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Ezra Pound
David Herd

bureaucracy, by default, also produces enthusiasm, in that historically enthusiasm has flared at moments of 106 Enthusiast! Essays on Modern American Literature overbearing apparatus. Such structures produce an intense desire for immediacy, for a direct contact with things, and in his or her intensity the enthusiast is liable to become extreme. Pound’s thinking about bureaucracy was thoroughgoing, traced back through Church history. Thus ‘Christ,’ he contends, was not ‘constructing a code for the administrating empire but a modus vivendi for the individual’ (SP, 57

in Enthusiast!
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A short essay on enthusia
David Herd

described America as ‘a peculiar and special work appointed for many in our day’.25 Three: in English Traits, Emerson stated that: In the island, they never let out all the length of all the reins, there is no Berserkir rage, no abandonment or ecstasy of will or intellect ... But who would see the uncoiling of that tremendous spring, the explosion of their well-husbanded forces, must follow the swarms which, pouring now for two hundred years from the British islands, have sailed, and rode, and traded, and planted through all climates, mainly following the belt of empire

in Enthusiast!
Political and contemporary contexts of the Shows
Tracey Hill

vertue that it is a mistake to place wealth and power above moral sanctity: ‘SelfeOpinions Eye’, she announces, may pass her by ‘As if the Essence of my Deitie / Were rais’d by Power, and not Power rais’d by me’. Those rulers who make this mistake, it is warned, ‘build the Empire of their Hopes on Sand’ (sig. C1r). Given that Proby’s rise to civic power was generated in part by his connections with royal power, this is a potentially cutting observation. All these works bear out Paster’s argument that ‘the pageants ministered to the city’s selfesteem by challenging

in Pageantry and power
Enigmas, agency and assemblage
James Paz

grove.31 Webster, thinking along similar lines, links this, the left side, with the impenetrably pagan right side, since both ‘are set in dangerous wilderness, symbolized by the wood’.32 For other scholars, the anomalies of this carving serve to Christianise the scene. Simmons sees the four shepherds as ‘kneeling’ before Romulus, ‘here an infant, but one who will someday found Rome as its first king’. They therefore ‘represent all the world with its four ends which was made to kneel to the Roman Empire’. They carry spears ‘which signify the war which was necessary for

in Nonhuman voices in Anglo-Saxon literature and material culture
Sukanta Chaudhuri

: ‘Salonius’ in the Argument. See headnote. 0.2 Germane host] the Germanian army of the Roman Empire. Ancient Germania extended eastward to Dalmatia (modern Croatia). 0.7 releeued] assisted, saved from difficulties. 0.8 prophetesse Sibylla of Cuma] The Cumaean Sibyl, most celebrated of the Sibyllae or wise women of antiquity. Supposed author or propagator of the Sibylline books of prophecy, whose Book III largely concerns prophecies of a future Golden Age. These were discussed and imitated by Jewish and Christian writers, including the Christian fathers cited here

in Pastoral poetry of the English Renaissance
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Greeks and Saracens inGuy of Warwick
Rebecca Wilcox

and their production, while M. Mills, J. Burton, P. Price, R. Dalrymple, T. Turville-Petre, S. Crane and V. B. Richmond elaborate Guy’s structure, its connections to hagiography and social MUP_McDonald_11_Chap10 217 11/18/03, 17:06 218 Rebecca Wilcox politics, and its analogues in visual art and non-romance literature.4 Yet, despite their interest in the romance, critics have almost entirely ignored one of the central themes in Guy: the hero’s domination of Eastern empires, both Christian and Saracen. This neglect has limited criticism of Guy to fairly local

in Pulp fictions of medieval England
Elisa Narin van Court

scenes inside the city walls where hundreds die daily for lack of food and water, culminating in the surrender of the Jews and their sale into slavery by the Romans. Jerusalem is informed throughout by a variety of sensibilities: religious, political, economic, and social. The Roman crusade against the Jews and Jerusalem is framed by Christian justifications; issues of empire and rule are played out within the Roman camp and between the Romans and the Jews; because the Jews have refused to pay tribute to Rome, the economics of revenge initiate, in part, the original

in Pulp fictions of medieval England
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Robin Norris

each man his armour; to the fire of some his horse also is added. The tomb is a mound of turf: the difficult and tedious tribute of a monument they reject as too heavy on the dead. Weeping and wailing they put away quickly: sorrow and sadness linger. Lamentation becomes women: men must remember.’). 6 Christopher B. Krebs, A most dangerous book: Tacitus's Germania from the Roman Empire to the Third Reich

in Dating Beowulf
Alcuin Blamires

proclaim news of his divine forgiveness. Gowther marries her and they inherit the empire. Sir Gowther has seemed in the past too slight and eccentric, too brusque and melodramatic to attract much serious notice apart from MUP_McDonald_03_Ch2 45 11/18/03, 16:58 46 Alcuin Blamires classificatory investigation of its folktale affiliations and bureaucratic inquiry into its generic status.2 What modicum of attention it has otherwise gained has arisen because it draws upon the discourse of demonology on the one hand and the discourse of penitence on the other. The

in Pulp fictions of medieval England
Le Bone Florence of Rome and bourgeois self-making
Felicity Riddy

expected answer is clearly not ‘Florence, of course’. Florence may inherit but she cannot rule: in fact she is made to faint at this juncture as if to acquiesce in her own incapacity. And so the unequal distribution of public power between men and women perpetuates itself; the landless Emere acquires an empire, Florence sends him away and her nightmares begin. The period I have already identified in which she is neither a daughter nor a wife is the period of the horrific history that gets pieced together at the end of the poem. As bourgeois reading matter, Le Bone

in Pulp fictions of medieval England