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"...to do Rome service is but vain": Romanness in Shakespeare
Shakespeare creates a Rome in which he brings together and reinvents Rome's political and military brilliance and the work of its greatest poets and historians. As Shakespeare's Romans have become to a great extent "our" ...
Imagining Unity: The Politics of Transcendence in Donne, Lanyer, Crashaw, and Milton
"Imagining Unity" investigates how an evolving concept of transcendence in early modern England, influenced by Reformation and counter-Reformation theology, created new ways of responding affectively and philosophically ...
Dispatches from Japanglia: Anglo-Japanese Literary Imbrication, 1880-1920
This project considers the ways in which English authors and a diverse group of Japanese subjects co-produced literary representations of Japan in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. I argue that Anglo-Japanese ...
A study of Satan and the politics of Hell in Paradise Lost
The purpose of this study is to examine the political treatment of the fallen angels in Paradise Lost and, as far as possible, to relate the ideas and attitudes expressed in the epic to those found in Milton's prose tracts. ...
Thoreau and contemporary American nonfiction narrative prose of place
Thoreau is read chiefly as the author of the only two books he published during his life, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers and Walden. However, Thoreau composed two other books, Cape Cod and The Maine Woods, which ...
NARRATIVE STRATEGIES IN THE LAST HALF OF "ULYSSES": THE CASE FOR JOYCE'S "DOOMED" EXPERIMENTS
In his seminal essay on Ulysses, Edmund Wilson called such episodes as The Oxen of the Sun and Eumaeus "artistically absolutely indefensible," and he wondered if Joyce had forgotten, in his flights of technical virtuosity, ...