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New Interdisciplinary Perspectives On and Beyond Autonomy

New Interdisciplinary Perspectives On and Beyond Autonomy

1st Edition

Edited By Christopher Watkin, Oliver Davis
December 15, 2022

What does ‘autonomy’ mean today? Is the Enlightenment understanding of autonomy still relevant for contemporary challenges? How have the limits and possibilities of autonomy been transformed by recent developments in artificial intelligence and big data, political pressures, intersecting ...

Literature and Event Twenty-First Century Reformulations

Literature and Event: Twenty-First Century Reformulations

1st Edition

Edited By Mantra Mukim, Derek Attridge
November 30, 2021

If "event" is a proper name we reserve for monumental changes, crises, transitions and ruptures that are by their very nature unnameable or unthinkable, then this volume is an attempt to set up an encounter between such eventhood as it comes to have a bearing on literary works and the work of ...

A Quest for Remembrance The Underworld in Classical and Modern Literature

A Quest for Remembrance: The Underworld in Classical and Modern Literature

1st Edition

Edited By Madeleine Scherer, Rachel Falconer
November 27, 2019

A Quest for Remembrance: The Underworld in Classical and Modern literature brings together a range of arguments exploring connections between the descent into the underworld, also known as katabasis, and various forms of memory. Its chapters investigate the uses of the descent topos both in ...

Archaeology of the Unconscious Italian Perspectives

Archaeology of the Unconscious: Italian Perspectives

1st Edition

By Alessandra Aloisi, Fabio Camilletti
July 17, 2019

In reconstructing the birth and development of the notion of ‘unconscious’, historians of ideas have heavily relied on the Freudian concept of Unbewussten, retroactively projecting the psychoanalytic unconscious over a constellation of diverse cultural experiences taking place in the eighteenth and...

Prohibitions and Psychoactive Substances in History, Culture and Theory Prohibitions and Psychoactive Substances

Prohibitions and Psychoactive Substances in History, Culture and Theory: Prohibitions and Psychoactive Substances

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Edited By Susannah Wilson
May 16, 2019

This volume is a new contribution to the dynamic scholarly discussion of the control and regulation of psychoactive substances in culture and society. Offering new critical reflections on the reasons prohibitions have historically arisen, the book analyses "prohibitions" as ambivalent and tenuous ...

Mood Interdisciplinary Perspectives, New Theories

Mood: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, New Theories

1st Edition

Edited By Birgit Breidenbach, Thomas Docherty
April 16, 2019

Mood is a phenomenon whose study is inherently interdisciplinary. While it has remained resistant to theorisation, it nonetheless has a substantial influence on art, politics and society. Since its practical omnipresence in every-day life renders it one of the most significant aspects of affect ...

Beyond the Rhetoric of Pain

Beyond the Rhetoric of Pain

1st Edition

Edited By Berenike Jung, Stella Bruzzi
January 02, 2019

Beyond the Rhetoric of Pain presents a fresh, interdisciplinary approach to the current research on pain from a variety of scholarly angles within Literature, Film and Media, Game Studies, Art History, Hispanic Studies, Memory Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, Philosophy, and Law. Through the ...

Sing Aloud Harmonious Spheres Renaissance Conceptions of Cosmic Harmony

Sing Aloud Harmonious Spheres: Renaissance Conceptions of Cosmic Harmony

1st Edition

Edited By Jacomien Prins, Maude Vanhaelen
September 07, 2017

This is the first volume to explore the reception of the Pythagorean doctrine of cosmic harmony within a variety of contexts, ranging chronologically from Plato to 18th-century England. This original collection of essays engages with contemporary debates concerning the relationship between music, ...

New Jazz Conceptions History, Theory, Practice

New Jazz Conceptions: History, Theory, Practice

1st Edition

Edited By Roger Fagge, Nicolas Pillai
December 27, 2016

New Jazz Conceptions: History, Theory, Practice is an edited collection that captures the cutting edge of British jazz studies in the early twenty-first century, highlighting the developing methodologies and growing interdisciplinary nature of the field. In particular, the collection breaks ...

Food, Drink, and the Written Word in Britain, 1820-1945

Food, Drink, and the Written Word in Britain, 1820-1945

1st Edition

Edited By Mary Addyman, Laura Wood, Christopher Yiannitsaros
April 20, 2017

This volume explores the intersection between culinary history and literature across a period of profound social and cultural change. Split into four parts, essays focus on the relationships between eating and childhood reading in the Victorian era, the role of hunger in depicting social ...

Classicism and Romanticism in Italian Literature Leopardi's Discourse on Romantic Poetry

Classicism and Romanticism in Italian Literature: Leopardi's Discourse on Romantic Poetry

1st Edition

By Fabio A Camilletti
January 20, 2016

In 1816 a violent literary quarrel engulfed Bourbon Restoration Italy. On one side the Romantics wanted an opening up of Italian culture towards Europe, and on the other the Classicists favoured an inward-looking Italy. Giacomo Leopardi wrote a Discourse of an Italian on Romantic Poetry aiming to ...

Gender and Space in Rural Britain, 1840–1920

Gender and Space in Rural Britain, 1840–1920

1st Edition

Edited By Charlotte Mathieson, Gemma Goodman
January 20, 2016

The essays in this collection focus on the ways rural life was represented during the long nineteenth century. Contributors bring expertise from the fields of history, geography and literature to present an interdisciplinary study of the interplay between rural space and gender during a time of ...

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