Papers on Language & Literature

Literary history, theory, and interpretation.

Articles from Vol. 43, No. 1, Winter

Coordination Problems in the Work of William Faulkner
Coordination problems, situations in which the actions of an individual depend on the behavior of others, constitute an important subject for game theorists, but their value to literary analysis remains undervalued. This article begins to redress the...
Covert Appropriations of Shakespeare: Three Case Studies
Some artists have constructed new works or major elements of new works from raw materials provided by Shakespeare but have redeployed these materials in such a way that the appropriation, despite its significant contribution to the creation of the...
"Desultory Fragments" or "Printed Works"? Coleridge's Changing Attitude to Newspaper Journalism
Scholarly interest in the print culture of the Romantic era has grown in recent years, with two new collections of essays, British Romanticism and the Edinburgh Review and Romantic Periodicals and Print Culture, building on a platform of research established...
Nuclear Cassandra: Prophecy in Doris Lessing's the Golden Notebook
If you feel certain that society is heading for nuclear war, as Doris Lessing felt in the 1960s, what are you supposed to do with that knowledge? How do you act ethically and responsibly in the face of such a depressing conviction about the future?...
Panopticism and the Construction of Power in Franz Kafka's the Castle
This enclosed, segmented space, observed at every point, in which the individuals are inserted in a fixed place, in which the slightest movements are supervised, in which all events are recorded, in which an uninterrupted work of writing links...
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