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Criticism

Lee Spinks

in James Joyce A Critical Guide

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638352
eISBN:
9780748671632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638352.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter provides a guide to landmark episodes in James Joyce criticism and key examples of the different ways in which his work is currently being read. In A Portrait of the Artist as a Young ... More


Prosaic Desires: Modernist Knowledge, Boredom, Laughter, and Anticipation

Sara Crangle

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640850
eISBN:
9780748651955
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640850.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Exploring a variety of everyday human longings as they arise in modernist fiction, this book poses a direct challenge to psychoanalytic criticism that characterises desire as sexual or powerful in ... More


Marie NDiaye: Blankness and Recognition

Andrew Asibong

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319464
eISBN:
9781781380994
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319464.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This is the first critical study in English to focus exclusively on the work of Marie NDiaye, born in central France in 1967, winner of the Prix Femina (2001), the Prix Goncourt (2009), shortlisted ... More


Lyric: ‘Where's my Snare?’: Eminem and Sylvia Plath: Approach: Psychoanalytic Criticism

Peter Childs

in Texts: Contemporary Cultural Texts and Critical Approaches

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620432
eISBN:
9780748671700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620432.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Released in 2002, Eminem’s song ‘Cleanin’ Out My Closet’ signals itself as a child’s rebellion in its title by alluding to the common parental demand to clean up private space in the family home and ... More


HIV Stories: The Archaeology of AIDS Writing in France, 1985-1988

Jean Pierre Boulé

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235682
eISBN:
9781846313288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313288
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book draws attention to the existence in France of an AIDS literature from 1985 to 1988 before AIDS writing became either a widely recognized genre or a culturally influential form of writing. ... More


Between literature and psychoanalysis

Jeremy Tambling

in Literature and Psychoanalysis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719086731
eISBN:
9781781705100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086731.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the psychoanalytic criticism of literature, through Lacan, and Derrida, on ‘The Purloined Letter’. Derrida accuses Lacan of framing Poe's story to produce his own meaning: by ... More


“No Pain and No Consciousness”: The James Siblings, Anesthesia, and Suffering

Cynthia J. Davis

in Pain and the Aesthetics of US Literary Realism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780198858737
eISBN:
9780191890857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198858737.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines pain’s importance to the sensitized, embodied consciousness valued by William, Henry, and Alice James. All three siblings disdained what Henry once called “the odd numbness of ... More


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