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Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Aboriginal Child at School     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
About Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Access     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Acta Academica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Acta Universitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Adeptus     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Advocate: Newsletter of the National Tertiary Education Union     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
African Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Agriculture and Human Values     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Akademika : Journal of Southeast Asia Social Sciences and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Aldébaran     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Alterstice : Revue internationale de la recherche interculturelle     Open Access  
Altre Modernità     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Amaltea. Revista de mitocrítica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Imago     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
American Review of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Anabases     Open Access  
Analyse & Kritik. Zeitschrift f     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Angelaki: Journal of Theoretical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Anglo-Saxon England     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Antik Tanulmányok     Full-text available via subscription  
Antipode     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56)
Anuario Americanista Europeo     Open Access  
Arbutus Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Ars & Humanitas     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Artes Humanae     Open Access  
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Asia Europe Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Australasian Journal of Popular Culture, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Behaviour & Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Behemoth     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Belin Lecture Series     Open Access  
Bereavement Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Cahiers de praxématique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Child Care     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Choreographic Practices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Chronicle of Philanthropy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Claroscuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Co-herencia     Open Access  
Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Cogent Arts & Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Colloquia Humanistica     Open Access  
Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Comprehensive Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Congenital Anomalies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Conjunctions. Transdisciplinary Journal of Cultural Participation     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Conservation Science in Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cornish Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Creative Industries Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Critical Arts : South-North Cultural and Media Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Crossing the Border : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Cuadernos de historia de España     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cultural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Culturas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Culture, Theory and Critique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Daedalus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Dandelion : Postgraduate Arts Journal & Research Network     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Death Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Digital Humanities Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 55)
Diogenes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Doct-Us Journal     Open Access  
Dorsal Revista de Estudios Foucaultianos     Open Access  
e-Hum : Revista das Áreas de Humanidade do Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 35)
Égypte - Monde arabe     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
En-Claves del pensamiento     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Enfoques     Open Access  
Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Études arméniennes contemporaines     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études de lettres     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
European Journal of Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
European Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Expositions     Full-text available via subscription  
Fronteras : Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Frontiers in Digital Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences     Hybrid Journal  
GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
German Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27)
Germanic Review, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Globalizations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Gothic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Gruppendynamik und Organisationsberatung     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Habitat International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Hacettepe Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Heritage & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
History of Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Hopscotch: A Cultural Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Human Affairs     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Human Nature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Human Performance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Human Remains and Violence : An Interdisciplinary Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Human Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
humanidades     Open Access  
Humanitaire     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Humanities Diliman : A Philippine Journal of Humanities     Open Access  
Hungarian Cultural Studies     Open Access  
Hungarian Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Ibadan Journal of Humanistic Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Inkanyiso : Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Insaniyat : Journal of Islam and Humanities     Open Access  
Inter Faculty     Open Access  
Interim : Interdisciplinary Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Arab Culture, Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
International Journal of Heritage Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Humanities of the Islamic Republic of Iran     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Listening     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of the Classical Tradition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Interventions : International Journal of Postcolonial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
ÍSTMICA. Revista de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jangwa Pana     Open Access  
Jewish Culture and History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal de la Société des Américanistes     Open Access  
Journal des africanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal for Cultural Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal for General Philosophy of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal for Learning Through the Arts     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal for New Generation Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal for Research into Freemasonry and Fraternalism     Hybrid Journal  
Journal for Semitics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal Of Advances In Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Aesthetics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Journal of African American Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of African Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of African Elections     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Arts & Communities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Journal of Bioethical Inquiry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Cultural Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Cultural Geography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Journal of Data Mining and Digital Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 31)
Journal of Developing Societies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Family Theory & Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Franco-Irish Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Happiness Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Journal of Interactive Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Intercultural Communication Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Intercultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Interdisciplinary History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Labor Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Medical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32)
Journal of Modern Greek Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Modern Jewish Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Open Humanities Data     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Semantics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of the Musical Arts in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Visual Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Journal Sampurasun : Interdisciplinary Studies for Cultural Heritage     Open Access  
Jurisprudence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Jurnal Ilmu Sosial dan Humaniora     Open Access  
Jurnal Pendidikan Humaniora : Journal of Humanities Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Sosial Humaniora     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
L'Orientation scolaire et professionnelle     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
La lettre du Collège de France     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
La Revue pour l’histoire du CNRS     Open Access  
Lagos Notes and Records     Full-text available via subscription  
Language and Intercultural Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Language Resources and Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Law and Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Law, Culture and the Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Le Portique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Leadership     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Legal Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Legon Journal of the Humanities     Full-text available via subscription  
Letras : Órgano de la Facultad de Letras y Ciencias Huamans     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Literary and Linguistic Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Litnet Akademies : 'n Joernaal vir die Geesteswetenskappe, Natuurwetenskappe, Regte en Godsdienswetenskappe     Open Access  
Lwati : A Journal of Contemporary Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Medical Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Medieval Encounters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Médiévales     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Mélanges de la Casa de Velázquez     Partially Free  
Memory Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Mens : revue d'histoire intellectuelle et culturelle     Full-text available via subscription  
Messages, Sages and Ages     Open Access  
Mind and Matter     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Mneme - Revista de Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)

