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

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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

British Identities and English Renaissance Literature

British Identities and English Renaissance Literature

WILLY MALEY is Professor of Renaissance Studies in the Department of English Literature at the University of Glasgow ... He has published articles on Irish and Renaissance themes in a wide range of journals , including Literature and ...

Author: David J. Baker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521782007

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 322

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Scholars examine the role of literature in the construction of 'Britishness'.
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The Renaissance Literature Handbook

The Renaissance Literature Handbook

'Renaissance Humanism'. 1973. The Dictionary of the History of Ideas. ... “A Whisper in the Ear of Early Modernists” or, Reflections on Literary Critics, Writing the “History of the Subject” '. ... Key Concepts in Post-Colonial Studies.

Author: Susan Bruce

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441161093

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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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

English Renaissance Literature and Contemporary Theory

English Renaissance Literature and Contemporary Theory

On Lacan's interpretation of Sartre's account of the “look,” see Jacques Lacan, The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psycho-Analysis (New York: W. W. Norton, 1981), 84–85. On the relationship between the look and gaze, see also Kaja ...

Author: Paul Cefalu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230607491

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 217

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This book offers the first sustained assessment of the ways in which recent contemporary philosophy and cultural theory - including the work of Giorgio Agamben, Alain Badiou, Eric Santner, Slavoj Zizek, and Alenka Zupancic - can illuminate Early Modern literature and culture.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Automaton in English Renaissance Literature

The Automaton in English Renaissance Literature

and Melancholy: Studies in the History of Natural Philosophy, Religion, and Art. New York: Basic Books, 1964. ... “Writing on Early Modern Trees,” English Literary Renaissance. ... The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis.

Author: Wendy Beth Hyman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317040804

Category: Science

Page: 222

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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

Exile and Change in Renaissance Literature

Exile and Change in Renaissance Literature

EXILE AND CHANGE IN RENAISSANCE LITERATURE A. Bartlett Giamatti Two recurrent themes in Renaissance literature lie at the heart of these essays — the sense of exile as a precondition to identity and the preoccupation with change or ...

Author: A. Bartlett Giamatti

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300030746

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 172

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Categories: Literary Criticism

The Routledge Research Companion to Anglo Italian Renaissance Literature and Culture

The Routledge Research Companion to Anglo Italian Renaissance Literature and Culture

'virtù' Two important concepts feature prominently in Ma iavelli's writings: 'Fortune' and 'virtù'. 5 He had spent his career immersed in the affairs of civic administration and international conflict.

Author: Michele Marrapodi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317044161

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 544

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The aim of this Companion volume is to provide scholars and advanced graduate students with a comprehensive and authoritative state-of-the-art review of current research work on Anglo-Italian Renaissance studies. Written by a team of international scholars and experts in the field, the chapters are grouped into two large areas of influence and intertextuality, corresponding to the dual way in which early modern England looked upon the Italian world from the English perspective – Part 1: "Italian literature and culture" and Part 2: "Appropriations and ideologies". In the first part, prominent Italian authors, artists, and thinkers are examined as a direct source of inspiration, imitation, and divergence. The variegated English response to the cultural, ideological, and political implications of pervasive Italian intertextuality, in interrelated aspects of artistic and generic production, is dealt with in the second part. Constructed on the basis of a largely interdisciplinary approach, the volume offers an in-depth and wide-ranging treatment of the multifaceted ways in which Italy’s material world and its iconologies are represented, appropriated, and exploited in the literary and cultural domain of early modern England. For this reason, contributors were asked to write essays that not only reflect current thinking but also point to directions for future research and scholarship, while a purposefully conceived bibliography of primary and secondary sources and a detailed index round off the volume.
Categories: Literary Collections

Equity in English Renaissance Literature

Equity in English Renaissance Literature

and commonwealth as practical concerns—theoretical concerns formerly critical to these concepts, namely, ... The classical worldview certainly played an important role in the early Renaissance in helping to transform all aspects of ...

Author: Andrew Majeske

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135510008

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

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This book accounts for the previously inadequately explained transformation in the meaning of equity in sixteenth century England, a transformation which, intriguingly, first comes to light in literary texts rather than political or legal treatises. The book address the two principal literary works in which the transformation becomes apparent, Thomas More's Utopia and Edmund Spenser's Faerie Queene, and sketches the history of equity to its roots in the Greek concept of epieikeia, uncovering along the way both previously unexplained distinctions, and a long-obscured esoteric meaning. These rediscoveries, when brought to bear upon the Utopia and Faerie Queene, illuminate critical though relatively neglected textual passages that have long puzzled scholars.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature

The Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature

We are not aiming here to provide a picture of literature emanating from the entire British–Irish archipelago, ... The concept of the Renaissance period is ideologically charged, describing a 'rebirth' of classical learning – a revival ...

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405194495

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Page: 373

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Custom Common Law and the Constitution of English Renaissance Literature

Custom  Common Law  and the Constitution of English Renaissance Literature

Legal scholars , too , have begun to reconsider period divides by revealing the persistence of certain concepts from ... 57 Custom , Common Law , and the Constitution of English Renaissance Literature , in contrast to both literary and ...

Author: Stephanie Elsky

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198861430

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Page: 240

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A study of the concept of custom, the basis of England's common law, in literary experiments of sixteenth-century England and Ireland.
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