Tracing the influence of Aristotle on literary criticism (both ancient and modern), the author analyzes such basic tenets as mimesis, universality, and morality in the theory of Horace, Longinus, Sir Philip Sidney, Samuel Johnson, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Matthew Arnold, and others.
Gypsies and the British Imagination, 1807-1930, is the first book to explore fully the British obsession with Gypsies throughout the nineteenth century and into the twentieth. Deborah Epstein Nord traces various representations of Gypsies in the works of such well-known British authors John Clare, Walter Scott, William Wordsworth, George Eliot, Arthur Conan Doyle, and D. H. Lawrence. Nord also exhumes lesser-known literary, ethnographic, and historical texts, exploring the fascinating histories of nomadic writer George Borrow, the Gypsy Lore Society, Dora Yates, and other rarely examined figures and institutions. Gypsies were both idealized and reviled by Victorian and early-twentieth-centur...
A "high porch picnic" is a Texas expression for "an exceptionally good time." Considering Hayden Fry's glorious career as one of college football's most unique coaches, that's a good way to describe his life. Ranked 10th on the all-time collegiate list for Division I victories, Fry successfully combined his football coaching savvy with a down-home charm to make him one of the game's most colorful personalities. Hayden Fry tells of his childhood days in Odessa, Texas, his introduction of African-American athletes to the Southwest Conference, his relationships with various politicians and celebrities, such as George Bush and Roy Orbison, and his rise to fame as the State of Iowa's most recognizable citizen.
Drawing on recent developments concerning national identity in post-Marxist criticism and Derridean philosophy, Wolfreys looks at the ways in which literature is used to represent the English middle-classes to themselves, using texts by Coleridge, Wordsworth, Arnold, Gaskell, Collins, Eliot, and Trollope.
Why do certain works of art make it into the canon while others just enjoy a brief moment of recognition, if at all? How do moments produce monuments, and why are monuments erased from our cultural memory in only a moment? - Taking into account these cultural processes of creating, storing, remembering and forgetting that are omnipresent and have an immense influence on how we perceive artefacts and cultural events, the articles in this collection analyze the phenomenon of cultural production, transmission and reception from various angles, drawing on approaches from both literary and cultural studies. With its transdisciplinary approach, this book uniquely responds to an everyday cultural phenomenon that so far has not received such wide-ranging attention.