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Evans, Robert C. 1955-

Overview
Works: 72 works in 264 publications in 1 language and 12,942 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Abstracts  Bibliography  Poetry  Biography  Handbooks and manuals  Fiction 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Creator
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Most widely held works by Robert C Evans
Ben Jonson and the poetics of patronage by Robert C Evans( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In covering the years 1577 to 1632, the poem encompasses some of the most important decades of English history and expresses opinions that would seem to make Moulsworth one of the earliest English advocates of truly equal education. At the same time, however, her poem also suggests a highly complex attitude toward her status in a rigidly patriarchal society, including her relations with her God, her father, and her three successive husbands
The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides readers with a collection of essays and in-depth discussions of Amy Tan's novel, "The Joy Luck Club". A chronology of Tan's life, a complete list of her works and their original dates of publication, a general bibliography, a detailed paragraph on the volumes editor, notes on the individual chapter authors, and a subject index are also provided
Short fiction : a critical companion by Robert C Evans( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 414 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)
Frank O'Connor : new perspectives( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonson and the contexts of his time by Robert C Evans( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Jonson was one of the most important writers of the English Renaissance, and this study both reflects and contributes to the growing focus on the concrete details of his art and career. By examining specific works, particular historical circumstances, and complex relations with various individuals, author Robert C. Evans tries to locate Jonson's writings in the contexts that helped shape their artistry. This book presumes that the more one knows about Jonson's various contexts, the more richly one can appreciate the complicated significance of the texts he produced. In fact, a major purpose of the book is the presentation of new archival data. The individual chapters all assume that Jonson could not ignore his relations with other people and the effects that those relations might have had on his life and writings. The first chapter raises explicitly many of the questions involved in the historical study of literature, contributing to recent dialogue about the meaning and value of the so-called New Historicism. This chapter also offers one of the few sustained examinations of one of Jonson's most typical and significant poems, the epistle to Edward Sackville. Chapter 2 suggests why Jonson's relations with rivals and patrons were particularly significant. It discusses one of his most important rivalries - the "poetomachia"--And its significance for the early years of his life as a writer. The chapter then jumps to the end of Jonson's career and emphasizes works he addressed to the Earl of Newcastle, one of his most important later patrons. This initial emphasis on patronage and rivalry recurs in one way or another in all the subsequent chapters, which follow a roughly chronological scheme. Chapter 3 looks at the earliest and perhaps still the best of Jonson's great plays, Volpone, and explores new evidence suggesting that Jonson may have used this comedy to mock a powerful and wellknown contemporary. Chapter 4 explores The Devil is an Ass (1616) and attempts to suggest the very complicated political and social circumstances in which it was enmeshed. Chapter 5 tries to show how the important masque entitled Pleasure Reconciled to Virtue offered a detailed response to another aristocratic entertainment written a few months earlier, and chapter 6 surveys the poet's apparently contentious relations with the highly talented Thomas Campion. Chapters 7 and 8 focus on the closing years of Jonson's career. They explore his little-known friendship with Joseph Webbe, an important language theorist whose ideas were quite controversial at the time, and examine Jonson's relations with significant Caroline patrons in an attempt to show the complicated ways in which the patronage "system" - so often discussed in the abstract could operate in actuality. A brief afterword summarizes some of the general critical assumptions on which all the preceding chapters are based
Habits of mind : evidence and effects of Ben Jonson's reading by Robert C Evans( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Habits of Mind, his fourth book on Ben Jonson, Robert C. Evans turns to the reading habits of one of the best-read and most-learned of all the great English poets and discovers that the impact of Jonson's reading on his own art was both immediate and strong. Studying Jonson's markings can provide unique insights into his own thinking and creativity, Evans postulates, because the poet's reading was not a distraction, but central to his inspiration and artistic development. The marked books that Evans discusses are a deliberately mixed lot, and the methods used in discussing them are also intentionally diverse. The chosen works represent differing periods, genres, styles, and thematic concerns, thus suggesting the impressive range of Jonson's interests as well as the continuities that seem to underlie them
LGBTQ literature( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 330 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
A companion to Brian Friel( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The awakening( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides readers with an exploration of the most up-to-date collection of scholarly thinking and essays on Kate Chopin's novella, "The Awakening". A bibliography of critical sources is also provided
Contemporary immigrant short fiction( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in this volume review and analyze contemporary short stories about immigrant living by such authors as Junot Diaz, Sui Sin Far, William Saroyan, Isaac Bashevis, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Jhumpa Lahiri, Edwidge Danticat, Yi-yun Li, Ernesto Quiñonez, and Ha Jin
Tim O'Brien( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 245 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
Crisis of faith( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 212 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( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consumed by an insane rage, Captain Ahab has but one purpose in life--revenge on Moby Dick, the great white whale sho maimed and disfugured him
Ben Jonson's major plays : summaries of modern monographs by Robert C Evans( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ambrose Bierce's "An occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" : an annotated critical edition by Ambrose Bierce( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Close readings : analyses of short fiction from multiple perspectives by students of Auburn University Montgomery by Robert C Evans( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan
Alternative Names
Evans, R. C. 1955-

Evans, Robert

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Evans, Robert C.

Evans, Robert C. Jr

Languages
English (110)

Covers
Frank O'Connor : new perspectivesA companion to Brian FrielKate Chopin's short fiction : a critical companionBen Jonson's major plays : summaries of modern monographsAmbrose Bierce's "An occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" : an annotated critical editionClose readings : analyses of short fiction from multiple perspectives by students of Auburn University Montgomery