Literature and Religion

Edited by Andrew Tate

Yearbook of English Studies 39.1/2

Maney Publishing for the Modern Humanities Research Association

1 January 2009  •  224pp

ISBN: 978-1-906540-65-4 (paperback)

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This collection of thirteen new essays focuses on different aspects of the relationship between literature and religion. The volume displays the diversity of this vibrant research area and the essays engage with Jewish, Christian and Islamic thought. The period focus moves from the Medieval and Early Modern to the Postmodern, via Romanticism and Victorian literature. Areas of discussion include hermeneutics and literature, Dante, the Bible and poetry, atheism and contemporary fiction.

Contents:

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Guest Editor's Preface
Andrew Tate
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1-6
Introduction: Literature and Religion in the Twenty-First Century
Andrew Tate
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7-19
Reading Texts Theologically
David Jasper
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20-38
The New Atheist Novel: Literature, Religion, and Terror in Amis and McEwan
Arthur Bradley
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39-57
Fortune Laughs and Proudly Hovers: Fortune and Providence in the Tudor Tradition
Allyna E. Ward
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58-71
Writing, Interpretation, and the Book of Esther: A Detour via Browning and Derrida
Jo Carruthers
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72-83
Felicia Hemans's Sonnets on Female Characters of Scripture
Emma Mason, Jonathan Roberts
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84-100
Jihad of Words: Gender and Contemporary Karbala Narratives
Abir Hamdar
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101-113
'What Girl Ever Flourished in Such Company?': Sylvia Plath's Religion
Luke Ferretter
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114-125
'Sweeter also than honey': John Ruskin and the Psalms
Andrew Tate
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126-136
Signs Taken for Wonders: Adverts and Sacraments in Chesterton's London
Mark Knight
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137-154
'God Is Nowhere; God Is Now Here': the Co-Existence of Hope and Evil in Douglas Coupland's Hey Nostradamus!
Mary W. Mccampbell
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155-168
Divine Beauty and the Grotesque in Dante's Paradiso
Alison Milbank
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169-185
'Matter Matters': Topographical and Theological Space in the Poetry of Norman Nicholson
David Cooper
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186-198
Parables, A—Z
Kevin Mills
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199-200
Review of Andrew Breeze, The Mary of the Celts
Kath Stevenson
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200-201
Review of Paul Whitfield White, Drama and Religion in English Provincial Society, 1485–1660
Allyna E. Ward
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202-203
Review of Claire Colebrook, Milton, Evil and Literary History
Mandy Green
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203-204
Review of Anthony Fothergill, Secret Shares: Joseph Conrad's Cultural Reception in Germany
Keith Carabine
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205-206
Review of Craig Raine, T. S. Eliot
Robert Crawford
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206-207
Review of Ann Heilmann, Mark Llewellyn, Metafiction and Metahistory in Contemporary Women's Writing
Emma Parker
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208-211
Review of Kirk Curnutt, The Cambridge Introduction to F. Scott Fitzgerald; Kevin.J. Hayes, The Cambridge Introduction to Herman Melville; Wendy Martin, The Cambridge Introduction to Emily Dickinson; David Morley, The Cambridge Introduction to Creative Writing; Leland S. Person, The Cambridge Introduction to Nathaniel Hawthorne; Emma Smith, The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare
Andrew Breeze
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Bibliography entry:

Tate, Andrew (ed.), Literature and Religion (= Yearbook of English Studies, 39.1 (2009))

First footnote reference: 35 Literature and Religion, ed. by Andrew Tate (= Yearbook of English Studies, 39.1 (2009)), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Tate, p. 47.

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Bibliography entry:

Tate, Andrew (ed.). 2009. Literature and Religion (= Yearbook of English Studies, 39.1)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Tate 2009: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 Tate 2009: 21.

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