Poetry & Religion: Figures Of The Sacred by Cathy ParcPoetry & Religion: Figures Of The Sacred by Cathy Parc

Poetry & Religion: Figures Of The Sacred

EditorCathy Parc, Jennifer Kilgore-Caradec, Ineke Bockting

Paperback | September 5, 2013

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Poetry and religion have been linked since the first written texts of humanity, even before the Psalms of the Hebrew Bible. Exploring the relationship between poetry and religion within the realm of poetry in English, this volume begins in medieval times and ends with a collection of poems published in 2010, with strong emphasis given to the metaphysical poets of the seventeenth century. Nineteen essays cover the work of poets from various periods and continents, ranging from Julian of Norwich and the anonymous author of The Cloud of Unknowing to Thomas Traherne, George Herbert, John Donne, Alexander Pope, John Keats, Alfred Tennyson, Christina Rossetti, Emily Dickinson, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Thomas Hardy, W.B. Yeats, Robert Graves, T.S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, R.S. Thomas, Grace Nichols, Jean Breeze, Elizabeth Jennings, James Dickey, and Geoffrey Hill.
This book will be of special interest to lovers and scholars of poetry. Close reading of texts, combined with original research and varying critical frameworks, provide a stimulus to read or re-read the poems discussed. The texts in this volume represent the papers given at an international symposium held at the Institut Catholique de Paris in 2011.
Ineke Bockting, specialist of the American South and William Faulkner, is Professor of English at the Catholic University of Paris. Jennifer Kilgore-Caradec is Associate Professor of English at the University of Caen and teaches literature at the Catholic University of Paris. Cathy Parc, who has published on contemporary poetry and t...
Title:Poetry & Religion: Figures Of The SacredFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.86 × 5.91 × 0.68 inPublished:September 5, 2013Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3034314248

ISBN - 13:9783034314244


Table of Contents

Contents: Şebnem Kaya: Natural Theology in the Works of Middle English Mystics and Mevlana Jalalu’ddin Rumi – Cassandra Gorman: Thomas Traherne’s Intuitive Knowledge of ‘ALL THINGS’ in the Commentaries of Heaven – Jean-Christophe van Thienen: Virtuous Wordplay in George Herbert’s Anglican Manifesto – Gary Kuchar: Sounding The Temple: George Herbert and the Mystery of Hearkening – Guillaume Coatalen: Sucking ‘the sincere milk of the word’ (1Peter 2:2) in Herbert’s Temple (1633) – Catherine Fleming: Eighteenth Century German and Pope’s ‘Essay on Man’ – Stephen Tardif: Getting Back to (Human) Nature: Personality as Sacrament in G.M. Hopkins – Paola Partenza: ‘It is man’s privilege to doubt’: Alfred Tennyson and the Poetry of Doubt – John Fawell: Hardy: the Churchiest Skeptic – Mélody Enjoubault: ‘Tune me, O Lord, into one harmony’: Christina Rossetti and the Poetics of Eternity – Christopher Stokes: Prayer, Rite and Lack in Keats’s ‘Ode to Psyche’ and ‘The Eve of St. Agnes’ – Jane Avner: Annunciations – Anne Mounic: Songs of Singularity: The Two Ways of Gerard Manley Hopkins and Robert Graves – Murielle Cayouette: Spirituality and Disaffiliation in T.S. Eliot’s ‘Gerontion’ and Wallace Stevens’s ‘Sunday Morning’ – Monique Lojkine-Morelec: ‘When Birds in Glory Come’: Religion into Poetry in Hopkins’ ‘The Windhover’, Yeats’ ‘Leda and the Swan’ and Eliot’s ‘Little Gidding IV’ – Monica Manolachi: Faith, Doubt and Blasphemy in Contemporary Caribbean British Poetry – Cathy Parc: ‘Tongue(s) of Fire’: Echoes of the Sacred in Elizabeth Jennings’s Poetry – Ineke Bockting: A Southern Sanctity: James Dickey’s ‘The Heaven of Animals’ – Jennifer Kilgore-Caradec: ‘In terms of grace and carnal loss’: Oraclau/Oracles by Geoffrey Hill.