Literature

Writers and Their Work: July 2021

Have you ever been unsure of where to start when studying the life and works of a distinguished writer for the first time? Our Writers and Their Work series provides brief but rigorous critical examinations of the works of eminent writers and schools of writing, serving as accessible introductions to anyone who wants to broaden … Continue reading

Literature

Keeping the Ancient Way: the Life and Work of Henry Vaughan

New to our English Association Monographs series, Keeping the Ancient Way is a detailed study of the historical contexts and literary achievements of seventeenth-century poet Henry Vaughan. In this blog post, author Robert Wilcher reflects on his study of Vaughan throughout his academic career. The publication of my book on Henry Vaughan, Keeping the Ancient … Continue reading

Literature

Reading Tagore’s ‘The Post Office’ During the Pandemic: Reflections on the Nature of Education

Modern Writers, Transnational Literatures, published by Clemson University Press, examines W.B. Yeats’s and Rabindranath Tagore’s literary engagements with identity, nationalism, and the literary and cultural traditions of Ireland and India. In this blog post, author Ragini Mohite re-visits Tagore’s The Post Office and considers the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on education and societal structures. … Continue reading

History, Literature

Sailor Talk: Labor, Utterance, and Meaning in the Works of Melville, Conrad, and London

I was raised in a world rich with sailor talk. My father, Captain James (‘Jay’) S. Bercaw, was a masterful storyteller. My sister Katrina, brother Seán, and I cherished sitting at his feet as he told brilliant and evocative sea stories. He had sailed twice around the world as First Mate on a square-rigged vessel, … Continue reading