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Contents General Editors' Preface vii Notes on Contributors viii Editors' Foreword xi 1 The Riddle of Transubstantiation 1 Douglas Burnham 2 Real Accidents, Surfaces and Digestions: Descartes and the 'very easily explained' Transubstantiation 11 Tomaso Cavallo 3 The Transubstantial Bard: Shakespeare and Catholicism 26 Michael Davies 4 Transubstantiating the Performance: Towards a Mimetic Narrative in Hamlet's Hecuba Scene 44 Silvia Bigliazzi 5 Transubstantiating Love: John Donne and Cultural Criticism 55 Andy Mousley 6 A 'Deformed' Christianity: Ethical Transubstantiation in English Reformation Plays 63 Nicoletta Caputo 7 From Substantial Body into Evanescent Ghost: the World of James Macpherson's Ossianic 'Fragments' 75 Laura Giovannelli 8 Shakespeare as Paraclitus: Transubstantiation in Joyce and T. S. Eliot 88 Francesco Gozzi 9 Food for the Soul: Reading Mrs Ramsay's Boeuf en Daube 95 Catherine Burgass 10 Reformations: Ford Madox Ford and Transubstantiation 104 Martin Stannard 11 Lost in Translation: Gender and the Figure of the Translator in Contemporary Queer Fiction 118 Emma Parker 12 Conrad and Scola: Transposing the Heart of Darkness into Film 126 Mario Curreli 13 RSC 1999: Enter Guilt on the Stage of Conscience: The Family Reunion by T. S. Eliot 137 Carla Dente 14 Embodying the Past: Vocal Transubstantiation in Erri De Luca's Tu, mio 150 Marina Spunta 15 Sculptural Transubstantiations: Reflections upon Wax, Flesh and Stone, Blood, Bread and Bone 162 Alison Yarrington Bibliography 172 Index 179
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: English literature History and criticism, Christianity and literature Great Britain, Transubstantiation History of doctrines, Catholic Church Doctrines HistoryTransubstantiation in literature, Lord's Supper in literature, Sacraments in literature, Theology in literature, Metaphor