Literature

Misreading Anita Brookner: In Conversation with Peta Mayer

Anita Brookner was known for writing boring books about lonely, single women. Misreading Anita Brookner unlocks the mysteries of the Brookner heroine by creating entirely new ways to read six Brookner novels. Drawing on diverse intertextual sources, Peta Mayer illustrates how Brookner’s solitary twentieth-century women can also be seen as variations of queer nineteenth-century male … Continue reading

Journals, Literature

Call for Papers! Essays in Romanticism invites proposals for a Special Issue, Romantic Pedagogies in the 2020s.

The editorial team of Essays in Romanticism invites submissions for a special issue entitled Romantic Pedagogies in the 2020s. The team stated the following in relation to the special issue: Never have our collective methods in teaching Romantic-era writing varied more drastically. In addition to our usual concerns about student population and access to texts, … Continue reading

Literature

“Quiet as it’s kept”: How The Bluest Eye Inaugurated a New Genre of Fiction 50 Years Ago

New from Clemson University Press, Writing the Survivor by Robin Field explores how rape novels place survivors at the heart of narratives of sexual violence rather than the perpetrators. In this blog post, Field reflects on the power of Toni Morrison's debut novel The Bluest Eye, to mark its 50th anniversary. The Bluest Eye was … Continue reading

Literature, Poetry

Poetry, Money & Me

Poetry & Money: A Speculation by the award-winning poet Peter Robinson is a study of the relationships between poets, poetry, and money from Chaucer to contemporary times. Through its close readings of poems over many centuries directly or indirectly engaged with money, the book demonstrates the extent to which money and its metaphors permeate areas … Continue reading

Literature

The formal and the informal, the redacted and the omitted: working with the Henry Crabb Robinson archive

Philipp Hunnekuhl is the author of Henry Crabb Robinson: Romantic Comparatist, 1790–1811, published recently in the Romantic Reconfigurations: Studies in Literature and Culture 1780–1850 series. The book is the first comprehensive study of Robinson’s achievements as a pioneering literary critic and cross-cultural disseminator. In this blog post, Hunnekuhl reflects on working with the manuscripts of … Continue reading