An Archetypal Reading
This book takes the confident critical stance of resisting being limited by a singular--Jungian–-approach, even though this would have been a convenient, even expected, route to take. Instead, Poe is studied from an archetypal perspective. This approach is also used to deal with symbols in a framework, but the structure is more extensive because it attempts to address symbols not as symptoms in pathological cases but as normal phenomena in life.
“This timely collection reminds us that gay drama is as vital, vibrant and urgent today as it has ever been. Offering a refreshingly diverse range of voices and styles, these works transform traditions of gay male theatricality and fabulousness into resources for social change in the twenty-first century, Gay Drama Now deserves a standing ovation.” – Shane Vogel, Associate Professor of English and Director of the Cultural Studies Program, Indiana University
English Autobiographies, 1820–1848
By the 1820s, falling book prices and rising literacy rates had created England’s first literate working-class majority. In Literature by the Working Class, Cassandra Falke provides a close literary analysis of five of these autobiographies, situating them in their historical and literary context but privileging each as a work of literature that deserves the same careful attention readers pay to other literary texts of the period.
“A study, at once comprehensive and finely discriminating, of ‘those intimations of the mystery of being which visit at moments the unguarded heart,’ Christian Mysticism and Australian Poetry sets Australian poetry in an entirely new light.” – David Malouf