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Writing, Heresy, and the Anticlerical Muse  

Mishtooni Bose

Print publication date:
Apr 2010
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Sep 2012
This article focuses on Omnis plantacio, an English sermon that shows how a series of complex relationships were evolving between writing, heresy, and anticlericalism in late medieval ... More

Xiaolu Guo and the Contemporary Chinese Anglophone Novel  

Belinda Kong

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Oct 2016
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Sep 2016
This chapter examines Xiaolu Guo as a paradigmatic writer of geopolitics, biopolitics, and capitalism in contemporary Chinese Anglophone fiction. The chapter first focuses on A Concise ... More

Yamagata–Asia–Europe: The International Film Festival Short Circuit  

Abé Mark Nornes

Print publication date:
Jan 2014
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Mar 2014
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Literature, Film
This chapter charts the history of the international film festival circuit’s relationship to Asian cinema, using Japanese cinema to explore the circuit’s ideological underpinnings. It ... More

A Year in the Life of King Saul: 1643  

Anne Lake Prescott

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Aug 2015
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Nov 2015
This chapter explores the phenomenal cluster of interpretations around Saul, and his relationship with David, taking its texts from a single year, 1643, when the Civil Wars had begun in ... More

Yeats and Symbolism  

Warwick Gould

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Oct 2012
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Jan 2013
W. B. Yeats's early poetry, particularly The Wind Among the Reeds (1899), is often considered ‘symbolist’. As the underlying poetic mode, symbolism brings forty-six pages of notes to ... More

Yeats, Clarke, and The Irish Poet's Relationship With English  

Michael O'Neill

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Oct 2012
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Jan 2013
In 1937, W. B. Yeats wrote ‘A General Introduction for My Work’ to directly confront the dualities central to his poetry and his identity, and to reflect on his predicament as a ... More

Yeats, Eliot, and The Idea of Tradition  

Edward Larrissy

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Oct 2012
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Jan 2013
The poetry of T. S. Eliot tells us something about W. B. Yeats's relationship to critical and aesthetic tendencies that were operative in Ireland, Britain, America, and continental Europe ... More

A York Primer and its Alphabet: Reading Women in a Lay Household  

Nicola McDonald

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2012
This article focuses on the primer or the Book of Hours, the most popular reading material for women in England during the medieval period. The primer was at once a first book of prayer ... More

The Yorkshire Partisans and the Literature of Popular Discontent  

Andrew Prescott

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2012
This article examines the literature of popular discontent in medieval England. Among the most evocative and intriguing of the surviving texts connected with the life of everyday people of ... More

You Don’t Have to Be Born There: Immigration and Contemporary Fiction of the U.S. South  

Martyn Bone

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Feb 2016
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Feb 2016
Traditionally, the U.S. South and its literature have been defined in terms of a supposedly fixed, rooted, and distinctive “sense of place.” This chapter considers how such traditional ... More

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