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  [SJR: 0.158]   [H-I: 7]   [7 followers]  Follow
    
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   ISSN (Print) 1572-8668 - ISSN (Online) 0028-2677
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  • Versifier la Passion. Les versions roumaines versifiées du Rêve de la
           Vierge dans leur contexte littéraire (XVII e –XIX e siècles)
    • Authors: Emanuela Timotin
      Abstract: The paper focuses on The Dream of the Virgin, a late medieval apocryphal writing, which has enjoyed an important European transmission. According to the text, the Virgin had a prophetic dream, in which she foresaw the Passion and the death of Christ. The author discusses the tendency of certain Romanian versions, preserved in manuscripts dating from the eighteenth to nineteenth centuries, to describe the Passion in a versified form. The investigation reconstructs the context in which this tendency has first occurred and reveals that many texts (sermons, liturgical and traditional poems) meant to be read in public at significant moments of the religious calendar shared various themes with the apocryphal writing. Thus, their public use, rhythmic character and intertextuality with The Dream of the Virgin could have shaped the form of the text and occasionally they could have turned prose into poetry.
      PubDate: 2018-04-17
      DOI: 10.1007/s11061-018-9562-z
       
  • Intimacy, Interdependence, and Interiority in the Old English Prose
           Boethius
    • Authors: Britton Brooks
      Abstract: This article explores voice in the prose (B Text) version of the Old English Boethius. It argues that the Old English Boethius transforms the Socratic dialogue of its main Latin source, Boethius’s De consolatione philosophiae, into an interdependent dialogue focused on the inner life. This transformation of the Old English Boethius fits into two categories: first, the initial split of voices that refocuses the first two-thirds of the text on Boethius’s mod; and second, the expansion of direct address to the audience by Wisdom. The Old English Boethius can, therefore, be read as a distinctly Anglo-Saxon philosophical pursuit, where the path to God is through the development of interdependent relationships.
      PubDate: 2018-04-03
      DOI: 10.1007/s11061-018-9559-7
       
  • María de Zayas’ Broken Frame: A Brief Study of the History and
           Evolution of Frame Narratives
    • Authors: Marcos A. Romero Asencio
      Abstract: The focus of this paper is to investigate the evolution and the genre of frame narratives in order to address some of the numerous narratological challenges with which María de Zayas presents her readers. These challenges include the questioning of the narrative frame’s capacity to control embedded narratives and the effects of the embedded narrative on the frame narrative. María de Zayas, I will argue, not only challenges the concept of the frame narrative but also attempts to explore, and perhaps surpass, its limits. In order to investigate the narrative frames, I will use Jacques Derrida’s definitions of the ergon (the essence of a work) and the parergon (the nonessential components of a work) and apply his theory concerning the two to frame narratives. I hope to demonstrate how Zayas, like many of her predecessors, repeatedly manipulates the frame narrative of her text. However, as she attempts to direct her narrative attention to more and more issues, she eventually looses control of her frame narrative. This is not meant to be overly critical of Zayas, however, for as Robert Scholes and Robert Kellogg tell us “The greatest narratives are inevitably those in which the most is attempted” (16).
      PubDate: 2018-03-19
      DOI: 10.1007/s11061-018-9561-0
       
  • Representations of the Void, or, The Language of Silence in the Fiction on
           the Strategic Bombing of Germany
    • Authors: Nil Santiáñez
      Abstract: This article explores the function and meaning of the void in novels on the strategic bombing of Germany written by Hubert Fichte, Kurt Vonnegut, and Louis-Ferdinand Céline. Instead of directly narrating the catastrophic event, the selected novels omit it, thereby producing a formal void. This paper claims that the narrative voiding of the traumatic event relates to two intersecting phenomena: (1) the psychic void in acute trauma, and (2) the difficulty of representing warfare—air raids in this case.
      PubDate: 2018-03-16
      DOI: 10.1007/s11061-018-9558-8
       
