Описание: This book analyzes the relation between print cultures and eighteenth-century literary and political practices and, identifying Queen Anne`s England as a crucial moment in the public life of gossip, offers readings of key texts that demonstrate how gossip`s interpretative strategies shaped readers` participation in the literary and public spheres.
Описание: This book explores the significance of the physicality of manuscripts and printed early modern texts. Focusing on the material aspects and social practices of texts as a new way of reading meaning, it reassesses the developing relationships between cultures of manuscript and print from the late sixteenth to early eighteenth century.
Описание: The Tudor era has long been associated with the rise of nationalism in England, yet nationalist writing in this period often involved the denigration and outright
denial of Englishness. Philip Schwyzer argues that the ancient, insular, and imperial nation imagined in the works of writers such as Shakespeare and Spenser was not England, but
Britain. Disclaiming their Anglo-Saxon ancestry, the English sought their origins in a nostalgic vision of British antiquity.
Focusing on texts including The Faerie Queene, English
and Welsh antiquarian works, The Mirror for Magistrates, Henry V and King Lear, Schwyzer charts the genesis, development and disintegration of British nationalism in the sixteenth and
early seventeenth centuries. An important contribution to the expanding scholarship on early modern Britishness, this is the first study of its kind to give detailed attention to Welsh texts
and traditions, arguing that Welsh sources crucially influenced the development of English literature and identity.
Описание: This book offers an interesting interpretation of the hidden culture of the early modern legal profession and its influence on the development of the English constitution. It locates an alternative site of political sovereignty in the legal communities at the Inns of Court in London, examining the signs of legitimacy by which they sought to validate the claim that common law represented sovereign constitutional authority. The role of symbols in the culture of English law is central to the book’s analysis. Within the framework of a cultural history of the legal profession from 1558 to 1660, the book considers the social presence of the law, revealed in its various signs. It analyses how institutional existence at the Inns of Court presented the legal community as an emblematic template for the English nation-state, defending the sovereignty of the Ancient Constitution by reference to the immemorial provenance of common law.
Описание: Divided into three sections on cosmetics, clothes and hairstyling, this book explores how early modern women regarded beauty culture and in what ways skin, clothes and hair could be used to represent racial, class and gender identities, and to convey political, religious and philosophical ideals.
Автор: Hiscock Название: Reading Memory in Early Modern Literature ISBN: 0521761212 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521761215 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 10818 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Focusing on the lively debate of memory, this book maps how radical cultural and political changes shaped early modern England.
Описание: In romances—Renaissance England’s version of the fantasy novel—characters often discover books that turn out to be magical or prophetic, and to offer insights into their readers’ selves. <em>The Immaterial Book</em> examines scenes of reading in important romance texts across genres: Spenser’s <em>Faerie Queene</em>, Shakespeare’s <em>Cymbeline</em> and <em>The Tempest</em>, Wroth’s <em>Urania</em>, and Cervantes’ <em>Don Quixote</em>. It offers a response to “material book studies” by calling for a new focus on imaginary or “immaterial” books, and argues that early modern romance authors, rather than replicating contemporary reading practices within their texts, are reviving ancient and medieval ideas of the book as a conceptual framework, which they use to investigate urgent, new ideas about the self and the self-conscious mind.
Автор: Edited by Gordon McMullan Название: Reading the Medieval in Early Modern England ISBN: 0521868432 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521868433 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 10271 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: In English literary and historical studies the border between the Middle Ages and the Early Modern period, and hence between 'medieval' and 'early modern' studies, has in recent years become increasingly permeable. Written by an international group of medievalists and early modernists, the essays in this volume examine the ways in which medieval culture was read and reconstructed by writers, editors and scholars in early modern England. It also addresses the reciprocal process: the way in which early modern England, while apparently suppressing the medieval past, was in fact shaped and constructed by it, albeit in ways that early modern thinkers had an interest in suppressing. The book deals with this process as it is played out not only in literature but also in visual culture - for example in mapping - and in material culture - as in the physical destruction of the medieval past in the early modern English landscape.
Описание: Reading, Society and Politics in Early Modern England ranges over private and public reading, and over a variety of religious, social, and scientific
communities to locate acts of reading in specific historical moments from the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries. It also charts the changes in reading habits that reflect broader
social and political shifts during the period. A team of expert contributors cover topics including the processes of book production and distribution, audiences and markets, the material
text, the relation of print to performance, and the politics of acts of reception.
In addition, the volume emphasises the independence of early modern readers and their role in
making meaning in an age in which increased literacy equaled social enfranchisement and interpretation was power. Meaning was not simply an authorial act but the work of many
hands and processes, from editing, printing and proofing, to reproducing, distributing and finally reading.
Описание: Dobranski provides fresh insight into Renaissance constructions of authorship.
Автор: Michael C. Schoenfeldt Название: Bodies and Selves in Early Modern England ISBN: 0521630738 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521630733 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 10818 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Michael Schoenfeldt’s fascinating study explores the close relationship between selves and bodies, psychological inwardness and corporeal processes, as they are represented in early modern English literature. After Galen, the predominant medical paradigm of the period envisaged a self governed by humors, literally embodying inner emotion by locating and explaining human passion within a taxonomy of internal organs and fluids. It thus gave a profoundly material emphasis to behavioural phenomena, giving the poets of the period a vital and compelling vocabulary for describing the ways in which selves inhabit and experience bodies. In contrast to much recent work on the body which has emphasized its exuberant ‘leakiness’ as a principal of social liberation amid oppressive regimes, Schoenfeldt establishes the emancipatory value that the Renaissance frequently located not in moments of festive release, but in the exercise of regulation, temperance and self-control.
Описание: The Anatomy of Melancholy, first published in 1621, is one of the greatest works of early modern English prose writing, yet it has received little substantial literary criticism in recent years. This study situates Robert Burton's complex work within three related contexts: religious, medical and literary/rhetorical. Analysing Burton's claim that his text should have curative effects on his melancholic readership, it examines the authorial construction of the reading process in the context of other early modern writing, both canonical and non-canonical, providing a new approach towards the emerging field of the history of reading. Lund responds to Burton's assertion that melancholy is an affliction of body and soul which requires both a spiritual and a corporal cure, exploring the theological complexion of Burton's writing in relation to English religious discourse of the early seventeenth century, and the status of his work as a medical text.
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