Papers on Language & Literature

Literary history, theory, and interpretation.

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 1, Winter

An Aristotelian Reading of the Feminine Voice-as-Revolution in E. M. Forster's A Passage to India
"But the crisis was still to come." --E. M. Forster, A Passage To India A Passage To India is a novel about moments, those both historical and topical, within which the immediate context of an utterance develops meaning and power. As an historical...
Hanging for Pleasure and Profit: Truth as Necessary Illusion in Bellow's Fiction
In the 1976 Nobel Award speech, the Nobel Committee praised Saul Bellow for his portrayal of "a man ... who can never relinquish his faith that the value of life depends on its dignity, not its success, and that the truth must triumph at last" (Jacobs...
Romantic Masculinity in Edgeworth's Ennui and Scott's Marmion: In Itself a Border Story
Ireland and Scotland seem curious backdrops for articulation of a new English masculinity in the late eighteenth/early nineteenth centuries, with regional authors equally unlikely articulators of that masculinity. Yet the border countries of Maria...
The Sacrifice of Isaac in Medieval English Drama
The absence of staged tragedy in the Middle Ages is a commonplace of theatrical history. However, there was no lack in the late medieval period of a vernacular drama that specialized in pain, suffering, and that deeper sort of mental hurt that usually...