Papers on Language & Literature

Literary history, theory, and interpretation.

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 4, Fall

Challenging the Script of the Heterosexual Couple: Three Marriage Novels by May Sinclair
In introducing The Gender of Modernism (1990), Bonnie Kime Scott urges readers to attend to "the forgotten and silenced makers of modernism," in particular, to a number of British and American women writing between approximately 1910 and 1940 ("Dedication,"...
Female Doubling: The Other Lily Bart in Edith Wharton's 'The House of Mirth.'
At Mrs. Wellington Bry's evening of tableaux vivants, when the curtain suddenly parts on a picture that is "simply and undisguisedly the portrait of Miss Bart," we are told that the awed spectators pay tribute not to Reynolds's "Mrs. Lloyd" but to...
Robert Frost on 'Listen America': The Poet's Message to America in 1956
Though Robert Frost intensely enjoyed talking about and saying his poetry, maintaining a full schedule of public appearances even in his last years, he had little to no experience presenting his poetry to the public through radio broadcast. On one...
Scorched Ego, the Novel, and the Beast: Patterns of Fourth Dimensionality in 'The Virgin and the Gipsy.'
Her hair fell across her face, as she tried to sip from the hot cup. --The Virgin and the Gipsy You will play with sex, will you! --"The Novel" It is the established opinion, since its publication in 1930, that The Virgin and the Gipsy...
Winter Tracings and Transcendental Leaps: Henry Thoreau's Skating
Good writing is a kind of skating which carries off the performer where he would not go, and is only right admirable when to all its beauty and speed a subserviency to the will, like that of walking, is added. (Emerson, Journals 7:334)...

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