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The Secret Politician: Richard Huelsenbeck, Dadaism and the Redemption of Literature

Sascha Bru

in Democracy, Law and the Modernist Avant-Gardes: Writing in the State of Exception

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639250
eISBN:
9780748651931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639250.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses Richard Huelsenbeck and his pre-Dada writings, showing that his extensive knowledge of how his country was politically and practically directed partly determined his literary ... More


Material Poetics in Hemispheric America: Words and Objects 1950-2010

Rebecca Kosick

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474474603
eISBN:
9781474490924
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474474603.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Material Poetics in Hemispheric America examines poets and artists in the Americas during the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries to show how they worked to make language into material ... More


The Anatomy of Bias: How Neural Circuits Weigh the Options

Jan Lauwereyns

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262123105
eISBN:
9780262277990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262123105.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

This book examines the neural underpinnings of decision-making using “bias” as its core concept, rather than the more common but noncommittal terms “selection” and “attention.” It offers an ... More


Virginia Woolf, the Hogarth Press and “Short Things”

Aimee Gasston

in Virginia Woolf and the World of Books

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781942954569
eISBN:
9781789629392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954569.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter considers the dangers of underestimating the value of short fiction to Woolf's literary career. Gasston argues against Woolf's short fiction being viewed as an infrequently practiced ... More


SpecLab: Digital Aesthetics and Projects in Speculative Computing

Johanna Drucker

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226165073
eISBN:
9780226165097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226165097.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Nearly a decade ago, the author of this book cofounded the University of Virginia's SpecLab, a digital humanities laboratory dedicated to risky projects with serious aims. This book explores the ... More


The Desegregation of Spark

James Bailey

in Muriel Spark's Early Fiction: Literary Subversion and Experiments with Form

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474475969
eISBN:
9781474495837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474475969.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This introductory chapter provides a comprehensive account of Spark’s critical reception, spanning the 1960s to the present day. Established critical views, it argues, have collectively developed a ... More


Waves Theory: An Anachronistic Reading

J. Hillis Miller

in Communities in Fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263103
eISBN:
9780823266579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263103.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Virginia Woolf’s The Waves (1931) is her most “experimental” novel. The Waves is made up of two sorts of discourse juxtaposed: the ten “interludes” in the past tense distributed through the novel ... More


‘The role in which you’ve cast me’: Reassessing the Myth of Spark

James Bailey

in Muriel Spark's Early Fiction: Literary Subversion and Experiments with Form

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474475969
eISBN:
9781474495837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474475969.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines how the self-reflexive techniques employed in her writing work to facilitate instances of gendered social critique, while also interrogating the wider functioning of power and ... More


Muriel Spark's Early Fiction: Literary Subversion and Experiments with Form

James Bailey

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474475969
eISBN:
9781474495837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474475969.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This book presents a detailed critical analysis of a period of significant formal and thematic innovation in Muriel Spark’s literary career. Spanning the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s, it identifies ... More


‘Drama[s] of exact observation’: Spark and the Nouveau Roman

James Bailey

in Muriel Spark's Early Fiction: Literary Subversion and Experiments with Form

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474475969
eISBN:
9781474495837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474475969.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Concentrating on the development of her fiction during the decade spanning 1960 to 1970, this chapter traces the evolving relationship between Spark’s novels and the style and ethos of the nouveau ... More


‘Author’s Ghosts’: Manifestations of the Supernatural in Spark’s Early Fiction

James Bailey

in Muriel Spark's Early Fiction: Literary Subversion and Experiments with Form

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474475969
eISBN:
9781474495837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474475969.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines the treatment of spectrality in Spark’s debut novel, The Comforters, as well as in a selection of early (and otherwise realistic) short stories. It discuss some of Spark’s ... More


‘A study, in a way, of self-destruction’: The Driver’s Seat and the Impotent Gaze

James Bailey

in Muriel Spark's Early Fiction: Literary Subversion and Experiments with Form

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474475969
eISBN:
9781474495837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474475969.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter extends the preceding chapter’s discussion of The Driver’s Seat to offer a thorough reassessment of its largely one-sided critical reception, as well as its nuanced approach to the ... More


Leaving the Hothouse

James Bailey

in Muriel Spark's Early Fiction: Literary Subversion and Experiments with Form

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474475969
eISBN:
9781474495837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474475969.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This concluding chapter presents a detailed examination of Spark’s most outlandish work of metafiction, The Hothouse by the East River, as a means of uniting the various, interrelated strands of ... More


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