by Angelika Zirker https://www.connotations.de/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/Recording-AZ_CC.mp3 Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it: and Scrooge’s name was good upon ’Change, for anything he […]
by Laurie Atkinson 2023 marks the bicentenary of the foundation of the Edinburgh Bannatyne Club. Why an antiquarian printing society, dissolved after less than forty years, should warrant commemoration may not immediately be clear. But read on. One illustrious literary founder aside, the club represents a milestone in the transition […]
by Laurie Atkinson The Garlande or Chapelet of Laurell by John Skelton is five hundred years evergreen. In 1523, this remarkable poem about Skelton’s elevation to the court of Fame was published in London by Richard Faques. Mostly the preserve of early modern scholars, Skelton is best known as the […]
Rainer Lengeler, a long-time member of the Connotations Society and a close colleague of the founding editor Inge Leimberg, died on 29 October 2022. He was born in 1933 and grew up in the Eupen-Malmedy region, then and now a part of Belgium. He attended Belgian schools and was fluent […]
by Angelika Zirker On Thursday, December 23, 1897, Lewis Carroll (who was called Charles Lutwidge Dodgson in his professional life as a lecturer at Christ Church College in Oxford) wrote in his diary: I start for Guildford by the 2.07 today. It would be his last journey from Oxford […]
by Sara Rogalski Extract from The Changeling, Act 4, Scene 2 https://www.connotations.de/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Extract-from-The-Changeling-Act-4-Scene-2.mp3 In The Literary Encyclopedia, Anja Mueller-Wood speaks of “principles of change and replacement” as being “central” to The Changeling, a play first performed in 1622, and collaboratively written by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley. There is, […]
As is a tradition at Connotations, we are once again happy to host the Literary Advent Calendar 2022, this time with the title “Concerning Fireplaces and Other Energy Questions,” for the English department at Eberhard Karls University Tübingen. This year we will bring cosy warmth into our cold homes through stories […]
by Anna Budziak “A Prince of Court Painters,” a story about the painter Antoine Watteau, was composed when Pater had already known the taste of fame and the sting of criticism. Although he wished it to be published unsigned, it appeared, in October 1885, in Macmillan’s Magazine, with his name […]
With great sadness, we have learned that Arthur Kinney passed away on 25 December 2021. He was one of the founding members of Connotations and has been a key figure in making it flourish. For three decades, Arthur Kinney has strengthened our journal and society by his unflagging energy, his […]
by Curtis Runstedler The last anniversary of the year is H. P. Lovecraft’s “The Music of Erich Zann”. It is one of H. P. Lovecraft’s favourite short stories, and we are celebrating the centenary of its writing; the text actually came out in 1922 but Lovecraft wrote it in December […]
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