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The Comedy of Errors: A Romantic Comedy
The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare is mostly performed as a knockabout farce. Despite undeniable farcical moments the play possesses a strong romantic strain, and the directors challenge is to reconcile these two ...
"Only Connect"? Literary Interventions in a Time of Cruelty
My dissertation,Only Connect? Literary Interventions in a Time of Cruelty, investigates how fiction and drama of the early twenty-first century focus on the social problem of cruelty, mainly defined as ignorance of, ...
Religion and the Validation of Magic: Literary Magic in Middle English Literature
Much scholarship on magic in the literature of medieval England has tried to uncover how literary magic reflects actual cultural practices of magic in medieval society. This dissertation contends that the cultural practice ...