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Romola: The Failure Of A Husband And Triumph Of A Wife, Ryan Harding 2018 Pepperdine University

Romola: The Failure Of A Husband And Triumph Of A Wife, Ryan Harding

Seaver College Research And Scholarly Achievement Symposium

George Eliot’s fifteenth century romance Romola follows the coming of age and independence of the titular character, an Italian noblewoman during the Renaissance. This essay examines the development of the relationship between Romola and her husband Tito’s common law wife, Tessa, specifically through the impact of Tito’s personal failures on both women. Throughout the novel, Romola struggles with her failed marriage, her need for personal connection, and Tito’s poor treatment of Tessa. Using the knowledge gained from her experiences and Tito’s poor behavior as an example, Romola transforms herself into the proper husband figure for ...


Mcgurr Cv 2019.Docx, Melanie Jolynn McGurr 2018 The University of Akron

Mcgurr Cv 2019.Docx, Melanie Jolynn Mcgurr

Dr. Melanie McGurr

No abstract provided.


Buddhism In Progress: Ecstasy, Eternity, And Zen Sickness In The English Romantics, Logan M. Rohde 2018 The University of Western Ontario

Buddhism In Progress: Ecstasy, Eternity, And Zen Sickness In The English Romantics, Logan M. Rohde

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This dissertation addresses the philosophical similarity between English Romanticism and Buddhism from a Zen Buddhist perspective. In contrast to scholars such as Mark Lussier and John G. Rudy, who have focused on the similarity between Romantic and Buddhist philosophy, I explore their differences. I argue that Romanticism represents a “Buddhism in progress”: both philosophies seek to overcome “the self,” but do so through different means. Lacking direct access to Buddhist teachings, the authors considered in this study (Beckford, Coleridge, De Quincey, Shelley, and Keats) developed their own practice of self-transcendence through writing, often prompted by experiences of ecstatic intoxication that ...


Writing The Collaborative Process: Measure (Still) For Measure, Shakespeare, And Rape Culture, Nora J. Williams 2018 Independent Scholar

Writing The Collaborative Process: Measure (Still) For Measure, Shakespeare, And Rape Culture, Nora J. Williams

PARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research

To what extent can a process of collaborative creation unseat Shakespeare as a source of cultural authority?

In February 2016, a group of professional performers gathered in an abandoned shop front in Exeter’s city centre to formally begin a devising process with Shakespeare and Middleton’s Measure for Measure that had been incubating in my mind for almost a year. Nearly a year later, in January 2017, an unrelated group of secondary school students began a similar process, with the same text.

What began as a persistent sense that these long-dead writers had omitted an important perspective in their ...


Parallels Of Morality: Wilde And Nietzsche’S Challenge To Social Obligation, Amzie A. Dunekacke 2018 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Parallels Of Morality: Wilde And Nietzsche’S Challenge To Social Obligation, Amzie A. Dunekacke

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

This thesis explores Irish author Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray in relation to a selection of texts by the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. To demonstrate the similarities between Wilde and Nietzsche’s challenges to European morality, this work considers these themes, which are present in the ideologies of both Wilde and Nietzsche: the body and sensual pleasure, social construction, and the hypocrisy of altruism. Both radical thinkers castigate Platonic notions of the body as ignoble and weak, and they mock European propriety’s shyness of the body. In addition, Wilde and Nietzsche offer similar criticisms of social ...


Selected Essays On Robert Burns, G. Ross Roy, Patrick Scott, Elizabeth A. Sudduth, Jo DuRant 2018 University of South Carolina - Columbia

Selected Essays On Robert Burns, G. Ross Roy, Patrick Scott, Elizabeth A. Sudduth, Jo Durant

Patrick Scott

This book collects essays and talks about Robert Burns by the Burns scholar G. Ross Roy (1924-2013).  Along with introductions to such well-known Burns poems as "Tam o' Shanter" and "Auld Lang Syne," it includes essays discussing Burns's attitudes to the French Revolution, politics, and religion, his love-letters to Clarinda, The Merry Muses of Caledonia, poems written about Burns, and the editing of Burns's works. The volume opens with some autobiographical reflections about reading and working on Burns that Ross Roy recorded shortly before his death, and it concludes with an illustrated interview about his six decades as ...


"Christen It With Thy Dagger's Point": Maternal Mistreatment In Shakespeare's Roman Plays, Anne McIlhaney 2018 Webster University

"Christen It With Thy Dagger's Point": Maternal Mistreatment In Shakespeare's Roman Plays, Anne Mcilhaney

Selected Papers of the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference

No abstract provided.


"She May Strew Dangerous Conjectures": The Political Sedition And Social Potency Of _Hamlet_'S Ophelia, Christina M. Luiggi 2018 Wright State University

"She May Strew Dangerous Conjectures": The Political Sedition And Social Potency Of _Hamlet_'S Ophelia, Christina M. Luiggi

Selected Papers of the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference

No abstract provided.


Sadomasochistic Cyclicality: Appropriations Of Shakespeare's "Dark Lady" Sonnets In Dickens's _Great Expectations_, Daniel G. Lauby 2018 University of South Florida St. Petersburg

Sadomasochistic Cyclicality: Appropriations Of Shakespeare's "Dark Lady" Sonnets In Dickens's _Great Expectations_, Daniel G. Lauby

Selected Papers of the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference

No abstract provided.


