Academic journal article Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature

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Academic journal article Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature

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IT is with great satisfaction that we publish this special Hopkins issue of Renascence. For many years the journal has been known as a repository of important critical articles on the well-known Jesuit poet. Now Renascence welcomes a number of familiar scholars, offering both a historical and a more contemporary look at the poet, his work, and his continuing significance.

David Anthony Downes has been a significant name in Hopkins studies for many years. Noted as a student of Hopkins the Jesuit, he comes to us in this issue as an historian of the Hopkins Society and its journal, The Hopkins Quarterly. Contributor to one of the most popular special issues of Renascence (the Hopkins special issue, Vol. 42.1-2, 1990), Jude V. Nixon returns in this issue offering a special connection of Hopkins to an important twentieth-century Catholic author, Muriel Spark. Author and editor of significant work on Hopkins, Francis L. Fennell provides a new way to look at Hopkins's possible impact in the future, employing the insights of recent advances in critical theory. …

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