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After a brief survey of the place of the symbolism of light in the teachings and practices of the earlier church, this article goes on to examine the use of that Christian symbolism in Old English poetry, with particular reference to hagiographical verse, in which it is widely adopted and...
Gower's treatment of the incest motif in the “Tale of Apollonius” in Book VIII of the Confessio Amantis is embedded into the poet's discussion of kingship, which, like incest, emerges as being subject to legal discourses. Read politically, the portrayal of Apollonius would appear to sustain a...
The Middle English version of the encyclopedic verse dialogue Sidrak and Bokkus has received little attention in recent scholarship, and hence questions about its organization and appeal to readers remain unanswered. Discussing a previously unexplored version of the text in the early modern...
The article focuses on the eventful history of the copy of Sir Edward Monings The Landgraue of Hessen his princelie receiuing of her Maiesties embassador (1596) held by the Warsaw University Library, which includes manuscript notes and two signatures, allegedly by William Shakespeare, all...
By disregarding the relation between Victorian literature and its illustrations, literary research has largely failed to explain what the experience of reading fiction in the nineteenth century was like. The original version of Rider Haggard's She , which was published in instalments in the...
Since the 19 th century modern literature has been characterized by the deconstruction and loss of the hero. While Carlyle aims at a re-definition of heroism and Hardy prefers to see the fate of his characters in the context of Greek tragedy, both Jerome K. Jerome and H. G. Wells show the world...
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