Young Shakespeare: Culture, Patrons, And Connections, David George 2018 Urbana University

Young Shakespeare: Culture, Patrons, And Connections, David George

Selected Papers of the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference

No abstract provided.


Hubert's Encounters With The Succession In Shakespeare's King John, Marcia Eppich-Harris 2018 Marian University - Indianapolis

Hubert's Encounters With The Succession In Shakespeare's King John, Marcia Eppich-Harris

Selected Papers of the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference

No abstract provided.


Encountering Shakespeare's Cleopatra: The Subversion Of The Occident's Threat Of Objectification, Amany El-Sawy 2018 Alexandria University

Encountering Shakespeare's Cleopatra: The Subversion Of The Occident's Threat Of Objectification, Amany El-Sawy

Selected Papers of the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference

No abstract provided.


Front Matter, Emily Isaacson 2018 Heidelberg University

Front Matter, Emily Isaacson

Selected Papers of the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference

No abstract provided.


Language As Communication Vs. Language As Art: J.R.R. Tolkien And Early 20th-Century Radical Linguistic Experimentation, Dimitra Fimi 2018 Cardiff Metropolitan University

Language As Communication Vs. Language As Art: J.R.R. Tolkien And Early 20th-Century Radical Linguistic Experimentation, Dimitra Fimi

Journal of Tolkien Research

This article situates Tolkien’s “A Secret Vice” (and its accompanying notes and papers) within the cultural and intellectual milieu of the early 20th century. It claims that at the heart of Tolkien’s exploration in this material is the question of language as communication vs. language as art. It argues that Tolkien’s language invention navigates the (perceived) binary between a utilitarian aim for language invention (contemporary International Auxiliary Languages) vs. an aesthetic linguistic pursuit (contemporary Modernist and other avant-garde linguistic experimentation), by choosing a third (middle) way. It examines Tolkien's linguistic invention alongside the work of Sapir ...


Women’S Literacy In Early Modern Spain And The New World, Ed. By Anne J. Cruz And Rosilie Hernández, Kirsten Schultz 2018 Seton Hall University

Women’S Literacy In Early Modern Spain And The New World, Ed. By Anne J. Cruz And Rosilie Hernández, Kirsten Schultz

Kirsten Schultz

No abstract provided.


Hubert’S Encounters With The Succession In Shakespeare’S King John, Marcia Eppich-Harris 2018 Marian University - Indianapolis

Hubert’S Encounters With The Succession In Shakespeare’S King John, Marcia Eppich-Harris

Department of English

This article discusses the role of Hubert in Shakespeare's King John, illustrating Shakespeare's contemplation of the influence of one person's impact on monarchical succession.

Originally published at the The Selected Papers of the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference.


The Uselessness Of Art: Critique And Contradiction In The Picture Of Dorian Gray, Chelsea E. Kidd 2018 Florida Southern College

The Uselessness Of Art: Critique And Contradiction In The Picture Of Dorian Gray, Chelsea E. Kidd

Papers & Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research

In the preface of The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890), Oscar Wilde argues that “all art is quite useless” and the only thing art is good for is its beauty. The Picture of Dorian Gray, however, is a work of literary art that is the opposite of useless; it serves as a critique of the hypocrisy of Victorian society. Strict legislative and cultural moral reforms at the time of the novel’s publication caused upper class Victorians to separate their private and public lives so that they could outwardly reflect society’s image of moral behavior while they really acted ...


Environmental Humanities: Voices From The Anthropocene By Serpil Oppermann And Serenella Iovino, Pamela Banting 2018 University of Calgary

Environmental Humanities: Voices From The Anthropocene By Serpil Oppermann And Serenella Iovino, Pamela Banting

The Goose

Review of Environmental Humanities: Voices from the Anthropocene by Serpil Oppermann and Serenella Iovino, eds.


"Betwixt The World Destroyed And World Restored": Subjectivity And Paradisal Recovery In John Milton's Late Poems, Chihping Ma 2018 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

"Betwixt The World Destroyed And World Restored": Subjectivity And Paradisal Recovery In John Milton's Late Poems, Chihping Ma

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This study focuses on the discovery of subjectivity through the recovery of lost paradise in Milton’s late poems, Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, and Samson Agonistes. This theme revolves around the tension between the affective and the empirical, which also configure the spheres of the sacred and the profane. I explore how the irresistibly emancipatory impulse of recovering lost paradise compels Miltonic subjects to seek ways to return to their originary state or the divine ensemble. During this process, the subject is engaged with his own incapacity or privation while reaching into the sphere of unknown potentiality. In particular, the ...


Tragedy And Theodicy: The Role Of The Sufferer From Job To Ahab, Nora Carroll 2018 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Tragedy And Theodicy: The Role Of The Sufferer From Job To Ahab, Nora Carroll

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

The character of Job starts in literature, a trope and archetype of the suffering man who potentially gains wisdom through suffering. Job’s characterization informs a comparison to Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, Shakespeare’s King Lear, Milton’s Paradise Lost, and finally Melville’s Moby-Dick. These versions of Job rally, fight, and rebel against a universe that was once loving and fair towards a more chaotic and nihilistic one. Job’s suffering is on the mark of all tragedy because he not only experiences a downfall, he gains wisdom through universalizing his torment. The Job trope not only stresses the role ...


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