Archive For The “British Irish Contemporary Literature” Category
By Ruth Livesey,Ella, Dr Dzelzainis,Ruth, Dr Livesey
In nineteenth-century Britain, the consequences of democracy in the USA have been visible to unfold from Congress right down to the private behavior of its electorate. Bringing jointly political theorists, historians, and literary students, this quantity explores the assumption of yank democracy in nineteenth-century Britain. The essays span the interval from Independence to the 1st international warfare and hint an highbrow heritage of Anglo-American kin in the course of that period.
Leading students hint the hopes and fears encouraged by way of the yank version of democracy within the works of commentators, together with Thomas Paine, Mary Wollstonecraft, Alexis de Tocqueville, Charles Dickens, John Stuart Mill, Richard Cobden, Charles Dilke, Matthew Arnold, Henry James and W. T. Stead. through reading the context of debates approximately American democracy and notions of ‘culture’, citizenship, and race, the gathering sheds clean gentle on well-documented moments of British political heritage, comparable to the Reform Acts, the Abolition of Slavery Act, and the Anti-Corn legislation agitation. the quantity additionally explores the ways that British Liberalism was once formed through the yank instance and attracts realization to the significance of print tradition in furthering radical political discussion among the 2 countries. because the entire creation makes transparent, this assortment makes a huge contribution to transatlantic reviews and our turning out to be feel of a nineteenth-century modernity formed by means of an Atlantic alternate. it really is an important reference element for all drawn to the background of the assumption of democracy, its political evolution, and its perceived cultural consequences.
By Paul Salzman
By D. Heyward Brock,Maria Palacas
Because of Jonson’s centrality to—and impression in and beyond—his age, this encyclopedia presents a dynamic, extraordinary imaginative and prescient of the English Renaissance literary scene. taking pictures the intensity and breadth of Jonson’s knowing of early smooth England,The Ben Jonson Encyclopedia can be specifically helpful for college kids, librarians, and teachers drawn to the literary and cultural scene from 1500 to 1650.
By M. Latham
By H.W. Fawkner,Ian Hughes,Janina Nordius,Joe Boulter,Jeremy Mark Robinson
A new choice of essays on John Cowper Powys (1872-1963). H.W. Fawkner's essay "Venus" explores problems with studying, circulate, love and intercourse, the 'amorous self', and affectivity in A Glastonbury Romance. Ian Hughes seems on the style of Powys's novels, and the way the philosophical romances have been stimulated through Walter Pater's Marius the Epicurean. Janina Nordius discusses the the most important Powys subject matter of (transcendental) solitude within the key novel of the Powys-self on my own, Wolf Solent. Joe Boulter's essay concentrates at the affinities among modernism and postmodernism, pragmatism and deconstruction, in a single of Powys's overdue novels, The Inmates, through thinkers similar to William James, Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari.
By the time he begun writing his such a lot well-liked works round 1929 - the 4 Wessex novels (Wolf Solent, A Glastonbury Romance, Weymouth Sands and Maiden Castle), the 2 Welsh epics (Owen Glendower and Porius), and the unsurpassed Autobiography - John Cowper Powys was once in his overdue fifties. by means of then, he had already been a thinker, a profitable lecturer (with packed-out lectures within the U.S.A.), a storyteller, a would-be magician and a poet.
Powys enjoyed writing, even if it was once letters, essays, novels or philosophical commentaries. He lived in most cases from his writing after 1930, after approximately 30 years of lecturing (mainly within the United States). He produced many books, which integrated novels, philosophical essays, poetry, correspondence and literary feedback.
Some of the writers that Powys knew in my view integrated Theodore Dreiser, Thomas Hardy, William Barnes, W.B. Yeats, Dorothy Richardson, Aleister Crowley and Bertrand Russell. In the USA, Powys used to be buddies with Dreiser, Edna Vincent Millay, Edgar Lee Masters, and Arthur Davison Ficke. He additionally met E.E. Cummings, Amy Lowell, Edmund Wilson, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Marianne Moore, Ford Maddox Ford and may Durant, and performers comparable to Charlie Chaplin and Isadora Duncan.
By David McWhirter
By Anne Ashley Davenport,Danielle M. Peters
Suspicious Moderate bargains the 1st particular research of Sancta Clara's works. as well as his infamous Deus, natura, gratia (1634), Sancta Clara wrote a accomplished safety of episcopacy (1640), a huge treatise on ecumenical councils (1649), and a treatise on traditional philosophy and miracles (1662). via rigorously reading the context of Sancta Clara's rules, Davenport argues that he geared toward instructing English Roman Catholics right into a depoliticized and capacious Catholicism suited for own ethical reasoning in a pluralistic international. during her examine, Davenport additionally came across that "Philip Scot," the writer of the earliest English discussions of Hobbes (a treatise released in 1650), was once none except Sancta Clara. Davenport demonstrates how Sancta Clara joined the trouble to struggle Hobbes's Erastianism by means of rigorously reflecting on Hobbes's pioneering rules and by way of looking for universal flooring with him, irrespective of how slight.
By Luke Roberts
This booklet examines the literary impression of famed British poet, Barry MacSweeney, who labored on the leading edge of poetic discovery in post-war Britain. Agitated both through politics and the probabilities of inventive experimentation, Barry MacSweeney used to be ridiculed within the press, his literary popularity in basic terms improving in the direction of the top of his lifestyles which was once lower brief via alcoholism. With shut readings of MacSweeney along his contemporaries, precursors, and affects, together with J.H. Prynne, Shelley, Jack Spicer, and Sylvia Plath, Luke Roberts bargains a clean creation to the sphere of contemporary poetry. Richly designated with archival and bibliographic study, this booklet recovers the social and political context of MacSweeney’s interesting, not easy, and arguable influence on sleek and modern poetry.
By Eckart Voigts,Barbara Schaff,Monika, Dr Pietrzak-Franger,Barbara, Prof Dr Schaff,Eckart, Prof Dr Voigts
Taking up the old evolution of Darwin and his theories and the cultural responses they've got encouraged, Reflecting on Darwin poses the next questions: 'How are the apparatuses within the mid-nineteenth century and on the flip of the twenty-first century interconnected with bio-scientific paradigms in artwork, literature, tradition and science?' 'How are naturalism, determinism and Darwinism - the eugenics of the 19th century and the genetic coding of the 20 th century - located, embodied and staged in a number of media configurations and media genres?' and 'How have specific media apparatuses shaped, displaced or stabilized many of the thoughts of humankind within the framework of evolutionary theory?' starting from the early flow of Darwin’s rules to the current, this interdisciplinary assortment can pay specific awareness to Darwin’s postmillennial reception. starting with an summary of the ancient improvement of up to date ecological and moral fears, Reflecting on Darwin then turns to Darwin’s impression on modern media, neo-Victorian literature and tradition, technology fiction literature and movie, and modern concept. In studying the plurality of how during which Darwin has been rewritten and reappropriated, this particular quantity either mirrors and inspects the complexity of modern debates in Victorian and neo-Victorian studies.
By O. Knowles