Renaissance Genres: Essays on Theory, History, and Interpretation, Випуск 16
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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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 ...
If we allow ourselves to be lured into mistaking the characters ' melodramatic self - conceptions for Jonson's signals of his own generic intentions , we leave ourselves vulnerable to a humiliating reminder that , like the characters on ...
The Devil is an Ass are countless moments when the appetites and affectations of Jonson's comic characters take on a derivative literary coloring . Alvin Kernan has observed that great satire tends to exploit characters who " create ...
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EARL MINER Some Issues of Literary Species
ANN E IMBRIE Defining Nonfiction Genres
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