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: 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.

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: 417

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.

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 ...

Humanism  Machinery  and Renaissance Literature

Author: Jessica Wolfe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521831871

Page: 305

View: 433

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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 ...

Handbook of English Renaissance Literature

Author: Ingo Berensmeyer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110444887

Page: 748

View: 356

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 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 ...

Key Concepts in Creative Writing

Author: Matt Morrison

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137118962

Page: 224

View: 423

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.

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: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826495001

Page: 233

View: 651

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: 297

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.

British Identities and English Renaissance Literature

... and Renaissance Literature ( University Press of Kentucky , 1998 ) and the
editor of The Renaissance Text : Theory , Editing , Textuality ( Manchester
University Press , 2000 ) . He has published articles on Irish and Renaissance
themes in a ...

British Identities and English Renaissance Literature

Author: David J. Baker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521782005

Page: 297

View: 804

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

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: 792

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.

Natural Law in English Renaissance Literature

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

Natural Law in English Renaissance Literature

Author: R. S. White

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521032896

Page: 308

View: 848

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.

Key Concepts in Romantic Literature

This is the broadest guide available to late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century British and Irish literature, history and culture.

Key Concepts in Romantic Literature

Author: Jane Moore

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137096705

Page: 224

View: 165

Key Concepts in Romantic Literature is an accessible and easy-to-use scholarly guide to the literature, criticism and history of the culturally rich and politically turbulent Romantic era (1789-1832). The book offers a comprehensive and critically up-to-date account of the fascinating poetry, novels and drama which characterized the Romantic period alongside an historically-informed account of the important social, political and aesthetic contexts which shaped that body of writing. The epochal poetry of William Wordsworth, William Blake, Mary Robinson, S. T. Coleridge, Charlotte Smith, P. B. Shelley, Lord Byron, John Keats, Felicia Hemans and Letitia Elizabeth Landon; the drama of Joanna Baillie and Charles Robert Maturin; the novels of Jane Austen and Mary Shelley; all of these figures and many more are insightfully discussed here, together with clear and helpful accounts of the key contexts of the age's literature (including the French Revolution, slavery, industrialisation, empire and the rise of feminism) as well as accounts of perhaps less familiar aspects of late Georgian culture (such as visionary spirituality, atheism, gambling, fashion, music and sport). This is the broadest guide available to late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century British and Irish literature, history and culture.

Shakespeare and the Renaissance Concept of Honor

These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions.

Shakespeare and the Renaissance Concept of Honor

Author: Curtis Brown Watson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400878950

Page: 490

View: 243

Presenting a background study of honor, the author compares ancient concepts with the sympathetic restatements of them that appeared during the Renaissance. He places Shakespeare's plays in the context of these Renaissance ideas, pointing up the sharp conflict between Christian morality and the revived pagan humanism. He demonstrates by pertinent evidence from the plays that Shakespeare favored humanist values over Christian values. Originally published in 1960. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

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.

The Sacred and Profane in English Renaissance Literature

Author: Mary Arshagouni Papazian

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 9780874130256

Page: 377

View: 831

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.

Intertextual Masculinity in French Renaissance Literature

I say that this latter work is about masculinity because, in my opinion, its multiple
themes and intertextual threads are all structured around the idea of the male
gender. This provocative claim, which I will explicate and support in this chapter,
 ...

Intertextual Masculinity in French Renaissance Literature

Author: Professor David P. LaGuardia

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409475093

Page: 262

View: 376

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.

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 ...

Literary Research and the American Modernist Era

Author: Robert N. Matuozzi

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810862371

Page: 186

View: 833

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

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 ...

Literary Research and the American Realism and Naturalism Period

Author: Linda L. Stein

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810862425

Page: 332

View: 340

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.

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 ...

A Companion to English Renaissance Literature and Culture

Author: Michael Hattaway

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470998725

Page: 792

View: 143

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.

Birds and Other Creatures in Renaissance Literature

This book explores how humans in the Renaissance lived with, attended to, and considered the minds, feelings, and sociality of other creatures.

Birds and Other Creatures in Renaissance Literature

Author: Rebecca Ann Bach

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317203674

Page: 216

View: 181

This book explores how humans in the Renaissance lived with, attended to, and considered the minds, feelings, and sociality of other creatures. It examines how Renaissance literature and natural history display an unequal creaturely world: all creatures were categorized hierarchically. However, post-Cartesian readings of Shakespeare and other Renaissance literature have misunderstood Renaissance hierarchical creaturely relations, including human relations. Using critical animal studies work and new materialist theory, Bach argues that attending closely to creatures and objects in texts by Shakespeare and other writers exposes this unequal world and the use and abuse of creatures, including people. The book also adds significantly to animal studies by showing how central bird sociality and voices were to Renaissance human culture, with many believing that birds were superior to some humans in song, caregiving, and companionship. Bach shows how Descartes, a central figure in the transition to modern ideas about creatures, lived isolated from humans and other creatures and denied ancient knowledge about other creatures’ minds, especially bird minds. As significantly, Bach shows how and why Descartes’ ideas appealed to human grandiosity. Asking how Renaissance categorizations of creatures differ so much from modern classifications, and why those modern classifications have shaped so much animal studies work, this book offers significant new readings of Shakespeare’s and other Renaissance texts. It will contribute to a range of fields, including Renaissance literature, history, animal studies, new materialism, and the environmental humanities.

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 ...

A Concise Companion to English Renaissance Literature

Author: Donna B. Hamilton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470695390

Page: 288

View: 250

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.