In ancient Sumer, a whole cycle of poems revolved around the erotic lovemaking between the goddess Inanna and her consort Dumuzid the Shepherd.
Oliver Goldsmith She Stoops to Conquer: Catherine Cooper shows how the themes of She Stoops to Conquer are developed through contrasts, such as between age and youth, city and country, and high and low social class, and finds that behind those superficial contrasts deeper psychological contrasts are being explored.
Aritro Ganguly and Rangeet Sengupta discuss the importance of memory to the Romantics, showing how the issues with which poets such as Wordsworth and Coleridge were concerned resonate with issues relevant to the Classical era, the shift from an oral to written culture which took place with the invention of the printing press, Enlightenment philosophy, contemporary debates about artificial intelligence, and the advent of audio-visual mass communications.
Trivikrama Kumari Jamwal studies the 'Lucy' poems by William Wordsworth and attempts to analyze Wordsworth as a poet in the light of his perspective outlined in his Preface to Lyrical Ballads The essay also tries to understand the nature or 'character' of Lucy and Lucy as an instrument of Wordsworth's ideas on the art and craft of composing poetry.An exploration of the nature and history of capitalism.
Global capitalism, colonies and Third-World economic realities.
Central to medieval Western literature became the figure of the knight (and, more specifically, the crusading knight).
His public deeds were epic and chivalrous, his private deeds romantic and gentlemanly.
Late medieval literature began to be written in vernacular languages (i.e., those other than Latin, such as Italian, English, and French). He is also co-editor of Against Theatre: Creative Destructions on the Modernist Stage (), The Norton Anthology of World Literature, Third Edition (), and The Norton Anthology of Western Literature, Ninth Edition ()/5(57).
This course examines the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) as an expression of the religious life and thought of ancient Israel, and a foundational document of Western civilization. A wide range of methodologies, including source criticism and the historical-critical school, tradition criticism.
Western literature, history of literatures in the languages of the Indo-European family, along with a small number of other languages whose cultures became closely associated with the West, from ancient times to the present. Diverse as they are, European literatures, like European languages, are parts of a common heritage.
Western literature that makes the book only an “outline introduction.” This book can be used as a textbook for any course designed to give Western literature a general introduction.