Category Archives: English Literature

Download E-books Romancing Treason: The Literature of the Wars of Roses PDF

Romancing Treason addresses the scope and value of the secular literary tradition of the Wars of the Roses, and particularly of the center English romances that have been distinctively written in prose in this interval. Megan Leitch argues that the pervasive textual presence of treason in the course of the a long time c.1437-c.1497 indicates a manner of conceptualising the understudied area among the Lancastrian literary tradition of the early 15th century and the Tudor literary cultures of the early and mid-sixteenth century. Drawing upon theories of political discourse and interpellation, and of the ability of language to form social identities, this booklet explores the ways that, during this textual tradition, treason is either a resource of anxieties approximately group and identification, and a manner of responding to these matters. regardless of the context of many years of civil battle, treason is an understudied topic despite regards to Thomas Malory's celebrated prose romance, the Morte Darthur. Leitch consequently presents a double contribution to Malory feedback by means of addressing the Morte Darthur's engagement with treason, and by way of examining the Morte within the hitherto overlooked context of the prose romances and different secular literature written through Malory's English contemporaries. This e-book additionally deals new insights into the character and chances of the medieval romance style and sheds mild on understudied texts equivalent to the prose Siege of Thebes and Siege of Troy, and the romances William Caxton translated from French. extra extensively, this publication contributes to reconsiderations of the connection among medieval and early smooth tradition through concentrating on a relatively ignored sixty-year period -- the period that's frequently the dividing line, the 'no man's land' among well--but separately-studied classes in English literary studies.

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Download E-books The Gender Dance: Ironic Subversion in C. S. Lewis's Cosmic Trilogy (Studies in Twentieth-Century British Literature) PDF

By Monika B. Hilder

C. S. Lewis, fable novelist, literary student, and Christian apologist, is among the most unique and famous literary figures of the 20th century. As one that stood on the crossroads of Edwardian and sleek considering, he's frequently learn as a sexist or perhaps misogynistic guy of his time, yet this clean rereading assesses Lewis as a prescient philosopher who remodeled commonplace Western gender paradigms. The Gender Dance: Ironic Subversion in C. S. Lewis’s Cosmic Trilogy, the second one quantity in a triad, proposes that Lewis’s hugely nuanced metaphorical view of gender kinfolk has been misunderstood accurately since it demanding situations Western chauvinist assumptions on intercourse and gender. rather than perpetuating sexism, Lewis subverts the culturally inherited chauvinism of «masculine» classical heroism with the biblically encouraged imaginative and prescient of a shockingly «feminine» non secular heroism. His view that we're all «feminine» with regards to the «masculine» God - a theological feminism which crosses gender traces - implies that traits we have a tendency to gender as female, resembling humility, are the features necessary to being totally human. The study’s theoretical framework is Lewis’s personal, grounded in his view of biblical considering, and as he used to be proficient via writers resembling Milton, Wordsworth, and George MacDonald, and when it comes to the uniquely innovative implications for twentieth-first-century cultural reviews. This hugely insightful and exciting learn of theological feminism in Lewis’s Cosmic Trilogy should be compelling for an individual drawn to delusion literature, Inklings scholarship, gender discourse, moral and religious discourse, literature and theology, and cultural experiences in most cases.

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Download E-books Rethinking Joyce's Dubliners (New Directions in Irish and Irish American Literature) PDF

This selection of essays is a serious reexamination of Joyce’s famed ebook of brief stories, Dubliners. regardless of the multifaceted severe attention Dubliners has acquired because its ebook greater than a century ago, many readers and academics of the stories still depend upon and embrace old, outdated readings that invoke metaphors of paralysis and stagnation to appreciate the ebook. tough those canonical notions approximately mobility, paralysis, id, and gender in Joyce’s work, the ten essays here suggest that Dubliners is packed with fantastic flow. through embracing this paradigm shift, present and destiny students can open themselves as much as the potential for due to the fact circulate, perhaps even noticing it for the 1st time, can yield strangely clean twenty-first-century readings. 

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Download E-books The Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature, Volume One: From Columba to the Union (until 1707): The Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature: From ... History of Scottish Literature EUP) (vol. 1) PDF

The heritage starts off with the 1st full-scale serious attention of Scotland's earliest literature, drawn from the varied cultures and languages of its early peoples. the 1st quantity covers the literature produced throughout the medieval and early sleek interval in Scotland, surveying the riches of Scottish paintings in Gaelic, Welsh, previous Norse, outdated English and previous French, in addition to in Latin and Scots. New scholarship is dropped at endure, not just on inventive literature, but additionally legislations, politics, theology and philosophy, all put within the context of the evolution of Scotland's geography, background, languages and fabric cultures from our earliest instances as much as 1707.

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Download E-books Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 5: MS C PDF

This quantity provides a semi-diplomatic variation of the textual content of MS C (London, British Library Cotton, Tiberius B.i). often known as `the Abingdon Chronicle', it was once considerably copied within the mid-eleventh century and persisted to be so sporadically thereafter; the complement to its abrupt finishing by means of a twelfth-century reader means that it used to be nonetheless of curiosity within the interval after the Conquest. The C-text is a crucial resource of knowledge for the reign of Edward the Confessor, and it brings a distinct political point of view to the ascendency of Godwine and his sons.The conventional organization of the textual content, manuscript or either with the reformed monastery of Abingdon has been a huge function of the present figuring out of the interrelationships one of the a number of texts of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. the current version examines many of the arguments for associating the C-text with Abingdon and the problems inherent in those arguments. It brings to undergo proof from the palaeography and codicology of the manuscript in addition to textual content old and linguistic facts. The creation to the textual content considers the various strands composing the C-text, and the shut relationships of this article to MSS B, D, and E, and the amount is done with indices of people, peoples and areas.

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Download E-books Imagined Commonwealth: Cambridge Essays on Commonwealth and International Literature in English (Cambridge Commonwealth Series) PDF

This assortment contains contributions from many of the significant authors within the box. The severe essays were selected to open up chances, mark out obstacles and set pursuits within the ever-expanding box of foreign literature in English. The writers themselves are the relevant publications and assets for this firm. New literary and demanding practices are derived from the not easy position of English as a global language and from its kin with different languages. Values of cultural distinction and particularity are emphasized.

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Download E-books A History of Seventeenth-Century English Literature PDF

By Thomas N. Corns

A heritage of Seventeenth-Century Literature outlines major advancements within the English literary culture among the years 1603 and 1690.

  • An full of life and provocative heritage of English literature from 1603-1690.
  • Part of the key Blackwell background of English Literature series.
  • Locates seventeenth-century English literature in its social and cultural contexts.
  • Considers the actual stipulations of literary construction and consumption.
  • Looks on the complicated political, non secular, cultural and social pressures on seventeenth-century writers.
  • Features shut serious engagement with significant authors and texts

Thomas Corns is an enormous overseas authority on Milton, the Caroline court docket, and the political literature of the English Civil warfare and the Interregnum.

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