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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During the Renaissance , Latin elegies written in an artificial and reconstructed classical Latin flourished : in fact , one can say that in every century down to today , " classical " elegies continued to be written about death and ...
Considered in this light , the efforts of the early writers are puzzling ; they are blamed for their lack of interest in classical models , especially Martial , and for their inability to imitate his “ point .
The bibliography on this topic is vast ; two primary literary studies are Paul Fussell , The Rhetorical World of Augustan Humanism ( Oxford , 1965 ) , and J. W. Johnson , The Formation of English Neo - Classical Thought ( Princeton ...
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EARL MINER Some Issues of Literary Species
ANN E IMBRIE Defining Nonfiction Genres
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