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New publication: Will the Modernist

Why was the Bard of Avon so frequently on the agenda of avant-garde writers in Britain, France, Italy, Portugal, Germany and Ireland? This volume explores the rich and diverse landscape of Shakespearean encounters in the tormented aesthetics of pre- and post-World War I Europe. 250 more words

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Shakespeare ignored by the Academy

It is a marvelous irony that the univerities who now claim all authority over Shakespeare spent the first three centuries assiduously ignoring him.  As the respected Shakespeare scholar Frederick Boas tells us ( 1,505 more words

Shakespeare Authorship

The Books I Love (But Don't Ask Me for a Recommendation): Part I

It usually happens spontaneously, barrels at me without warning, a single question that leaves me um-ing and ah-ing: ‘What’s your favorite book? Suggest something for me to read!’ 633 more words

The Fall Semester Cometh

The fall semester is creeping ever closer now that we are back from vacation.  We had a lovely time completely off the grid in Wyoming and Montana for two weeks.   892 more words

The Marbled Night


A draft poem, inspired largely by Kate Bush. 


The marbled night returns itself to me,

Both milk-white and mood-dark, it renders up

All thoughts of constellations in my heart. 137 more words


Summer: The Opportunity for Literary Enjoyment

It is safe to say I LOVE to read. So a summer of having absolutely no work or study commitments has been a blessing.

This summer, I have experienced emotional turmoil with The Fault in Our Stars, The Kite Runner and The Help, whilst being childishly hooked to The Hunger Games Trilogy. 261 more words

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

I think the most amazing thing about this book is that is was written over 80 years ago and yet its critique of modern society and technology is just as biting and as relevant, if not more so, now than it was when it was published in 1932. 430 more words