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Knight or Wight in Keats's 'La Bella Dame'?: An Ancient Ditty Reconsidered
(2005) - Journal article,
This article re-examines the various processes of textual transmission for Keats's 'La Belle Dame sans Merci', which have resulted in two 'competing' texts of the poem. It argues that a medieval model of textual production ...
"One can emend a mutilated text": Auden's The Orators and the Old English Exeter Book
(2002) - Journal article,
This article argues that Book I of Auden's 1931 work 'The Orators' does not merely allude to poems in the Old English Exeter Book as source material, but that it participates in a medievalist model of textual production. ...
"One a Bird Bore Off": Anglo-Saxon and the elegiac in The Cantos'
(2001) - Journal article,
This article provides an explanation and context for Pound's quotation from the Old English poem 'The Wanderer' at the start of 'Canto 27' and discusses the previously unacknowledged stylistic and rhythmical debts to Old ...
A note on the text of Manfred
(2016) - Journal article,
'Friends from an earlier life' : radical possibilities of nostalgic melancholy in poems of the 1947 Indian Partition
(2018-05-15) - Journal article,
This paper will examine poetic responses to the trauma of Partition, and will consider both poetry written at the time and since. I will examine works in Bengali, Urdu and English, by such poets as Agha Shahid Ali, Jibanananda ...
Eric Linklater, Private Angelo (1946)
(2017-12-18) - Journal article,
Recommends Linklater's novel about World War II in Italy as "a book that cherishes national difference while utterly condemning nationalism," "as much a book for 2017 as it was for 1946," and "a sharply observant satire ...
Introducing the David Mitchell special edition of C21 Literature
(2018-10-01) - Journal article,
Rose Harris-Birtill introduces the David Mitchell special edition of C21 Literature: Journal of 21st-century Writings. Harris-Birtill provides a critical introduction to David Mitchell’s complete works, before discussing ...
Postcolonial singularity and a world literature yet-to-come
(2015-10-27) - Journal article,
This article considers the challenge posed by Gayatri Spivak to rethink world literature along postcolonial lines as an ethical encounter with alterity. Read in this way, Spivak participates in a reframing of world literature ...
Between courtesy and constancy: The Faerie Queene, books VI and VII
(2016) - Journal article,
The 1609 edition of The Faerie Queene claims that the Mutabilitie Cantos, printed for the very first time, constitute part of a seventh Book of the poem, a “LEGEND OF Constancie.” This essay reads the figure of Meliboe in ...
Austen's literary alembic : Sanditon, medicine, and the science of the novel
(2016-04-01) - Journal article,
This essay examines the representation of science in Jane Austen’s unfinished novel Sanditon. It argues that this text, written in the months before Austen’s death in 1817, points to a development in her understanding of ...