Key Concepts in Renaissance Literature

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Key Concepts in Renaissance Literature

Author: Malcolm Hebron

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137053429

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.

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

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"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.

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: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441191194

Page: 160

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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.

Archaeologies of English Renaissance Literature

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

Archaeologies of English Renaissance Literature

Author: Philip Schwyzer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199206600

Page: 227

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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.

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

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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.

Law and Empire in English Renaissance Literature

Brian Lockey analyses works by such authors as Shakespeare, Spenser and Sidney in the light of these legal discourses, and uncovers new contexts for the genre of romance.

Law and Empire in English Renaissance Literature

Author: Brian C. Lockey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139458574

Page:

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Early modern literature played a key role in the formation of the legal justification for imperialism. As the English colonial enterprise developed, the existing legal tradition of common law no longer solved the moral dilemmas of the new world order, in which England had become, instead of a victim of Catholic enemies, an aggressive force with its own overseas territories. Writers of romance fiction employed narrative strategies in order to resolve this difficulty and, in the process, provided a legal basis for English imperialism. Brian Lockey analyses works by such authors as Shakespeare, Spenser and Sidney in the light of these legal discourses, and uncovers new contexts for the genre of romance. Scholars of early modern literature, as well as those interested in the history of law as the British Empire emerged, will learn much from this insightful and ambitious study.

The Renaissance Literature Handbook

That tradition of debate over very fundamental aspects of what literature can and should 'mean' to us, can be seen even in the terms we use to describe the ...

The Renaissance Literature Handbook

Author: Susan Bruce

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441161090

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.

English Renaissance Literature and Contemporary Theory

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English Renaissance Literature and Contemporary Theory

Author: Paul Cefalu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230607497

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.

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

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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.

Origin and Originality in Renaissance Literature

Quint contends that the source brings into focus is a Renaissance debate between alternative methods of reading and evaluating literary texts: an allegorical reading that located the text's source of meaning in a system of authorized or ...

Origin and Originality in Renaissance Literature

Author: David Quint

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780300028942

Page: 263

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In the wide-ranging and original work, David Quint surveys the classical, biblical, and patristic traditions that surround the idea of the source. He examines the ending of Virgil's Georgics that contains the classical literary prototype and then traces versions of the source through works by Tasso, Sannazaro, Bruno, Rabelais, Ronsard, Spenser, and Milton. Quint contends that the source topos brings into focus a Renaissance debate between alternative methods of reading and evaluating literary texts: an allegorical reading that located the text's source of meaning in a system of authorized or revealed truth and a hisotricist reading that defined the text as the exclusive creation of its human author, whose originality came to be newly and increasingly appreciated. Quint demonstrates how the Renaissance literary text became an instrument of epistemological criticism and how, through the writings of Renaissance author, literature gradually relinquished its claims to allegorical sanctions and asserted an independet cultural identity of its own. -- Book jacket.

A Handbook of English Renaissance Literary Studies

The volumes are organized around a set of key terms that demonstrate the engagement by literary scholars with current critical trends, and aim to increase ...

A Handbook of English Renaissance Literary Studies

Author: John Lee

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118458761

Page: 464

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Provides a detailed map of contemporary critical theory in Renaissance and Early Modern English literary studies beyond Shakespeare A Handbook of English Renaissance Literary Studies is a groundbreaking guide to the contemporary engagement with critical theory within the larger disciplinary area of Renaissance and Early Modern studies. Comprising commissioned contributions from leading international scholars, it provides an overview of literary theory, beyond Shakespeare, focusing on most major figures, as well as some lesser-known writers of the period. This book represents an important first step in bridging the divide between the abundance of titles which explore applications of theory in Shakespeare studies, and the relative lack of such texts concerning English Literary Renaissance studies as a whole, which includes major figures such as Marlowe, Jonson, Donne, and Milton. The tripartite structure offers a map of the critical landscape so that students can appreciate the breadth of the work being done, along with an exploration of the ways in which the treatments of or approaches to key issues have changed over time. Handbook of English Renaissance Literary Studies is must-reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of early modern and Renaissance English literature, as well as their instructors and advisors. Divided into three main sections, “Conditions of Subjectivity,” “Spaces, Places, and Forms,” and “Practices and Theories,” A Handbook of English Renaissance Literary Studies: Provides an overview of theoretical work and the theoretical-informed competencies which are central to the teaching of English Renaissance literary studies beyond Shakespeare Provides a map of the critical landscape of the field to provide students with an opportunity to appreciate the breadth of the work done Features newly-commissioned essays in representative subject areas to offer a clear picture of the contemporary theoretically-engaged work in the field Explores the ways in which the treatments of or approaches to key issues have changed over time Offers examples of the ways in which the practice of a theoretically-engaged criticism may enrich the personal and professional lives of critics, and the culture in which such critical practice takes place

The Routledge Research Companion to Anglo Italian Renaissance Literature and Culture

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

The Routledge Research Companion to Anglo Italian Renaissance Literature and Culture

Author: Michele Marrapodi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317044169

Page: 528

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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.

Desire in the Renaissance

The essays in this volume range from Spenser and Milton to Machiavelli and Ariosto, and focus on the fluidity of gender, the economics of sexual and sibling rivalry, the power of the visual, and the cultural echoes of the uncanny.

Desire in the Renaissance

Author: Valeria Finucci

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400821501

Page: 272

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Drawing on a variety of psychoanalytic approaches, ten critics engage in exciting discussions of the ways the "inner life" is depicted in the Renaissance and the ways it is shown to interact with the "external" social and economic spheres. Spurred by the rise of capitalism and the nuclear family, Renaissance anxieties over changes in identity emerged in the period's unconscious--or, as Freud would have it, in its literature. Hence, much of Renaissance literature represents themes that have been prominent in the discourse of psychoanalysis: mistaken identity, incest, voyeurism, mourning, and the uncanny. The essays in this volume range from Spenser and Milton to Machiavelli and Ariosto, and focus on the fluidity of gender, the economics of sexual and sibling rivalry, the power of the visual, and the cultural echoes of the uncanny. The discussion of each topic highlights language as the medium of desire, transgression, or oppression. The section "Faking It: Sex, Class, and Gender Mobility" contains essays by Marjorie Garber (Middleton), Natasha Korda (Castiglione), and Valeria Finucci (Ariosto). The contributors to "Ogling: The Circulation of Power" include Harry Berger (Spenser), Lynn Enterline (Petrarch), and Regina Schwartz (Milton). "Loving and Loathing: The Economics of Subjection" includes Juliana Schiesari (Machia-velli) and William Kerrigan (Shakespeare). "Dreaming On: Uncanny Encounters" contains essays by Elizabeth J. Bellamy (Tasso) and David Lee Miller (Jonson).

William Empson Essays on Renaissance Literature Volume 1 Donne and the New Philosophy

... by way of his readings in Mircea Eliade and Frances Yates , caught up with the key idea that ' the supreme inner illumination that manifests itself so ...

William Empson  Essays on Renaissance Literature  Volume 1  Donne and the New Philosophy

Author: William Empson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521483605

Page: 316

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Some of William Empson's most passionate and controversial essays, including previously inaccessible pieces.