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When was Modernism?  

Michael H. Whitworth

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Oct 2016
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Dec 2016
The chapter considers the dates at which modernism might be taken to have started and ended, and the ideological and aesthetic judgements we implicitly make when we periodize the movement. ... More

Where in America Are You, God?: Judy Blume, Margaret Simon, and American National Identity  

June Cummins

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2012
This article shifts the conversation about Judy Blume's Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret (1970) from the controversy over its discussions of puberty to the postwar debate over ... More

Where the “Trans-Pacific” Meets Chinese Literature  

Shuang Shen

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Oct 2016
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Sep 2016
This chapter proposes an understanding of trans-Pacific Chinese literature not as yet another uncritical expansion of the territory of Chinese literature, but as an examination of the ... More

The White Doe of Rylstone and Later Narrative Poems  

Peter J. Manning

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Jan 2015
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Nov 2015
Wordsworth remained compelled by narrative forms such as the ballad and the tale. He often achieved his characteristic effects by playing against conventional narrative expectations, a ... More

Who was the ‘New Woman’?  

Angelique Richardson

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Oct 2016
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Dec 2016
This chapter explores the history of the term ‘New Woman’ and its use by women writers and their supporters and detractors in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Drawing on ... More

Whose Liberty? The Rhetoric of Milton's Divorce Tracts  

Diane Purkiss

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2012
A pamphlet called the Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce appeared on the London bookstalls, anonymous and unlicensed, advocating an ideal of marriage in which the wife existed to be the ... More

Whose Protest Novel? Ramona, The Uncle Tom's Cabin of the Indian  

Susan Gillman

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Jan 2012
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Nov 2012
This article examines so-called protest novels in the U.S.A. It discusses Ramona, the Uncle Tom's Cabin of the Indian, and compares present-day protest novels with those of the nineteenth ... More

Why the Globe Is Famous  

Andrew Gurr

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2012
The Globe was William Shakespeare's workplace for the ten years when he wrote his greatest plays. From As You Like It in 1599, through Hamlet in 1600 and the other great tragedies, with ... More

The Wider World of Chronicling  

Daniel Woolf

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Dec 2012
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Jan 2013
This chapter presents a broad historiographic sketch of events happening in other parts of the world, during the half a century or so on either side of the Holinshed, focusing on East Asia ... More

Wild Things and Wolf Dreams: Maurice Sendak, Picture-Book Psychologist  

Kenneth Kidd

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2012
This article combines cultural history with the insights of psychoanalytic theory, reading Maurice Sendak's Caldecott-winning and controversial Where the Wild Things Are (1963) in relation ... More

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