Studies on Nonsense

“Nonsense.” Scribner’s Monthly 2 6 (1871): 668-9.

“Word-Twisting Vs Nonsense.” Littel’s Living Age, fifth series 53 (173)  (1887): 379-81.

Strachey, Sir Edward. “Nonsense as a Fine Art.” Quarterly Review 167  (1888): 335-65.

“Concerning Nonsense.” All the Year Round 2 February 1889: 114-6.

Chesterton, Gilbert Keith. “The Two Kinds of Paradox.” Illustrated London News 11 March 1911.

Cammaerts, Emile. The Poetry of Nonsense. London: Routledge, 1925.

Kent, Muriel. “The Art of Nonsense.” The Cornhill Magazine 149  (1934): 478-87.

Partridge, Eric. “The Nonsense Words of Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll.” Here, There, and Everywhere. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1950. 162-88.

Sewell, Elizabeth. The Field of Nonsense. London: Chatto & Windus, 1952.

Forster, Leonard. Poetry of Significant Nonsense. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1962.

Liede, Alfred. Dichtung Als Spiel. Studien Zur Unsinnspoesie an Den Grenzen Der Sprache. 2 vols. Berlin: De Gruyter, 1963.

De Benedetti, Paolo. “La letteratura nonsensica.” Almanacco letterario Bompiani (1966).

Sonstroem, David. “Making Earnest of Game: G.M. Hopkins and Nonsense Poetry.” Modern Language Quarterly 28  (1967): 192-206.

Schöne, Annemarie. Englische Nonsense- und Gruselballaden. Göttingen: Vanderhoeck und Ruprecht, 1970.

Petzold, Dieter. Formen und Funktionen der Englishchen Nonsense-Dichtung im 19. Jahrhundert. Erlanger Beitrage Zur Sprach- Und Kunstwissenschaft, Bd. 44. Nurnberg: H. Carl, 1972.

Rother, James. “Modernism and the Nonsense Style.” Contemporary Literature 15 2 (1974): 187-202.

Angeli, Giovanna. Il mondo rovesciato. Roma: Bulzoni, 1977.

Smith, A.J.M. “Nonsense Poetry and Romanticism.” Essays in Honour of Russell B. Nye. Ed. Waldmeyer, Joseph: Michigan University Press, 1978.

Stewart, Susan. Nonsense: Aspects of Intertextuality in Folklore and Literature. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1979.

Cohn Livingston, Myra. “Nonsense Verse: The Complete Escape.” Celebrating Children’s Books. Eds. Hearne, Betsy and Marylin Kaye. New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1981. 122-39.

Kemeny, Tomaso. “Il motto di spirito e il nonsense.” La comunicazione spiritosa. Il motto di spirito da Freud a oggi. Ed. Fornari, Franco. Firenze: Sansoni, 1982. 217-37.

Lang, Peter Christian. Literarischer Unsinn im späten 19. und frühen 20. Jahrhundert: Systematische Begründung und historische Rekonstruktion. Frankfurt am Main: Verlag Peter Lang, 1982.

Kretschmer, Ernst. Die Welt der Galgenlieder Christian Morgenstern und der Viktorianische Nonsense. Berlin – New York: Walter De Gruyter, 1983.

Praz, Mario. “La poesia dei nonsensi.” Studi e svaghi inglesi. Vol. 2. Milano: Garzanti, 1983. 401-5.

Champigny, Robert. Sense, Antisense, Nonsense. Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 1986.

Wooden, Warren W. “The Water-Poet: A Pioneer of Children’s Literature.” Children’s Literature of the English Renaissance. Ed. Watson, Jeanie. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 1986.

Tigges, Wim, ed. Explorations in the Field of Nonsense. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1987.

Caboni, Alessandro. Nonsense. Edward Lear e la tradizione del Nonsense inglese. Roma: Bulzoni, 1988.

Tigges, Wim. An Anatomy of Literary Nonsense. Costerus, New Series, 67. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1988.

Anderson, Celia Catlett, and Marilyn Fain Apseloff. Nonsense Literature for Children. Aesop to Seuss. Hamden, Conn.: Library Professional Publications, 1989.

Köhler, Peter. Nonsens: Theorie Und Geschichte Der Literarischen Gattung. Heidelberg: Carl Winter – Universitätsverlag, 1989.

Palumbo, Angelica. Il Nonsense e la letteratura vittoriana per l’infanzia. Genova: E.R.S.U., 1992.

Rieke, Alison. The Senses of Nonsense. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1992.

Lecercle, Jean-Jacques. Philosophy of Nonsense. The Intuitions of Victorian Nonsense Literature. London and New York: Routledge, 1994.

Parsons, Marnie. Touch Monkeys: Nonsense Strategies for Reading Twentieth-Century Poetry. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1994.

