BOOKS RECEIVED: Hillary Eklund, ed., “Ground-Work: English Renaissance Literature and Soil Science” (Duquesne UP, 2017)
How does soil, as an ecological element, shape culture? With the sixteenth-century shift in England from an agrarian economy to a trade economy, what changes do we see in representations of soil as reflected in the language and stories during… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Patrick J. Murphy, “Medieval Studies and the Ghost Stories of M. R. James” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from University Press Books Montague Rhodes James authored some of the most highly regarded ghost stories of all timeclassics such as Oh, Whistle, and Ill Come to You, My Lad that have been adapted many times over for radio… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Jennifer Garrison, “Challenging Communion: The Eucharist and Middle English Literature” (Ohio State UP, 2017)
Buy from University Press Books In this book, Jennifer Garrison examines literary representations of the central symbol of later medieval religious culture: the Eucharist. In contrast to scholarship that depicts mainstream believers as enthusiastically and simplistically embracing the Eucharist, Challenging… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: George Butte, “Suture and Narrative: Deep Intersubjectivity in Fiction and Film” (Ohio State UP, 2017)
Suture and Narrative: Deep Intersubjectivity in Fiction and Film by George Butte offers a new phenomenological understanding of how fiction and film narratives use particular techniques to create and represent the experience of community. Butte turns to the concept of… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Mary C. Fenton and Louis Schwartz, eds., “With Wandering Steps: Generative Ambiguity in Milton’s Poetics” (Duquesne UP, 2016),
Buy from University Press Books Throughout his poetry, as he explored how human beings could and should align their wills with Gods, John Milton grappled with this reality: as we travel through this life, our paths fork and choices are… Read More
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