950 to the Present

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780199980963
eISBN:
9780190910846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199980963.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter considers V. S. Naipaul as a belated modernist who exhibits what Harold Bloom terms an acute anxiety of influence. Naipaul denies any debt to Anglophone modernism and is widely ... More


Conclusion: What Comes ‘After’: The ‘Postmemory’ Holocaust Novel

Kirstin Gwyer

in Encrypting the Past: The German-Jewish Holocaust novel of the first generation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198709930
eISBN:
9780191780202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709930.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, European Literature

The Conclusion glances forward to where, depending on one’s point of view, literary scholarship either finally removes, or emphatically cements, the parenthesis around the German-Jewish Holocaust ... More


‘A Book Read to its End’: The Post-Napoleonic Consciousness

Ben Hutchinson

in Lateness and Modern European Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198767695
eISBN:
9780191821578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767695.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter investigates what it terms the double sense of post-Napoleonic lateness—both historico-political and literary-aesthetic—that underlies European literature of the 1820s and 1830s. ... More


Confronting the Ancient Greek Golden Age in Jules Dassin’s Phaedra (1962)

Emma Scioli

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/9781474440844.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In the second of three chapters examining Athens’ golden-age legacy, Scioli traces how Jules Dassin repeatedly draws attention to the origins of his 1962 melodrama Phaedra in Greek myth and tragedy ... More


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