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Representations of the Interregnum and Restoration in English Drama of the Early 1660s
(Oxford University Press, 2008)
The plays staged in London immediately after the Restoration are often said to reflect an unqualified royalism. In fact these plays are guarded and ambivalent in their politics, so that they may appeal to spectators who ...
The Land without the Canon Wars: Language, Literature, and New Freedoms in Myanmar
(PMLA (Journal), 2016-10)
The 1980s saw the "canon wars" in US university English departments as some scholars challenged the dominance of traditional texts and recommended teaching more works by women and minorities. In Myanmar, changes to the ...
Spenser’s Hermetic Tricksters in The Faerie Queene III and IV
(Taylor & Francis (Routledge) with UNISA Press, 2002-08)
White Settler / Big City: Mimicry in the Metropolis in Fergus Hume’s The Mystery of a Hansom Cab
(American Association of Australian Literary Studies, 2008-12)
This essay discusses Fergus Hume's 19th-century detective novel "The Mystery of a Hansom Cab." The primary focus is on the novel's setting, which features descriptions of British colonialism in Australia and New Zealand. ...