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

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

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Rachel Falconer, Madeleine Scherer
September 01, 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

Forthcoming

Alessandra Aloisi, Fabio Camilletti
June 15, 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

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Susannah Wilson
June 05, 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

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

Stella Bruzzi, Berenike Jung
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

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,...

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

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

1st Edition

Mary Addyman, Laura Wood, Christopher Yiannitsaros
April 19, 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...

New Jazz Conceptions: History, Theory, Practice

New Jazz Conceptions: History, Theory, Practice

1st Edition

Roger Fagge, Nicolas Pillai
December 15, 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...

Rome, Postmodern Narratives of a Cityscape

Rome, Postmodern Narratives of a Cityscape

1st Edition

Dom Holdaway
January 21, 2016

Until the mid-twentieth century the Western imagination seemed intent on viewing Rome purely in terms of its classical past or as a stop on the Grand Tour. This collection of essays looks at Rome from a postmodern perspective, including analysis of the city's 'unmappability', its fragmented...

Gender and Space in Rural Britain, 1840–1920

Gender and Space in Rural Britain, 1840–1920

1st Edition

Charlotte Mathieson, Gemma Goodman
January 21, 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...

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

Fabio A Camilletti
January 21, 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...

Knowing Nature in Early Modern Europe

Knowing Nature in Early Modern Europe

1st Edition

David Beck
February 01, 2015

Today we are used to clear divisions between science and the arts. But early modern thinkers had no such distinctions, with ‘knowledge’ being a truly interdisciplinary pursuit. Each chapter of this collection presents a case study from a different area of knowledge....

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