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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

You Say You’ve OD’d on Leonard Cohen: Canadian Jewish Writing and the Mainstream  

Norman Ravvin

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Jan 2016
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Dec 2015
Although Jewish writers such as Leonard Cohen and Mordecai Richler have attained widespread personal influence and popularity in Canadian literary discussions, the relationship of Canadian ... More

‘You’ve Got Mail’: Technologies of Communication in Victorian Literature  

Elizabeth Meadows and Jay Clayton

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Jul 2016
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Sep 2014
Although the Victorian period gave birth to a strong tradition of critique of technology and industrialization, it also fostered a counter-tradition: a new and generative technological ... More

Yves Bonnefoy and Shakespeare as a French Poet  

Efraín Kristal

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Jul 2013
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Oct 2013
Yves Bonnefoy is a key figure in the French literary reception of Shakespeare. This essay explores his interpretations and translations of Shakespeare’s plays and poems, informed by his ... More

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