Category: English Literature

Eliot's Dark Angel: Intersections of Life and Art by Ronald Schuchard

By Ronald Schuchard

Schuchard's serious research attracts upon formerly unpublished and uncollected fabrics in displaying how Eliot's own voice works in the course of the sordid, the bawdy, the blasphemous, and the awful to create a distinct ethical global and the one idea of ethical feedback in English literature. The publication additionally erodes traditional attitudes towards Eliot's highbrow and religious improvement, exhibiting how early and always his classical and spiritual sensibility manifests itself in his poetry and feedback. The e-book examines his interpreting, his instructing, his bawdy poems, and his life-long appeal to song halls and different modes of pop culture to teach the advanced relation among highbrow biography and artwork.

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English Political Writings 1711-1714: 'The Conduct of the by Jonathan Swift

By Jonathan Swift

The years 1711 to 1714 observed a few of Swift's so much terrific and robust political pamphleteering. Writing for the Tory executive, he did extra to settle the destiny of events and the kingdom than any literary determine, sooner than or for the reason that. This quantity collects jointly significant defences of the government's place, together with The behavior of the Allies and The Publick Spirit of the Whigs, full of life assaults on his competitors, brief satirical broadsides, and short contributions to periodicals. it's also a few little identified paintings no longer found in prior versions of rapid. this can be the 1st totally annotated version of those works. A accomplished advent, drawing on modern literary and ancient scholarship, is supported through distinctive explanatory notes on every one textual content. it's also the 1st version to spot and collate all proper modern variations and supply an entire account of the textual heritage of every paintings.

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Something and Nothingness: The Fiction of John Updike and by Assistant Professor John Neary B.A. M.A. Ph.D.

By Assistant Professor John Neary B.A. M.A. Ph.D.

John Neary indicates that the theological dichotomy of through negativa (which posits the genuine adventure of God as absence, darkness, silence) and through affirmativa (which emphasizes presence, photos, and the sounds of the earth) is an neglected key to interpreting and evaluating the works of John Fowles and John Updike.Drawing on his large wisdom of either Christian and secular existentialism in the smooth theology of Barth and Levinas and the modern serious concept of Derrida and J. Hillis Miller, Neary demonstrates the last word affinity of those authors who in the beginning seem such opposites. He makes transparent that Fowles’s postmodernist, metafictional experiments replicate the stark existentialism of Camus and Sartre whereas Updike’s social realism recollects Kierkegaard’s empirical religion in a beneficiant God inside of a type of Christian deconstructionism.Neary’s notion of uncanny similarities among the 2 authors—whose respective careers are marked via a sequence of novels that structurally and thematically parallel every one other—and the authors’ shared long term curiosity in existentialism and theology help either his severe comparability and his argument that neither writer is "philosophically extra refined nor aesthetically extra daring."

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What is a woman to do? : a reader on women, work and art, c. by Kyriaki Hadjiafxendi, Patricia Zakreski

By Kyriaki Hadjiafxendi, Patricia Zakreski

This anthology contributes to a scholarly realizing of the aesthetics and economics of girl inventive labour within the Victorian interval. It maps out the evolution of the lady query in a couple of parts, together with the prestige and suitability of creative professions for ladies, their engagement with new varieties of paintings and their altering dating to the general public sphere. The wealth of fabric collected the following – from autobiographies, behavior manuals, diaries, periodical articles, prefaces and travelogues – strains the large debate on women’s artwork, feminism and economics from the 1830s to the 1890s.
Combining for the 1st time nineteenth-century feedback on literature and the visible arts, functionality and craftsmanship, the chosen fabric finds the several ideological positions surrounding the transition of ladies from idleness to critical career. The certain basic resources discover the effect of creative labour upon perceptions of female sensibility and aesthetics, the conflicting perspectives of girls in the direction of the pragmatics in their personal artistic labour as they encompassed vocations, trades and professions, and the advanced courting among paid labour and feminine reputation and notoriety.

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Living Through Conquest: The Politics of Early English, by Elaine Treharne

By Elaine Treharne

Oxford Textual views is a brand new sequence of informative and provocative reports centred upon literary texts (conceived of within the broadest feel of that time period) and the applied sciences, cultures and groups that produce, tell, and obtain them. It offers clean interpretations of basic works and of the very important and demanding concerns rising in English literary stories. via attractive with the materiality of the literary textual content, its creation, and reception heritage, and regularly trying out and exploring the bounds of the concept of textual content itself, the volumes within the sequence query frequent frameworks and supply leading edge interpretations of either canonical and no more recognized works.Living via Conquest is the 1st ever research of the political clout of English from the reign of Cnut to the earliest many years of the 13th century. It specializes in why and the way the English language was once utilized by kings and their courts and by way of prime churchmen and monastic associations at key moments from 1020 to 1220. English grew to become the language of number of a usurper king; the language of collective endeavour for preachers and prelates; and the language of resistance and negotiation within the post-Conquest interval. Analysing texts that aren't widely recognized, similar to Cnut's Letters to the English of 1020 and 1027, Worcester's Confraternity contract, and the Eadwine Psalter, along canonical writers like AElfric and Wulfstan, Elaine Treharne demonstrates the ideological value of the local vernacular and its social and cultural relevance along Latin, and later, French. whereas many students up to now have visible the interval from 1060 to 1220 as a literary lacuna so far as English is worried, this e-book demonstrates unequivocally that the masses of vernacular works surviving from this era attest to a full of life and wealthy textual culture. dwelling via Conquest addresses the political issues of English writers and their developed audiences, and investigates the schedule of manuscript manufacturers, from these whose books have been greatly within the vein of previous English codices to these innovators who hired English accurately to illustrate its contemporaneity in a mess of contexts and for various assorted audiences.

