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Ælfric's Life of St. Sebastian is in many ways typical of the saints' lives in his whole collection concerning a male, secular, military saint. Saints such as these were likely appealing models of behavior for Ælfric's secular, military patrons for the Lives of Saints collection. Nevertheless, a...
This paper investigates the strategies of language-use in James Joyce's “The Dead” and the relationship between these strategies and the prominent themes of the story, such as subjectivity, nationalism and literature. Using a Heideggerian approach, it understands the story as a series of...
Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy begins with an act of conception. But what is conceived in the first chapter is not so much the result of a sexual but that of a performative act. Drawing on a (long-neglected) systematization of narrative speech acts (or ‘modes’), the present article shows how...
A hitherto unknown exchange of letters between the Frisian stadholder Willem Frederik of Nassau-Dietz and the English dramatist and courtier Thomas Killigrew adds considerably to our knowledge of the latter's diverse preoccupations in the years before and immediately after the Restoration. It...
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