Summary Book Review Emergent Nation: Early Modern British Literature in Transition, 1660–1714: by Elizabeth Sauer:
Download or read book Emergent Nation: Early Modern British Literature in Transition, 1660–1714: written by Elizabeth Sauer and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2019-02-21 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The years 1660 to 1714 represent a fraught transitional period, one caught between two now dominant periodization rubrics: early modern and the long eighteenth century. Containing narratives of disruption, restoration, and reconfiguration, Emergent Nation: Early Modern British Literature in Transition, 1660–1714 explores the conjunctions and disjunctions between historical and literary developments in this period, when the sociable, rivalrous textual world of letters registered and accelerated changes. Each of the volume's four parts highlights the relationship of various literary forms to a different kind of transformation - generic, ideological, cultural, or local. The five chapters in each section rigorously probe the conditions that affected the period's literary transformations, and interrogate the traditions that canonical and less established writers inherited, adapted, and often challenged. In making a case for an early mimetically produced English nation, this book, through its concentration on literary evidence and transitions also makes innovative contributions to an understanding of nationalism in the period.
Summary Book Review Political Turmoil: Early Modern British Literature in Transition, 1623–1660: by Stephen B. Dobranski:
Download or read book Political Turmoil: Early Modern British Literature in Transition, 1623–1660: written by Stephen B. Dobranski and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2019-01-31 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The early modern period in Britain was defined by tremendous upheaval - the upending of monarchy, the unsettling of church doctrine, and the pursuit of a new method of inquiry based on an inductive experimental model. Political Turmoil: Early Modern Literature in Transition, 1623–1660 offers an innovative and ambitious re-appraisal of seventeenth-century British literature and history. Each of the contributors attempts to address the 'how' and 'why' of aesthetic change by focusing on political and cultural transformations. Instead of forging a grand narrative of continuity, the contributors attempt to piece together the often complex web of factors and events that contributed to developments in literary form and matter - as well as the social and religious changes that literature sometimes helped to occasion. These twenty chapters, reading across traditional periodization, demonstrate that early modern literary works - when they were conceived, as they were created, and after they circulated - were, above all, involved in various types of transitions.
Author :Kristen Poole Publisher :Cambridge University Press Release Date :2019-01-17 ISBN 10 :9781108318075 Pages : pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.1/5 (87 users download)
Summary Book Review Gathering Force: Early Modern British Literature in Transition, 1557–1623: by Kristen Poole:
Download or read book Gathering Force: Early Modern British Literature in Transition, 1557–1623: written by Kristen Poole and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2019-01-17 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: During the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, England grew from a marginal to a major European power, established overseas settlements, and negotiated the Protestant Reformation. The population burgeoned and became increasingly urban. England also saw the meteoric rise of commercial theatre in London, the creation of a vigorous market for printed texts, and the emergence of writing as a viable profession. Literacy rates exploded, and an increasingly diverse audience encountered a profusion of new textual forms. Media, and literary culture, transformed on a scale that would not happen again until television and the Internet. The twenty innovative contributions in Gathering Force: Early Modern Literature in Transition, 1557–1623 trace ways that five different genres both spurred and responded to change. Chapters explore different facets of lyric poetry, romance, commercial drama, masques and pageants, and non-narrative prose. Exciting and accessible, this volume illuminates the dynamic relationships among the period's social, political, and literary transformations.
Summary Book Review Climate and the Making of Worlds by Tobias Menely:
Download or read book Climate and the Making of Worlds written by Tobias Menely and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2021-06-25 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Introduction : stratigraphic criticism -- "Earth trembled" : Paradise lost, the little Ice Age, and the climate of allegory -- "The works of nature" : descriptive poetry and the history of the earth in Thomson's The seasons -- Mine, factory, and plantation : the industrial georgic and the crisis of description -- Uncertain atmospheres : romantic lyricism in the time of the Anthropocene.
Author :Marcie Frank Publisher :Rutgers University Press Release Date :2020-02-14 ISBN 10 :9781684481675 Pages :231 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.8/5 (167 users download)
Summary Book Review The Novel Stage by Marcie Frank:
Download or read book The Novel Stage written by Marcie Frank and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2020-02-14 with total page 231 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The Novel Stage: Narrative Form from the Restoration to Jane Austen traces the novel's relation to the theater over the course of the long eighteenth century, arguing that the familiar account of the novel as 'new' and distinct from other literary genres risks distorting a true reckoning of the form by failing to engage with the borrowings and departures from other more familiar genres, particularly drama. The Novel Stage traces the migration of tragicomedy, the comedy of manners, and melodrama from the stage to the novel. These genres were shared across print and performance, media that were not construed as opposites in a world in which individual silent reading took place beside playgoing, play-reading, amateur theatricals, and sociable reading aloud. The book thus expands an overly narrow conception of the novel as the genre of realism or domesticity whose highest achievement is its representation of characters' mental lives by describing the influence of the stage and its genres. Beginning in the later 1600s with Aphra Behn, The Novel Stage concludes with a chapter on some novelists of the Romantic period and a coda about Victorian novels. The Novel Stage's account of the novel provides an enriched, because more specific, sense of its formal accomplishments that drew on this ensemble of cultural forms and turns that lens back onto drama"--Provided by publisher.
