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02 Oct

The Romantic Mind: Imagination, Self and Creative Power

The Romantic Mind: Imagination, Self and Creative Power  The term ‘romantic’ has been a cause of deep pondering and historical delving in academic circles, especially towards the middle of the twentieth century. Even when the everyday senses implied by the term may be sidelined, the variety of meanings embodied in the literary sense of the term ‘romantic’

02 Oct

The City in the Modernist Framework

The City in the Modernist Framework The best representative poem of the modernist movement, T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land (1922) famously articulated the modern cities as being “Unreal”. The urban life was the most significant site of the issues and concerns of the modernist age. Modernism and urban locale are closely intertwined and each has been instrumental in shap

02 Oct

Nationalism and Linguistic Improvisation in the Poetry of Robert Burns

Nationalism and Linguistic Improvisation in the Poetry of Robert Burns Robert Burns, considered today as a major Scottish cultural icon, articulated in his poetry a strong nationalistic fervour. His poems which demonstrate different aspects of patriotism and Scottish cultural renewal, contribute strongly to his status as a national poet. Burns drew on Scotland’s rich store of hi

02 Oct

Circular and Linear Repetition in Waiting for Godot

         Repetitive Actions, Cyclical Processes and Time Mazes: Circular and Linear Repetition in Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot Samuel Beckett’s most influential play Waiting for Godot (1955) is a postmodern narrative that has employed to a large extent, the strategy of repetition. The play, through varied manifestations of repetition, explore

02 Oct

Author and Authorship

Author and Authorship The term author has been subjected to much historical examination and analysis within academic circles, especially in the last few decades of the twentieth century. An etymological research to understand the relation between the words author and authority would be much insightful in this context. It appears that the Latin-to-French auctor is the fork in the road

02 Oct

Turn of the Screw Analysis

Turn of the Screw Analysis Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw is a classic ghost story in Gothic literature, known for its psychologically and sexually charged themes and content. Originally published in 1898, it has lent itself to different layers of interpretation, often mutually exclusive, including those of a Freudian nature. The novel seems destined, like Ha