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This paper asserts that while geo-politics is too often treated as an extrinsic force in cultural studies, it is in fact a culturally constitutive force and geo-political cultural actors should be treated as a dominant force in (national-) cultural formation. This is of especial...
Ernest Hemingway's association with the Spanish bullfight (corrida) has become a familiar, almost clichéd, aspect of his personal mythology. However, the complexities of the cultural and political discourses around the corrida in Hemingway's writing have not been fully explored. This...
Marianne Moore claimed that she was ‘Irish by descent, possibly Scotch also, but purely Celtic’. Critics have gone so far as to claim Moore as an Irish-American poet. In so doing they have glossed over the English side of her family background (as did Moore herself). This is perhaps...
Transition was among the largest of the ‘little’ magazines. Editors Maria and Eugene Jolas translated a wealth of European texts into English, housed Joyce's ‘Work in Progress’, and staged their ‘Revolution of the Word’. Claiming nothing less than a total overhaul of the standardized...
This article considers drawings and paintings made by the American artists Edmund Tarbell and John Sloan in relation to the art of the seventeenth-century Dutch Republic. Claims about, interpretations of, and enthusiasm for ‘Dutch Pictures’ were prominent features of the transatlantic...
This essay argues that the American regionalist writer Willa Cather was deeply influenced by Dutch Golden Age painters in the compositional strategies of her short stories. Looking at Cather's ‘Coming, Aphrodite!’ (1920), the essay examines the geometric composition of the work, the...
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