Papers on Language & Literature

Literary history, theory, and interpretation.

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 3, Summer

Formal Parody and the Metamorphosis of the Audience in Timberlake Wertenbaker's the Love of the Nightingale
Recent feminist theory of the theater has turned out for scrutiny every aspect of the dramatic experience, whether from the perspective of production or performance or viewing. Particular attention has been given to the last of these, for spectator...
"Servility and Comamnd": Authorship in 'Melmoth the Wanderer.'
I cannot again appear before the public in so unseemly a character as that of a writer of romances, without regretting the necessity that compels me to it. Did my profession furnish me with the means of subsistence, I should hold myself culpable indeed...
Staging the Feminine Performance of Desire: Masochism in 'The Maid's Tragedy.'
In The Subject of Tragedy, Catherine Belsey notes that in the Renaissance, marriage as an institution was publicly in crisis. "Marriage becomes in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries," she writes, "the site of a paradoxical struggle to create a private...
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