  • „Vielleicht haben wir den Kaiser vis à vis “: Neue Beobachtungen zu
           Theodor Fontanes Nachlassroman Mathilde Möhring
    • Authors: Xiaoqiao Wu
      Abstract: This article deals with the role plays in Theodor Fontane’s posthumously published novel Mathilde Möhring, which are cleverly hidden in the text by the novelist and have been little noticed in prior scholarship. While the German Emperor Frederick III is subtly associated with the male protagonist Hugo Großmann, the title heroine turns out to be a masked figure of Melusine – a constellation that runs like a red thread through the whole text and can only be revealed by a close reading of a series of artistic and difficult “finesses”.
      PubDate: 2018-03-16
      DOI: 10.1007/s11061-018-9555-y
       
  • ‘Business! Solidity! Publicity!’: Speculation, Commodification, and
           Affect in Martin Chuzzlewit
    • Authors: Jasper Schelstraete
      Abstract: Charles Dickens’s novel Martin Chuzzlewit (1844) can be read as a retrospective narrative which seeks to understand how the Panic of 1837 and the global economic crisis that followed in its wake happened, though it does not offer reassurance. Rather than any broad-ranging narrative of comforting teleology that explains how the panic fits into acceptable economic orthodoxy, Martin Chuzzlewit zooms in on the deeply personal, fundamentally subjective and unconscious processes which precede a panic. This article shows how Martin Chuzzlewit denaturalizes the acquired sociocultural self-evidence of confidence through an examination of its exploitability and studies the ways in which Martin Chuzzlewit represents confidence as asserting itself through affective heuristic processes.
      PubDate: 2018-03-15
      DOI: 10.1007/s11061-018-9560-1
       
  • Le système des vitrines dans Le ventre de Paris , ou la représentation
           conflictuelle du premier objet
    • Authors: Marie-Sophie Armstrong
      Abstract: L’aquarium aux poissons rouges qui, dans Le ventre de Paris d’Émile Zola, domine la vitrine de la charcuterie des Quenu-Gradelle, n’a pas manqué d’interpeller la critique. Pourquoi en effet est-il donné à cet objet de clore l’extraordinaire description de cette chapelle du ventre qui met en abyme l’univers de profusion des Halles de Paris' Il s’agira ici de faire retour sur ce détail pour l’envisager comme point d’entrée dans un discours psychique dont le contenu ne pourra être véritablement révélé qu’à travers l’examen d’un ensemble de vitrines qui communiquent les unes avec les autres pour former la syntaxe d’une intrigue psychique. Prenant appui sur les théories du psychisme infantile élaborées par Mélanie Klein, nous démontrerons que les objets exposés au centre de chaque vitrine peuvent se lire comme autant d’avatars du premier objet, le sein maternel, que le nourrisson idéalise et endommage sous l’effet du phénomène de l’envie dans la position paranoïde-schizoïde. Au-delà du spectacle ethnographique que Le ventre de Paris donne à lire, c’est aussi une histoire intemporelle et commune à tout être humain que le roman met en scène.
      PubDate: 2018-03-06
      DOI: 10.1007/s11061-018-9554-z
       
  • Sganarelle ou le temps de la répétition
    • Authors: Eric Turcat
      Abstract: Molière never played Don Juan. Instead, he chose the part of Sganarelle, the querulous yet cowardly sidekick of the ‘grand seigneur méchant homme’. This choice might simply have been motivated by Molière’s desire to reprise one of the most popular character types of his comedic répertoire. However, beyond the proto-Bergsonian quest for mechanical laughter, this desire for repetition could also have signaled the comedian’s far more metaphysical concern with the repetitive nature of human time. From a dramatic standpoint, in fact, a case will be made for how Sganarelle’s cyclical experience of life on stage may well prove just as eternal as the myth of Don Juan itself.
      PubDate: 2018-03-05
      DOI: 10.1007/s11061-018-9557-9
       
