Literature

Tyranny and Usurpation – In Conversation with Doyeeta Majumder

Tyranny and Usurpation investigates the political, legal, historical circumstances under which the ‘tyrant’ of early Tudor drama becomes conflated with the ‘usurper-tyrant’ of the commercial theatres of London, and how the usurpation plot emerges as one of the central preoccupations of early modern drama. We caught up with Doyeeta Majumder to discuss this recent publication. Firstly, … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day 2019

To celebrate International Women's Day this year, we've curated a list of recent work by our brilliant female authors. Keep reading to find out more about some of the key titles by women from across our disciplines! Sarah Schenirer and the Bais Yaakov Movement by Naomi Seidman Sarah Schenirer and the Bais Yaakov movement she … Continue reading

Literature

An introduction to: The T. S. Eliot Studies Annual by General Editor John D. Morgenstern

In 1975, a contributor to the short-lived T. S. Eliot Review characterized the state of Eliot scholarship as an incomplete mosaic, with “the primary materials for research [. . .] either in jumbled disarray or missing entirely.” While a glut of memoirs flooded the literary marketplace, serious scholars lacked the “fundamental research tools” to fill … Continue reading

Literature

‘The Excursion’ and Wordsworth’s Iconography – In Conversation with Brandon Yen

‘The Excursion’ and Wordsworth’s Iconography considers William Wordsworth’s use of iconography in his long poem 'The Excursion'. Through the iconographical approach, the author steers a middle course between The Excursion’s two very different interpretive traditions, one focusing upon the poem’s philosophical abstraction, the other upon its touristic realism. We caught up with author Brandon Yen … Continue reading

Literature

Readings in the Cantos – Five Minutes with Richard Parker

To celebrate the release of Readings in the Cantos, we caught up with Richard Parker to discuss changing perspectives on the Cantos and what we can learn from Pound's discarded works. Could you tell us a bit about The Cantos and why they have been so widely studied? The Cantos are one of modernism’s longest poems, begun in earnest around 1915 … Continue reading