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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 […]

Understanding (Through) Annotations: Introductory Remarks

Understanding (Through) Annotations: Introductory Remarks39) 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 […]

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 […]

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. […]