  • Droit and Engin : Mesencius and Drances as Feudal Counselors in Le Roman
           d’Enéas
    • Authors: Caitlin G. Watt
      Abstract: This article examines the radical revisions made to two characters from the Aeneid, Mezentius and Drances, in the twelfth-century French romance Le Roman d’Enéas. In particular, Mezentius and Drances are portrayed largely as vicious or unpleasant in the Aeneid, making their depictions in the Enéas surprising; from a torture-prone exiled tyrant in the Aeneid, Mezentius becomes a reasonable advisor advocating restraint and the rule of law, and the cowardly, jealous Drances becomes less obsequious, more clever, and more devoted to the well-being of the state. Although the relationship between the Aeneid and the Enéas is a popular area of inquiry for critics studying the romance, the changes made to these two characters are not often explored in any depth, perhaps because they are seen as less important to the central narrative and indicative of careless adaptation for the sake of the plot. I argue, however, that the transformations Mezentius and Drances undergo are carefully considered appropriations of their Virgilian characterizations. The author does not simplify the complexities of the Virgilian characters but instead reappropriates them to comment on the historical role of the courtly counselor and his theme of balance between private emotions and public duty for the sake of the state. By so doing, he cleverly engages twelfth-century audience’s expectations to make relevant political commentary and gives twenty-first-century readers new insights into medieval methods of adaptation.
      PubDate: 2018-03-03
      DOI: 10.1007/s11061-018-9556-x
       
  • Realismo social, gentrificación y renovaciones urbanas en La otra
           ciudad de Pablo Aranda (2003)
    • Authors: Enrique Téllez-Espiga
      Abstract: Pablo Aranda’s novel La otra ciudad (2003) narrates the story of a young couple who grew up in Malaga’s centre-city neighborhood. The urban and social evolution of the city are the backdrop to the depiction of the experiences of the numerous characters that populate the novel. In this article I analyze the formal renovations that La otra ciudad contributes to social realism in order to criticize the process of gentrification in Malaga’s downtown and how they affect the urban experience of its residents. This area of the city is represented as impoverished and in decay as a consequence of the uncontrolled real estate speculation that started during the 1960s and continue for decades as Malaga embraced the economic model based on tourism promoted by Francisco Franco’s dictatorship. The omniscient narrator denounces the effect of speculation and deficient urban planning as the cause of the decadence of the city centre. The fact that the narrator explicitly points to these factors renovates the narrative form of social realism. Following Neil Smith and Peter Williams theories on gentrification, I contend that the novel depicts how the processes of gentrification are caused by urban speculation rather than due to the evolution of the housing market and the interest of the middle class to return to living in the downtown area.
      PubDate: 2018-02-12
      DOI: 10.1007/s11061-018-9553-0
       
  • Hermeneutics of Lack of Lack and the Dyad of the (m)Other and the Shared
           Other, in Zemeckis’s Beowulf
    • Authors: Nurten Birlik
      Abstract: Beowulf (2007), the film directed by Robert Zemeckis, retells the story in the Old English epic Beowulf with a shifting of perspective. While the epic looks at the conflict between Beowulf and Grendel from a patriarchal vantage point, the film offers a view of things from Grendel’s Mother’s perspective. In the film Grendel represents the return of the repressed violating the order of the symbolic in Heorot. Thus, Grendel’s Mother appears as the subversive heroine who resists the humanizing/castrating elements in the symbolic and stands for the unsymbolised cause of desire. In the course of the film, she metamorphoses into the incarnation of the (m)Other, the discourse of the unconscious. The Kings, in the aftermath of their encounter with the (m)Other, betray what they represent in the epic and this time the roles are reversed as in their case the (m)Other conquers the representative of the paternal metaphor. In such a context, the film makes the (m)Other central to its account of culture and society, and it evacuates the male rationality and control in its patriarchal discourse. Due to the emphasis put on the (m)Other and the bankruptcy of the paternal metaphor, the internal and external otherness, and how the internal otherness determines the course of things in the symbolic, this article aims to offer a psychoanalytical reading of the film using Lacanian ideas as the conceptual backcloth.
      PubDate: 2018-01-30
      DOI: 10.1007/s11061-018-9552-1
       
