Key Concepts in Renaissance Literature

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

Key Concepts in Renaissance Literature

Author: Malcolm Hebron

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113715134X

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.

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
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Key Concepts in Renaissance Literature

Author: Malcolm Hebron

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137053429

Page: 304

View: 541

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.

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 ...

Handbook of English Renaissance Literature

Author: Ingo Berensmeyer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110444887

Page: 748

View: 517

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.

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.

Key Concepts in Modernist Literature

Author: Julian Hanna

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137021365

Page: 192

View: 671

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.

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.

Movement in Renaissance Literature

Author: Kathryn Banks

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319692003

Page: 249

View: 148

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.

Renaissance Literature and Culture

The guide to Renaissance Literature and Culture provides students with the ideal introduction to literature and its context from 1533-1642, including: - the historical, cultural and intellectual background including religion, politics, ...

Renaissance Literature and Culture

Author: Lisa Hopkins

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441104828

Page: 160

View: 373

The guide to Renaissance Literature and Culture provides students with the ideal introduction to literature and its context from 1533-1642, including: - the historical, cultural and intellectual background including religion, politics, exploration and visual culture - major writers and genres including Spenser, Sidney, Marlowe, Shakespeare and Jonson - concise explanations of key terms needed to understand the literature and criticism - key critical approaches to modernism from contemporary critics to the present - a chronology mapping historical events and literary works and further reading including websites and electronic resources.

The Renaissance Literature Handbook

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

The Renaissance Literature Handbook

Author: Susan Bruce

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441161090

Page: 248

View: 942

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.

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.

Custom  Common Law  and the Constitution of English Renaissance Literature

Author: Stephanie Elsky

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192605844

Page: 240

View: 267

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.

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.

Encyclopedia of Renaissance Literature

Author: James Wyatt Cook

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780816056248

Page: 598

View: 191

"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.

The Age of Criticism

In The Age of Criticism five key concepts of the literary criticism synthesized in the late Renaissance in Italy are examined in depth to show how the shape of literary attitudes in the whole modern world was considerably influenced and ...

The Age of Criticism

Author: Baxter Hathaway

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501743449

Page: 473

View: 529

In The Age of Criticism five key concepts of the literary criticism synthesized in the late Renaissance in Italy are examined in depth to show how the shape of literary attitudes in the whole modern world was considerably influenced and determined by sixteenth-century Italian philosophers and literary theorists. The five concepts examined are: poetry as imitation; poetry as a concrete-universal; poetry as a purgation; the poetic imagination; and the conflict between poetry as art and poetry as furor. For the sake of emphasizing the unity of the development of literary theory, the concern is almost entirely with the Italian writers of the period between 1540 and 1613, but the ultimate significance of their work lies in their contribution to the development of the culture of the West in modern times. Sperone Speroni, Ludovico Castelvetro, Francesco Patrizi, Giacopo Mazzoni, Torquato Tasso, and Paolo Beni emerge as literary critics of major importance.

Dispositio

The often problematic ordering of these texts is studied from a variety of perspectives, historical, theoretical and cultural.

Dispositio

Author: Paul J. Smith

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004163050

Page: 246

View: 975

Drawing on the classical concept of rhetorical "dispositio," this study gives new interpretations of a number of literary texts of the French Renaissance (Rabelais, Du Bellay, Montaigne and others). The often problematic ordering of these texts is studied from a variety of perspectives, historical, theoretical and cultural.

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 ...

The Poetic Theology of Love

Author: Thomas Hyde

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874132731

Page: 212

View: 298

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.

The Power of Eloquence and English Renaissance Literature

This book is an ambitious critical investigation of the idea of eloquence as it informs classical and Renaissance thinking about literature.

The Power of Eloquence and English Renaissance Literature

Author: Neil Rhodes

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312084219

Page: 244

View: 544

This book is an ambitious critical investigation of the idea of eloquence as it informs classical and Renaissance thinking about literature.

Renaissance Literature

This edition features a brand new introduction and timeline enabling students to consider entries more easily in the social, cultural, and historical context of the period.

Renaissance Literature

Author: John C. Hunter

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405150475

Page: 1104

View: 928

This extensively revised anthology makes available the most important poetry and prose from the period between the accession of Henry VIII in 1509 and the English Revolution of 1640. Responding to the broadening of the canon in recent years, it balances the work of familiar Renaissance figures with important texts by women writers, supported by helpful introductions and annotations. A new edition of this popular anthology, which includes many writings from women and from lesser-known writers, alongside established Renaissance figures Includes work by prominent writers of the period, such as such as Spenser, Shakespeare, and Donne, alongside important texts by women, including Queen Elizabeth I, Lady Mary Wroth, and Elizabeth Cary Brings together a variety of key works of the period, along with introductions and annotations to the texts, reflecting developments in critical and cultural theory and the latest Renaissance scholarship Extensively revised, corrected, and expanded to increase the level of annotation, and to make the volume more user-friendly Now includes a thematic table of contents and timeline, and a substantially expanded introduction to enable students to consider entries more easily in the social, cultural, and historical context of the period

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.

Discourses of Authority in Medieval and Renaissance Literature

Author: Kevin Brownlee

Publisher: Dartmouth College Press

ISBN:

Page: 297

View: 605

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.