Studies in the Literary Imagination

A semiannual scholarly literary journal, unique in that each issue is edited by one or more guest editors and devoted to a special topic or theme in literature. Covers a wide variety of topics from different ages and genres. Contributors are invited to su

Articles from Vol. 49, No. 2, Fall

A Century of Neglect: John Henry Newman and T.S. Eliot's "Tradition and the Individual Talent"
For those interested in so recondite a topic as John Henry Newman's impact on T. S. Eliot, I offer this essay as a companion piece to "T.S. Eliot and John Henry Newman," published not long ago in a collection entitled T.S. Eliot and Christian Tradition....
A Likely Story: Character and Probability in Newman and Austen
John Henry Newman was no Janeite. While there is evidence he read most or all of her novels, they did not entirely suit his taste: "everything Miss Austen writes is clever," wrote Newman in an 1837 letter to his sister, "but I desiderate something. There...
An Educated Conscience: Perception and Reason in Newman's Account of Conscience
An important feature of conscience, for John Henry Newman, is the capacity to sense things divine. (1) This feature entails a kind of moral perception. In some texts, for example, Newman describes conscience as the capacity to "perceive the voice, or...
Cor Ad Cor Loquitur: Emotion and the Communion of Believers in Newman's Writings
In his lifetime, John Henry Newman delivered well over a thousand sermons, homiletic efforts distinguished by a directing logic, very much the voice of reason. That much, by even a casual perusal, contemporary readers can still clearly comprehend. Yet,...
Newman's Apprenticeship: The Sermons at St. Clement's
On May 25, 1824, a little less than three weeks before his ordination to the diaconate, John Henry Newman wrote to his father, "I am convinced it is necessary to get used to parochial duty early, and that a Fellow of a College after ten years' residence...
Selected Bibliography of Recent Scholarly Work on John Henry Newman with a Focus on Literary Studies
Editor's Note: all editions are print unless otherwise noted. PRIMARY MATERIALS EDITIONS 1: STANDARD SCHOLARLY EDITIONS OF NEWMAN'S WORKS Apologia Pro Vita Sua. Ed. David J. DeLaura. New York: Norton, 1968. Apologia Pro Vita Sua. Ed. Ian Ker. London:...
The Wisdom of John Henry Newman
At first glance the essays in this diverse collection on John Henry Newman may appear to have little in common aside from their primary subject. "Voice of Reason" contains an essay that focuses on the influence of Newman on T. S. Eliot (Oser), another...
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