  • Die antiklerikale Reformation und ihr Feindbild, der „Dr.
           Theologiae“ Faustus
    • Authors: Andrew Weeks
      Abstract: Antiklerikalismus ist ein gut dokumentierter aber allgemein unterschätzter Aspekt der deutschen Reformation, der auch in der deutschen Literatur des sechzehnten Jahrhunderts einen Niederschlag gefunden hat. Dieser Beitrag geht den Erscheinungsformen der Pfaffenfeindlichkeit in der populären und polemischen Literatur des Jahrhunderts nach und zeigt, wie ihre Erscheinung durch die Streitkultur der religiösen Auseinandersetzungen verwandelt worden ist. Der Antiklerikalismus und die damit assoziierte Streitkultur bilden den Hintergrund des Faustbuchs von 1587 und ermöglichen eine konkrete Berücksichtigung seiner Inhalte und seiner frühen Rezeption.
      PubDate: 2018-01-23
      DOI: 10.1007/s11061-017-9550-8
       
  • Masculinity and Pornography in Martin Amis’s London Fields
    • Authors: Maja Gwóźdź
      Abstract: The portrayal of masculinity has been a predominant theme in Martin Amis’s fiction, which, in the case of London Fields, triggered a wave of fierce criticism from feminist circles, most notably from Maggie Gee and Val Hennessy. According to these critics, this controversial “bloke” novel is a mere misogynistic caricature aimed to reduce the role of women to objects of the infamous male gaze. However, this paper argues that the depiction of male characters, especially the working-class Keith Talent, conjures an image of a helpless man so strongly driven by the insatiable sexual appetites, which eventually leads to his downfall caused by a disturbingly powerful femme fatale, Nicola Six. The tragicomic epitome of a promiscuous woman by choice, Six transforms herself into a perfect pornographic material for Keith Talent by inviting him to masturbate to her self-made videos. Apart from frequent mentions of sexual acts, the novel presents a thought-provoking view on pornography: Talent perceives reality through the lens of pornographic frames. This analysis is further complemented by Amis’s own behind-the-scenes research into the world of pornography business. Additionally, the characterisation of Keith Talent is examined against the leading theories dealing with the representation of masculinity in contemporary literature. The scrutiny of the relationship between masculinity and pornography in London Fields has not been extensively studied, therefore an analysis combining these closely related issues in London Fields may contribute to a more specific interpretation of Amis’s repulsive, yet strangely intriguing protagonist.
      PubDate: 2017-12-22
      DOI: 10.1007/s11061-017-9549-1
       
  • Historical Infanticide and the “Massacre of the Innocents” in
           the Old Saxon Heliand
    • Authors: Perry Neil Harrison
      Abstract: This study addresses the Old Saxon Heliand’s expanded version of the “Massacre of the Innocents” narrative in light of contemporary Germanic infanticide practices. It is well established that one of the primary purposes of the Heliand, a vernacular adaptation of the Gospel that refigures Jesus as a Germanic lord, was to draw the newly converted Saxons away from indigenous practices that conflicted with Christian beliefs. I argue that the Heliand’s brutal descriptions of the Massacre’s violence and its pathos-laden accounts of the mothers’ sorrow at the loss of their children served as a way to condemn the Saxons’ practice of killing unwanted children through abandonment or exposure, as well as a means to acknowledge the trauma that victims of the practice undoubtedly experienced. Particular attention is paid to the lexical choices the poet makes while describing Herod’s soldiers, the slain children, and the sorrowful mothers.
      PubDate: 2017-12-22
      DOI: 10.1007/s11061-017-9551-7
       
  • The Ormulum in the Seventeenth Century: The Manuscript and Its Early
           Readers
    • Authors: Kees Dekker
      Abstract: The most recent edition of the Ormulum by Robert Holt (The Ormulum, with the notes and glossary of Dr. R. M. White, OUP, Oxford, 1878) pays little or no attention to its seventeenth-century readers and owners: the philologists Jan van Vliet (1622–1666) and Francis Junius (1591–1677). This study aims to fill this lacuna in the reception history of the Ormulum by analysing the study of the Ormulum in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. The results show a vivid and imaginative approach to the Ormulum by its first active student, Jan van Vliet, who discovered its metrical qualities and studied its lexicon. Despite a declining interest in the Ormulum by later scholars, the activities and ideas of its early readers have been a lasting influence on the reception of this unique text.
      PubDate: 2017-12-20
      DOI: 10.1007/s11061-017-9547-3
       
