Home About Why Reformations? Tell us about your Reformation research: I work on English literature and culture from the late fifteenth to the seventeenth centuries. I can offer two different talks: One considers national identity: What impact did the Reformation, and the break with Rome, have on how the English thought and wrote about themselves , their nation , and their relationship with other European countries : ideas of national identity with far-reaching consequences.
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Not registered? Comprehensive information about the literary works, writers, and concepts of literature from approximately to CE in Europe, China, India, Japan, the Islamic world, and the Jewish diaspora, the New World, Africa, and Oceania. The Essential Wayne Booth. Call : BE. Highlights Wayne Booth's contributions to literary and rhetorical studies. Detroit: Thomson Gale, 6 vols. Explores the history of women and feminism throughout literature, from classical antiquity to modern times.
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Norton by Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar, eds. Companion for literature surveys of feminist critical and theoretical texts from over writers and scholars are featured. Santa Barbara: Greenwood, 2 vols. Wayne, ed. Excerpts more than feminist primary source documents from Africa to Asia to the Americas to Australia. Tells how rape and seduction came to be distinguished according to measures of women's resistance and consent in low-brow " writing and how amatory fictions interrogated the implications of their own procedures.
Describes the ideological, intellectual, and literary role of ghost stories in early modern French culture. An illuminating, learned, well-written, and entertaining survey of the giants of world literature. Greek Tragedy and the British Theatre Offers an interdisciplinary investigation of the historical evidence for the presence of ancient Greek tragedy in the post-Restoration British theatre. Examines the span of Spanish and Latin American arts.
The History of British Women's Writing. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 5 vols. Charts the development of women's contribution to the world of letters within Great Britain from AD to New York: Quill by Thomas C.
Foster Call : FH. Practical and amusing guide to literature that unlocks hidden truths and discovers the world of the works. Discusses the works of three female American poets: Anne Bradstreet , Elizabeth Bishop , and Amy Clampitt Argues that the English justice system underwent changes in the 16th century that, because of the system's participatory nature, had a widespread effect and a decisive impact on the development of English Renaissance drama.
Robinson Call : Traces the process through which Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton, and others adapted, revised, or resisted romance, mapping a world of increasingly uncertain allegiances and affiliations. Coetzee and the Novel: Writing and Politics after Beckett. Argues that the significance of Coetzee's fiction lies in the acuity with which it both explores and develops the tradition of the novel as part of a sustained attempt to rethink the relationship between writing and politics.
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Japanese Women Poets: An Anthology. Armonk, NY: M. Presents examples of the work of more than Japanese women poets, arranged chronologically, and of all the major verse forms. New York: Alfred A. Knopf by Elaine Showalter Call : Comprehensive history of American women writers from to Majeske and Emily Detmer-Goebel Call : Explores the relationship of gender and justice represented in English Renaissance drama. Presents the lives and critical works of over women writers in Latin America between the 16th and 20th centuries.
Provides a comprehensive history of women's writing in Britain from the Restoration to the French Revolution.
Literary Relations: Kinship and the Canon Argues that kinship relations between writers, both literal and figurative, played a central part in the creation of a national tradition of English literature. Literature and Science: Social Impact and Interaction. Cartwright and Brian Baker Call : ebook. A survey of the interaction between science and Anglo-American literature from the late medieval period to the 20th century, examining how authors, thinkers, and philosophers have viewed science in literary texts, and used science as a window to the future.
Literature Criticism from to Complete, critical coverage of the careers and works of the greatest writers and thinkers of the late Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Restoration eras. Literature Suppressed on Religious Grounds. Profiles the censorship of many essential works of literature. Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub. Provides an introduction to the process and art of literature-to-film adaptations.
London Fragments: A Literary Expedition. Examines figures afflicted with romantic love in early modern literature, provides a historical context for their malady, and discusseshow the literary representation of lovesickness relates to wider issues of gender and identity. Offers a new critical examination of the complex and mutually-sustaining relationship between literature and science - and, more broadly, art and nature - in the early modern period.
Millennial Literatures of the Americas, Beebee Call : ebook. Compares modern literary treatments of "end of the world" stories and charts an ultimate battle between good and evil that destroys previous social structures and rings in a lasting new order. Traces English prose fiction from its late medieval origins through its stories of rogues and criminals, family rebellions and suffering heroines, to the present-day novels of immigration.
Explores how ongoing engagements reflected the nature of the 'Turke' in 16th century English literature. Surveys the history of Western poetry from the ancient world, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the modern period. The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare.
The most comprehensive coverage available on all aspects of Shakespeare's life and works. Oxford History of Literary Translation in English. Treats translations wherever appropriate as literary works in their own right from the Middle Ages to the year , and reveals the vital part played by translators and translation in shaping the literary culture of the English-speaking world, both for writers and readers.
Comprehensive guide to the historical and cultural context of English Literature that covers the core periods of literature and history from the English Renaissance to the present. Brennan Call : Examines English patriotism in the 16th century to discern its nature and modes of cultural expression and to consider its use in political and religious propaganda. Place, Space, and Landscape in Medieval Narrative.
Howes, ed. Analyses of space map a variety of ways medieval narratives encoded meaning. Poet's Choice. Includes the work of more than poets-from Asia and the Middle East to Europe and America, from ancient times to the present-and demonstrates how poetry responds to the challenges of our modern world. Focuses on Andrew Marvell and the things which could unite, rather than divide, poets during the English Civil Wars: friendship, patronage relations, literary admiration, anti-clericalism.
Offers a new understanding of Victorian novels through Pre-Raphaelite paintings. Discusses how literature influences the United States. Reading Women's Poetry. Promotes reading women's poems, rather than forming theories about them, and tells why until quite recently anthologies of English poetry contained very few poems by women. Region, Religion and English Renaissance Literature. Call : ebook. Explains the ways both regional and religious contexts inform the production, circulation and interpretation of Renaissance literary texts. Renaissance Literature and Culture.
Introduces Renaissance literature and its historical, cultural and intellectual background from Royalist Women Writers, Aims to put women back on the map of seventeenth-century royalist literature from which they have habitually been marginalized. Seventeenth-Century Literature and Culture. Provides an introduction to literature and its context from , including: - the historical, cultural and intellectual background. Shakespeare and Historical Formalism. Cohen, ed. Applies historical formalism to Shakespeare's works. Shakespeare and the Classics. Taylor, eds.
Demonstrates that the classics are of central importance in Shakespeare's plays and in the structure of his imagination. Examines the ways in which William Shakespeare's stories have been adapted for children, particularly in Mary and Charles Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare in Shakespeare's Knowledgeable Body. Explores Shakespeare's understanding and use of the metaphor body politic in a range of plays. New York: Scribner's, c, 3 vols. Covers the plays, the life of Shakespeare, his world continuing influence on modern culture.