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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Vida , for example , urges the practicing poet to imitate the orations of Cicero and other great rhetoricians in preparing ... Ascham proposes “ A booke thus wholie filled with examples of Imitation , first out of Tullie , compared with ...
In these examples the subject matter is no longer a historically specific issue , but something more generalized . Using the rigid form of the oration for a satiric praise of beards , for example , a writer can ridicule the all - too ...
The clearest example of this dynamic exchange between theory and practice is the prose dialogue . Certain Renaissance definitions of mimesis defended Plato's Dialogues as literature ; by extension those examples of the instructional ...
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EARL MINER Some Issues of Literary Species
ANN E IMBRIE Defining Nonfiction Genres
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