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'Looking down time's telescope at myself': reincarnation and global futures in David Mitchell's fictional worlds (2017-09-08) - Journal articleThis essay explores the trope of reincarnation across the works of British author David Mitchell (b.1969) as an alternative approach to linear temporality, whose spiralling cyclicality warns of the dangers of seeing past ...
What John Shirley said about Adam : authorship and attribution in Cambridge, Trinity College, MS R.3.20 (V&R unipress, 2017-07-26) - Book itemThe scribe John Shirley copied many short Middle English poems, including several by Geoffrey Chaucer, and is often either the earliest or the only copyist to provide authorship ascriptions. Cambridge Trinity College MS ...
(2015-07-03) - Journal articleFull exploration of the implications of the surgical episode involving 'Mr Keats, one of the Surgeons belonging to Guy's Hospital' in March-April 1816.
(2015-10-27) - Journal articleThis 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 ...
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