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Lyrical Mysticism: The Writing And Reception Of Catherine Of Siena, Lisa Tagliaferri 2017 Graduate Center, City University of New York

Lyrical Mysticism: The Writing And Reception Of Catherine Of Siena, Lisa Tagliaferri

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Lyrical Mysticism: The Writing and Reception of Catherine of Siena (https://caterina.io) affirms the 14th-century mystic Catherine of Siena as a writer through contextualizing her texts among the corpus of contemporary Italian literature, and studying her reception in the Renaissance period of Italy and England. Joining an increasing body of recent meaningful scholarship that has been making significant progress to recover many overlooked and peripheral female voices of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, this work serves to fully assert Catherine as a writer of work that is literarily significant and worthy of textual analysis alongside contemporary male Italian ...


The Second Pen, Nicholas D. Brennan 2017 CUNY Hunter College

The Second Pen, Nicholas D. Brennan

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

"The Second Pen" evaluates the historical relevancy of prevalent monikers for William Shakespeare-- namely, "The Bard," "Swan of Avon," and "Upstart Crow." While Brennan finds the general concept of the moniker to encapsulate Shakespeare's current historical legacy, he equally finds the aforementioned monikers to misrepresent this. Brennan offers "The Second Pen" as a moniker for Shakespeare that redresses the distortions of the others. He concentrates his defense of its relevancy around a defense of William Shakespeare as the "second pen" which Ben Jonson's 1605 Sejanus quarto names as a collaborator in the writing of a preceding stage version ...


Selected Readings On Augmented Reality, Ekphrasis, And Michael Field, Robert P. Fletcher 2017 West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Selected Readings On Augmented Reality, Ekphrasis, And Michael Field, Robert P. Fletcher

Sight and Song Augmented: Painting and Poetry in Mixed Reality

No abstract provided.


Organic Morality: A Poetic Garden Rhetoric Originating In The 18th Century, Heather Robinson 2017 Seton Hall University

Organic Morality: A Poetic Garden Rhetoric Originating In The 18th Century, Heather Robinson

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

Many literary critics have researched and conjectured on the 18 th century poets’ connections to the developing landscape gardens of the time. For example, Francesca Orestano, in “Bust Story: Pope at Stowe, or the Politics and Myths of Landscape Gardening,” discusses at length the presence and creation of Pope’s development of aesthetics at the Stowe landscape gardens. However, most critics have focused solely on the idea of the aesthetic that gardens create and their relationship to the human experience of nature. Markus Poetzsch, in “From Eco­Politics to Apocalypse: The Contentious Rhetoric of Eighteenth­Century Landscape Gardening,” describes the ...


Encountering The Phantasmagoria: Pre-Raphaelite Aesthetics As The Antidote For Victorian Decadence In Robert Browning’S “My Last Duchess”, Matthew K. Werneburg 2017 Cedarville University

Encountering The Phantasmagoria: Pre-Raphaelite Aesthetics As The Antidote For Victorian Decadence In Robert Browning’S “My Last Duchess”, Matthew K. Werneburg

Channels: Where Disciplines Meet

Robert Browning’s “My Last Duchess” engages with ‘the problem of Raphael,’ a Victorian aesthetic debate into which Browning enters in order to address Victorian society’s spiritual impotence, which he connects to the societal emphasis on external appearances of virtue and nobility. This emphasis on appearances is reflected in Raphaelite aesthetics, for Victorians understood Raphael’s paintings as representational pictures intended to cause viewers to contemplate spiritual states. The Raphaelite school of aesthetics saw Raphael’s works as the pinnacle of the Christian visual art tradition, while the pre-Raphaelites sought to dissolve the distinction between sacred and secular, painting ...


Imag(In)Ing The Holy Places: A Comparison Between The Diagrams In Adomnán’S And Bede’S De Locis Sanctis, Patrick P. O'Neill 2017 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Imag(In)Ing The Holy Places: A Comparison Between The Diagrams In Adomnán’S And Bede’S De Locis Sanctis, Patrick P. O'Neill

Journal of Literary Onomastics

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Preaching The Landscape In The Blickling Homilies, Danielle Cudmore 2017 Halmstad University

Preaching The Landscape In The Blickling Homilies, Danielle Cudmore

Journal of Literary Onomastics

No abstract.


Locating Place And Landscape In Early Insular Literature, A. Joseph McMullen, Kristen Carella 2017 Harvard University/Centenary University

Locating Place And Landscape In Early Insular Literature, A. Joseph Mcmullen, Kristen Carella

Journal of Literary Onomastics

No abstract.


The Power Of Place: Colonization Of The Anglo-Saxon Landscape By Royal And Religious Ideologies, Samantha Leggett 2017 University of Cambridge

The Power Of Place: Colonization Of The Anglo-Saxon Landscape By Royal And Religious Ideologies, Samantha Leggett

Journal of Literary Onomastics

No abstract.


"Some Things Grew No Less With Time:" Tracing Atu 510b From The Thirteenth To The Twentieth Century, Rachel L. Maynard 2017 East Tennessee State University

"Some Things Grew No Less With Time:" Tracing Atu 510b From The Thirteenth To The Twentieth Century, Rachel L. Maynard

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis provides a comparative analysis of seven different variants of the fairy tale commonly known as “Donkeyskin,” classified in the Aarne-Thompson-Uther folktale motif index as ATU 510B. By comparing so many different iterations of one fairy tale, it is easier to recognize the inherent attitudes concerning women and their place in society contained in this tale. Additionally, reading multiple variants from different centuries lends a perspective on the way that these attitudes changed over the centuries. Each of the thirteenth century texts considered end with their heroines trapped in loveless marriages, much like the seventeenth-century fairy tale, “Donkeyskin,” their ...


