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The role of Diaphanta in 'The Changeling'
(Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association, 1991-11)
The chief function of Diaphanta in the play is to act as an example of a woman who becomes aware of the attractions of lust (in contrast to Beatrice), but is overwhelmed by it (in contrast to Isabella). There is thus a ...
Review of "The Complete Poems" by Richard Barnfield, "Overthrow of gout [...]" edited by Simon McKeown, and "The sixth book of Virgil's Aeneid [...]" edited by Simon Cauchi
(Oxford University Press, 1993)
All three editors and their publishers are to be commended for making available (with extensive introductions and notes) works languishing in neglect. However, Barnfield's poetry is entitled to ride of place - not only ...
Review of "Hamlet and Japan" by Yoshiko Ueno, and "Otherwordly Hamlet" by John O'Meara
(Oxford University Press, 1997)
Much of 'Hamlet and Japan' is, in fact, devoted to exactly such criticism as one might find in Western compilations offering recent approaches to a Shakespeare play.
Madness in Parts 1 and 2 of 'The honest whore': a case for close reading
(Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association, 1996-11)
The first section of this essay will advance reasons why it is impossible to understand madness in Dekker's 1 and 2 The Honest Whore (c. 1604) without a close textual reading of the kind which some critics call 'old-fashioned' ...
A or C: Can we assess creative work fairly?
(Australian Association of Writing Programs, 1997-04)
Assessment is of prime concern to students and their teachers. Marks affect students psychologically; more to the point, in our 'clever country,' students know that what appears on their transcript might determine whether ...
Female Voice - Male Rhetoric (Inferno V)
(Dept. of Italian, University of Melbourne, 1994)
We do not encounter many female characters in the 'Comedy', and this is particularly true of the first cantica, so it is significant that Francesca is, in the poem, the very first soul who speaks, just as it is significant ...
The Text of Alinda’s Song ‘I am not proud’ in John Fletcher’s “The Pilgrim”, IV.ii.
(Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand, 1992)
Whatever John Fletcher's failings as a dramatist, there is general agreement that he was a master of song-writing. It is perplexing, therefore, to see Cyrus Hoy, in his authoritative edition of the play, produce a version ...
Matelda: Poetic Image or Archetype?
(Berg Publishers, 1993)
As their recurrence in different epochs and cultures shows, archetypal images exercise a powerful influence on imaginative and expressive modes. This essay addresses the problem, encountered by feminist critics and artists, ...
The Women Characters of Carlo Emilio Gadda
Like his predecessors in Naturalism, Carlo Emilio Gadda (1893-1973) has given us women characters of remarkable vitality. By the time of his first recorded writing, during World War I, the earlier representation of female ...
(Berg Publishers Inc., 1993)
Canto V of 'Inferno', in which Dante meets the souls of Paolo Malatesta and Francesca da Rimini, has long been a source of inspiration for poets, writers, and musicians. It also has been a source of much debate and critical ...