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Debates

This links in the list of debates published in Connotations will take you to an entrance page for each debate on which all the contributions in the respective debate are listed and linked. The debates below are listed in chronological order of the primary text they deal with.

N.B. Numbers refer to issues and pagination of the printed version of Connotations.


Medieval Visions of the Other World


Piers Plowman


Geoffrey Chaucer's The House of Fame


Peter Martyr and his Translator Richard Eden - Reading Culture in Translation


Reason in English Renaissance Humanism


Marlowe's Edward II


Doctor Faustus and His Books


Arthur Golding's Translation of Ovid


Paronomasia from Sidney to Herbert


Mnemonics and Renaissance Literature


Spenser and Ireland


Spenser's Parody


Spenser as Prometheus: The Monstrous and the Idea of Poetic Creation


Naming und Unnaming in Spenser


E. K., A Spenserian Lesson in Reading


Elizabethan Drama and Festival


John Lyly's Poetic Economy


Shakespeare and New Historicism


If and it in Shakespeare


The End of Editing Shakespeare


The Opening of All's Well That Ends Well


The Character of Lucius in Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus


Lancelot Gobbo in The Merchant of Venice


The Last Moments of Hamlet


Shakespeare's Falstaff as Parody


The Pivotal Position of Henry V in the Rise and Fall of Shakespeare's Prose


Religion in King John


"The Phoenix and Turtle": Single Natures Double Name


Maria's Riddle in Twelfth Night


Competing Discourses in The Winter's Tale


Homonyms before and after Lexical Standardization


Character Names in The Winter's Tale


Old England and Shakespeare's Nostalgia


Shakespearean Tragedy: Its Christian Premises


Catholic Shakespeare?


Concepts of Honor in Shakespeare


Patterns of Antonomasia in Shakespeare


M. M. Mahood, Shakespeare's Wordplay


Crucifixion Imagery in Paradise Lost


Religous Literary Style in Milton's Paradise Lost


The Unworthy Servant in Milton's Sonnet 19


Carnival and the Grotesque in Ben Jonson's Plays


John Marston's The Malcontent


The Origins of the English Laureate Micro-Epic


The Historical Context of John Ford's Plays


Oppositions in Thomas Heywood's The English Traveller


Thomas Heywood's A Woman Killed with Kindness


Marcus Tullius Cicero


Donne's Sermons as Re-enactments of the Word


Henry Vaughan's "Isaac's Marriage"


Agency in Vaughan's Sacred Poetry


Women on the Restoration Stage


Defoe and "The Other"


Daniel Defoe's A Journal of the Plague Year


Parody, Satire and Sympathy in Don Quixote and Gulliver's Travels


Gulliver's Travels and Don Quixote de la Mancha


Pope's Ombre Enigmas in The Rape of the Lock


The Reader in Fielding


Advertising and Vindicating Eighteenth-Century Novels


Metafictional Discourse in Early American Literature


Charlotte Smith's Elegiac Sonnets, Nature and the Sublime


Wordsworth's "Tintern Abbey"


Jane Austen: Mansfield Park


Poe’s Economies and "The Fall of the House of Usher"


Alfred Tennyson's "Crossing the Bar"


Narrative Techniques in Mary Shelley and Théophile Gautier


Henry James's The Turn of the Screw as Tragedy


Hawthorne and Poetic Economy


The Narrator in Joseph Conrad's Under Western Eyes


The Secret Garden and Wuthering Heights


Decadence and Renewal in Dickens's Our Mutual Friend


Dracula and the Idea of Europe


Surprise in Alice


Emerson and Milton


Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest


W. B. Yeats's "A Prayer for My Daughter"


William Dean Howells's The Rise of Silas Lapham


Wilfred Owen's "Strange Meeting"


Faulkner and Racism


Evelyn Waugh's Humanism in A Handful of Dust


Paronomasia in the poems of Wallace Stevens and Elizabeth Bishop


Image and Imagism


The Place Revisited in T. S. Eliot


Ellipsis in “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”


The American Carnival of The Great Gatsby


Wodehouse Parodist


T.H. White's The Once And Future King


Miles Franklin's My Career Goes Bung


Elizabeth Bishop's "The Prodigal"


Elizabeth Bishop: Language, Class, Gender


Patrick Hamilton


Mary Butts and the Return of the Nativist


Pauline Smith's Short Stories


Tropes of Falling, Rising, Standing in Lowell's Lord Weary's Castle


Poetics and Politics in Robert Lowell


Dylan Thomas: Place, Voice, Rebirth


Louis MacNeice's Autumn Journal


Evelyn Waugh's Edmund Campion


Discourse in Pinter


The American Adam in Mailer and Didion


Gary Snyder's Sense of Place


Elegance and Poetic Economy


Joyce Carol Oates and Thomas Mann


Tom Stoppard's Arcadia


Kazuo Ishiguro and Tom Stoppard


Arthur Kopit's The Hero in Context


Joyce Carol Oates's "By the River"


Timberlake Wertenbaker's New Anatomies


Don Juan Between the Cultures: Derek Walcott and Tirso de Molina


Literature and Cliché


Peter Ackroyd's English Music


Literary Allusions and Poetic Economy


Contemporary Feminist Drama


Trauma, Writing, and Simulated Orality in Toni Morrison's Beloved


Myth in the Contemporary American Theatre


A. S. Byatt


Maxine Hong Kingston's Tripmaster Monkey


The Re-representation of African Identity in Kojo Laing's Fiction


The Ethics of Otherness in Ian McEwan's Saturday


Parody—and Self-Parody in David Mamet


Parody as Cultural Memory in Richard Powers's Galatea 2.2


Modernist Elements in Jane Hirshfield's Voice and Zen Meditation


Artists as Parents


Jacqueline Vaught Brogan's "Notes from the Body"


Sujata Bhatt's "The Hole in the Wind"


Chinese Diaspora Writing


Poetics and Conversation


The Author's Name as an Object of Paronomasia


Ambiguity and the Poets


Clones and Doubles


The Economy of Literary Interpretation


The Loss of the Artist's Agency


On the Reception of Poetry


On writing in Second Person


Poetic Economy: Redundancy and Ellipsis


Perspective, Vision and Memory: Mountain-Climbing in Literature


Poetic Economy in English Haiku