Articles in this issue
- Robinson Crusoe[fn]All quotations are taken from: Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe, ed. Michael Shinagel, A Norton Critical Edition, 2nd ed. (New York: Norton, 1994). After each quotation I give the page number in this edition. [/fn],"The Other" and the Poetics of Surprise
David Fishelov, 14.1-3:1-18.
- "Alice was not surprised": (Un)Surprises in Lewis Carroll's Alice-Books
Angelika Zirker, 14.1-3:19-37.
- Textual, Contextual and Critical Surprises in "Désirée's Baby"[fn]This article is a revised version of the paper “Resisting Conventional Narrative Closure in Kate Chopin’s Fiction: The Surprise Ending of ‘Désirée’s Baby’” which was presented at the 8th International Connotations Symposium held at Universitätskolleg Bommerholz, 24-28 July 2005. I express my gratitude to all the participants for their questions and suggestions in the lively ensuing debate, which enabled me to restructure and expand this contribution. Additionally, I would like to thank the anonymous reviewers of Connotations for their thoughtprovoking criticism and careful editing. My sincere thanks also to the tutors and students enrolled in the American Literature course I teach at the UNED, because their long discussions of “Désirée’s Baby” in the past five years have helped me understand in what ways and to what extent many different readers—and not only literary critics—may be surprised by this short story.[/fn]
Teresa Gibert, 14.1-3:38-67.
- Textual Surprise in Pauline Smith's "The Sinner"
Myrtle Hooper, 14.1-3:68-86.
- "These things astonish me beyond words": Wordplay in William Carlos Williams's Poetry
Margit Peterfy, 14.1-3:87-108.
- Tender Is What Night? Surprises in the Growth of Fitzgerald's Fourth Novel
William Harmon, 14.1-3:109-18.
- The Mystery of Vladimir Nabokov's Sources: Some New Ideas on Lolita's Intertextual Links
Alexander M. Luxemburg, 14.1-3:119-34.
- John Lanchester's The Debt to Pleasure: An Aesthetics of Textual Surprise[fn]This is the expanded version of a paper presented at the conference of the Connotations society at Dortmund and Bochum, 24−28 July 2005. I would like to express my gratitude to both Burkhard Niederhoff and Christiane Bimberg for organising the event. I also wish to thank the participants of the conference, whose remarks on the paper were insightful and encouraging. Thanks are also due to Burkhard Niederhoff, Murat Kayi, Stefan Erlei, and the anonymous Connotations reviewer for their generous advice and criticism. All translations are mine unless otherwise indicated.[/fn]
Maik Goth, 14.1-3:135-61.
- Emerson's Allusive Art: A Transcendental Angel in Miltonic Myrtle Beds
Frances M. Malpezzi, 14.1-3:162-72.
- Some Remarks on "Parody, Paradox and Play in The Importance of Being Earnest"
Christopher S. Nassaar, 14.1-3:173-76.
- Another Response to "'Across the pale parabola of Joy': Wodehouse Parodist."
Laura Mooneyham White, 14.1-3:177-82.
- In Search of a City: Civilization, Humanism and English Gothic in A Handful of Dust
Martin Stannard, 14.1-3:183-204.
- A Question of Influence and Experience: A Response to Edward Lobb
John Howard Wilson, 14.1-3:205-12.