A group of scholars in English Literature. Researchers in different periods, authors and those working with different theoretical approaches are all welcome. The aim of this group is to create a space for literary discussion through our blog. Please contact me if you will like to publish a blog post to share your latest research, publication, a call for papers, etc.
Looking back, postmodernist, reflexive fiction, experimental writing and metafiction seem very much a twentieth-century thing. It was then, in the good ole times Before the Web, that I wrote this paper on “Theory of Reflexive Fiction”: https://personal.unizar.es/garciala/publicaciones/reflexive.html
That’s a long long period, thence the caps. Not that there’s so very many people writing on medieval English literature any longer. But here goes the topic or thread, starting with this link in which I post a poem by Chaucer, “Truth” or Trouthe—one not everyone is familiar with: https://vanityfea.blogspot.com/2010/10/trouthe.html
Here’s the YouTube channel of the University of York’s Department of Drama, Film and TV. With many unique things on English drama: https://www.youtube.com/user/TFTVUOY/videos
Singer, Rita. “Bicultural Geographies: Narrating Anglo-Welsh Identities in the Novels of Allen Raine.” 2015. Online at Humanities Commons.* https://hcommons.org/deposits/item/hc:32527/ 2020
Well, surely Shakespeare is a major topic and area all by himself or together with his train of characters, colleagues, critics and followers. We may post all manner of things Shakespearean here, and I’ll begin with this YouTube channel, from Bob Jones University, which includes a number of good theatrical productions of Shakespeare plays:…[Read more]
Things relating to twentieth-century authors….. E.g. this paper on Maggie Gee:
Muñoz González, Esther. “Lost Children: Hearing the Past in the Silence of an Empty House.” ES 38 (2017): 47-63. Online at Academia.* (Maggie Gee, 1994). https://www.academia.edu/38764321/ 2020
Here’s a thread on things decimononical, if I may use the term. This time on gender, Stuart Mill, Darwin, and Austen. I was going to say things Victorian, and well I might, since Jane Austen is somewhat of a Victorian before the Victorians. Perhaps they wouldn’t have been so very Victorian without her lessons. Anyway, the title of this 1st post is…[Read more]
Please find as an attachment the Call for Papers for the Special Issue
“Contemporary Fictions of Migration and Exile: Writing Diaspora in the
21st Century”. The deadline for submissions is 31 March 2021.
Nora Rodriguez-Loro started the topic CFP for the II International Conference From Manuscript to Digital in the discussion English Literature on Humanities Commons 2 weeks, 4 days ago
We are glad to share with you that September 15 is the new extended deadline for the CFP for the II International Conference From Manuscript to Digital: World Wide English Literature and World Wide Literatures in English, organized by University of Lincoln, Universidade de Lisboa, and Universidad de Jaén. The conference will be held in J…[Read more]
Publisher: Brill Publishers (series, European Perspectives on the United States)
Working Title: The Platinum Age of American Television
Editor: Ben Alexander
See pdf attached.
Martin, Sara. Representations of Masculinity in Literature and Film: Focus on Men, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2020
Yet another useful YouTube channel: Eric Luttrell’s video lectures: YouTube (Eric Luttrell).* https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkJjxQTlPXuL8vnqjwFoygg/videos
We might post here some interesting video resources on English literature, e.g. YouTube channels, notable video lectures on English authors, etc. Here’s today: an EngLit channel with lots of video lectures by J Newman: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8aHBlwgkXTPpQwdRvqTMig
Painting Words: Aesthetics and the Relationship between Image and Text addresses the importance of dialogue between art and literature, text and image in our image-saturated era. In a globalized world, isolation and compartmentalization hinder us back, whereas the Romantic idea of belonging urges us to look beyond and to build bridges. Bearing…[Read more]
Gender studies (feminist criticism, women or men’s studies, literature and sexuality etc.) has been a prominent interest in English literary studies in recent decades, and will presumably keep on that way. We might share here “things” we find relating to the subject or collection of subjects. E.g. today this paper on Angela Carter:
Kaur, S…[Read more]
Yet another paper from my archives… This one’s got a bit on Stevenson: La perspectiva dominante sobre el sistema combinatorio: https://literarytheory.hcommons.org/2020/09/28/la-perspectiva-dominante-sobre-el-sistema-combinatorio/
Carmen Escobedo de Tapia and Alejandra Moreno Álvarez, eds. Spiritual and Corporeal Selves in India: Approaches in a Global World. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press (Lady Stephenson Library), 2020. ISBN (10): 1-5275-5780-4, ISBN (13): 978-1-5275-5780-2.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
List of Illustrations .…[Read more]
World Political Theatre and Performance: Theories, Histories, Practices, edited by Mireia Aragay, Paola Botham and José Ramón Prado-Pérez (Brill, 2020).
The volume is a collection of essays from the Political Performances Working Group at the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR), organised in two sections: ‘Activist Thea…[Read more]
This is a reminder of the Call for Papers for issue number 16 of the journal Estudios Irlandeses, to be published in March 2021. Submissions that engage in a critical and original way with aspects of Irish literature, history, arts and the media should be sent email@example.com not later than 1 November 2020, following the…[Read more]
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