|Original and eternal seduction: Satan's psyche in Paradise lost
||Religion and psychoanalysis share similar difficulties in literary application and
analysis. Both are relevant and dependent on readers and their personal experience. John
Milton's Paradise Lost is a blend of religious interpretation and a progress...
|Unveiling her majesty's purposes: Malory's Guinevere as structural center
||Considering the context of Le Morte Darthur, we may find it difficult to believe
that Thomas Malory could have been much of a feminist; and yet, he manages to
construct some of the most powerful feminine literary characters of his time. Arrested on...
|Jean Schlumberger Éveils : a historical autobiography
||Jean Schlumberger (1877-1968), a French writer, journalist and co-founder of the
Nouvelle Revue Française, a French literary journal, is best known as a writer of novels, plays
and books of poetry. His non-fiction, especially his autobiography, Éve...
|Puppets, politics, and postmodernity : Paula Vogel speaks through theater history
||Throughout her career, contemporary playwright Paula Vogel has purposefully
incorporated literary and theater history within her plays in order to comment on
contemporary social and political issues. In the introduction to her 2004 play The Long
|Trauma and the ethical dilemma in Arundhati Roy's The God of small things
|| Arundhati Roy’s novel, The God of Small Things, is notable for its complex narrative technique, particularly its elaborate narrative structure and its treatment of perspective. The novel contains several layers of narratives, including two dominant...
|Social commentary and the feminine center in John Webster
||In the early seventeenth century, John Webster published two significant works, both of
which examined the societal issues of his day. In The White Devil and The Duchess of Malfi,
Webster made an unprecedented move in placing a strong female charac...
|Re-envisioning romanticism as postmodern fantasy : a case study of William Blake and Robert Jordan
||Postmodern fantasy fiction has often been linked to Arthurian legends and Victorian literature. However, few critics have addressed the relationship between American postmodern fantasy fiction and English Romanticism’s mystical poetry. American postm...