Download Medieval Religion and its Anxieties: History and Mystery in by Thomas A. Fudgé PDF

By Thomas A. Fudgé

This ebook examines the extensive types of spiritual trust, spiritual practices, and the impact of faith inside of medieval society. faith within the heart a long time used to be now not monolithic. Medieval faith and the Latin Church are usually not synonymous. whereas theology and liturgy are vital, an exam of animal trials, gargoyles, final judgments, a variety of features of the medieval underworld, and the search for salvation light up lesser identified dimensions of faith within the heart a while. a number of issues run in the course of the booklet together with visible tradition, heresy and heretics, legislations and felony technique, in addition to sexuality and an understanding of mentalities and anxieties. even supposing an expanse of 800 years has handed, the is still of these other Middle a long time might be noticeable at the present time, forcing us to reconsider our reviews of this desirable and infrequently ignored past.

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Download Literature, Identity and the English Channel: Narrow Seas by D. Rainsford PDF

By D. Rainsford

This publication issues the importance of the English Channel in British and French literature from the 1780s onwards: a well timed topic given the serious debates in development in regards to the genuine and wanted relationships among Britain and mainland Europe. The booklet addresses modern authors who use the Channel as a spotlight for cultural remark, evaluating their methods to these of previous writers, from Charlotte Smith and Chateaubriand via Hugo and Dickens to historians and trip writers of the Fifties and Eighties.

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Download A Poetry Handbook by Mary Oliver PDF

By Mary Oliver

With ardour, wit, and reliable logic, the prestigious poet Mary Oliver tells of the fundamental methods a poem is built-meter and rhyme, shape and diction, sound and feel. Drawing on poems from Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, and others, Oliver imparts a unprecedented quantity of knowledge in a remarkably brief area. “Stunning” (Los Angeles Times). Index.

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Download Post-structuralism and the question of history by Derek Attridge PDF

By Derek Attridge

Contemporary advancements in literary concept, resembling structuralism and deconstruction, have come below assault for neglecting historical past, whereas historically-based techniques were criticized for failing to take account of the issues inherent of their methodological foundations. This selection of essays is exclusive in that it specializes in the relation among post-structuralism and old (especially Marxist) literary idea and feedback. the quantity encompasses a deconstructive studying of Marx, essays that relate heritage to the philosophical and institutional context, and a couple of stories of specific texts, literary and non-literary, which pose the query of historical past and literary thought with specific strength.

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Download Literary Darwinism: Evolution, Human Nature, and Literature by Joseph Carroll PDF

By Joseph Carroll

In Literary Darwinism, Carroll provides a complete survey of this new circulation with a suite of his most crucial formerly released paintings, besides 3 new essays. The essays and studies provide remark on the entire significant individuals to the sphere, situate the sphere as a complete with regards to ancient tendencies and modern colleges, supply Darwinist readings of significant literary texts similar to delight and Prejudice and Tess of the d'Urbervilles, and examine literary Darwinism with regards to the affiliated fields of evolutionary metaphysics, cognitive rhetoric, and ecocriticism. amassing the essays in one quantity will supply a vital element of reference for students attracted to consulting what the "foremost practicioner" (New York occasions) of Darwinian literary feedback has to claim approximately his box.

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Download Poetry & religion : figures of the sacred by Ineke Bockting, Visit Amazon's Jennifer Kilgore-Caradec PDF

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Poetry and faith were associated because the first written texts of humanity, even ahead of the Psalms of the Hebrew Bible. Exploring the connection among poetry and faith in the realm of poetry in English, this quantity starts off in medieval instances and ends with a set of poems released in 2010, with robust emphasis given to the metaphysical poets of the 17th century. Nineteen essays hide the paintings of poets from a number of sessions and continents, starting from Julian of Norwich and the nameless writer of The Cloud of Unknowing to Thomas Traherne, George Herbert, John Donne, Alexander Pope, John Keats, Alfred Tennyson, Christina Rossetti, Emily Dickinson, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Thomas Hardy, W.B. Yeats, Robert Graves, T.S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, R.S. Thomas, Grace Nichols, Jean Breeze, Elizabeth Jennings, James Dickey, and Geoffrey Hill.
This booklet could be of exact curiosity to fanatics and students of poetry. shut analyzing of texts, mixed with unique learn and ranging serious frameworks, offer a stimulus to learn or re-read the poems mentioned. The texts during this quantity symbolize the papers given at a global symposium held on the Institut Catholique de Paris in 2011

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By John Peck

Literary phrases and Criticism has lengthy been confirmed because the best-selling consultant to the learn of English literature. It deals a entire advent to English poetry, drama and the unconventional, entire with sensible suggestion and how one can examine texts and the way to make experience of the severe phrases we hire in discussing literature. it's also the clearest and Most worthy of all courses to trendy severe idea. There are entries on all features of severe considering, starting from conventional feedback via to postcolonialism and cultural materialism. This new version additionally comprises up to date fabric, a revised additional examining record and extra dialogue of severe phrases and techniques. In so doing, it is still the integral consultant - supplying you with the important starting-point for no matter what textual content you're learning, and supplying you with rules you could draw on all through your direction.

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Download Ecocriticism and Geocriticism: Overlapping Territories in by Robert T. Tally Jr., Christine M. Battista, Saville PDF

By Robert T. Tally Jr., Christine M. Battista, Saville

Although taken care of as unique colleges of concept, ecocriticism and geocriticism have either positioned emphasis at the lived setting, no matter if via social or common areas. For the 1st time, this interdisciplinary selection of essays addresses the complementary and contested points of those ways to literature, tradition, and society.

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