  • Your eigning hert : A Hapax Legomenon in Cursor Mundi , Line 28339
    • Authors: B. S. W. Barootes
      Abstract: The Middle English word eigning appears in a single line, in a single extant manuscript. After 125 years, it remains the sole undefined word from the glossary accompanying the published text of the Cursor Mundi. This paper provides an Anglo-Norman etymology for the word, one which makes a surprising connexion with secular romances, the very genre that the Cursor-poet and other penitential writers seek to condemn.
      PubDate: 2017-12-08
      DOI: 10.1007/s11061-017-9548-2
       
  • El flirt : la velada estrategia feminista de Eduarda Mansilla en Recuerdos
           de viaje (1882)
    • Authors: Elena Grau-Lleveria
      Abstract: Resumen Este artículo enlaza Recuerdos de viaje (1882), de Eduarda Mansilla (1834–1892) con la tradición de la crónica modernista, revisa las distintas interpretaciones que del texto ha propuesto la crítica, a la vez que examina las estrategias discursivas que esta autora elabora en su relato de viaje para proponer su particular ideario feminista. Una de las estrategias más innovadoras que lleva a cabo esta escritora es la creación de la joven yankee. Esta figura representa la modernidad estadounidense, esa mezcla de belleza, vulgaridad, atrevimiento y acatamiento. Estratégicamente, Mansilla distancia a su público lector argentino de la realidad de este conjunto de mujeres, pero es a través de su recreación que esta escritora expone (en la doble acepción de mostrar y hacer experimentar) un modelo de liberación femenina.
      PubDate: 2017-12-04
      DOI: 10.1007/s11061-017-9546-4
       
  • El Arte Poética en Romance Castellano (1580) de Miguel Sánchez de Lima y
           la preceptiva poética castellana de influencia italiana de finales del
           siglo XVI
    • Authors: Irene Rodríguez Cachón
      Abstract: The first poetic principles that organized and fixed the new way of doing poetry in Spanish—both in their maxims and in their uses—did not appear in the Iberian Peninsula until almost the last two decades of the sixteenth century. However, this fact does not imply that the Spanish poets were not caught up in the new winds of change, which it started during the Thirties of the same century in Italy, just the opposite. Therefore, some normative texts, which seek to explain and systematize the new poetic regulation, just all in Spanish instead of in Latin, begin to diffidently appear from 1580. El Arte Poética en Romance Castellano (1580), by the Portuguese poet Miguel Sánchez de Lima, is one of the first attempts that tries to justify and set up the new literary precepts of the moment, in contrast to the old medieval Spanish literary theories.
      PubDate: 2017-10-25
      DOI: 10.1007/s11061-017-9542-8
       
  • Góngora’s Sonnet “El Cuarto Enrico yace mal herido”
    • Authors: Diane Chaffee-Sorace
      Abstract: This article is an analysis of Luis de Góngora’s skillful employment of language to characterize King Henry IV of France in the funereal sonnet “El Cuarto Enrico yace mal herido.” Góngora wrote his poem in 1610 to honor Henry who was murdered in Paris in that same year by Jean-François Ravaillac. In the text the Spanish lyric poet creates historical, mythological, and heraldic allusions, rhetorical figures, and images of color. In particular, he is adept at forming various types of metaphors. By relating these metaphors to charges on Henry’s coats of arms as well as to accounts of the king’s personal history, Góngora paints a brilliant verbal picture of one of France’s most beloved rulers. This vibrant description of King Henry reveals that Góngora, the baroque poet, was also Góngora, the master of portraiture and expert commentator on events connected to the period in which he and the monarch lived.
      PubDate: 2017-10-24
      DOI: 10.1007/s11061-017-9541-9
       
  • English Past and English Present: The Phrase “Old English” in
           Middle English Texts
    • Authors: Susan E. Deskis
      Abstract: Examining English texts from the thirteenth through fifteenth centuries that use the phrase “Old English” reveals the writers’ attitudes about older forms of the language. In most instances, they did not intend to identify or define “Old English” but instead, to note its close or distant relationship to the language as they used it themselves, including in contrast to French or Latin. When proverbs are described as “Old English” both age and vernacularity are meant to impress an English-speaking audience. Elsewhere, writers such as William Langland and William Caxton use “Old English” to indicate linguistic archaism, especially of lexicon.
      PubDate: 2017-10-09
      DOI: 10.1007/s11061-017-9537-5
       
 
 
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