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: 9781137053428

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

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
of ...

Author: Jessica Wolfe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521831873

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 305

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This book explores how machinery and the practice of mechanics participate in the intellectual culture of Renaissance humanism. Before the emergence of the modern concept of technology, sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century writers recognized the applicability of mechanical practices and objects to some of their most urgent moral, aesthetic, and political questions. Harnessing the discipline of mechanics to their literary and philosophical concerns, writers including Francis Bacon and Edmund Spenser look to machinery to ponder and dispute all manner of instrumental means, from rhetoric and pedagogy to diplomacy and courtly dissimulation.
Categories: Literary Criticism

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

View: 367

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

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

View: 966

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

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

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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

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

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: 690

Natural law, whether grounded in human reason or divine edict, encourages men to follow virtue and shun vice. The concept dominated Renaissance thought, where its literary equivalent, poetic justice, underpinned much of the period's creative writing. R. S. White's study examines a wide range of Renaissance texts, by More, Spenser, Sidney, Shakespeare and Milton, in the light of these developing ideas of Natural Law. It shows how writers as radically different as Aquinas and Hobbes formulated versions of Natural Law which served to maintain socially established hierarchies. For Aquinas, Natural Law always resided in the individual's conscience, whereas Hobbes thought individuals had limited access to virtue and therefore needed to be coerced into doing good by the state. White shows how the very flexibility and antiquity of Natural Law enabled its appropriation and application by thinkers of all political persuasions in a debate that raged throughout the Renaissance and which continues in our own time.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Literary Research and the American Modernist Era

Literary Research and the American Modernist Era

Another example, exploring the contemporary reaction to the Harlem
Renaissance might result in a topic sentence of: “I want to discover how the
works of the Harlem Renaissance were received critically at the time,” with main
concepts being ...

Author: Robert N. Matuozzi

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810862379

Category: Reference

Page: 186

View: 913

Characterized by its move away from Romanticism and toward mundane, every day subjects, as well as incorporating such ideas as metanarrative, stream of consciousness, and disjointed timelines, the American Modernist Era was at its heyday during the years 1914-1949. It produced such great authors as Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, and F. Scott Fitzgerald, and memorable works like As I Lay Dying and The Great Gatsby. Literary Research and the American Modernist Era offers the scholar and researcher a clear introduction to the best contemporary library resources and practices for researching American modernist writing. Graduate students, advanced undergraduates, researchers, and scholars specializing in American modernist writing will improve their information skills and fluency, whether in the real or the virtual library. Even those lacking access to some of the resources described here can profit from this overview of literary research because it will help them frame questions, indicate where to go for answers, and demonstrate useful connections between many of the secondary scholarly sources. This guide offers a coherent account of how contemporary research skills and resources can complement one another in helping the scholar effectively deal with typical challenges they encounter in their work
Categories: Reference

Literary Research and the American Realism and Naturalism Period

Literary Research and the American Realism and Naturalism Period

Another example, exploring the contemporary reaction to the Harlem
Renaissance might result in a topic sentence of: “I want to discover how the
works of the Harlem Renaissance were received critically at the time,” with main
concepts being ...

Author: Linda L. Stein

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810862425

Category: Reference

Page: 332

View: 141

Literary Research and the American Realism and Naturalism Period: Strategies and Sources will help those interested in researching this era. Authors Linda L. Stein and Peter J. Lehu emphasize research methodology and outline the best practices for the research process, paying attention to the unique challenges inherent in conducting studies of national literature.
Categories: Reference

A Companion to English Renaissance Literature and Culture

A Companion to English Renaissance Literature and Culture

In the 1620s, she was also probably the first female to create a dramatic comedy,
Love's Victory, though its text was not printed until 1988.1 Her range is striking for
any author, but particularly so for a Renaissance woman: she is now widely ...

Author: Michael Hattaway

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470998724

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 792

View: 994

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

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

View: 454

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

A Concise Companion to English Renaissance Literature

A Concise Companion to English Renaissance Literature

Hadfield. Treason and rebellion were closely linked, often interrelated concepts
in Renaissance England. The reason for this is not hard to explain. After the
Reformation, Christian Europe divided into two hostile camps. Hence any conflict
or ...

Author: Donna B. Hamilton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470695395

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 190

This Concise Companion launches students into the study of English Renaissance literature through the central contexts that informed it. Places the poetry within contexts such as: economics; religion; empire and exploration; education, humanism and rhetoric; censorship and patronage; royal marriage and succession; treason and rebellion; “others” in England; private lives; cosmology and the body; and life-writing. Incorporates recent developments in the field, as well as work soon to be published. Entices students to explore the subject further. Provides new syntheses that will be of interest to scholars. All the contributors are highly regarded scholars and teachers.
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: 438

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

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

Key Concepts in Medieval Literature

Key Concepts in Medieval Literature

Conquest until approximately the third quarter of the 15th century, and to the
literature of this period. The date which is often ... Italian Renaissance started to
be felt in England, introducing new ideas and new trends in the development of
literature and art. 1 Introductory Key Concepts (a) The AngloSaxon Period Before
we.

Author: Elizabeth Solopova

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137198334

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Key Concepts in Medieval Literature introduces students to the major authors, themes and genres of the English Middle Ages. These are discussed in concise focused essays, accompanied by summaries and recommendations for further reading, highlighting the need to see texts in context, both historically and linguistically.
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 Power of Eloquence and English Renaissance Literature

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.

Author: Neil Rhodes

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0312084218

Category: History

Page: 244

View: 581

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

Equity in English Renaissance Literature

Equity in English Renaissance Literature

This book focuses in considerable part on works now classified as literary to trace
the shift in meaning of the concept of ... equity as perhaps the core element
ofjustice—a common association during the Middle Ages and early Renaissance.

Author: Andrew Majeske

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135510008

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

View: 156

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