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 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

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: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826495006

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 233

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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

Humanism Machinery and Renaissance Literature

Humanism  Machinery  and Renaissance Literature

... Drebbel cannily manipulates the device as a working model of Jacobean
political mystery , one that both appropriates and transforms its key concept of the
arcana imperii , or mysteries of state . An account of Drebbel's 1612
demonstration ...

Author: Jessica Wolfe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521831873

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 305

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Handbook of English Renaissance Literature

Handbook of English Renaissance Literature

A final note on Shakespeare: unlike any earlier or later period in English studies,
the Renaissance is dominated in both ... Michael Hebron's Key Concepts in
Renaissance Literature (Houndmills/New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008) has
short ...

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 Creative Writing

Key Concepts in Creative Writing

s Macmillan Key Concept Macmillan Key Concepts provide an accessible and
comprehensive range of subject ... in Postcolonial Literature Key Concepts in
Renaissance Literature Key Concepts in Victorian Literature Literary Terms and ...

Author: Matt Morrison

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137118967

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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A comprehensive writers' guide to the terminology used across the creative writing industries and in the major literary movements. Packed with practical tips for honing writing skills and identifying opportunities for publication and production, it also explains the workings of publishing houses, literary agencies and producing theatres.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

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

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

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

A Study Guide for Renaissance Literature

A Study Guide for  Renaissance Literature

This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more.

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410356499

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 25

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A Study Guide for "Renaissance Literature," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literary Movements for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Literary Movements for Students for all of your research needs.
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: 382

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

Encyclopedia of Renaissance Literature

Encyclopedia of Renaissance Literature

Presents an A-to-Z reference to the writers and literature completed during the Renaissance.

Author: James Wyatt Cook

Publisher: Facts on File

ISBN: 1438110154

Category: European literature

Page: 625

View: 674

Presents an A-to-Z reference to the writers and literature completed during the Renaissance.
Categories: European literature

A Companion to English Renaissance Literature and Culture

A Companion to English Renaissance Literature and Culture

This is a one volume, up-to-date collection of more than fifty wide-ranging essays which will inspire and guide students of the Renaissance and provide course leaders with a substantial and helpful frame of reference.

Author: Michael Hattaway

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470998724

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 792

View: 471

This is a one volume, up-to-date collection of more than fifty wide-ranging essays which will inspire and guide students of the Renaissance and provide course leaders with a substantial and helpful frame of reference. Provides new perspectives on established texts. Orientates the new student, while providing advanced students with current and new directions. Pioneered by leading scholars. Occupies a unique niche in Renaissance studies. Illustrated with 12 single-page black and white prints.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Intertextual Masculinity in French Renaissance Literature

Intertextual Masculinity in French Renaissance Literature

The text begins with a set of general questions that serve as a conceptual framework for the literary analyses that follow: why were early modern readers so fascinated by the figure of the cuckold?

Author: David P. LaGuardia

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317113386

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 262

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Intertextual Masculinity in French Renaissance Literature is an in-depth analysis of normative masculinity in a specific corpus from pre-modern Europe: narrative literature devoted to the subject of adultery and cuckoldry. The text begins with a set of general questions that serve as a conceptual framework for the literary analyses that follow: why were early modern readers so fascinated by the figure of the cuckold? What was his relation to the real world of sexual behavior and gender relations? What effect did he have on the construction of actual masculinities? To respond to these questions, David LaGuardia develops a theoretical approach that is based both on modern critical theory and on close readings of records and documents from the period. Reading early modern legal texts, penance manuals, criminal registers, and exempla collections in relation to the Cent nouvelles nouvelles, Rabelais's Tiers Livre, and Brantôme's Dames galantes, LaGuardia formulates a definition of masculinity in this historical context as a set of intertextual practices that men used to relay and to reinforce their gender identities. By examining legal and literary artifacts from this particular period and culture, this study highlights the extent to which this supposedly normative masculinity was historically contingent and materially conditioned by generic practices.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Renaissance Literature and Culture

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, ...

Author: Lisa Hopkins

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441191199

Category: Literary Criticism

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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Sacred and Profane in English Renaissance Literature

The Sacred and Profane in English Renaissance Literature

This collection of 13 original essays addresses how properly to define the intersection between the sacred and profane in early modern English literature.

Author: Mary Arshagouni Papazian

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 0874130255

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 377

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This collection of 13 original essays addresses how properly to define the intersection between the sacred and profane in early modern English literature. These essays cover a variety of works published in 16th and 17th century England, as well as a variety of genres.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Law and Empire in English Renaissance Literature

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.

Author: Brian C. Lockey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139458573

Category: Literary Criticism

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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

British Identities and English Renaissance Literature

British Identities and English Renaissance Literature

Scholars examine the role of literature in the construction of 'Britishness'.

Author: David J. Baker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521782007

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 297

View: 922

Scholars examine the role of literature in the construction of 'Britishness'.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Renaissance Literature

Renaissance Literature

A guide to further reading accompanies each chapter, complemented by a section of student resources at the end of the book.

Author: Siobhan Keenan

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748631216

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 152

This concise introduction to the literature of an exciting and influential period opens with an overview of the historical and cultural context in which English Renaissance literature was produced, and a discussion of its contemporary and subsequent critical reception. The following chapters survey the major Renaissance genres of drama, poetry and prose. Each chapter provides illustrative case studies of canonical and non-canonical key texts by authors such as William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, Ben Jonson, Edmund Spenser, John Milton, Sir Philip Sidney, John Donne, Aemilia Lanyer, Sir Francis Bacon, Thomas Nashe, and Lady Mary Wroth. A guide to further reading accompanies each chapter, complemented by a section of student resources at the end of the book. The final chapter summarises significant developments in English Renaissance literary culture, and discusses the future direction of Renaissance literary scholarship.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature

The Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature

Featuring over 400 clear and accessible entries on a wide range of writers and literary forms, this comprehensive three-volume collection covers canonical authors and their works - from John Skelton to John Milton – as well as a variety ...

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405194495

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Page: 373

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The Age of Criticism

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 ...

Author: Baxter Hathaway

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501743443

Category: History

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.
Categories: History