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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 ...


"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 ...


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.


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 ...


Flora Of Middle-Earth (2017) By Walter S. Judd And Graham A. Judd, Martin Simonson 2018 The University of the Basque Country, Vitoria

Flora Of Middle-Earth (2017) By Walter S. Judd And Graham A. Judd, Martin Simonson

Journal of Tolkien Research

Book review by Martin Simonson of Flora of Middle-earth (2017) by Walter S. Judd and Graham A. Judd


Frankenstein And “The Labours Of Men Of Genius”: Science And Medical Ethics In The Early 19th Century, Allison Lemley 2018 Grand Valley State University

Frankenstein And “The Labours Of Men Of Genius”: Science And Medical Ethics In The Early 19th Century, Allison Lemley

Grand Valley Journal of History

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, first published in 1818, used a sprawling network of allusions to contemporary literary and scientific works, which strongly reflected Romantic scientific and literary ideology. The robust connections between Romantic artistic and scientific circles included personal and professional relationships, scientists writing literary works, and authors discussing scientific advances. The closely linked scientific and artistic community helped define science and the nature of life in the new era. Medical historians have not fully discussed the debate concerning medical ethics in this period, detailing earlier Enlightenment medical ethics and later Romantic medical developments, which more closely resemble modern scientific ...


Intersex And The Pardoner’S Body, Kim Zarins 2018 California State University, Sacramento

Intersex And The Pardoner’S Body, Kim Zarins

Accessus

Most scholars today have retreated from reading into the Pardoner's body in favor of more figurative readings that emphasize his lack of masculinity, and such lack is then linked to his dejection and despair. Other, more affirming readings center the Pardoner's performance, which allows him to model any sort of body desired through figuration. While such positions dominate and older theories like Beryl Rowland's proposal of an intersex Pardoner are dismissed, in fact, an intersex reading might be a more life-affirming interpretation, not only in terms of reframing the Pardoner's body as manifesting variation as opposed ...


"Alas For The Red Dragon:" Redefining Welsh Identity Through Arthurian Legend, Claire Lober 2018 Otterbein University

"Alas For The Red Dragon:" Redefining Welsh Identity Through Arthurian Legend, Claire Lober

Honors Thesis Projects

Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Historia regum Britanniae, Prophetiae Merlini, and Vita Merlini reimagine British history in an attempt to renegotiate the boundaries between English and Welsh culture. Through the figure of Merlin, Geoffrey co-opts key elements of Welsh culture as part of the larger Norman colonization effort. I argue that the effectiveness of Geoffrey’s colonization attempt lies in his embodiment of Welsh figures and his hybrid identity that allowed him to insert himself into the Welsh narrative and reconstruct it from within. I also argue that a reconsideration of Vita Merlini reveals a new dimension of Geoffrey’s colonial ...


Bibliography For Interstices 2018: Beyond Human: Emotion And Ai, Kristin Laughtin-Dunker 2018 Chapman University

Bibliography For Interstices 2018: Beyond Human: Emotion And Ai, Kristin Laughtin-Dunker

Library Displays and Bibliographies

An annotated list of materials in the Leatherby Libraries to accompany the Interstices 2018: Beyond Human: Emotion and AI event held at Chapman University in February 2018. The event featured Lisa Joy, co-creator and executive producer of HBO’s Emmy winning hit series Westworld, Jon Gratch, Director for Virtual Human Research at the University of Southern California’s (USC) Institute for Creative Technologies and Caroline Bainbridge, a Professor of Psychoanalysis and Culture in the Department of Media, Culture and Language at the University of Roehampton London. The Leatherby Libraries also hosted two book club discussions of The Positronic Man by ...


Renaissance Revenge And The Age Of Interiority, Riley Meachem 2018 Connecticut College

Renaissance Revenge And The Age Of Interiority, Riley Meachem

English Honors Papers

No abstract provided.


Gestural Ekphrasis: Toward A Phenomenology Of The Moving Body In Joyce And Woolf, Lauren Nicole Benke 2018 University of Denver

Gestural Ekphrasis: Toward A Phenomenology Of The Moving Body In Joyce And Woolf, Lauren Nicole Benke

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This theoretical project seeks to introduce a new critical methodology for evaluating gesture - both represented in text and paratextual - in the works of Virginia Woolf - specifically The Voyage Out (1915), Orlando (1928), The Waves (1931), and Between the Acts (1941) - and James Joyce - particularly Ulysses (1922) and Finnegans Wake (1939). Though gesture studies has developed significantly as an interdisciplinary field in recent decades and performance studies has elaborated on the moving body's significance to both text and performance, literary scholarship itself has not yet adequately incorporated possibilities for specific critical attention to gesture. Gesture is defined here as: any ...


Codex Conquest: A Game Of Book History, Amy H. Chen 2018 University of Iowa

Codex Conquest: A Game Of Book History, Amy H. Chen

University of Iowa Libraries Open Educational Resources

Codex Conquest teaches students to recognize the most important printed books of Western civilization by their nation, century, genre, and current monetary value. Along the way, students learn world history and the scenarios that influence the shape of collections at institutions. Suiting a variety of curricular objectives and student levels, the game can be tailored to fit subject and time specifications and is accessible to students from high school through graduate school. How deeply students engage with the content of Codex Conquest depends on your pedagogy.


Nature As Theophany: Exploring Coleridge's Scientific And Theological Inquiries Into The Imagination, Adam Walker 2018 Bucknell University

Nature As Theophany: Exploring Coleridge's Scientific And Theological Inquiries Into The Imagination, Adam Walker

Master’s Theses

My thesis seeks to provide a new understanding of Coleridge’s imagination and, consequently, his poetry, by considering his study of science and theology, particularly through the writings of J.F. Blumenbach, Erasmus Darwin, and Johannes Scottus Eriugena. Contextualizing my study within Coleridge’s evolving engagement with pantheism, my thesis will examine: 1) how Coleridge’s incorporation of Blumenbach’s theory of generation, Darwin’s imitation theory, and Eriugena’s concept of nature informed the poet’s ideas about the relationship between nature and the mind; and 2) how, from this incorporation, Coleridge developed a theory of poetic creativity that ...


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