Key Concepts in Renaissance Literature

Key Concepts in Renaissance Literature

The volume provides readers with a clear introduction to English Renaissance literary texts.

Author: Malcolm Hebron

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137151346

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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The volume provides readers with a clear introduction to English Renaissance literary texts. Concise but detailed entries are alphabetically arranged, providing a coherent overview of central issues in the study of writings of the Renaissance era. Cross-referencing and suggestions for further reading indicate connections between topics.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Key Concepts in Renaissance Literature

Key Concepts in Renaissance Literature

Palgrave Key Concepts Palgrave Key Concepts provide an accessible and
comprehensive range of subject glossaries at undergraduate level. They are the
ideal companion to a standard textbook making them invaluable reading to
students ...

Author: Malcolm Hebron

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137053428

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 669

The volume provides readers with a clear introduction to English Renaissance literary texts. Concise but detailed entries are alphabetically arranged, providing a coherent overview of central issues in the study of writings of the Renaissance era. Cross-referencing and suggestions for further reading indicate connections between topics.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Handbook of English Renaissance Literature

Handbook of English Renaissance Literature

The Renaissance Literature Handbook by Susan Bruce and Rebecca
Steinberger (London/New York: Continuum, 2009) is oriented more towards
teaching, with useful chapters on 'key critical concepts and topics' and 'key
theoretical and ...

Author: Ingo Berensmeyer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110444889

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 748

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This handbook of English Renaissance literature serves as a reference for both students and scholars, introducing recent debates and developments in early modern studies. Using new theoretical perspectives and methodological tools, the volume offers exemplary close readings of canonical and less well-known texts from all significant genres between c. 1480 and 1660. Its systematic chapters address questions about editing Renaissance texts, the role of translation, theatre and drama, life-writing, science, travel and migration, and women as writers, readers and patrons. The book will be of particular interest to those wishing to expand their knowledge of the early modern period beyond Shakespeare.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Key Concepts in Modernist Literature

Key Concepts in Modernist Literature

Introducing the dynamic study of a literary period stretching from 1900 to the Second World War, the book reflects the exciting mix of European avant-garde, writers of the Harlem Renaissance and regional voices within Britain.

Author: Julian Hanna

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137021366

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Introducing the dynamic study of a literary period stretching from 1900 to the Second World War, the book reflects the exciting mix of European avant-garde, writers of the Harlem Renaissance and regional voices within Britain. Three distinct sections explore the major concepts, themes and issues that characterise the literature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Movement in Renaissance Literature

Movement in Renaissance Literature

This book investigates how writers and readers of Renaissance literature deployed ‘kinesic intelligence’, a combination of pre-reflective bodily response and reflective interpretation.

Author: Kathryn Banks

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319692005

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 249

View: 701

This book investigates how writers and readers of Renaissance literature deployed ‘kinesic intelligence’, a combination of pre-reflective bodily response and reflective interpretation. Through analyses of authors including Petrarch, Rabelais, and Shakespeare, the book explores how embodied cognition, historical context, and literary style interact to generate and shape responses to texts. It suggests that what was reborn in the Renaissance was partly a critical sense of the capacities and complexities of bodily movement. The linguistic ingenuity of humanism set bodies in motion in complex and paradoxical ways. Writers engaged anew with the embodied grounding of language, prompting readers to deploy sensorimotor attunement. Actors shaped their bodies according to kinesic intelligence molded by theatrical experience and skill, provoking audiences to respond to their most subtle movements. An approach grounded in kinesic intelligence enables us to re-examine metaphor, rhetoric, ethics, gender, and violence. The book will appeal to scholars and students of English, French, and Italian Renaissance literature and to researchers in the cognitive humanities, cognitive sciences, and theatre studies.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Natural Law in English Renaissance Literature

Natural Law in English Renaissance Literature

A wide-ranging study of a concept which underpinned Renaissance literature and continues to absorb contemporary thinkers.

