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“There’s Something Wrong Somewhere”: Disenfranchisement and Diegesis in David Goodis’s Down There

“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,” […]

David V. Urban – Revisiting the History of the De Doctrina Christiana Authorship Debate and Its Ramifications for Milton Scholarship: A Response to Falcone and Kerr

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 […]

Robert Wilcher – Form and Spiritual Content in the Poetry of George Herbert and Henry Vaughan: A Response to Jonathan Nauman

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 […]

Filippo Falcone – Milton’s Consistency: An Answer to Jason Kerr

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 […]