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Estranged affections: Literary writing and the public sphere in Poe, Emerson, and Melville
This dissertation examines the influence of romantic aesthetics on the development of literary writing as a profession in America during the 1840s and 1850s. In opposition to the new historical claim that literary texts ...
Alien stages: Immigration, reformation, and representations of Englishness in Elizabethan moral and comic drama
This dissertation discusses the complex representation of foreigners in sixteenth-century English drama. It relates literary evidence to contemporary implicit and overt allegations that vices brought to England by both ...
"...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" ...
Reminiscent scrutinies: Individual memory and social life in Anthony Powell's "A Dance to the Music of Time"
In The Music of Time, Anthony Powell examines the tension between the internal reality of memory and the external social world in which the self is defined. The twelve volumes are presented as the fictional memoirs of ...
The dramatic work of David Mallet
In this study of Mallett's dramatic work, I have relied heavily on four collections of letters: the correspondence found in the first two volumes of Aaron Hill's Works (1753), George Sherburn's Correspondence of Alexander ...