Papers on Language & Literature

Literary history, theory, and interpretation.

Articles from Vol. 37, No. 4, Fall

Do Facts Matter on a CD-ROM?
Was Shakespeare's Macbeth set in the Falkland Islands? Or New Zealand? Or perhaps Australia? Did Shakespeare go to a University in Hong Kong? Did he shop at a Tesco's market? The editors at Columbia University Press may think so. At least, they have...
Ideology and History: William Mitford's History of Greece (1784-1810)
THE STUDY OF GREEK HISTORY IN ENGLAND AT THE CLOSE OF THE 18TH CENTURY By the end of the eighteenth century the growing regard for the wider Hellenic world among the English intelligentsia was not yet strongly reflected in the educational curricula...
Literature and Sport as Ritual and Fantasy
In From Ritual to Romance, first published in 1920 and an important source for T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land, Jessie L. Weston pointed to the evolution of literature from previous rituals that gave rise to the form of the romance. Pursuing convergent...
The Conception of Science in Wells's the Invisible Man
Whoever, in the pursuit of science, seeks after immediate practical utility, may generally rest assured that he will seek in vain. All that science can achieve is a perfect knowledge and a perfect understanding of the action of natural and moral forces....
The Primacy of the "Rougher" Version: Neo-Conservative Editorial Practices and Clara Reeve's Old English Baron
The recovery of the work of eighteenth-century women authors, begun in earnest in the late 1970s, has been increasingly perceived as important over the years. Indeed, now we can even trace a history of the development of this recovery work. The novels...
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