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‘A sound of the heart’s unrest’

Daniel Karlin.

in The Figure of the Singer

July 2013; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 9070 words.

This chapter examines the nature of female ‘song’ by focusing on women poets as singers in the nineteenth century. More precisely, it looks at the figure of the singer modelled on Sappho,...

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Abercrombie, Lascelles (1881–1938), poet and literary critic

Oliver Elton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Education. 1175 words.

Abercrombie, Lascelles (1881–1938), poet and literary critic, was born at Manor House, Ashton upon Mersey, Cheshire, on 9 January 1881, the sixth son, and the tenth of eleven children (two...

Action

Maximilian de Gaynesford.

in The Rift in The Lute

April 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 5390 words.

To become properly aware of essential features of poetry, and to represent its utterance accurately, we should adopt the action-orientated directedness of a speech act approach. Debate then...

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Afterword

Xon De Ros.

in The Poetry of Antonio Machado

June 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 4579 words.

Machado is, with Lorca, one of the two major Spanish poets of the twentieth century and the afterword offers a commentary on their respective biographies and the reception of their work....

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Aiken, Conrad

Edward Butscher.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 1709 words.

Aiken, Conrad (05 August 1889–17 August 1973), author and critic, was born in Savannah, Georgia, the first child of Dr. William Ford Aiken, an ophthalmological surgeon, and Anna Potter,...

Allott, Kenneth Cyril Bruce (1912–1973), literary scholar and poet

Ian Sansom.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 1336 words.

Allott, Kenneth Cyril Bruce (1912–1973), literary scholar and poet, was born on 29 August 1912 at Cynon surgery, Llanwynno, Mountain Ash, Glamorgan, the elder son of Hubert Cyril Willoughby...

Aristotelian Criticism in Sixteenth-Century England

Micha Lazarus.

P ublished online September 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800); Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 11581 words.

Aristotle’s Poetics has been thought to be inaccessible or misunderstood in sixteenth-century England, but this inherited assumption has drifted far from the primary evidence and lagged...

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Aurora Leigh

Daniel Karlin.

in The Figure of the Singer

July 2013; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 11101 words.

This chapter examines Aurora Leigh, Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s novel in verse, with emphasis on the primary figure of song and its relation to the central character’s self-discovery as a...

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Austin’s Remarks

Maximilian de Gaynesford.

in The Rift in The Lute

April 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 5435 words.

J. L. Austin makes several remarks that seem to reflect antipathy towards poetry. He describes poetic utterances as ‘non-serious’ and represents poetry itself as a non-serious use of...

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Bacon, Leonard

Christopher J. Neumann.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Education. 1218 words.

Bacon, Leonard (26 May 1887–01 January 1954), poet, literary critic, and teacher, was born in Solvay, New York, the son of Nathaniel Terry Bacon, a chemical engineer, and Helen Hazard....

Beach, Joseph Warren

David M. Craig and Jennifer M. Craig.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Education. 936 words.

Beach, Joseph Warren (14 January 1880–13 August 1957), educator, literary critic, and poet, was born in Gloversville, New York, the son of Eugene Beach, a physician, and Sarah Jessup...

Blunden, Edmund Charles (1896–1974), poet and university teacher

Bernard Bergonzi.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Education. 1843 words.

Blunden, Edmund Charles (1896–1974), poet and university teacher, was born on 1 November 1896 at 54A Tottenham Court Road, London, the eldest of the nine children (five sons and four...

Bodenheim, Maxwell

Deborah Hatheway.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 1041 words.

Bodenheim, Maxwell (26 May 1892–07 February 1954), poet, critic, and novelist, was born in Hermanville, Mississippi, the son of Solomon Bodenheimer and Caroline Herman. An emigrant from...

Bogan, Louise

Wendy Hirsch.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 1191 words.

Bogan, Louise (11 August 1897–04 February 1970), poet and critic, was born Louise Marie Bogan in Livermore Falls, Maine, the daughter of Daniel Joseph Bogan, a superintendent in a paper...

Braithwaite, William Stanley Beaumont

Dalton Gross and MaryJean Gross.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Publishing; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 1123 words.

Braithwaite, William Stanley Beaumont (06 December 1878–08 June 1962), poet, critic, and anthologist, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of William Smith Braithwaite and Emma...

Bruce, George Robert (1909–2002), poet, critic, and radio and television producer

Paul Henderson Scott.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Television; Radio; Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 1465 words.

Bruce, George Robert (1909–2002), poet, critic, and radio and television producer, was born on 10 March 1909 at 2 Victoria Street, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, the first son and eldest of...

Capetanakis, Demetrios (1912–1944), poet and literary critic

A. T. Tolley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 976 words.

Capetanakis, Demetrios (1912–1944), poet and literary critic, was born in Smyrna (now Izmir in Turkey) on 22 January 1912, the son of Apostolos Capetanakis, a medical doctor from Zagora in...

Casal, Lourdes

Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Psychology; Politics. 1865 words.

Casal, Lourdes (5 Apr. 1938–1 Feb. 1981), poet, literary critic, social psychologist, and political activist, was born Lourdes Emilia Irene de la Caridad Casal y Valdés in Havana, Cuba, the...

Chaucer-Type

Maximilian de Gaynesford.

in The Rift in The Lute

April 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 7220 words.

The form of a Chaucer-type utterance is simple and austere: the first person concatenated with a verb in the present indicative active. That it is a form of action is immediate,...

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Chorley, John Rutter (1806–1867), scholar of Spanish literature and poet

Marc R. Plamondon.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Education. 582 words.

Chorley, John Rutter (1806–1867), scholar of Spanish literature and poet, was born on 31 July 1806 at Blackley Hurst, near Billinge, Lancashire, the third of the four children of John...