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Evans, Robert C. 1955-

Overview
Works: 31 works in 52 publications in 1 language and 4,837 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Love stories  Poetry  Bibliography  Abstracts  Handbooks and manuals  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS1294.C63, 813.4
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Most widely held works by Robert C Evans
Ben Jonson and the poetics of patronage by Robert C Evans( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My name was Martha : a Renaissance woman's autobiographical poem by Martha Moulsworth( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poem makes one of the most sweeping and radical claims for the right to equal education ever issued in the Renaissance. That this claim is made by a woman, and that it is made so early, serves to heighten the significance of the statement. This work stands on its own merits as a poem. Unlike a good deal of other "women's verse" from this period, Martha Moulsworth's "Memorandum" needs no apologies as a complex work of art
Short fiction : a critical companion by Robert C Evans( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Muses females are : Martha Moulsworth and other women writers of the English Renaissance( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers diverse perspectives on the recently published "Memorandum" of Martha Moulsworth, a fascinating woman who in 1632 wrote one of the first autobiographical poems in the English language. Moulsworth's poem, which issues a startlingly early and radical call for educational equality, provides one of our best "inside views" of the life of a Renaissance woman, and the poem is also one of the few writings about widowhood written by an early modern widow. Yet the poem is also highly sophisticated as a work of art, and it has already proven its appeal to a wide variety of readers, including both beginning students and noted scholars and critics. The present book builds on the first edition of Moulsworth's poem - "My Name Was Martha": A Renaissance Woman's Autobiographical Poem (Locust Hill, 1993). The new volume offers extensive additional biographical information about Moulsworth herself, and it also presents readings of the poem as a poem and as a piece of autobiography. The book also considers such broader issues as the myth of the muses, the role of education in the Renaissance, the status of wives and widows, and the ideals and realities of early modern marriage. Moulsworth's poem emerges as an even richer work when viewed from so many different perspectives. Moulsworth, however, is hardly the only Renaissance woman writer examined in this volume. Many essayists use Moulsworth as a touchstone for discussing numerous other authors, including such figures as Roger Ascham, Anne Bradstreet, Margaret Cavendish (the Duchess of Newcastle), Lady Anne Clifford, An Collins, Queen Elizabeth I, Elizabeth Grymston, Lady Elizabeth Langham, Aemilia Lanyer, Bathsua Makin, Elizabeth Melville, Richard Mulcaster, Katherine Philips, Mary Sidney (the Countess of Pembroke), Rachel Speght, Hester Wiat, and Lady Mary Wroth (to name a few)
A companion to Brian Friel( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kate Chopin's short fiction : a critical companion( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LGBTQ literature( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of critical essays on LGBTQ literature features an overview of the genre and critical readings of selected works and authors
The Awakening, a novel of beginnings by Kate Chopin( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the summer of her 28th year, Edna Pontellier and her children, along with the wives and families of other prospective businessmen, spend the summer in an idyllic coastal community away from their husbands and the sweltering heat of 1890s' New Orleans. Aware of deep yearnings that are unfulfilled by marriage and motherhood, Edna plunges into an illicit liaison that reawakens her long dormant desires, inflames her heart, and eventually blinds her to all else
Culture and society in Shakespeare's day by Robert C Evans( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides historical context to Shakespeare's works, explaining what daily life in Elizabethan England was like in the country, in the city, and among the nobility, since all of these settings feature prominently in his plays. Major events of the period, including the exploration of the New World and the clashes between the British Navy and the Spanish Armada, add important perspective for students studying Shakespeare and his works. Coverage includes: rituals of birth, marriage, and death; folklore, superstition, and witchcraft; Catholicism and Puritanism; medicine and the plague; crime; the Gunpowder Plot; and much more.--From publisher description
Crisis of faith( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Exploration of theodicy, internal doubt and conflict, and secularism and other difficulties of faith when a belief system is seemingly compromised. Rooted religiously in the texts of the Old and New Testament, the term crisis of faith is a common phrase that evokes intense spiritual strife and doubt, the eternal struggle between good and evil. Since that time, the term has become a pervasive theme of literature, manifesting itself within and embodying a broad range of human affairs and secular ideals, from the moral ambiguities of patriotism and war to mankind's critical questioning of meaning and purpose in an increasingly modern world. Edited by Robert C. Evans, Professor of English at Auburn University at Montgomery, this volume in the Critical Insights series presents a variety of new essays on the perennial theme. For readers who are studying it for the first time, a four essays survey the critical conversation regarding the theme, explore its cultural and historical contexts, and offer close and comparative readings of key texts in the genre. Readers seeking a deeper understanding of the theme can then move on to other essays that explore it in depth through a variety of critical approaches. Works discussed include Book of Job, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Great Gatsby, and All the King's Men, as well as the works of Ernest Hemingway, Flannery O'Connor, Emily Dickinson, and Wilfred Owen. Among the contributors are Jonathan Wright, Elizabeth Woodworth, Robert Klevay, and Lawrence Berkove. Rounding out the volume are a list of literary works not mentioned in the book that concern the theme as well as a bibliography of critical sources for readers seeking to study this timeless theme in greater depth."--Publisher's website
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ishmael gaat werken op een walvisvaarder waarvan de kapitein bezeten is van de jacht op de grote witte walvis Moby-Dick. Met kleurenillustraties, opdrachten en een MultiRom met het voorgelezen verhaal en verschillende activiteiten. Vanaf ca. 12 jaar
The American novel, volume II: J-Z( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives on Renaissance poetry by Robert C Evans( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers a major figure in the Early Modern period and explores two different poems from a full range of theoretical perspectives, including: classical, formalist, psychoanalytic, Marxist, structuralist, reader-response, new historical, ecocritical and multicultural
Othello : a critical reader by Robert C Evans( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Othello has long been, and remains, one of Shakespeare's most popular works. It is a favourite work of scholars, students, and general readers alike. Perhaps more than any other of Shakespeare's tragedies, this one seems to speak most clearly to contemporary readers and audiences, partly because it deals with such pressing modern issues as race, gender, multiculturalism, and the ways love, jealousy, and misunderstanding can affect relations between romantic partners. The play also features Iago, one of Shakespeare's most mesmerizing and puzzling villains. This guide offers students and schol
Literature and the theater in Shakespeare's day by Robert C Evans( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides students with important background information on the practice of writing and producing plays in Shakespeare's England. Quotations from a number of writers of Shakespeare's time are included to give students a better understanding of the environment in which he worked.--From publisher description
Contemporary immigrant short fiction( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Othello, the Moor of Venice : with contemporary criticism by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the four great tragedies--alongside 'Hamlet,' 'King Lear,' and 'Macbeth'--'Othello' is among the darkest of Shakespeare's plays, illumining the shadows of the gloomiest recesses of the human psyche and serving as a damning indictment of the world in which it was written. A cautionary tale of the destructiveness of sin and the ruinous consequences of bad philosophy, 'Othello' seems to express Shakespeare's rage at the cynicism and brutality of the age in which he lived. From the Machiavellian menace of Iago to the blind and prideful jealously of Othello, this classic of world literature shows us the shadow falling over a society that has turned its back on the light and life of virtue."--Back cover
Tim O'Brien( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of critical essays on American writer Tim O'Brien includes a brief biography and a chronology of the author's life
 
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A companion to Brian Friel
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English (39)

Covers
The Joy Luck Club, by Amy TanKate Chopin's short fiction : a critical companionCulture and society in Shakespeare's dayThe American novel, volume II: J-ZLiterature and the theater in Shakespeare's day