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Pfordresher, John

Overview
Works: 52 works in 139 publications in 3 languages and 2,721 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Poetry  Conference papers and proceedings  Academic theses  Literature 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR4024, 821.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Pfordresher
The secret history of Jane Eyre : how Charlotte Brontë wrote her masterpiece by John Pfordresher( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story behind Charlotte Brontë's beloved classic examines how and why she emphatically concealed her authorship from even her closest friends to hide difficult parallels in her own life, including an invalid father, a dissolute sibling, and her passion for a married man
Matthew Arnold, prose writings : the critical heritage by Carl Dawson( Book )

25 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Published in 1979. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
A variorum edition of Tennyson's Idylls of the King by Alfred Tennyson( Book )

11 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Idylls of the King, Tennyson infuses the King Arthur legend with passion and fire. This legendary epic poem brings the Table Round to life. Experience the love affair of Lancelot and Guinevere, and join the quest for the Holy Grail. Tennyson's powerful and inspired writing is a tour de force that is not to be missed
Jesus and the emergence of a Catholic imagination : an illustrated journey by John Pfordresher( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How did the "thought world" of Jesus of Nazareth, a Jewish man living in Palestine 2,000 years ago, spawn the Catholic imagination and the immortal works of art to which it has given rise? In Jesus and the Emergence of a Catholic Imagination, John Pfordresher examines how Jesus' own imagination worked, how he used imaginative strategies to teach, and how the Gospels initiated a tradition of Catholic narrative. He then studies the early historical development of the Catholic imagination by tracing the processes of creative invention and cultural adaptation that played out as Christianity spread first throughout the Mediterranean basin and later into northern Europe."--Jacket
Gli anglo-americani a Firenze : idea e costruzione del Rinascimento : atti del convegno, Georgetown University, Villa "Le Balze," Fiesole, 19-20 giugno 1997 by Marcello Fantoni( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in Italian and English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

England in literature by James E Miller( Book )

29 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A textbook tracing the development of English literature from 450 A.D. to the 1950's
Matthew Arnold, the poetry: the critical heritage by Carl Dawson( Book )

6 editions published between 1973 and 1995 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Cecil Pinsent and his gardens in Tuscany : papers from the symposium, Georgetown University, Villa Le Balze, Fiesole, 22 June 1995( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Italian and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prose writings by Matthew Arnold( Book )

3 editions published between 1979 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetry( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Idylls of the king by Alfred, Lord Tennyson( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The longest and most ambitious work of his career, Idylls is a reflection of Tennyson's lifelong interest in Arthurian themes. His personification of Arthur, the highest ideal of manhood and leadership, is achieved through a delicacy of phrase and metrical effect that are unmatched
Cecil Pinsent and his gardens in Tuscany : papers from the symposium, Georgetown University, Villa Le Balze, Fiesole, June, 22 and 23, 1995( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complete variorum edition of Alfred, Lord Tennyson's Idylls of the King by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson( )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beauty athwart the darkness" : constructing Florence in nineteenth-century anglophone writing by John Pfordresher( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narratives of Faith: The Life of Our Lord and Charles Dickens's "real Christianity" by Benjamin Andrew Desmond( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his 2009 book Dickens, Christianity and The Life of Our Lord, and his more recent work from 2012 God and Charles Dickens, Gary Colledge has emerged as one of the only scholars in a long tradition of Dickens scholarship to recognize the significance of his last published work and the illumination it provides into his religious and literary voice. This paper will begin by examining the unique literary archeology of the text of TLOL and its surrounding literary criticism in order to gain an understanding of why it has been underappreciated. Aligning itself with Colledge's argument that TLOL "acts as an index of sorts, a reference point, that provides a clarifying voice with regard to the nature and substance of the Christian character of Dickens's own religious thought and emergent worldview" (Colledge 2009 15), this paper will return to Dickens's novels of the 1840s and 50s and apply this lens to his fiction. Agreeing with his assertion that "TLOL can help us see in his novels a unity and coherence in what is often perceived as disparate fragments of a rather inconsistent Christian worldview" (Colledge 2009 15), this paper will then trace the particular features of this worldview as they are displayed in TLOL and manifested in the novels he was writing around the time of its composition. In doing so, it will suggest a reading of this largely ignored piece of the Dickens canon as a way of revealing not only the specific version of Christianity displayed in his fiction, but also his particular view of narrative itself as a means of constructing faith. Aligning myself with the work of Colledge, and then calling attention to several unique points of convergence in his novels, I will demonstrate the importance of TLOL for the insight it offers into not only Dickens's specific Christian worldview, but an unspoken literary view of narrative itself
England in literarure( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A textbook tracing the development of English literature from 450 A.D. to the 1950's
La historia secreta de Jane Eyre by John Pfordresher( )

in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aunque presente desde niña, la dedicación de Charlotte Brontë a la creación literaria siempre quiso ser, fuera de la familia, un secreto. Cuando en 1847 los editores Smith, Elder & Co. publicaron en Londres Jane Eyre, la novela iba firmada y no escrita sino «editada» por Currer Bell: más auténtico y misterioso sonaba entonces su subtítulo, «Una autobiografía». Obligada en 1848 a desvelar su identidad, lo hizo solo ante sus editores y les hizo prometer que guardarían silencio. La historia secreta de Jane Eyre busca las claves de esta actitud en un análisis tan ameno e inquietante como detallado de los elementos comunes –y también divergentes entre la vida y la obra de una de las autoras míticas de la literatura universal
"The Façade of Impenetrable Mysteries": C.S. Lewis, Literary Modernism, and the New Physics by Grayson Stone Quay( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In C.S. Lewis's 1964 book The Discarded Image, he writes that the modern imagination contains "little of Einstein," and yet in Letters to Malcolm, published the same year, he uses the new physics to facilitate contemplative prayer and even sketches out a hypothesis for a post-Einsteinian resurrection and afterlife. In the first decades of the twentieth century, Einsteinian physics launched a destabilizing revolution that contributed to the prevailing mood of modernist disillusionment and, being incomprehensible to most people, inspired a wave of scientific popularizations, each with its own agenda. These ideas in turn manifested themselves in the forms and images of literary modernism in writers like Eliot, Joyce, and Yeats. In my thesis, I engage with the growing body of work studying the intersection of Einstein's physics and literary modernism and provide close readings of works by Lewis and his modernist contemporaries to explore how Lewis, despite his vocal disdain for modernism, used the literary tropes and metaphors associated with the new physics to sidestep the prevailing mood of despair and provide his own uniquely Christian perspective on popular scientific discourse. By theologizing such Einsteinian themes as the unvisualizability of space, temporal relativity and simultaneity, the limitations of subjectivity, and the breakdown of causality, Lewis is able to craft striking visions of heaven and hell alike. Lewis, I argue, makes popular interest in the new physics, so often a source of anxiety and alienation, into a means of turning the imagination toward God
Teacher's planbook( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A textbook tracing the development of English literature from 450 A.D. to the 1950's
La historia secreta de Jane Eyre : cómo escribió Charlotte Brontë su obra maestra by John Pfordresher( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The secret history of Jane Eyre : how Charlotte Brontë wrote her masterpiece
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Matthew Arnold, prose writings : the critical heritageJesus and the emergence of a Catholic imagination : an illustrated journeyMatthew Arnold, the poetry: the critical heritageProse writingsThe poetry
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Pfordresher, John C.

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