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Nothing like the image and horror of it: King Lear and Heart of Darkness (2010)
Journal Article
Meek, R. (2010). Nothing like the image and horror of it: King Lear and Heart of Darkness. Borrowers and lenders: the journal of Shakespeare and appropriation, 5(1),

There are several allusions to King Lear at the end of Heart of Darkness, suggesting that Joseph Conrad might have had Shakespeare in mind during the composition of his novella. Both texts are concerned with the difficulty of producing meaning in the... Read More about Nothing like the image and horror of it: King Lear and Heart of Darkness.

"More than History can Pattern": Shakespeare and Historicism (2010)
Journal Article
Meek, R. (2010). "More than History can Pattern": Shakespeare and Historicism. Forum for Modern Language Studies, 46(2), 221-243. doi:10.1093/fmls/cqp164

This article explores current debates in Shakespeare studies regarding the claims of historicism and presentism. The article focuses upon Cymbeline and its fascination with the ways in which our attempts both to reconstruct the past and to understand... Read More about "More than History can Pattern": Shakespeare and Historicism.