Cuda, Anthony

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Hidden in plain sight: Virgilian, Dantean, and Laforguian allusions in T. S. Eliot's "La figlia che piange" 2010 6674 I argue in this paper that "La Figlia che Piange" is T. S. Eliot's first masterpiece to truly reflect his ambition to be a poet of stature and that it is the earliest poem forecasting his poetic signatures that remain throughout the rest of his oeuvr...
The gift of the bee-Poet: Bee Symbolism in H.D.'s Poetry and Prose 2012 4783 The bee has played a significant role in human cultures and religions since before the time of the ancient Egyptians and, as a result, has become a well-known symbol in world mythologies and literature. In this thesis, I explore the ways in which H.D...
“I who am here dissembled”: exteriority in T.S. Eliot and his modernist contemporaries 2016 1921 This dissertation examines the way that twentieth-century Modernist poet T. S. Eliot stages the production and reproduction of human subjectivity in his work. It places him in context of other thinkers of the period (poets, novelists, social theorist...
Turning back the tides: the Anglo-Saxon vice of ofermod in Tolkien’s Fall of Arthur AND The neighbors in the village: Frost’s debt to Dante, Longfellow, and James in “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" 2016 670 Tolkien’s Fall of Arthur has at its heart the theme of ofermod, a theme which appears throughout Tolkien’s criticism and creative work. In his essay “The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm’s Son,” he argues that the Anglo-Saxon word ofermod in the p...
Gyres and waves: Bergsonian movement and multiplicity in the works of W.B. Yeats and Virginia Woolf 2017 54 At the beginning of the twentieth century, French philosopher, Henri Bergson, unsettled the way people understood time and memory by suggesting that our representation of time as measured and linear is actually a discussion of space. For Bergson, rea...
Annihilation and utter night: W. B. Yeats, T. S. Eliot, and a modern(ist) old nihilism 2019 221 “What is the source of refreshment in nihilism?” T. S. Eliot asks in a 1950 interview with Leslie Paul. Although Eliot was perhaps speaking rhetorically, his question is a perceptive one. After all, if nihilism depends on humans’ empty existence to e...
Nietzsche, Mann, and Modernism: a framework for morality in Raymond Chandler's detective fiction 2019 124 In the wake of several newly released television detective series, there has been an increase in public discussion that centers on the dark philosophy of the hard-boiled detective. However, many of the contemporary conversations revolve around the ci...
Screwtape, Crowley, and their predecessors: the witty demon as an antimimetic device AND Thomas Mann’s modern monsters: the Gothic in Death in Venice and The black swan 2019 72 Within the Western tradition of narratives focused on representing demons, few artists have strayed from the hellish stereotype to introduce comic ones. Still fewer have managed to create what I will call the witty demon, whose representation, I sugg...