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Giving The Devil His Due: Leeching And Edification Of Spirit In The Scarlet Letter And The Witches Of Eastwick, James Plath Oct 1999

Giving The Devil His Due: Leeching And Edification Of Spirit In The Scarlet Letter And The Witches Of Eastwick, James Plath

Scholarship

The essays collected here evaluate the religious dimension of Updike's prodigious literary vision, looking broadly at Updike's understanding of religion in ordinary human experience, in the context of historic Christianity, and in contemporary American culture.


Reading Space As Time In Great Plains Recollective Architecture, Paul A. Olson Oct 1999

Reading Space As Time In Great Plains Recollective Architecture, Paul A. Olson

Faculty Publications -- Department of English

It is a long way from Black Elk's tipi to the Stuart building. Clearly most cultures and periods impose one or more narrative plots on time and space (I have written of four that were part of the recent past of this state). It may be that we will need soon to return again to a celebration of the cyclical in our architecture. If the ethos of domination that goes with linear, progressive notions of time is as destructive to our environment as the Club of Rome (and other successor study groups looking at the future of the planet ...


Giving The Devil His Due: Leeching And Edification Of Spirit In The Scarlet Letter And The Witches Of Eastwick, James Plath Sep 1999

Giving The Devil His Due: Leeching And Edification Of Spirit In The Scarlet Letter And The Witches Of Eastwick, James Plath

James Plath

The essays collected here evaluate the religious dimension of Updike's prodigious literary vision, looking broadly at Updike's understanding of religion in ordinary human experience, in the context of historic Christianity, and in contemporary American culture.


The Origins Of Science Fiction Criticism: From Kepler To Wells, Arthur B. Evans Jun 1999

The Origins Of Science Fiction Criticism: From Kepler To Wells, Arthur B. Evans

Arthur Bruce Evans

No abstract provided.


Missing Persons: Cherokee's Parrot And Chatterton's Poet , Leonard R. Koos Jun 1999

Missing Persons: Cherokee's Parrot And Chatterton's Poet , Leonard R. Koos

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

This essay explores the problematic nature of selfhood in the detective genre as established by Edgar Allan Poe's "Murders in the Rue Morgue" (1841) and most recently reformulated in two metaphysical detective novels, Jean Echenoz's Cherokee (1983) and Peter Ackroyd's Chatterton (1987). Poe's detective Auguste Dupin is described as having a "Bi-Part Soul," which permits him to vacate himself in order to construct the narrative solution to a crime. This duality, in the postmodern detective novel, is transformed into an irrevocable dislocation of the subject. Cherokee's onomastic devalorization of the story's characters and simulation ...


Dreiser's Real American Tragedy, Kathryn M. Plank Jan 1999

Dreiser's Real American Tragedy, Kathryn M. Plank

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.