“There’s Something Wrong Somewhere”: Disenfranchisement and Diegesis in David Goodis’s Down There Robert Lance Snyder Published in Connotations Vol. 30 (2021) Abstract Described by critics as a “poet of the losers” who masterfully portrayed the “economic struggles, in a truly Kafkaesque sense, of the underbelly of America during his time,” […]
The Authorship of De Doctrina Christiana: A Response to David V. Urban4) John K. Hale Published in Connotations Vol. 30 (2021) Abstract Urban proposes that the doubts about Milton’s authorship of De Doctrina Christiana make it acceptable to ignore the work when one writes about the theology in Milton’s late […]
At the Cutting Edge: Touch Images in Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Pit and the Pendulum’11) Jarkko Toikkanen Published in Connotations Vol. 30 (2021) Abstract The sense of touch, a less studied aspect of “The Pit and the Pendulum” (1842), is peculiar to how Poe’s story is experienced. Along the way, […]
Marx’s scholia: Annotations Involving Classical and Renaissance Texts in Capital26) 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 Kerr50) 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 […]
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