About the book
This book reflects the current state of research in the field of the spiritual in British literature, where spirituality is understood as a culturally-determined, universal phenomenon or a factuality of humanity, consisting of the living apprehension of the ‘Sacred’ during rare gratuitous moments of illumination. With critical essays by scholars working in various disciplines (English studies, music, the arts, psychology, theology, etc.), the book explores a corpus of encoded narratives of – as well as reflections on – the ‘Sacred’ in British literature, from the Late Middle Ages to the present. Multi-disciplinary in nature and interdisciplinary in method, British Literature and Spirituality illustrates the hermeneutic potential of readings that transcend the disciplinary boundaries of spiritual writings. (Series: Austria: Forschung und Wissenschaft – Literatur- und Sprachwissenschaft / Austria: Research and Science – Literature and Linguistics – Vol. 24)
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About the author
Eva Antal is Professor at the Institute of English and American Studies, Eszterházy Károly University.