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The Sunset Song Of Religion, Or, Have We Ever Been Post-Secular?, Matthew Wickman 2020 Brigham Young University

The Sunset Song Of Religion, Or, Have We Ever Been Post-Secular?, Matthew Wickman

Studies in Scottish Literature

A discussion of the treatment and presence of religion in Sunset Song, the first novel in Lewis Grassic Gibbon's trilogy A Scots Quair, with some general reflections on religion and literature, and discussion of "post-secularity"


What’S Love Got To Do With It? Romance, Capitalism, And Cruel Optimism From Pamela To Fifty Shades Of Grey, Caleigh Flegg 2020 Gettysburg College

What’S Love Got To Do With It? Romance, Capitalism, And Cruel Optimism From Pamela To Fifty Shades Of Grey, Caleigh Flegg

The Macksey Journal

The term “romance novel” might bring to mind a novel being half-heartedly shielded by a reader on a train, its cover bearing a man with long hair caressing a half-dressed woman. They are vulgar, atrociously written, an emblem of a culture that has become over-sexed and under-appreciative of good literature. Romance novels have been around for nearly as long as novels themselves, however; Samuel Richardson’s Pamela (1740)is an early example of the qualities every romance has to have—a meeting between the heroine and hero, an account of their attraction to each other, an obstacle that threatens their ...


Were Shakespeare And Kurosawa Marxists?: Examining Structural Critiques In Hamlet And The Bad Sleep Well, Maple Wyand 2020 University of Baltimore

Were Shakespeare And Kurosawa Marxists?: Examining Structural Critiques In Hamlet And The Bad Sleep Well, Maple Wyand

The Macksey Journal

Most film adaptations of Hamlet focus on the emotional distress of the titular character. One notable to exception to this is Akira Kurosawa's film, The Bad Sleep Well. In this adaptation of Hamlet, Kurosawa amplifies the hints of a Marxist viewpoint in Shakespeare's original play into a film with a systemic anti-capitalist worldview. This version of the story replaces the state government of Denmark with the corporate business sector of Japan. This change of setting allows Kurosawa to examine not only the corruption that stems from hegemonic incompetence that Shakespeare comments on, but also, a more finely-tuned critique ...


Bloody Thoughts: Violence And Wit In Shakespeare's The Tempest, Aubrey Keller 2020 Belmont University

Bloody Thoughts: Violence And Wit In Shakespeare's The Tempest, Aubrey Keller

Honors Theses

In this Honors thesis, I examine the roles of wit and violence in Shakespeare's The Tempest, exploring my original suspicion that the play is a pacifist work. Noticing references to "bloody thoughts" in both Hamlet and The Tempest, I hypothesized that while Shakespeare resolves his tragedies using violence, he resolves his comedies using wit, making the two foil plot devices. I discovered that the plot is not propelled by either violence or wit on their own, but by Prospero's cunning. Rejecting the conventional reading of Prospero as a sorcerer, I read Prospero as a Machiavellian figure. I examine ...


Dorothy L. Sayers Collection Finding Aid, Taylor University 2020 Taylor University

Dorothy L. Sayers Collection Finding Aid, Taylor University

Collection Finding Aids

The Dorothy L. Sayers Collection features a variety of rare books, pamphlets, and articles written by and about Sayers. These include multiple first editions of her poetry books, crime novels, and reflection on theology.


Owen Barfield Collection Finding Aid, Taylor University 2020 Taylor University

Owen Barfield Collection Finding Aid, Taylor University

Collection Finding Aids

The Owen Barfield Collection features a variety of books and articles by and about Barfield. It also includes letters and manuscripts written by Barfield, as well as rare and first editions of his books.


Charles Williams Collection Finding Aids, Taylor University 2020 Taylor University

Charles Williams Collection Finding Aids, Taylor University

Collection Finding Aids

The Charles Williams Collection features a variety of books and articles by and about Williams. It also includes letters and typescripts written by Williams, in addition to rare and first editions of his books.


