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Survivors' Songs: From Maldon to the Somme

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Source study, or genetic criticism, has as its focus all of those things that influenced, or may have influenced, a literary work. Project Muse is a unique collaboration between libraries and publishers, providing 100% full-text, affordable and user-friendly online access to a comprehensive selection of prestigious humanities and social sciences journals. is a not-for-profit organization in Philadelphia that broadly encourages new futures for contemporary life through public programs featuring international artists, architects, and theorists.

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Shakespeare and the Nature of Love: Literature, Culture,

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He may not be an expert in philosophy or theology, but his common sense must surely be allowed its rights. Landow, Professor of English and the History of Art, Brown University [Part One of "There Began to Be a Great Talking about the Fine Arts," which originally appeared as a chapter in The Mind and Art of Victorian England, ed. Anne Hollander, Seeing through Clothes (Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, 1993; first published 1975), pp. 374–5. 4.

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Theorizing the Avant-Garde: Modernism, Expressionism, and

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This course zooms from micro to macro views of twentieth century staged dances as culturally inflected discourse. In the party scene that follows, Julie apologies for being late, saying, ‘So sorry! Racine's subjects adjust themselves to the three unities; Shakespeare's do not. "Evidently all these alleged Rules effect or express only the most superficial char- acteristics of the drama/' But, says Brunetiere, there is something which does not de- pend on these superficial characteristics.

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Of Cigarettes, High Heels, and Other Interesting Things: An

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Jewish tradition informs us that one of the great earlier Sages, Rabbi Meir, used to mark his allegorical explanations in his own private scroll as a means of remembering them. [63] There is no evidence of these private scrolls ever becoming mixed up with the traditional written Torah, for Jewish law is extremely precise and exacting in its demands of the scrolls used for the Torah reading in the synagogues. It does not thereby transcend those conceptions, as it is still natural law that is manifested by the tragic action.

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Pipes o' Pan at Zekesbury

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Both the repressed victim of conscience and the debauchee may be considered as paying excessive prices for the organization they achieve. Such are the outstanding works which treat in greater or less degree the theory of the drama. Independence and the end of colonialism have not ended social fragmentation and war in the Middle East. Romances combine the desire for a man with the inscription of the reader into patriarchal heterosexual ideology” (p. 116).] Dukes, Richard L. “The Cinderella Myth: Negative Evaluations of Stepparents.” Scottish Slavonic Review, 73 (1989): 67-72. [Essays on “What is Folklore,” with discussions of folklore and anthropology, literature and esoteric and exoteric factors; “The Search for Origins,” with discussions of psychoanalysis and folklore, the eclipse of solar mythology, and several analyses of The Three Pigs and Jack and the Beanstalk; “Form in Folklore,” with structural, cultural, and thematic analyses; “The Transmission of Folklore,” with considerations of reproduction of folk stories and poetry; “The Functions of Folklore, including William Bascom’s “Four Functions of Folklore”; and “Selected Studies of Folklore,” with essays on specific tales or practices.] -----. “’To Love My Father All’: A Psychoanalytic Study of the Folktale Source of King Lear.” Southern Folklore Quarterly, 40 (1976): 353-366.

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A Dictionary of Cultural and Critical Theory

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The report, however, did not investigate the issues underlying the perceived need for change. Eileen Bradbury, a psychologist who advises surgeons at the Alexandra Hospital in Cheadle, Cheshire, said she was particularly worried that Jenna wanted the operation so that she could be successful. "That is a very disturbing belief for a 15-year-old girl to have, and also a false one," she said. "I have seen women coming for surgery who work in television and they say they have to have it done or they won't get the work.

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Versions of the Past Visions of the Future: The Canonical

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There has been commensurate growth in the area of biographical dictionaries of women writers due to a perception, according to one editor, that "most of our women are not represented in the 'standard' reference books in the field". We may appreciate her skill in using them free from the satisfactions and distractions of viewing them. 14 FILM MOMENTS all gathered and stilled in tableau, waiting for applause, the incongruous silence interrupting continuity. The Jane Bancroft Cook Library has nearly three decades (1966-1994) of this journal available in print and another fifteen years (1951-1966) in microfilm.

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Italian Pulp Fiction:: The New Narrative of the Giovani

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Revised for Journal of Digital Humanities August 2014. [1] Robert Townsend, History’s Babel: Scholarship, Professionalization, and the Historical Enterprise in the United States, 1880-1940. This had nothing to do with non-diffusion of Mediterranean crops, absence of domesticable plants, and non-adaptability of tropical crops. Copland was not thinking of Appalachia when he wrote the piece. In doing this, art history seems to have evolved a language that facilitates understanding the historical surrounding of the creation of a work of art.

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Christa Wolf's Utopian Vision: From Marxism to Feminism

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This is followed by another cut to him in close-up, now silent and becalmed, looking after her retreating figure. Bergson 's Theory of the Comic in the Light of English Comedy. Examines the multifaceted revolution of Serge Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes and its impact on dance, music, theatre, and visual arts in the opening decades of the 20th century. The mysterious origin of the resistance of bacteria. New Historicism or cultural theory, is another school of criticism. Midnight marks the interface “between the dimensions of eternity and time ….

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Elements of Criticism, Volume 1

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This brings into question Chaucer's political intent with the Wife of Bath. There is no transition underway, or recently completed, to a fundamentally different global structure. THE Italian Renaissance, bringing with it as it did a re-birth of interest in the art and literature of antiquity, is the starting point of modern literary criticism. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993. [Suggests that the “low tradition” in horror movies possesses positive subversive potential, a space to explore gender ambiguity and transgress traditional boundaries of masculinity and femininity.] Cobbett, William.

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