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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The Shepheardes Calender ( 1579 ) is undeniably pastoral ; yet from the outset its realistically harsh weather and dialect - speaking shepherds indicate a generic modulation . These shepherds , it turns out , are “ mortal men ...
wrote Adolescentia seu Bucolica ( Mantua , 1498 ) , he expanded upon Petrarch's satirical application of biblical texts in pastoral . It is misleading , however , to identify the harsh Mantuanesque voice of Spenser's satirical eclogues ...
The fundamental biblical metaphor for Christian pastoral , which equates the individual believer with a sheep in Christ's flock , may extend to good ministers and priests if they imitate Christ in fulfilling their clerical vocations .
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EARL MINER Some Issues of Literary Species
ANN E IMBRIE Defining Nonfiction Genres
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Ellen D. Lokos
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