Translating Tolkien. The Thin Line Between Translation And Misrepresentation. An Italian Case-Study, Marcantonio Savelli 2020 Società Tolkieniana Italiana

Translating Tolkien. The Thin Line Between Translation And Misrepresentation. An Italian Case-Study, Marcantonio Savelli

Journal of Tolkien Research

This article deals with the translation of the work of J.R.R. Tolkien. It investigates the possibility that translation may represent a potential weapon, in the hands of tolkien's patronizing critics, to transform "from the inside", id est through misrepresentation, what could not be incorporated or "normalized" “from the outside”, i.e. by traditional criticism. The basis for these considerations is a case-study related to the Italian context. Recently (2019), the previous Italian translation of The Lord of the Rings was withdrawn from the market by the publisher, in order to replace it with a different one. The ...


Review Of Jason Farr's Novel Bodies: Disability And Sexuality In Eighteenth-Century British Literature, Nowell Marshall 2020 University of Wisconsin–Madison

Review Of Jason Farr's Novel Bodies: Disability And Sexuality In Eighteenth-Century British Literature, Nowell Marshall

ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830

Review of Jason Farr's Novel Bodies: Disability and Sexuality in Eighteenth-Century British Literature


Review Of Memoirs Of A Woman Of Pleasure By John Cleland, Edited By Richard Terry And Helen Williams, Bethany E. Qualls 2020 University of California, Davis

Review Of Memoirs Of A Woman Of Pleasure By John Cleland, Edited By Richard Terry And Helen Williams, Bethany E. Qualls

ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830

A review of Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure by John Cleland, edited by Richard Terry and Helen Williams, by Bethany E. Qualls.


Beyond Victims & Villains: Teaching Cleland With Haywood & Behn, Christopher Nagle 2020 Western Michigan University

Beyond Victims & Villains: Teaching Cleland With Haywood & Behn, Christopher Nagle

ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830

This essay explores strategies for teaching Cleland's Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (Fanny Hill) in the introductory literature classroom, and why it might be especially valuable to do so at a time when issues surrounding sexual violence, rape culture, and the politics of consent continue to be prominent inside and outside the college classroom.


“Yield It Up Cheerfully”: Teaching Consent, Violence, And Coercion In Samuel Richardson’S Pamela, Leah Grisham 2020 George Washington University

“Yield It Up Cheerfully”: Teaching Consent, Violence, And Coercion In Samuel Richardson’S Pamela, Leah Grisham

ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830

Drawn from the author’s experience teaching Samuel Richardson’s novel Pamela during the #Metoo movement, this essay argues that bringing current discourses of consent and gender-based violence into conversation with the novel deepens students’ engagement with and interest in the eighteenth century. While students identify specters of Pamela and Mr. B’s relationship in their own worlds, the novel is also a helpful tool in revealing the many ways in which consent can be coerced.


Review Of The London Stage Database, Fiona Ritchie 2020 McGill University

Review Of The London Stage Database, Fiona Ritchie

ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830

The London Stage Database is an open-access and open-source website that digitises the performance records contained in the print volumes of the London Stage, published in the 1960s. The database's flexible search function and intuitive interface open up new directions in research and will change the way we think about eighteenth-century theatre.


A Travel Writer Reconsidered: Recovering Mary Morgan’S Mary, The Osier-Peeler, Emily D. Spunaugle 2020 Oakland University

A Travel Writer Reconsidered: Recovering Mary Morgan’S Mary, The Osier-Peeler, Emily D. Spunaugle

ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830

Recently discovered is the singly-extant 1798 quarto chapbook, Mary, the Osier-Peeler, a Simple but True Story, written by Mary Morgan, best known for her 1795 travel narrative, A Tour to Milford Haven, in the Year 1791. The inaccessibility of the osier poem has shaped the scholarly understanding of Morgan as solely a travel writer, disregarding the intertextuality of her published oeuvre and its post-publication circulation. This essay revisits the historiography of Mary Morgan and demonstrates her embeddedness in local networks, coterie relationships with notables such as Bluestocking Elizabeth Montagu, and introduces evidence of a broader, international audience to better contextualize ...


