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Annabel Hennessy

'Reading the Unshapeable Shock Night':  Gerard Manley Hopkins' Passionate Pilgrimage.

Taking 'The Wreck of the Deutschland' as an introduction, this thesis will demonstrate how Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-89) read, and transcended, 'unshapeable shock nights',as he encountered the challenges of individual suffering, new biblical criticism and the nineteenth-century scientific revolution in a society ravaged by the effects of the industrial revolution.

Supervisor: Professor Hilary Fraser.