Marx’s scholia: Annotations Involving Classical and Renaissance Texts in Capital1) William E. Engel Published in Connotations Vol. 29 (2020) Abstract My essay looks at the annotations in the first English printing of Karl Marx’s Capital, volume 1 (planned by Marx even as he was finishing the book in German, edited […]
Revisiting the History of the De Doctrina Christiana Authorship Debate and Its Ramifications for Milton Scholarship: A Response to Falcone and Kerr25) David V. Urban Published in Connotations Vol. 29 (2020) Abstract This essay details the history of the De Doctrina Christiana authorship controversy, suggesting that the debate’s conclusion in […]
Form and Spiritual Content in the Poetry of George Herbert and Henry Vaughan: A Response to Jonathan Nauman Robert Wilcher Published in Connotations Vol. 29 (2020) Abstract Jonathan Nauman makes a fine job of demonstrating how Herbert sought to express the operation of divine grace in poetry by integrating meaning […]
Milton’s Consistency: An Answer to Jason Kerr Filippo Falcone Published in Connotations Vol. 29 (2020) Abstract In his “Shifting Perspectives on Law in De Doctrina Christiana: A Response to Filippo Falcone,” Jason Kerr makes a convincing case for De Doctrina Christiana as in itself dynamic and discontinuous as the expression […]
The response paper challenges Frederick Kiefer’s argument that the euphuistic quality of Hamlet’s “What a piece of work is a man“-speech is not as euphuistic as Kiefer claims and that the ambiguity of the speech is less related to its presumed euphuistic nature but rather to Hamlet’s use of irony throughout the play.
The Praise of Cosmopolitanism: The Confidence-Man by Herman Melville Daniel Thomières Published in Connotations Vol. 29 (2020) Abstract This essay is an attempt at reconstructing the logic underlying The Confidence-Man by Herman Melville. Its main focus will be on the function of the Cosmopolitan who represents a key dimension which […]
Annotation as an Embedded Textual Practice: Analysing Explanatory Notes in Three Editions of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Lena Linne and Burkhard Niederhoff Published in Connotations Vol. 29 (2020) Abstract The present article has two parts. The first part (sections 2 to 5) compares and reviews the explanatory notes in […]
Understanding (Through) Annotations: Introductory Remarks94) Matthias Bauer and Angelika Zirker Published in Connotations Vol. 29 (2020) Abstract This article introduces the special issue on “Understanding (Through) Annotations” and addresses the two topics that are fused into one by means of the brackets in its title, namely (1) the understanding of […]
Anita Gilman Sherman responds to the debate on “Close Reading Donne” by situating a poetics of place and “truth-spots” at work in Donne’s reception within commercial and political interests as well as aesthetic and sensory factors.
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