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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JOHN N. KING Spenser's Shepheardes Calender and Protestant Pastoral Satire Spenser's Shepheardes Calender encompasses native Protestant and biblical elements whose significance has long been overshadowed by concern for the classical or ...
It is misleading , however , to identify the harsh Mantuanesque voice of Spenser's satirical eclogues with medieval Catholicism , for Mantuan's anticlericalism aligns him closely with the antipapal stance taken by Tudor Protestants .
A distinct subgenre of Reformation satire emerged in a prolific series of conventional debates between a bluntly honest Protestant peasant and a Catholic cleric whose ignorant attempts at sophisticated eloquence cannot mask his ...
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EARL MINER Some Issues of Literary Species
ANN E IMBRIE Defining Nonfiction Genres
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