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Brian Bates – Wordsworth & the Sonnet as Epic Prelude: A Response to Stephen Fallon and Henry Weinfield

Wordsworth & the Sonnet as Epic Prelude: A Response to Stephen Fallon and Henry Weinfield Brian Bates Published in Connotations Vol. 28 (2019) Abstract Brian Bates’s response to Stephen Fallon’s and Henry Weinfield’s debate on authorial influence from Shakespeare to Milton and on to Wordsworth (published in Connotations 26) “builds […]

Venus Bargouth – Wordsworth’s “The Baker’s Cart”

Wordsworth’s “The Baker’s Cart” Venus Bargouth Published in Connotations Vol. 28 (2019) Abstract This essay offers a historicized reading of William Wordsworth’s “The Baker’s Cart,” a fragment written between late 1796 and early 1797 at a time of rising bread prices but never titled or published by the poet himself. […]

Jason A. Kerr – Shifting Perspectives on Law in De Doctrina Christiana: A Response to Filippo Falcone

Shifting Perspectives on Law in De Doctrina Christiana: A Response to Filippo Falcone Jason A. Kerr Published in Connotations Vol. 28 (2019) Abstract In his reply to Filippo Falcone’s article on questions concerning Milton’s authorship of De Doctrina Christiana, Jason A. Kerr approaches the argument from a historical perspective: “is […]

William Harmon – 1943

1943 William Harmon Published in Connotations Vol. 28 (2019) I read the book that says “1943” and am persuaded. Then I read a decapitating review that says “not 1943” and am confused. Then I read a denigrating reply to the review that says “1943” and am dismayed but reassured. A […]

Bircan Nizamoğlu – Revisiting the Aesopic Race in the Late Twentieth Century: New Facets of Speed in Vikram Seth’s “The Hare and The Tortoise”

Revisiting the Aesopic Race in the Late Twentieth Century: New Facets of Speed in Vikram Seth’s “The Hare and The Tortoise” Bircan Nizamoğlu Published in Connotations Vol. 28 (2019) Abstract Vikram Seth’s “The Hare and The Tortoise” (1991) is a comic rewriting of Aesop’s age-old fable. Seth answers the question […]