Malcolm, Noel. The Origins of English Nonsense. London: HarperCollins, 1997.

Pleij, Herman. Dreaming of Cockaygne. Medieval Fantasies of the Perfect Life. [Dromen van Cocagne. Uitgeverij Prometheus, 1997]. Trans. Webb, Diane. New York: Columbia University Press, 1997.

Reichertz, Ronald. The Making of the Alice Books. Lewis Carroll’s Uses of Earlier Children’s Literature. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1997.

Stemmler, Theo, and Stefan Horlacher, eds. Sinn im Unsinn. Über Unsinndichtung von Mittelalter bis zum 20. Jahrhundert. Tübingen: Narr, 1997.

Esser-Hall, Gabriele. Untersuchung Zu Formen Visueller Textinterpretation Im Englischen Kinderbuch Von 1846 Bis 1890. Hildesheim: Georg Olms Verlag, 1997.

Presberg, Charles D. “Transfiguring Form: The Poetics of Self, Contradiction and Nonsense in San Juan De La Cruz.” Laberinto: An Electronic Journal of Early Modern Hispanic Literatures and Culture 2 (1998).  <http://www.gc.maricopa.edu/laberinto/fall98/presberg.htm&gt;.

Menninghaus, Winfried. In Praise of Nonsense. Kant and Bluebeard. [Lob des Unsinns. Kant, Tieck und Blaubart. Berlin: Suhrkamp Verlag, 1995]. Trans. Pickford, Henry. Stanford, Ca: Stanford University Press, 1999.

Kliuev, Evgenii Vasil’evich. Teoriia literatury absurda. Moskva: Izd-vo URAO, 2000.

Sala, Michele. “Humor, Nonsense, and Absurd: The Linguistic Analysis of Non-Serious Narrative.” Youngstown State University, 2000.

Wullschlager, Jackie. Hans Christian Andersen. The Life of a Storyteller. London: Allen Lane The Penguin Press, 2000.

Olson, Kirby. Comedy after Postmodernism. Rereading Comedy from Edward Lear to Charles Willeford. Lubbock, Tx.: Texas Tech University Press, 2001.

Saukkola, Mirva. “The Eden of Dreams and the Nonsense Land: Characteristics of the British Golden Age Children’s Fiction in the Finnish Children’s Fantasy Literature of the 1950s.”. University of Helsinki, Institute for Art Research, Comparative Literature, Faculty of Arts, 2001.

Crimi, Giuseppe. L’oscura lingua e il parlar sottile. Tradizione e fortuna del Burchiello. Manziana: Vecchiarelli, 2005.

Uhl, Patrice. “Un Poème de menteries moyen-anglais: “Herkyn to My Tale”.” Alizés: Revue Angliciste de la Réunion 25-26  (2005).

Cornwell, Neil. The Absurd in Literature. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2006.

Heyman, Michael. “Anushka Ravishankar’s Indian Nonsense.” The Horn Book 82 6 (2006): 675-6.

Lodge, Sara. Thomas Hood and Nineteenth-Century Poetry: Work, Play and Politics. Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 2007.

Banerje, Sreeradha. “Elements of Social Concern and Absurdity in Non-Sense Poetry of the Late-Victorian Period.” Literary Spectrums: Recent Studies in English Literature. Ed. Mukhopsfhysy, Partha Kumar. New Delhi: Sarup & Sons, 2007. Google Books.

Joardar, Koushik. “Reading Sukumar Ray: Why I Like Nonsense.” Language and Grammar. Eds. Chakrabarti, Bhattacharya and Koushik Joardar. New Delhi: Northern Book Center, 2009.

Tarantino, Elisabetta, and Carlo Caruso, eds. Nonsense and Other Senses. Regulated Absurdity in Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009.

Antonelli, Giuseppe, and Carla Chiummo, eds. “Nominativi fritti e mappamondi.” Il Nonsense nella letteratura italiana. Roma: Salerno Editrice, 2009.

Williams, James. “Nineteenth-Century Nonsense Writing and the Later Work of James Joyce.” Ph.D thesis, University of Cambridge, 2009.

Schweitzer, Louise. One Wild Flower. London: Austin & Macauley, 2012.

Barton, Anna, and Catherine Bates. “‘Beautiful Things': Nonsense and the Museum.” Literary Bric-À.Brac and the Victorians: From Commodities to Oddities. Eds. Shears, Jonathon and Jen Harrison. Farnham: Ashgate, 2013. 49-66.

3 Responses to Studies on Nonsense

  1. I wish you would add my book to the list:
    AVILA, Myriam. Rima e solução: a poesia nonsense de Lewis Carroll e Edward Lear. São Paulo: Annablume, 1995.

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