Dwelve In Literature & Culture at These Amazing Universities

Dwelve In Literature & Culture at These Amazing Universities

If you want an accredited degree programme of literary studies, studying literature and culture at an amazing university will take you into the world of digital media, visual arts and film. For students with an interest in literature, the arts and culture, they’ll be able to have knowledge of theory […]

Europe’s Inherited Values

Europe’s Inherited Values

John Winthrop, founder of the Massachusetts Bay Colony serves as a historical example of one of the earliest rulers of America (governor in this case) whose tolerance of other religions was extremely limited. As it would be expected, John Winthrop was European, an Englishman. The Puritans that settled down in […]

Latin Usage in Early Modern English

Latin Usage in Early Modern English

Towards the end of the 14th. Century, English had recently been renewed by the fall of the French language as the official tongue spoken by the ruling class and in court in England (although French was till the official language in court until 1731) and there was a surge of […]

Tales of Caunterbury

Tales of Caunterbury

Tales of Caunterbury and Middle English The Canterbury Tales, or Tales of Caunterbury in Middle English, is a collection of 24 texts and stories comprising of about 17,000 lines and written by Geoffrey Chaucer in Middle English. It is thought to have been written between the years 1386 and 1389 […]

Linguistics: Inkhorn Terms

Linguistics: Inkhorn Terms

Inkhorn Terms Amidst the ever-changing cultural developments and innovations that characterized the Renaissance period, the English language saw a rich influx of pomposity and refinement in what concerned prose, made possible by dexterous writers who embellished their discourse, more often than not, by meticulously selecting, borrowing and adapting words from […]

Cultural Identities of the West

Cultural Identities of the West

The suppression of (or mere attempts at obliterating) the identity of the characters in One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest can perhaps represent American society in terms of how, historically, minority groups and subcultures have been dealt with. The methods applied have never exactly been what one might call integrating, […]

The Western Canon: Literature and Film Adaptations

The Western Canon: Literature and Film Adaptations

Film director Mario Soffici had successfully adapted works of contemporary literature such as “The way of the flames (1941), based on a novel by Hugo Wast, “Miss Julie” (written in 1946), based on the play by Swedish author August Strindberg, “Strange Case of Man and Beast” (1950), adaptation of the […]

Eurocentrism and Western Centrism

Eurocentrism and Western Centrism

The truth is that mainly intolerant values, principles and sentiments of nationalism and xenophobia, instilled in the collective mind of millions of Americans have persevered and, still today, are a very important part of the identity of the nation. In a series of very influential papers published by Jay and […]

The European or Western Canon

The European or Western Canon

Western Literary Canon The Western literary canon comprises of works of literature that scholars generally accept and endorse as the most relevant or influential as a part of the cultural heritage of Europe and the Western nations. In this list are included literary works such as fiction, poetry, non-fiction, drama, […]