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The Metaphysics of Dante’s Comedy
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Benevolence and Sympathy in Emma
A CHARACTER IN CHARLOTTE LENNOX'S The Female Quixote says to her cousin, "I know you Country Ladies ... are very fond of visiting your sick Neighbours" (182). The flippancy of this comment isExpand
“God did play the child”: Robert Southwell’s “Christes childhoode”
WHAT KIND OF WISDOM and knowledge did the Christ Child have? (1) Robert Southwell's poem "Christes childhood," from the Maeoniae, offers a carefully constructed reply that provides evidence aboutExpand
Why Edward Ferrars Doesn't Dance
Edward Ferrars alone among Austen's heroes does not dance, Penelope Fritzer observes in Jane Austen and Eighteenth-Century Courtesy Books (36). This observation may not be entirely true, but we asExpand
Jane Austen, Revolution, Socialist Realism, and Reception: A Response to Helong Zhang's "Jane Austen: 100 Years in China"
CHINA MAY SEEM to be a special case when it comes to the reception of Jane Austen; it was, as Dr. Zhang has pointed out in his essay in this volume, isolated from most Western literary trends untilExpand
"And I Am Changed Also": Mr. Knightley's Conversion to Amiability
CRITICS OF EMMA are in two minds about Mr. Knightley. Those like Bernard Paris and Ward Hellstrom see him as the immutable standard of Englishness to which Emma must turn for redemption from herExpand
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