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The Book of Byron and the Book of a World

Jerome J. McGann

in The Beauty of Inflections: Literary Investigations in Historical Method and Theory

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198117506
eISBN:
9780191670961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117506.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

All of Lord Byron's works, and especially his published books, exhibit intersections of different kinds. His bibliography is more than a scholar's guide and resource, it is also a graphic display of ... More


‘What beast was't then’: Stretching the Boundaries in Macbeth

Andreas Höfele

in Stage, Stake, and Scaffold: Humans and Animals in Shakespeare's Theatre

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199567645
eISBN:
9780191731075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567645.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

An initial charting of the field, the first chapter centres on Macbeth, a play that probes into what ‘may become a man’ across a precariously permeable line of species distinction and compellingly ... More


Harrison as Scholar-Poet of the Theatre

Fiona Macintosh

in New Light on Tony Harrison

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266519
eISBN:
9780191884238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266519.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Tony Harrison is widely acclaimed for his ability to make the most complex arguments lucid and accessible. Yet it is this very accessibility that often belies the degree of scholarship that informs ... More


Spenser’s satire of indirection: affiliation, allusion, allegory

Rachel E. Hile

in Spenserian Satire: A Tradition of Indirection

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719088087
eISBN:
9781526121073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088087.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Chapter 2 begins by discussing previous scholarly work on Spenserian satires with reference to the ideas on indirect satire outlined in chapter 1 before moving to an application of these ideas to two ... More


The Post-Stonewall (and Post-Company) Gay Musical

Elizabeth L. Wollman

in Hard Times: The Adult Musical in 1970s New York City

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199747481
eISBN:
9780199979417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747481.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

Because Off Off Broadway was the cradle of modern gay theater well before the Stonewall riots erupted in June 1969, it became thereafter a convenient home for a number of gay-rights themed musicals ... More


An Illustrator Comes of Age

Robert L. Gambone

in Life on the Press: The Popular Art and Illustrations of George Benjamin Luks

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732221
eISBN:
9781604734799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732221.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter narrates how George Luks “came of age” and how he broke into his career as a graphic artist and cartoonist.Puck published its first cartoon by George Luks on May 27, 1891. Although a ... More


Reading Literature Historically: Drama and Poetry from Chaucer to the Reformation

Greg Walker

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748681013
eISBN:
9780748684434
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681013.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book explores both the value and the potential pitfalls of reading the literature and drama of the period from the 1380s to the Reformation ‘historically’, that is, in dialogue with historical ... More


“Je vueil ung livre commencier”: The Othernesses of Othon de Grandson’s “Je”

Jane H. M. Taylor

in Shaping Identity in Medieval French Literature: The Other Within

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813056432
eISBN:
9780813058238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056432.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Studying Othon de Grandson’s dream garden in dialogue with Guillaume de Lorris’s Roman de la Rose, Jane Taylor, in this chapter, argues that the inhabitants of Othon’s garden serve a very different ... More


The Humanist Scholar

Tom McInally

in George Strachan of the Mearns: Seventeenth-century Orientalist

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474466226
eISBN:
9781474491280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474466226.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Using the entries in the album amicorum and references to Strachan’s published works, this chapter illustrates the recognition he received as a humanist scholar of note while pursuing a career at the ... More


The ‘Glorious Revolution’ and the Court in Exile

Margaret J. M. Ezell

in The Oxford English Literary History: Volume V: 1645–1714: The Later Seventeenth Century: Companion Volume

Published in print:
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
eISBN:
9780191849572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780191849572.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The birth of an heir to King James and Mary of Modena led to a crisis, with allegations that the child was not legitimate. Whig politicians were alarmed by the promotion of openly practicing ... More


Poets: Laureates, Social, and Commercial

Margaret J. M. Ezell

in The Oxford English Literary History: Volume V: 1645–1714: The Later Seventeenth Century: Companion Volume

Published in print:
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
eISBN:
9780191849572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780191849572.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

There were three poets laureate in the last decade of the century: John Dryden, Thomas Shadwell, and Nahum Tate, all of whom had begun their careers writing for the stage. Poets active during this ... More


Possessed and Self-dispossessed

John Patrick Diggins (ed.)

in Eugene O'Neill's America: Desire Under Democracy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226148809
eISBN:
9780226148823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226148823.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Eugene O'Neill's A Touch of the Poet and More Stately Mansions dealt with the conviction that America and American democracy had failed its ideals. A Touch of the Poet stood at the center of the ... More


Endings: 1972-1975

Dana Greene

in Denise Levertov: A Poet's Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037108
eISBN:
9780252094217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037108.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter details the life and career of Denise Levertov from 1972 to 1975. This period was marked by critical endings for Levertov, an extraordinary time of emotional turmoil and confusion. Three ... More


A Twofold Experiment with Time: Siegfried Sassoon’s The Old Century, The Weald of Youth and Siegfried’s Journey

Mhairi Pooler

in Writing Life: Early Twentieth-Century Autobiographies of the Artist-Hero

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781781381977
eISBN:
9781786945242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781781381977.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 4 examines how Siegfried Sassoon’s deeply entrenched divided self formally and thematically shapes his autobiographical trilogy as a poet’s journey from Romanticism to Modernism. The second ... More


Romantic Poet Legislators: An End of Torture

Julie A. Carlson

in Speaking about Torture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242245
eISBN:
9780823242283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242245.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers the resurgence of debates regarding the legitimacy of torture in the context of British Romantic-era affirmations of the centrality of imagination and the arts to social policy ... More


J. Saunders Redding, The Negro in American Literature (1944) and American Biographical Literature (1976)

Rachel Sagner Buurma and Laura Heffernan

in The Teaching Archive: A New History for Literary Study

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226735948
eISBN:
9780226736273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226736273.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter turns to J. Saunders Redding’s years of teaching in southern historically Black colleges in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s, where he first developed survey courses that presented American ... More


Faiz, Love, and the Fellowship of the Oppressed

Syed Akbar Hyder

in India and the Cold War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469651163
eISBN:
9781469651187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651163.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Faiz Ahmed Faiz was one of modern South Asia’s most renowned poets, his work a favorite not only of first Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, but of millions. Over the course of his later life, ... More


The child in the street

Daniel Karlin

in Street Songs: Writers and urban songs and cries, 1800-1925

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198792352
eISBN:
9780191834363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792352.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, World Literature

In the optimistic opening of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Casa Guidi Windows (1851), street song appears as a sign of political regeneration. Hearing a little child singing ‘O bella libertà’ in a ... More


1789 and After

Roger Pearson

in Unacknowledged Legislators: The Poet as Lawgiver in Post-Revolutionary France

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198754473
eISBN:
9780191816130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754473.003.0025
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter summarizes the preceding account of the poet as lawgiver in post-revolutionary France under four headings: the poet as politician; the poet as champion of justice; the poet as moral and ... More


Poetics of the Ark Ashore

Molly Farrell

in Counting Bodies: Population in Colonial American Writing

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190277314
eISBN:
9780190277338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277314.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Chapter One traces the effects and transformations of Jean Bodin’s population theory as it filtered into the consciousness of the first generation of English Puritan migrants to New England. It shows ... More


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