Summary Book Review Milton in the Long Restoration by Blair Hoxby:
Download or read book Milton in the Long Restoration written by Blair Hoxby and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2016-08-25 with total page 656 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Milton criticism often treats the poet as if he were the last of the Renaissance poets or a visionary prophet who remained misunderstood until he was read by the Romantics. At the same time, literary histories of the period often invoke a Long Eighteenth Century that reaches its climax with the French Revolution or the Reform Bill of 1832. What gets overlooked in such accounts is the rich story of Milton's relationship to his contemporaries and early eighteenth-century heirs. The essays in this collection demonstrate that some of Milton's earliest readers were more perceptive than Romantic and twentieth-century interpreters. The translations, editions, and commentaries produced by early eighteenth century men of letters emerge as the seedbed of modern criticism and the term 'neoclassical' is itself unmasked as an inadequate characterization of the literary criticism and poetry of the period—a period that could brilliantly define a Miltonic sublime, even as it supported and described all the varieties of parody and domestication found in the mock epic and the novel. These essays, which are written by a team of leading Miltonists and scholars of the Restoration and eighteenth century, cover a range of topics—from Milton's early editors and translators to his first theatrical producers; from Miltonic similes in Pope's Iliad to Miltonic echoes in Austen's Pride and Prejudice; from marriage, to slavery, to republicanism, to the heresy of Arianism. What they share in common is a conviction that the early eighteenth century understood Milton and that the Long Restoration cannot be understood without him.
Summary Book Review Alexander Pope in the Making by Joseph Hone:
Download or read book Alexander Pope in the Making written by Joseph Hone and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2021-01-28 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores Alexander Pope's early career as a literary author, and provides a transformative account of the eighteenth century poet.
Download or read book 1650-1850 written by Kevin L. Cope and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2022-04-15 with total page 221 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rigorously inventive and revelatory in its adventurousness, 1650–1850 opens a forum for the discussion, investigation, and analysis of the full range of long-eighteenth-century writing, thinking, and artistry. Combining fresh considerations of prominent authors and artists with searches for overlooked or offbeat elements of the Enlightenment legacy, 1650–1850 delivers a comprehensive but richly detailed rendering of the first days, the first principles, and the first efforts of modern culture. Its pages open to the works of all nations and language traditions, providing a truly global picture of a period that routinely shattered boundaries. Volume 27 of this long-running journal is no exception to this tradition of focused inclusivity. Readers will travel through a blockbuster special feature on the topic of worldmaking and other worlds—on the Enlightenment zest for the discovery, charting, imagining, and evaluating of new worlds, envisioned worlds, utopian worlds, and worlds of the future. Essays in this enthusiastically extraterritorial offering escort readers through the science-fictional worlds of Lady Cavendish, around European gardens, over the high seas, across the American frontiers, into forests and exotic ecosystems, and, in sum, into the unlimited expanses of the Enlightenment mind. Further enlivening the volume is a cavalcade of full-length book reviews evaluating the latest in eighteenth-century scholarship.
Author :Anthony W. Lee Publisher :Rutgers University Press Release Date :2022-06-17 ISBN 10 :9781684483501 Pages :323 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.8/5 (35 users download)
Summary Book Review A Clubbable Man by Anthony W. Lee:
Download or read book A Clubbable Man written by Anthony W. Lee and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2022-06-17 with total page 323 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Samuel Johnson famously referred to his future biographer, the unsociable magistrate Sir John Hawkins, as “a most unclubbable man." Conversely, this celebratory volume gathers distinguished eighteenth-century studies scholars to honor the achievements, professional generosity, and sociability of Greg Clingham, taking as its theme textual and social group formations. Here, Philip Smallwood examines the “mirrored minds” of Johnson and Shakespeare, while David Hopkins parses intersections of the general and particular in three key eighteenth-century figures. Aaron Hanlon draws parallels between instances of physical rambling and rhetorical strategies in Johnson’s Rambler, while Cedric D. Reverand dissects the intertextual strands uniting Dryden and Pope. Contributors take up other topics significant to the field, including post-feminism, travel, and seismology. Whether discussing cultural exchange or textual reciprocities, each piece extends the theme, building on the trope of relationship to organize and express its findings. Rounding out this collection are tributes from Clingham’s former students and colleagues, including original poetry.
Summary Book Review Europa und die Türken in der Renaissance by Bodo Guthmüller:
Download or read book Europa und die Türken in der Renaissance written by Bodo Guthmüller and published by Walter de Gruyter. This book was released on 2000 with total page 451 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Papers presented at a conference held Sept. 22-26, 1997 in the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenb'uttel, Ger. which was sponsored by the Wolfenb'utteler Arbeitskreis f'ur Renaissanceforschung and Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
Summary Book Review National Library Service Cumulative Book Review Index, 1905-1974: Authors. [A-Z by National Library Service Corporation:
Download or read book National Library Service Cumulative Book Review Index, 1905-1974: Authors. [A-Z written by National Library Service Corporation and published by . This book was released on 1975 with total page 598 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: