Papers on Language & Literature

Literary history, theory, and interpretation.

Articles from Vol. 44, No. 1, Winter

Cather and Woolf in Dialogue: The Professor's House and to the Lighthouse
Perhaps the ocean that lay between Willa Cather and Virginia Woolf has prevented critics from investigating how these two authors influenced each other. Hermione Lee discusses Cather and Woolf's shared "alliance to modernism" (190), and Josephine O'Brien...
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Interior/exterior in the Harry Potter Series: Duality Expressed in Sirius Black and Remus Lupin
Bodily transformation commonly occurs in the world of the J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels. From the Animagus, to the metamorphmagus, to the effects of polyjuice potion, characters slough off one identity for another with ease. While the changing...
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Love, Pity, and Deception in Othello
When Henry Jackson saw the King's Men perform Othello at Oxford in 1610, it was not only Shakespeare's poetry that moved him and his fellow playgoers, but the image of Desdemona's dead body on the stage. Jackson's response to the play illustrates the...
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Mother and Daughter: Augusta Webster and the Maternal Production of Art
Critics have increasingly studied Augusta Webster's contribution to the dramatic monologue during the Victorian period, and studies by Warwick Slinn, Patricia Rigg, Marysa Demoor, Robert Fletcher, Christine Sutphin, and Cornelia Pearsall suggest that...
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