A City Room Of One's Own: Elizabeth Jordan, Henry James, And The New Woman Journalist, James Hunter Plummer 2017 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

A City Room Of One's Own: Elizabeth Jordan, Henry James, And The New Woman Journalist, James Hunter Plummer

Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research: Department of English

This thesis considers the portrayal of the female journalist in the works of Elizabeth Jordan and Henry James. In 1898, Jordan, a journalist and editor herself, published Tales of the City Room, a collection of interconnected short stories that depict a close and supportive community of female journalists. It is, overall, a positive portrayal of female journalists by a female journalist. James, on the other hand, uses the female journalists in The Portrait of a Lady, “Flickerbridge,” and “The Papers” to show his discomfort toward New Journalism and the New Woman of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. These female journalist ...


Books Noted And Received, Patrick G. Scott 2017 University of South Carolina - Columbia

Books Noted And Received, Patrick G. Scott

Studies in Scottish Literature

No abstract provided.


Greening Gawain : Connecting Environmental Damage And Masculinity In Sir Gawain And The Green Knight., Austin Putty 2017 University of Louisville

Greening Gawain : Connecting Environmental Damage And Masculinity In Sir Gawain And The Green Knight., Austin Putty

College of Arts & Sciences Senior Honors Theses

This paper explores medieval environmental attitudes through a historical reading of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the study of which provides a blueprint for what may be a method of combating climate change denial at its cultural roots, which I will argue in this paper links to an outdated mode of European warrior masculinity. This paper will demonstrate the connections between hegemonic masculinity and environmental degradation at work as a discourse in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight through chivalric behaviors, as well as a burgeoning environmental conscientiousness at play that undermines it. The conflict between Gawain and the ...


Scots Take The Wheel: The Problem Of Period And The Medieval Scots Alliterative Thirteen-Line Stanza, Andrew W. Klein 2017 Wabash College

Scots Take The Wheel: The Problem Of Period And The Medieval Scots Alliterative Thirteen-Line Stanza, Andrew W. Klein

Studies in Scottish Literature

Examines distinctively Scottish forms of the alliterative thirteen-line stanza, best known in standard English surveys from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and argues that the stanza has a longer, more varied, independent use in Scottish poetry that should not be treated primarily in terms of English parallels.


Preface To Ssl 43:1, Patrick G. Scott, Tony Jarrells 2017 University of South Carolina - Columbia

Preface To Ssl 43:1, Patrick G. Scott, Tony Jarrells

Studies in Scottish Literature

Discusses the interest of the editors in publishing articles on a wide range of Scottish authors, texts and periods.


Introduction: Scottish Literature And Periodization, Juliet Shields 2017 University of Washington

Introduction: Scottish Literature And Periodization, Juliet Shields

Studies in Scottish Literature

Introduces a symposium on the mismatch between literary periodization developed for English literature and the configuration of Scottish literary history, with special discussion of how this issue has been treated in recent scholarship on Scottish romanticism.


Scottish Literature, Periodization, And The Liberal Arts Curriculum, Sharon Alker, Holly Faith Nelson 2017 Whitman College

Scottish Literature, Periodization, And The Liberal Arts Curriculum, Sharon Alker, Holly Faith Nelson

Studies in Scottish Literature

Describes opportunities and approaches for teaching Scottish literature, chiefly of the 18th-20th centuries, in the undergraduate liberal arts curriculum and discusses how these relate to debates over periodization.


'It Is To Pleasure You': Seeing Things In Mackenzie's 'Aretina' (1660), Or, Whither Scottish Prose Fiction Before The Novel?, Rivka Swenson 2017 Virginia Commonwealth University

'It Is To Pleasure You': Seeing Things In Mackenzie's 'Aretina' (1660), Or, Whither Scottish Prose Fiction Before The Novel?, Rivka Swenson

Studies in Scottish Literature

Examines the early novelistic fiction, Aretina (1660), by the Scottish lawyer Sir George Mackenzie of Rosehaugh (1636-1691), and explores the ways in which it appeals to the senses, so that readers "flesh out the contours of contextualized character according to their own personal predilections."


'A Thin And Tattered Veil': Lewis Grassic Gibbon And The Church Of Scotland, Ian Campbell 2017 University of Edinburgh

'A Thin And Tattered Veil': Lewis Grassic Gibbon And The Church Of Scotland, Ian Campbell

Studies in Scottish Literature

Discusses the changes in Scottish religious practice and adherence from just before the First World War, through to the early 1930s, through the representation of the Church of Scotland in Lewis Grassic Gibbon's Scots Quair trilogy: Sunset Song (1932), Cloud Howe (1933), and Grey Granite (1934), with briefer comment on other writings by the same author writing as J. L. Mitchell. and a final comparison between Gibbon's portrayal of religious change and that in an earlier Scottish novel, John Galt's Annals of the Parish(1821).


The Romance Of Terror: Stevenson's Dynamiter And Verne's Submariner, David Robb 2017 University of Dundee

The Romance Of Terror: Stevenson's Dynamiter And Verne's Submariner, David Robb

Studies in Scottish Literature

Discusses Robert Louis Stevenson's co-authored novel The Dynamiters (More New Arabian Nights, 1885) in the context of late Victorian bombing campaigns and use of dynamite by Irish Fenians and anarchists, exploring the generic differences between Stevenson's use of romance and Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent (1907), with extensive comparison between Stevenson's dynamiter Zero and Jules Verne's Captain Nemo in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1869-1870).


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