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Growing up to be a man: Thomas Hardy and masculinity (2018)
Book Chapter
Thomas, J. (2018). Growing up to be a man: Thomas Hardy and masculinity. In P. Mallett (Ed.), The Victorian novel and masculinity, 116-150. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137491541_6

In July 1907, Thomas Hardy attended a dinner given by the Medico-Psychology Society (later to become the Royal College of Psychiatrists) as the guest of Peter William Macdonald, MD, medical superintendent of Dorset County Asylum and President of the... Read More

Passionate Uprisings in Shakespeare’s 'Lucrece' (2018)
Journal Article
Kaegi, A. (2018). Passionate Uprisings in Shakespeare’s 'Lucrece'. Shakespeare, 14(3), 205-215. doi:10.1080/17450918.2018.1504814

The phenomenon of passionate riot and its role in uprisings, fictional and historical, remains an analytical blind spot. Despite “the affective turn” in the humanities at the outset of the twenty-first century, scholarly studies have continued to foc... Read More

The religious geography of Marvell’s “An Horatian Ode”: popery, presbytery, and parti-coloured picts (2018)
Journal Article
Mottram, S. (2018). The religious geography of Marvell’s “An Horatian Ode”: popery, presbytery, and parti-coloured picts. Seventeenth Century, 33(4), 441-461. doi:10.1080/0268117X.2018.1484636

Marvell’s “Ode” (1650) is an English poem about a British problem – a problem further problematized by religion. The “Ode” lauds Cromwell’s Irish and Scottish campaigns, but English responses to these “colonial” wars were in reality complicated by pr... Read More

Fashionable connections: Alicia LeFanu and writing from the edge (2018)
Journal Article
Fitzer, A. M. (2018). Fashionable connections: Alicia LeFanu and writing from the edge. Romanticism, 24(2), 179-190. doi:10.3366/rom.2018.0371

This article focuses upon Alicia LeFanu (fl. 1809–36), author of several poems, six multi-volume novels, a critical biography of her grandmother, Frances Sheridan, and articles for the Court Magazine. Descended from an eminent literary family, and si... Read More

“With guiltles blood oft stained”: Spenser’s Ruines of Time and the Saints of St. Albans (2018)
Journal Article
Mottram, S. (2018). “With guiltles blood oft stained”: Spenser’s Ruines of Time and the Saints of St. Albans. Spenser studies, 31(1), 533-556. doi:10.1086/694442

Alban is conspicuously absent from Spenser’s Ruines of Time. Although Camden writes that Verulamium was “famous for […] bringing foorth Alban,” Spenser’s Verlame is silent on Alban and again departs from Camden to claim Verulamium had been built on t... Read More

“Things Pressing to be said”: Harriet Martineau’s mission to inform (2018)
Book Chapter
Sanders, V. (2018). “Things Pressing to be said”: Harriet Martineau’s mission to inform. In M. D. Hurley, & M. Waithe (Eds.), Thinking through style: Non-fiction prose of the long Nineteenth Century, 118-134. Oxford University Press (OUP). https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198737827.003.0008

Unlike many of the other authors discussed in this collection, Martineau has rarely been read for pleasure in the artistry of her wordplay. When she mentions her writing it is with a sense, declared in her Autobiography, that ‘Things were pressing to... Read More

The mower, the sower, and the mayor: Thomas Hardy and Hamo Thornycroft, encounters and affinities (2018)
Journal Article
Thomas, J. (2018). The mower, the sower, and the mayor: Thomas Hardy and Hamo Thornycroft, encounters and affinities. Word and Image, 34(1), 7-15. doi:10.1080/02666286.2017.1327306

This essay explores the intellectual and creative friendship between Thomas Hardy and Hamo Thornycroft, who met in 1883 when they were engaged upon works that were to define their respective careers. Hardy’s The Mayor of Casterbridge and Thornycroft’... Read More

Reform and order on the Elizabethan stage: Sir Thomas More to Hamlet (2017)
Journal Article
Clare, J. (in press). Reform and order on the Elizabethan stage: Sir Thomas More to Hamlet. Shakespeare Jahrbuch,

Im Zuge des religious turn in Studien zur Frühen Neuzeit ist bisher die Bedeutung der Zensur für die Durchsetzung konfessioneller Konformität wenig berücksichtigt worden. Gleichzeitig haben Arbeiten zur Theaterzensur deren Bedeutung für die Gestaltun... Read More

