Sudden Eden

Paradise is a concept tied deeply to one’s faith in the afterlife. However, the soul can experience paradise without physically leaving the earth. How poetry can achieve this earthly miracle…

The Seamless Web

What is a poem and how does one respond to it? This question is deep and it takes a Stanley Burnshaw to explore it inside-out, reaching the nooks and corners…

Dressed in Fiction

Starting with a discussion of the centrality of fashion in dress to human behavior, independent scholar Clair Hughes takes a look at the employment of dress in select English fiction…

Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism: The Turn of the Screw

Priscilla L. Walton reminds us that The Turn of the Screw has been called the “small problem child” of Henry James’s fiction. We remember James for the intricacies of his…