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British Romantic Criticism and the Fine Arts: A Study in Philosophical Theories of Literary Unity
This dissertation is an exploration of how a small but important group of Romantic critics, finding fault in the ideal of three unities developed by neoclassical Academicians and wrongly attributed to Aristotle, turned to ...
S. T. Coleridge, Shakespeare, and the Literary Uses of Sympathy
This thesis examines the role of sympathy in Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s influential writings and lectures on Shakespeare. By the early nineteenth century, many Britons regarded Shakespeare as a literary genius and their ...
Ethics and Love in the Aesthetics of Alice Munro
Whether classified as realist, modernist, or postmodernist, the fiction of Alice Munro combines a strong mimetic impulse with a recognition of the limitations of mimesis. This dissertation examines the ethical dimensions ...