Santana, Richard W.

Dr. Richard W. Santana is Assistant Professor of Literature and Director of the Literary and Cultural Studies Area at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Language and the Decline of Magic
2006 0-7734-5862-X
Explores the persistent power of word-magic and sacramental thought in English literature. The multi-disciplinary approach combines philosophical inquiry with the history of ideas and close critical analysis of three major, representative literary texts: play texts from the Corpus Christi Cycle, Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and James Joyce’s Ulysses.