Renaissance Genres: Essays on Theory, History, and Interpretation
Barbara Kiefer Lewalski, William R Kenan Professor of English Literature and of History and Literature Barbara Kiefer Lewalski
Harvard University Press, 1986 - 498 стор.
Today genre studies are flourishing, and nowhere more vigorously perhaps than in the field of Renaissance literature, given the importance to Renaissance writers of questions of genre. These studies have been nourished, as Barbara Lewalski points out, by the varied insights of contemporary literary theory. More sophisticated conceptions of genre have led to a fuller appreciation of the complex and flexible Renaissance uses of literary forms.
The eighteen essays in this volume are striking in their diversity of stance and approach. Three are addressed to genre theory explicitly, and all reveal a concern with theoretical issues. The contributors are Earl Miner, Ann E. Imbrie, Claudio Guillen, Alastair Fowler, Harry Levin, Morton W. Bloomfield, Mary T. Crane, Barbara J. Bono, Janel M. Mueller, Annabel Patterson, Steven N. Zwicker, Marjorie Garber, Robert N. Watson, John N. King, Heather Dubrow, John Klause, James S. Baumlin, and Francis C. Blessington.
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Treading the Plautine maze in The Comedy of Errors , Shakespeare still managed to stay within the purlieus of a GrecoRoman seaport , though he meaningfully substituted a mysterious Ephesus for a picaresque Epidamnus .
M. C. Bradbrook recognizes this in The Structure of Elizabethan Comedy , where - taking a hint from Lear's Fool — she subdivides her material into " sweet " and " bitter . " 31 The so - called bitter strain , it should be added , is the ...
Jonson places them implicitly in the minds of his foolish characters and shows those characters trying to live out their melodramatic fantasies within the more realistic world of Jacobean city comedy . The project he undertakes in the ...
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EARL MINER Some Issues of Literary Species
ANN E IMBRIE Defining Nonfiction Genres
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