The Charles Lamb Bulletin

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Before Humanity
Language: en
Pages: 261
Authors: Stefan Herbrechter
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-12-13 - Publisher: BRILL

The current crisis in thinking the “human” raises questions not only about who or what may come after the human, but also about what happened before. What dark secrets lie in our ancestral past that may be stopping us from becoming human “otherwise”?
Epidemic Disease and Human Understanding
Language: en
Pages: 269
Authors: Charles De Paolo
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-02-10 - Publisher: McFarland

For more than three thousand years of recorded history, human beings have struggled to understand the epidemic--the rapid spread of a contagious disease throughout a human population. This book draws on an extensive list of primary texts to present a comprehensive history of epidemiological thought. The book is primarily concerned
Human Prehistory in Fiction
Language: en
Pages: 172
Authors: Charles De Paolo
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-09-11 - Publisher: McFarland

What was the world like for people thousands of years ago? How can we know? Through fiction? This is a work of literary criticism, and more. It begins with a discussion of the problem of authenticity and then considers twelve pieces of fiction that depict human prehistory: H.G. Wells’ The
Pandemic Influenza in Fiction
Language: en
Pages: 239
Authors: Charles De Paolo
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-07-28 - Publisher: McFarland

The influenza pandemic of 1918-1919--the worst widespread outbreak in recorded history--claimed an estimated 100 million lives globally. Yet only in recent decades has it captured the attention of historians, scientists, and fiction writers. This study surveys influenza research over the last century in original scientific and historical documents and establishes
Literature and the Growth of British Nationalism
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Francesco Crocco
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-01-23 - Publisher: McFarland

This book explores how British Romantic poetry—the writing, reading, and critical reception of it—reinforced British nationalism in the 19th century, ripening the political processes of nationhood that began with the first Act of Union in 1707. Using archival research on literary collections, criticism and reviews, this study documents the rise