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Yosefa Raz
THE POETICS OF PROPHECY: MODERN AFTERLIVES OF A BIBLICAL TRADITION
(Cambridge, 2024) xii + 216 pp.
Reviewed by Karen Weisman on 2024-06-06
Romantic Poetry
This brilliant book about the modern afterlives of biblical prophecy has arrived precisely when we need it most: in a politically, ecologically, and even medically perilous world, the doomsayers of old (and new) seem to be claiming a new purchase on modern consciousness.
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Patrick O'Malley
THE IRISH AND THE IMAGINATION OF RACE: WHITE SUPREMACY ACROSS THE ATLANTIC IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
(University of Virginia, 2023) x + 311 pp.
Reviewed by Jacob Romanow on 2024-06-04
Irish Literature
The idea that "the Irish became white" in the nineteenth century has set the terms for most work on Irish racialization since Noel Ignatiev presented that memorable formulation in 1995.
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Jerome Mcgann
BYRON AND THE POETICS OF ADVERSITY
(Cambridge UP, 2023) xi + 214 pp.
Reviewed by Jonathan Sachs on 2024-02-09
The idea that "the Irish became white" in the nineteenth century has set the terms for most work on Irish racialization since Noel Ignatiev presented that memorable formulation in 1995.
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Caleb Smith
THOREAU'S AXE: DISTRACTION AND DISCIPLINE IN AMERICAN CULTURE
(Princeton, 2023) ix + 240 pp
Reviewed by Morgan Shipley on 2023-12-04
Inundated with an almost endless stream of new media, many of us may now feel almost overwhelmingly distracted by what we see on our various screens, from television to laptops and smartphones.
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Jonathan Bate
BRIGHT STAR, GREEN LIGHT: THE BEAUTIFUL WORKS AND DAMNED LIVES OF JOHN KEATS AND F. SCOTT FITZGERALD
(Yale, 2021) xiv + 415 pp.
Reviewed by Michael Theune on 2023-08-04
Romantic Poetry
This is a deeply strange book.
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Cian Duffy
BRITISH ROMANTICISM AND DENMARK
(Edinburgh, 2022) 246 pp.
Reviewed by Marie-Louise Svane on 2023-05-23
International Romanticism
In recent academic publications on European cultural history, questions about nation building, nationalism, and national identity have played a prominent part.
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