Literature

Nanyang Technological University
Literature
Wan Nur Riny Ridzuan

What do American politician Hillary Clinton and English novelist Jane Austen have in common? What lessons can we learn from these female “pioneers” in their respective fields? With Clinton being the first female presidential candidate in the...

University of Sheffield
Literature
Clodagh Murphy

His scepter and his prick are of a length;
And she may sway the one who plays with th' other,
And make him little wiser than his brother. –Satyr on Charles II 

The court of Charles II was notoriously libertine, with the King...

Western University
Literature
Wyatt Merkley

This paper argues that the “Green World” theory, put forth by Northrop Frye in his 1958 Argument of Comedy, should have an equal, inverse, theory, taking into account Shakespeare’s tragedies. 
In 1958, Northrop Frye put forth his...

Western University
Literature
Wyatt Merkley

This paper establishes a concept I term "objective imagism" which follows from T.S. Eliot's Objective Correlative and Ezra Pound's Imagism, to argue that the two poetic and literary techniques find a synthesis in the poetry of Al Purdy. Purdy's...

University of Liverpool
Literature
Mary Crotty

Charles Dickens's work is unique for a multitude of reasons. What I find particularly interesting however is his characterisation, most notably his use of disability. In Great Expectations, as well as Bleak House, Nicholas Nickleby and A...

Nanyang Technological University
Literature
Arin Fong

The mechanical arranger in James Joyce’s novel Ulysses is known to control and distort the text in many ways. However, the text is also structured by a correspondence to the human body, with each episode modelled stylistically and thematically...

McGill University
Literature
Nelanthi Hewa

In this paper, I apply Jean-Franois Bayart's concept of the politics of the belly to Ngugi wa Thiongo's play I Will Marry When I Want. I argue that the focus on food and consumption in the play is a method of centering the effects of both...

Nanyang Technological University
Literature
Faezah Zulkifli

One might argue that the city in Ulysses has more to do with content than with form, but Joyces claim that he "want[s] to give a picture of Dublin so complete that if the city one day suddenly disappeared from the earth it could be reconstructed...

University of St Andrews
Literature
Victoria Walsh

In what is often referred to as a rapidly globalising world, the role and production of fiction is changing. British fiction is becoming ever more concerned with representation of other times, places, and cultures, but despite the changing times...

University of Birmingham
Literature
Bethany Vernon

Identifying the difficulties of gender in Shakespeares Comedies, particularly Twelfth Night, Cymbeline and The Two Gentleman of Verona, this essay explores how the disguise of cross dressing reflects complicated contemporary notions of gender....