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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 […]

Lena Linne and Burkhard Niederhoff – Annotation as an Embedded Textual Practice: Analysing Explanatory Notes in Three Editions of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

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 […]

Maria Kark and Dirk Vanderbeke – Empathy with the Butcher, or: The Inhuman Non-Human in Michel Faber’s Under the Skin

Faber’s science fiction novel Under the Skin is an extreme example of our willingness to ‘forgive and forget’ even the worst atrocities. This paper explores the literary strategies that influence our responses to the monstrous behaviour of the novel’s extra-terrestrial protagonist, as well as the cognitive mechanisms that may be involved in our momentary acceptance of the inhuman non-human.

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 […]