Category: English Literature

The Afterlives of Walter Scott: Memory on the Move by Ann Rigney

By Ann Rigney

Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) was once a family identify within the 19th century; as soon as an immensely well known author, he's now mostly forgotten. This booklet explores how Scott's paintings grew to become an all-pervasive aspect of reference for cultural reminiscence and collective identification within the 19th century, and why it now not has this function. Ann Rigney breaks new floor in reminiscence stories and the examine of literary reception by means of reading the dynamics of cultural reminiscence and the 'social lifestyles' of literary texts throughout a number of generations and a number of media. She will pay awareness to the remediation of the Waverley novels as they travelled into portray, the theatre, and fabric tradition, in addition to to the function of 'Scott' as a reminiscence website within the public sphere for a century after his demise. utilizing quite a lot of examples and supported through many illustrations, Rigney demonstrates how remembering Scott's paintings contributed to shaping nationwide and transnational identities as much as global battle One, and contributed to the emergence of the belief of an English-speaking global encompassing Scotland, the British Empire and the us. Scott's paintings supplied an resourceful source for making a collective relation to the previous that was once appropriate with common mobility and social switch; and that he therefore cast a powerful alliance among reminiscence, literature, and id that was once eminently fitted to modernizing. within the method he helped organize his personal obsolescence yet his legacy maintains within the common trust that showcasing the prior is a for transcending it.

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Paul Muldoon: Critical Essays (Liverpool University Press - by Tim Kendall

By Tim Kendall

The essays during this ebook testify to the fascination of Paul Muldoon’s poems, and in addition to their underlying contentiousness. The members see Muldoon from many various angles – biographical, formal, literary-historical, regularly occurring – but additionally direct cognizance to complicated moments of creativity within which a rare quantity of originality is targeted, and at the readability of which much relies. of their other ways, the entire essays go back to the query of what a poem can "tell" us, even if approximately its writer, approximately itself, or in regards to the global within which it comes into being. The members, even within the measure to which they create to gentle parts of war of words approximately Muldoon’s strengths and weaknesses, proceed a talk approximately what poems (and poets) can let us know.

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Literary Radicalism in India: Gender, Nation and the by Priyamvada Gopal

By Priyamvada Gopal

Literary Radicalism in India situates postcolonial Indian literature with regards to the highly influential radical literary pursuits initiated by means of the revolutionary Writers organization and the Indian People's Theatre organization. In so doing, it redresses a visual ancient hole in experiences of postcolonial India. via readings of significant fiction, pamphlets and cinema, this publication additionally indicates how gender used to be of constitutive value within the fight to outline 'India' in the course of the transition to independence.

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F.R. Leavis by Richard Storer

By Richard Storer

‘informative, succint, circumspect; an exacting creation to Leavis as an incisive grasp critic. excellent for today’s scholars and normal readers’ – Chris Terry, occasions better Education

F.R. Leavis is a landmark determine in twentieth-century literary feedback and conception. His outspoken and confrontational paintings has frequently divided opinion and maintains to generate curiosity as scholars and critics revisit his hugely influential texts.

Looking heavily at a consultant collection of Leavis’s paintings, Richard Storer outlines his considering on key subject matters such as:

  • literary conception, ‘criticism’ and culture
  • canon formation
  • modernism
  • close analyzing
  • higher education.

Exploring the responses and fascinating with the controversies generated by means of Leavis’s paintings, this transparent, authoritative advisor highlights how Leavis continues to be of serious value to twenty-first-century learn of literature and culture.

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The Making of the National Poet: Shakespeare, Adaptation and by Michael Dobson

By Michael Dobson

The century among the recovery and David Garrick's Stratford Jubilee observed William Shakespeare's advertising from the prestige of archaic, rustic playwright to that of England's undying Bard, and with it the total transformation of the ways that his performs have been staged, released, and browse. yet why Shakespeare? and what diverse pursuits did this approach serve? The Making of the nationwide Poet is the 1st full-length examine because the Twenties of the Restoration's and eighteenth century's revisions and revaluations of Shakespeare, and the 1st to think about the period's much-reviled level diversifications within the context of the profound cultural adjustments during which they take part. Drawing on quite a lot of evidence--including engravings, promptbooks, diaries, statuary, and formerly unpublished poems, it examines how and why Shakespeare used to be retrospectively claimed as either a decent Enlightenment writer and an important and contested image of British nationwide id. via attractive and informative research, Dobson's e-book offers the definitive account of the theater's position in constructing Shakespeare as Britain's nationwide Poet.

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The Cambridge Companion to Mary Shelley (Cambridge by Esther Schor

By Esther Schor

Recognized students assessment Mary Shelley's paintings in different contexts (literary background, aesthetic and literary tradition, the legacies of her mom and dad) and in addition research her most renowned work-- Frankenstein. The members additionally learn Shelley as a biographer, cultural critic, and shuttle author. The textual content is supplemented by means of a chronology, advisor to additional analyzing and choose filmography.

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The Art of Eloquence: Byron, Dickens, Tennyson, Joyce by Matthew Bevis

By Matthew Bevis

'In the process those fifty years we've turn into a kingdom of public audio system. everybody speaks now. we're now greater than ever a debating, that's, a Parliamentary humans' (The Times, 1873). The paintings of Eloquence considers how Byron, Dickens, Tennyson, and Joyce answered to this 'Parliamentary people', and examines the ways that they and their publics conceived the family among political speech and literary endeavour. Drawing on quite a lot of assets - classical rhetoric, Hansard, newspaper reviews, elocutionary manuals, treatises on crowd conception - this e-book argues that oratorical strategies and languages have been formative impacts on literary tradition from Romanticism to Modernism. Matthew Bevis focuses cognizance on how the 4 writers negotiated contending political calls for in and during their paintings, and on how they sought to domesticate types of literary detachment that may achieve serious buy on political arguments. supplying an in depth analyzing of the kin among published phrases and public voices in addition to a broader engagement with debates concerning the socio-political inflections of the classy realm, it is a significant research of the way sorts of writing can discover and embrace different types of in charge political behavior.

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The Critical Writings of Katherine Mansfield by Clare Hanson (eds.)

By Clare Hanson (eds.)

Katherine Mansfield used to be an impressive critic: astute, witty and anything extra - she had, as Middleton Murry placed it, a rare kind and significant verve, mastery and 'sureness of touch'. this can be the 1st scholarly variation of her severe writings. a considerable creation units the scene for an knowing of Katherine Mansfield's place as a lady author at the fringe of, yet by no means thoroughly authorised by way of, Bloomsbury; responding to the pressures of the 1st international struggle, affliction and exile, and trying to reconcile the evidence of existence with the truths of fiction. cautious annotation offers crucial info for following the evolution of her rules - and her paintings - from 1907 till her demise in 1923.

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