my thesis: the picturesque and its influence on romantic poetry 1  
  book iv gulliver's travels2  
  a midsummer night's dream  
  spencer faerie queen i  
  spencer faerie queen ii3  
  love's labour's lost  
  northanger abbey  
  the dunciad i  
  the dunciad ii4  
  moby dick  
  a contextual analysis of selected works by edmund spenser  
  supernatural elements in jane eyre  
  the nature of narrator in a journal of the plague year  
  mock epic and horation influence in the rape of the lock  
  spenser and sin  
  an analysis of robert stephen rintoul’s review of vanity fair  
  bits of macbeth: figurative language  
  self-revelation in “my last duchess”  
  the heart as island a thematic analysis of “dover beach”  
  an identification of the narrative voice in the mill on the floss  
  the canterbury tales: Rank  
  the canterbury tales: the miller’s tale core structure  
  the canterbury tales: self-contradictions  
  the canterbury tales: merchant, january and irony  
  the canterbury tales: sexuality and the pardoner  
  allusion in by grand central station i sat down and wept  
  canadian narrative poetry the myth making machine  
  duncan campbell scott civil servant and poet  
  the fatal flaws of macbeth and lady macbeth  
  canadian literature: eurocentrism  
  realms of macbeth  
  power and parenthood in the tempest and king leer  
  melville: synopsis & analysis of recent researches  
  moby-dick as ontological symbol  
  the fabulous epic: one hundred years of solitude  
  wordsworth and the picturesque  
  history studies  
  socialist utopia  
  lenskyj’s “femininity first”  
  courtly love5  
  stewart religion  
  fur trader's leisure: payne’s york factory  
  a synopsis and analysis of the reign of mary i  
  analysis of poverty and policy in tudor and stuart england  
  a brief analysis of lewis’s “commonwealth address”  
  the lasting achievements of the french revolution  
  the building of modern egypt  
  the “philosophes” and the french revolution  
  race and recruitment canada ww1  
  canada: suburbia and women 1945-60  
  a brief comparative analysis of tudor and stuart reigns  
  nietzsche: greek tragedy6  
  good and evil  
  abortion: the termination of potentiality  
  medical ethics: confidentialities  
  film studies: sweetie and the unspoken  
  film studies: mis-en-scene In sweetie and psycho  
  film studies: jule et jim  
  classical studies: fate in the aeneid  

1. Abstract

Pictures and Poetry. Debunking the Bunk: An Examination of Picturesque Influence

This thesis examines the history and development of the Picturesque, its definition, theoreticians, and practitioners; and its influence on romanticism. The focus is the correction of pejorative and negative assessments common in modern literary studies which provide a misleading interpretation of both the Picturesque and its influence. The goal is a broader understanding which suggests the necessity of a new evaluation of Wordsworth’s “groundbreaking” contribution to literary development. Accordingly, an extensive introductory section examines pre-Picturesque and Picturesque painting, outlining the beginnings of a new and particularly English aesthetic. Also, an exploration of pre-Picturesque poetry and formative Picturesque poetry reveals the literary ramifications of this aesthetic. Finally, Wordsworth and Keats are canvassed within the Picturesque context: Wordsworth to demonstrate the origins and erroneousness of the modern critical bias and the way his poetry was often formulated according to Picturesque principles; Keats to demonstrate the longevity and continuing importance and influence of the Picturesque. Conclusions are conclusive.

  2. There are a few endless debates in the strange land of English Literature. One of the great ones (great in the smallest sense) is the correct reading of Book IV. You will be happy to hear, though perhaps less happy to read, that I hve finally closed this discourse once and forever.  
  3. This was done in my first year at Concordia University. On reading it, I was surprised to see that my custom of using footnotes as friendly asides to friendly teachers was already started.  
  4. This one has some great footnotes!  
  5. Barely history. Actually, most of my history papers were barely history. Let's face it, history's going nowhere. And who knows where it's been.  
  6. This is very old stuff. Pre university. The interesting thing for me, besides it being not too bad, is that already I seemed to know how to and why to talk the talk.  
  7. This is a dandy piece. Very entertaining. Take a look-see.