Author: R. S. White

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052103289X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 308

View: 359

A wide-ranging study of a concept which underpinned Renaissance literature and continues to absorb contemporary thinkers.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Reading the Past

Reading the Past

A collection of nineteen essays old and new on a number of themes - class relations in medieval society, the ethos of cities, the cultural significance of clothes, for example - which are concerned, directly or indirectly, with the ...

Author: V. J. Scattergood

Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd

ISBN: UOM:39015037338020

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 310

View: 249

A collection of nineteen essays old and new on a number of themes - class relations in medieval society, the ethos of cities, the cultural significance of clothes, for example - which are concerned, directly or indirectly, with the political and social dimensions of medieval and renaissance writing.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Encyclopedia of Renaissance Literature

Encyclopedia of Renaissance Literature

"The more than 600 entries supply a wealth of information on the people and works of the era, as well as background on specific concepts and topics, important terms, and ancient precursors to medieval literature.

Author: James Wyatt Cook

Publisher:

ISBN: 0816056242

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 598

View: 716

"The more than 600 entries supply a wealth of information on the people and works of the era, as well as background on specific concepts and topics, important terms, and ancient precursors to medieval literature. Additional features include a bibliography, chronology, and list of writers arranged by language of composition, making this encyclopedia the ideal resource for anyone interested in Renaissance literature."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Poetic Theology of Love

The Poetic Theology of Love

This book argues that current criticism tends to take the mythology of love either too innocently or too skeptically and therefore distorts the complex roles played by the god of love in longer narrative poems and discursive works of the ...

Author: Thomas Hyde

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 0874132738

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

View: 938

This book argues that current criticism tends to take the mythology of love either too innocently or too skeptically and therefore distorts the complex roles played by the god of love in longer narrative poems and discursive works of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Song of Songs in English Renaissance Literature

The Song of Songs in English Renaissance Literature

Treatment of and reference to the Song of Songs by a variety of authors including Spenser and Milton.

Author: Noam Flinker

Publisher: DS Brewer

ISBN: 0859915867

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 173

View: 472

Treatment of and reference to the Song of Songs by a variety of authors including Spenser and Milton.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Neoplatonist Calculus

The Neoplatonist Calculus

Author: Anthony Levi

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:464215925

Category: French literature

Page: 20

View: 321

Categories: French literature

Discourses of Authority in Medieval and Renaissance Literature

Discourses of Authority in Medieval and Renaissance Literature

Twelve distinguished scholars examine the question of authority in literature from the 12th to the 16th century.

Author: Kevin Brownlee

Publisher: Dartmouth College Press

ISBN: UOM:39015014631470

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 297

View: 971

Twelve distinguished scholars examine the question of authority in literature from the 12th to the 16th century. Specialists in Italian, French, & Spanish offer close readings of literary & philosophical texts & provide a variety of critical & theoretical approaches, including authorial self, canon formation, counterfeit, intertextuality, & historical context.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Work of Dissimilitude

The Work of Dissimilitude

Nineteen scholars offer readings that address the continuity or discontinuity between the literature of the Renaissance and Middle Ages.

Author: Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Literature (6, 1988, Charleston, SC)

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 0874134358

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 292

View: 590

Nineteen scholars offer readings that address the continuity or discontinuity between the literature of the Renaissance and Middle Ages. Essays by Arthur F. Kinney, R. A. Shoaf, and O. B. Hardison focus on broader trends while shorter essays approach the periods by addressing particular themes in their literature or thought.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Automaton in English Renaissance Literature

The Automaton in English Renaissance Literature

Instead, these essays show, automata were often a source of wonder, suggestive of magic, proof of the uncannily animating effect of poetry-indeed, just as likely to unsettle the divide between man and divinity as that between man and matter ...

