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A journal focusing on literature and literary topics for the academic audience.

Articles from Vol. 45, No. 4, Winter

Broken Lines: Genealogical Literature in Medieval Britain and France
Ralucca L. Radulescu & Edward Donald Kennedy, eds. Broken Lines: Genealogical Literature in Medieval Britain and France. Turnhout: Brepols, 2008. 295 pp.Why does medieval genealogical literature matter? The establishing of lineage gave the past authority...
Milton and the Victorians
Erik Gray. Milton and the Victorians. Ithaca and London: Cornell UP, 2009.Milton's influence on the Victorians has hitherto received surprisingly little attention. Many books and articles have been written on Milton and the Romantics, but only two previous...
Narrative Progression in the Short Story: A Corpus Stylistic Approach
Toolan, Michael. Narrative Progression in the Short Story: A Corpus Stylistic Approach. Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2009. ? + 212 pp. $ 149.00 Hardbound.This is an innovative and thought-provoking examination of the computationally discoverable stylistic...
Reading the Underthought: Jewish Hermeneutics and the Christian Poetry of Hopkins and Eliot
Kinereth Meyer and Rachel Salmon Deshen. Reading the Underthought: Jewish Hermeneutics and the Christian Poetry of Hopkins and Eliot. Jewish Literature and Culture. Bloomington: Catholic U of America P, 2010. xiiii + 314 pp.Kinereth Meyer and Rachel...
The Adventures of Philip: On His Way through the World Shewing Who Robbed Him, Who Helped Him, and Who Passed Him By
William Makepeace Thackeray. The Adventures of Philip: On His Way Through the World Shewing Who Robbed Him, Who Helped Him, and Who Passed Him By ed. by Judith Law Fisher. Ann Arbor: The U of Michigan P, 2010. 814 pp. $125.00.In Victorian Fiction: A...
The Cambridge Introduction to Zora Neale Hurston
Lovalerie King. The Cambridge Introduction to Zora Neale Hurston. Cambridge UP, 2008. xiii + 137pp. $19.99.The Cambridge Introduction to Zora Neale Hurston by Lovalerie King uses a systematic, efficient formula for exploring and recording the life and...
Tom Stoppard: A Bibliographic History
William Baker and Gerald N. Wachs. Tom Stoppard: A Bibliographic History. London and New Castle, Del.: The British Library and Oak Knoll Press, 2010. xlviii, 446p. & 1 CD-ROM. alk. paper, $79.95.Harold Pinter and Tom Stoppard stand as the foremost...