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Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

adj. possessing the ability to respond to a stimulus. The cells of the retina, for example, are sensitive to the stimulus of light and respond by sending nerve impulses to the...

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Postcolonialism and the Environment

Dana Mount and Susie O'Brien.

in The Oxford Handbook of Postcolonial Studies

September 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Postcolonial Literature). 9250 words.

This chapter looks at and beyond the cluster of approaches recently constituted as ‘postcolonial ecocriticism’ (Huggan and Tiffin), in order to consider the place of the environment and...

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LOCK AND KEY: HERMENEUTICS, SYMBOLS, AND SIGNIFYING IN POPE'S THE RAPE OF THE LOCK

Tim Morris.

in English: Journal of the English Association

September 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literary Studies (Postcolonial Literature); Literary Studies (American); Literary Studies (British and Irish). 8578 words.

The Rape of the Lock provides a fascinating test case for questions of how poetry can reflect, rehearse, and subject to ingenious critique the radical edges of public...

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Resistance, Regard and Rewriting: Virginia Woolf and Anne Thackeray Ritchie

Amanda Holton.

in English: Journal of the English Association

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literary Studies (Postcolonial Literature); Literary Studies (American); Literary Studies (British and Irish). 10484 words.

This article discusses the literary relationship of the novelist and memoirist, Anne Thackeray Ritchie (1837–1919), and her step-niece, Virginia Woolf. Ritchie's influence was a highly...

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Personifications of Old Age in Medieval Poetry: Charles d’Orléans and William Langland

Ad Putter.

in The Review of English Studies

June 2012; p ublished online July 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literary Studies (Postcolonial Literature); Literary Studies (American); Literary Studies (British and Irish). 10251 words.

Medieval poets were fond of personification allegory for reasons that modern readers do not always find easy to appreciate. This essay explores some of the advantages of the allegorical...

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‘STEPPING OUT OF THE NARROW FRAME’ CONRAD'S SUSPENSE AND THE NOVEL OF SENSATION

SUSAN JONES.

in The Review of English Studies

August 1998; p ublished online August 1998 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literary Studies (Postcolonial Literature); Literary Studies (American); Literary Studies (British and Irish). 0 words.

Critics have associated Conrad's fiction, above all, with a masculinist tradition of writers and philosophers, neglecting his engagement with popular forms of women's writing Yet in his...

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Poetry and Decision: F. T. Prince in September 1938

Sean Pryor.

in The Review of English Studies

November 2012; p ublished online February 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literary Studies (Postcolonial Literature); Literary Studies (American); Literary Studies (British and Irish). 11705 words.

This article considers F. T. Prince's first book of poetry, Poems, in relation to issues of decision-making in late 1930s British culture, and, in particular, to the Munich Crisis of...

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The Character of a Non‐Laudian Country Parson

Elizabeth Clarke.

in The Review of English Studies

September 2003; p ublished online September 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literary Studies (Postcolonial Literature); Literary Studies (American); Literary Studies (British and Irish). 0 words.

This article is based on a letter from Sir Robert Cooke to Sir Robert Harley in June 1641, concerning a problem with the printing of George Herbert's The Country Parson, in which it appears...

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'Well grounded, finely framed, and strongly trussed up together' the 'medieval' structure of The Faerie Queene

A King.

in The Review of English Studies

February 2001; p ublished online February 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literary Studies (Postcolonial Literature); Literary Studies (American); Literary Studies (British and Irish). 0 words.

Spenser's description of The Faerie Queene as the 'matter of iust memory' prompts readers to be sensitive to the various traditions and sources which are remembered or embodied in the work....

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