Author: Wendy Beth Hyman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317040804

Category: Science

Page: 222

View: 275

The Automaton in English Renaissance Literature features original essays exploring the automaton-from animated statue to anthropomorphized machine-in the poetry, prose, and drama of England in the 16th and 17th centuries. Addressing the history and significance of the living machine in early modern literature, the collection places literary automata of the period within their larger aesthetic, historical, philosophical, and scientific contexts. While no single theory or perspective conscribes the volume, taken as a whole the collection helps correct an assumption that frequently emerges from a post-Enlightenment perspective: that these animated beings are by definition exemplars of the new science, or that they point necessarily to man's triumphant relationship to technology. On the contrary, automata in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries seem only partly and sporadically to function as embodiments of an emerging mechanistic or materialist worldview. Renaissance automata were just as likely not to confirm for viewers a hypothesis about the man-machine. Instead, these essays show, automata were often a source of wonder, suggestive of magic, proof of the uncannily animating effect of poetry-indeed, just as likely to unsettle the divide between man and divinity as that between man and matter.
Categories: Science

Archaeologies of English Renaissance Literature

Archaeologies of English Renaissance Literature

The book also explores the kinship between two disciplines distinguished by their intimacy with the traces of past life.

Author: Philip Schwyzer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199206605

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 227

View: 941

Early modern English literature abounds with archaeological images, from open graves to ruined monasteries. Schwyzer demonstrates that archaeology can shed light on literary texts including works by Spenser, Shakespeare, and Donne. The book also explores the kinship between two disciplines distinguished by their intimacy with the traces of past life.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Renaissance Literature Handbook

The Renaissance Literature Handbook

The Renaissance Literature Handbook is a comprehensive introduction to literature and culture in the "English Renaissance" or "Early Modern" period.

Author: Susan Bruce

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441161093

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

View: 629

Literature and Culture Handbooks are an innovative series of guides to major periods, topics and authors in British and American literature and culture. Designed to provide a comprehensive, one-stop resource for literature students, each handbook provides the essential information and guidance needed from the beginning of a course through to developing more advanced knowledge and skills. Written in clear language by leading academics, they provide an indispensable introduction to key topics, including: Introduction to authors, texts, historical and cultural contexts Guides to key critics, concepts and topics An overview of major critical approaches, changes in the canon and directions of current and future research Case studies in reading literary and critical texts Annotated bibliography (including websites), timeline, glossary of critical terms. The Renaissance Literature Handbook is a comprehensive introduction to literature and culture in the "English Renaissance" or "Early Modern" period.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Custom Common Law and the Constitution of English Renaissance Literature

Custom  Common Law  and the Constitution of English Renaissance Literature

This volume shows that during a time when novelty was suspect, even insurrectionary, appeals to the widespread understanding of custom as a legal concept justified a startling array of fictive experiments.

Author: Stephanie Elsky

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192605849

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Custom, Common Law, and the Constitution of English Renaissance Literature argues that, ironically, custom was a supremely generative literary force for a range of Renaissance writers. Custom took on so much power because of its virtual synonymity with English common law, the increasingly dominant legal system that was also foundational to England's constitutionalist politics. The strange temporality assigned to legal custom, that is, its purported existence since 'time immemorial', furnished it with a unique and paradoxical capacity—to make new and foreign forms familiar. This volume shows that during a time when novelty was suspect, even insurrectionary, appeals to the widespread understanding of custom as a legal concept justified a startling array of fictive experiments. This is the first book to reveal fully the relationship between Renaissance literature and legal custom. It shows how writers were able to reimagine moments of historical and cultural rupture as continuity by appealing to the powerful belief that English legal custom persisted in the face of conquests by foreign powers. Custom, Common Law, and the Constitution of English Renaissance Literature thus challenges scholarly narratives in which Renaissance art breaks with a past it looks back upon longingly and instead argues that the period viewed its literature as imbued with the aura of the past. In this way, through experiments in rhetoric and form, literature unfolds the processes whereby custom gains its formidable and flexible political power. Custom, a key concept of legal and constitutionalist thought, shaped sixteenth-century literature, while this literature, in turn, transformed custom into an evocative mythopoetic.
Categories: Literary Criticism