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All’s Well That Ends Well and Recipe Cultures of Knowledge  

Wendy Wall

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Aug 2016
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Sep 2016
This essay reinterprets the social, sexual, and gendered meanings of Helena’s climactic moment of healing in All’s Well That Ends Well by situating the play within the early modern recipe ... More

The Allegory of Time and Space: Tian Han’s Historical Dramas in the Great Leap Forward Period  

Laikwan Pang

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Oct 2016
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Sep 2016
How did writers in Maoist China assume their role as authors, torn between self-expression and the political demands of the Party? How should we read the literary creations produced at a ... More

Allegory, Emblem, and Symbol  

Kenneth Borris

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2012
This article focuses on Spenserian allegory. Comparable to Dante in his importance for allegory, Spenser creatively expanded its potential throughout his literary life. But the ... More

Allusion  

Marcus Walsh

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Oct 2016
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Dec 2016
Beginning with an examination of some of the ways in which allusion was conceptualized in the eighteenth century, this chapter focuses on verbal literary allusion, which exists on the ... More

Along the Riverrun: Cinematic Encounters in Tsai Ming-Liang’s The River  

Carlos Rojas

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Apr 2013
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Oct 2013
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Literature, Film
Tsai Ming-liang’s 1997 film The River features one of the most challenging scenes in contemporary Chinese cinema: a graphically sexual encounter in a dark bathhouse between two men who ... More

The Altered Sublime: Raworth, Crozier, Prynne  

Rod Mengham

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Sep 2013
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Dec 2013
This essay considers a reconfiguring of the sublime in British poetry of the 1970s and 1980s that coincides with theoretical activity around the ways in which the concept of the sublime is ... More

Amazons, Turks, and Tartars in the Gesta Grayorum and The Comedy of Errors  

Bernadette Andrea

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Aug 2016
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Sep 2016
This essay pursues the multiple and contradictory meanings of the signifier ‘Tartar’ in Elizabethan drama by parsing how its classical and historical referents were mapped onto the ... More

Ambivalence and Contradiction in Contemporary Maya Literature from Yucatan: Jorge Cocom Pech’s Muk’ult’an in Nool (Grandfather’s Secrets)  

Emilio del Valle Escalante

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Sep 2014
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Feb 2014
Since the 1980s, Mayas in the Yucatan Peninsula have produced a literary canon that seeks to distance itself from Indigenismo, or literature about the indigenous world by non-Indians. This ... More

American Constitutional Elegy  

Max Cavitch

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2012
This article discusses the American constitutional elegy. It argues that American national difference in literature can be tracked in the terms of its engagement with specifically American ... More

American Indian Poetry at the Dawn of Modernism  

Robert Dale Parker

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Jan 2012
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Nov 2012
Scholars and readers of American poetry in general and American Indian poetry in particular generally assume that American Indian poetry begins in the late 1960s with the American Indian ... More

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