A Novel Moment For #Writewithaphra, Laura Runge, Tonya Howe 2020 University of South Florida

A Novel Moment For #Writewithaphra, Laura Runge, Tonya Howe

ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830

Introduction to the Fall 2020 issue that describes our summer 2020 writing camp #WriteWithAphra.


“Not To Irksome Toil, But To Delight He Made Us”: Work And Leisure As Gift In John Milton’S Paradise Lost, Elissa Buckles 2020 Azusa Pacific University

“Not To Irksome Toil, But To Delight He Made Us”: Work And Leisure As Gift In John Milton’S Paradise Lost, Elissa Buckles

The Macksey Journal

This paper offers a close reading of Paradise Lost IX.235-243 and explores the implications of this and related passages regarding work, leisure, and gift. As scholar Laura Knoppers explains, in Eden Adam and Eve enjoy an order of life designed for their maturity, which will eventually enable them to draw nearer to God. Leisure is integral to this order, operating as a defining and overarching mode for living, and work operates as an aspect of leisure and an arena for growing maturity and relational delight. As such, their life functions as a gift. But before transgressing God’s command ...


Justice In The World Of Jane Austen: Advocating For Lydia Bennet And Maria Bertram, Madison Olivia Ann Tuck 2020 Loyola University New Orleans

Justice In The World Of Jane Austen: Advocating For Lydia Bennet And Maria Bertram, Madison Olivia Ann Tuck

The Macksey Journal

This thesis examines two of the most detested female characters in all of Jane Austen’s novels, Lydia Bennet from Pride and Prejudice and Maria Betram from Mansfield Park. I begin by examining the faults possessed by each woman and then dive deep into their roots. Lydia is flirtatious, impulsive, and silly, while Maria is vain, classist, and naive. Yet, these bad qualities are not entirely their fault- both women are a product of how they were raised and the expectations placed upon them by their families and Regency society. Both women fall spectacularly from grace and despite not being ...


The Forest, The Trees, The Bark, The Pith: An Intensive Look At The Circulation Rates Of Primary Texts In Ten Major Literature Areas At The University Of Oregon Libraries, Jeff D. Staiger 2020 University of Oregon

The Forest, The Trees, The Bark, The Pith: An Intensive Look At The Circulation Rates Of Primary Texts In Ten Major Literature Areas At The University Of Oregon Libraries, Jeff D. Staiger

Charleston Library Conference

This poster looks at the circulation rate for literary primary texts, which constitute a unique area of collecting in academic libraries: while they do not in most cases meet immediate research needs, it is assumed that libraries ought to acquire them, for reasons including future research needs, preservation of the cultural record, and the ability of members of the intellectual community to stay current, those these remain primarily tacit. The circulation trends of contemporary literary works in ten areas of literature (English, American, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Latin American, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian) over the past twenty years at the ...


A Wilderness Of Dragons: Essays In Honor Of Verlyn Flieger (2018), Edited By John D. Rateliff, Deidre A. Dawson 2020 Valparaiso University

A Wilderness Of Dragons: Essays In Honor Of Verlyn Flieger (2018), Edited By John D. Rateliff, Deidre A. Dawson

Journal of Tolkien Research

Book review, by Deidre A. Dawson, of A Wilderness of Dragons: Essays in Honor of Verlyn Flieger (2018), edited by John D. Rateliff


Making Knowledge With Science And Literature, Joseph Drury 2020 Villanova University

Making Knowledge With Science And Literature, Joseph Drury

Criticism

The Experimental Imagination: Literary Knowledge and Science in the British Enlightenment by Tita Chico. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2018. 256 pp. Hardcover $60.00, paper $26.00.


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