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Initiation and Communion

Roger Pearson

in Unfolding Mallarmé: The Development of a Poetic Art

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159179
eISBN:
9780191673535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159179.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

Mallarmé's early works are notable for the poet's concerted endeavour to learn his craft. Not for him the gush and turpitude of adolescent introspection, nor self-indulgent posturing before the ... More


Introduction: Opening Gambit

Jon Mee

in Conversable Worlds: Literature, Contention, and Community 1762 to 1830

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199591749
eISBN:
9780191731433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591749.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter introduces the key concepts of the book and offers an overview of the period covered. It argues that conversation does not necessarily work towards communion, but involves an element of ... More


Pastoral Forms and Religious Reform in Spenser and Shakespeare

Karen Nelson

in Shakespeare and Spenser: Attractive Opposites

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079627
eISBN:
9781781701058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079627.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter discusses religious reform and pastoral forms in the works of Shakespeare and Spenser. It determines that, when placed beside each other, these two concepts show the complexity of ... More


(Inter)Personal performances – Devotions

Margret Fetzer

in John Donne's Performances: Sermons, Poems, Letters and Devotions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719083440
eISBN:
9781781700051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083440.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines Donne's Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions, which he wrote after he came down with an illness that nearly killed him – or so he believed – observing that there are several ... More


Necrophiliac Cannibals: Dismembering “Nonpeople,” Membering “The People”

in Binding Violence: Literary Visions of Political Origins

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763301
eISBN:
9780804774659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763301.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter looks at the libertine endocannibal rite of communion and suggests that necrophilia and cannibalism are “perversions of power,”: they portray the absolute defeat of the bodies that fuel ... More


Frame within the Frame: Riveting Voices and Gazes

in Binding Violence: Literary Visions of Political Origins

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763301
eISBN:
9780804774659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763301.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that the narrative frame of the libertine cannibal assembly line is framed by two more narrative layers, in tune with Silling's world against exchange: the voice and the gaze. ... More


Making Good in The Tempest

Sarah Beckwith

in Shakespeare and the Grammar of Forgiveness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449789
eISBN:
9780801460623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449789.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines the possibility and resources of forgiveness in William Shakespeare's The Tempest. More specifically, it considers how the play addresses the hold of the past over the one who ... More


The multiplication of Una

Kathryn Walls

in God's only daughter: Spenser's Una as the invisible Church

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780719090370
eISBN:
9781781706510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090370.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Once the independent trajectories of Una and Red Cross have coincided, Una is reflected in her companions. Arthur, too, epitomizes and signifies the invisible Church. As such, he becomes instrumental ... More


The Next Big Thing in Literary Study: Pleasure

Geoffrey Galt Harpham

in The Humanities and the Dream of America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226316970
eISBN:
9780226317014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317014.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Literary study is different. There is no smooth natural progression from an undergraduate encounter with literature up to the professorial level. Students are encouraged to develop the ability to say ... More


From Communion to Communication

George Hoffmann

in Reforming French Culture: Satire, Spiritual Alienation, and Connection to Strangers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198808763
eISBN:
9780191852138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808763.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

Satires’ vitriolic nature made them poor tools of propaganda. Rather than as instruments of persuasion, they often read as anxious to foreground their own inflated diffusion, power to provoke, and ... More


“A Newer Meaning on the Very Grass”

Robert M. Ryan

in Charles Darwin and the Church of Wordsworth

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198757351
eISBN:
9780191817274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757351.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

While the theology that supported Wordsworth’s conception of nature collapsed under the challenge of Darwinian science, the poet’s sacramental vision of the natural world has survived in various ... More


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