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On boredom and being saved: Postmodern malaise and emancipation in the novels of Zadie Smith
"So much for the Dixonary": The rejection of Johnsonian linguistic authority in "Vanity Fair" and "The Mill on the Floss"
An African in Paris...and New York and Rome: Bernard Dadie and the postcolonial travel narrative
Resetting the clock: Darwin's narrative and "The Return of the Native"
Comic aesthetics and the effect of realism in the novel
"The right twigs for an eagle's nest": Children in the writings of William Butler Yeats
Problems of professionalism in three novels of Kazuo Ishiguro
'up out of this': Metatextuality in Joyce's "Ulysses"
"I fall erroneous, there to wander": Decoding Milton's mazes in "Paradise Lost"
Matins, vespers, and the end of suffering
Words are weapons: Boast and anti-boast in the poetic feuds of "Beowulf", Alexander Pope, and twenty-first century battle rap
Milton's indeterminate theodicy: Will, grace, and cause in "Paradise Lost"
Reading nature: The georgic spirit of "Paradise Lost", early modern England, and twenty-first-century ecocriticism
Beneath the mask and spandex: Reviewing, revising, and re-appropriating the superhero myth in Alan Moore's "Watchmen"
A new kind of coming out: Queerness, conflict, and the postmodern bildungsroman
Aesthetics / religion / nationalism: Situating the soul of James Joyce
Monstrosity of the soul: Confession and terror in James Hogg and Edgar Allan Poe
Beyond the Limits of Language: Reading the Evolution of E.M. Forster's Prophets Through the Philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein
"A Pretty-ish Bit of Wilderness" Female Binaries and the Picturesque in the Novels of Jane Austen
Women in the Heart of Darkness: Revision and Reprisal in Contemporary Euro-American Novels of Africa
'Welcome, O life!': Nietzschean Freedom in James Joyce's Fiction
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