Joseph Skipsey, the 'peasant poet', and an unpublished letter from W. B. Yeats (2016)
Journal Article
Tait, G. (2016). Joseph Skipsey, the 'peasant poet', and an unpublished letter from W. B. Yeats. Literature and History, 25(2), 134-149. doi:10.1177/0306197316669264

This article examines an unpublished letter from Yeats to the ‘pitman-poet’ Joseph Skipsey, which gives new insight into the early career of Yeats and a deeper understanding of the possibilities and capabilities of the Victorian working-classes. It a... Read More

On the origins of the Gothic novel : from Old Norse to Otranto (2016)
Book Chapter
Arnold, M. (2016). On the origins of the Gothic novel : from Old Norse to Otranto. In C. Wynne (Ed.), Bram Stoker and the Gothic: formations to transformations, 14-29. Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1057/9781137465047

This essay assesses the extent to which Old Norse tradition provided the basis for a subspecies of literary horror. It focuses on those formations and interpretations of Old Norse Literature as it came gradually to light from the sixteenth century on... Read More

Becoming plant and posthumanism in Jeff Noon's Pollen (1995) (2015)
Journal Article
Cockin, K. (2016). Becoming plant and posthumanism in Jeff Noon's Pollen (1995). Critique, 57(1), 94-104. doi:10.1080/00111619.2015.1019405

This article examines Jeff Noon’s cyberpunk novel Pollen (1995), arguing for its innovative treatment of spatial and species identities. In addition to the challenging representations of gender and feminism identified by Val Gough, there are other ki... Read More

‘We do it to keep him alive’: bereaved individuals’ experiences of online suicide memorials and continuing bonds (2015)
Journal Article
Kennedy, D., Bailey, L., & Bell, J. (2015). ‘We do it to keep him alive’: bereaved individuals’ experiences of online suicide memorials and continuing bonds. Mortality, 20(4), (375-389). doi:10.1080/13576275.2015.1083693. ISSN 1357-6275

This paper presents draws on interviews with individuals who have experience of creating, maintaining and utilising Facebook sites in memory of a loved one who has died by suicide. We argue that Facebook enables the deceased to be an on-going active... Read More

(S)wept From Power: two versions of tyrannicide in Richard III (2015)
Book Chapter
Kaegi, A. (2015). (S)wept From Power: two versions of tyrannicide in Richard III. In R. Meek, & E. Sullivan (Eds.), The Renaissance of Emotion: understanding affect in Shakespeare and his contemporaries, 200-220. Manchester University Press

Ekphrasis and poetry (2015)
Book
Kennedy, D. (2015). Ekphrasis and poetry. In G. Rippl (Ed.), Handbook of Intermediality, 82-91. De Gruyter. doi:10.1515/9783110311075-006

The ekphrastic poem, like its close cousin the elegiac poem, is more a mood or method of working than a mode with a set of distinctive, clearly defined characteristics. This chapter aims to complement the chapter on theory by James Heffernan by surve... Read More

Continuing social presence of the dead: Exploring suicide bereavement through online memorialisation (2014)
Journal Article
Kennedy, D., Bailey, L., & Bell, J. (2015). Continuing social presence of the dead: Exploring suicide bereavement through online memorialisation. The new review of hypermedia and multimedia, 21(1-2), (72-86). doi:10.1080/13614568.2014.983554. ISSN 1361-4568

© 2014 The Author(s). The last 10 years have seen a rise in Internet sites commemorating those lost to suicide. These sites describe the life of the deceased and the afterlife of relatives, parents, friends or siblings who have been termed the "forgo... Read More

Spenser’s Dutch uncles: The family of love and the four translations of a theatre for worldlings (2014)
Book
Mottram, S. (2014). Spenser’s Dutch uncles: The family of love and the four translations of a theatre for worldlings. In J. Maria Perez Fernandez, & E. Wilson-Lee (Eds.), Translation and the Book Trade in Early Modern Europe, 164-184. doi:10.1017/CBO9781139942393.009

© José María Pérez Fernández and Edward Wilson-Lee 2014. A Theatre for Worldlings is a milestone work in more ways than one. Commonly regarded as the first English emblem book, it is “always to be remembered as containing the first printed verse of E... Read More