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England Through Colonial Eyes in Twentieth-Century Fiction by A. Blake, L. Gandhi, S. Thomas

By A. Blake, L. Gandhi, S. Thomas

There was a lot concentrate on the imperial stare upon colonized peoples, cultures, and lands in the course of and after the British empire. yet what have writers from those cultures made up of England, the English, and the problems of race, gender, type, ethnicity and hope after they traveled, expatriated, or emigrated to England? The authors handle this question via reviews of representations of the English, the household novel and the Bildungsroman, and during essays on Mansfield, Rhys, Stead, Lessing, Naipaul, Emecheta, Rushdie, and Dabydeen.

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Irish Writing: Exile and Subversion by Paul Hyland, Neil Sammells

By Paul Hyland, Neil Sammells

This is a suite of unique essays via overseas students which specializes in Irish writing in English from the eighteenth century to the current. The essays discover the recurrent motif of exile and the subversive strength of Irish writing in political, cultural and literary phrases. Case-studies of significant writers resembling quick, Joyce, and Heaney are set along discussions of particularly unexplored writing akin to radical pamphleteering within the age of the French Revolution and the contribution of ladies writers to Nationalistic journalism.

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Child-Loving: The Erotic Child and Victorian Culture by James Kincaid

By James Kincaid

The query ``What is a child?'' is on the center of the realm the Victorians made. in the course of the 19th century, there constructed a picture of the kid as a logo of purity, innocence, asexuality--the angelic baby maybe now not fully actual. but even as, the kid can be a determine of delusion, obsession, and surpressed wants, as when it comes to Lewis Carroll's Alice (or later, James Barrie's Peter Pan). This snapshot of the kid as either natural and surprisingly erotic is a part of the mythology of Victorian tradition. Now to be had in paper, baby Loving strains for the 1st time the expansion of the Victorian--and modern--conceptions of the physique, the kid, sexuality, and the tales we inform approximately them. facing essentially the most intimate and troubling notions of the trendy period--how the Victorians (and we, their descendents) think kids in the continuum of human sexuality--this paintings compels us to think again simply how we like the kids we adore.

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Victorian Print Media: A Reader by John Plunkett, Andrew King

By John Plunkett, Andrew King

Victorian tradition was once ruled by way of an ever increasing international of print. a massive bring up within the quantity of books, newspapers, and periodicals, used to be matched through the corresponding improvement of the 1st mass examining public. It has lengthy been stated that the expansion of the preferred publishing performed an instrumental function within the luck of such a lot significant Victorian novelists. conventional severe positions have, however, lately multiplied right into a a lot broader box serious about media background, e-book reports, modes of textual construction and intake, and ideas of ''popular literature.'' one among such a lot striking present severe developments is a renewed curiosity within the significance of all facets of nineteenth-century print tradition. Victorian Print Media: A Reader collects fundamental assets from 19th century journals, newspapers, and periodicals into an anthology that may be used for instructing reasons, yet is usually meant to counterpoint and inspire ongoing examine. The extracts are geared up into ten thematically prepared sections. every one part addresses a selected conceptual or ancient factor, equivalent to the impression of serial e-book upon practices of studying and authorship. The sections reveal the a number of elements upon which the aesthetics of print media depended, making this anthology of use to all researchers, academics, and scholars of the interval.

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Portable Property: Victorian Culture on the Move by John Plotz

By John Plotz

What fueled the Victorian ardour for hair-jewelry and memorial jewelry? while may a daily item metamorphose from commodity to priceless relic? In transportable estate, John Plotz examines the hot function performed via transportable items in persuading Victorian Britons that they can go back and forth out of the country with non secular sentiments, relatives ties, and nationwide id intact. In an empire outlined as a lot by means of the circulate of capital as by way of strength of hands, the problem of keeping Englishness whereas dwelling in another country grew to become a valuable Victorian preoccupation, making a urgent desire for items which may without problems shuttle overseas as personifications of Britishness. whilst a considerably new courting among money worth and mawkish institutions arose in yes resonant mementoes--in teacups, earrings, sprigs of heather, and handkerchiefs, yet so much of all in books. moveable estate examines how culture-bearing items got here to face for far-off humans and areas, growing or holding a feeling of self and neighborhood regardless of geographic dislocation. Victorian novels--because they themselves got here to be understood because the critical moveable property--tell the tale of this variation so much in actual fact. Plotz analyzes quite a lot of works, paying specific consciousness to George Eliot's Daniel Deronda, Anthony Trollope's Eustace Diamonds, and R. D. Blackmore's Lorna Doone. He additionally discusses Thomas Hardy and William Morris's vehement assault at the very proposal of cultural portability. the result's a richer knowing of the function of items in British tradition at domestic and in another country in the course of the Age of Empire.

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