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Unread Herrings

Author : James Nielson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105009676003
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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This book offers a tactical un-reading, or de-interpretation, of the stylistic and rhetorical excess traditionally associated with the Elizabethan pamphleteer Thomas Nashe. It attempts to demonstrate that, for all their verbal and intellectual perversity, Nashe's texts are not actually about themselves but about material reality and ordinary life. Written with an often uproariously Rabelaisian bravura worthy of Nashe himslef, "Unread Herrings" explores the experience of actually "reading" Nashe (as opposed to doing readings of him). In a deft reversal of the usual critical strategy, Nielson uses the reality effects in Nashe's premodern prose to interrogate and revise contemporary theoretical conceptions of textuality, and the political and aesthetic dispensations of postmodernism.
Category: Foreign Language Study

The Age Of Thomas Nashe

Author : Stephen Guy-Bray
ISBN : 9781317045342
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Traditional literary criticism once treated Thomas Nashe as an Elizabethan oddity, difficult to understand or value. He was described as an unrestrained stylist, venomous polemicist, unreliable source, and closet pornographer. But today this flamboyant writer sits at the center of many trends in early modern scholarship. Nashe’s varied output fuels efforts to reconsider print culture and the history of the book, histories of sexuality and pornography, urban culture, the changing nature of patronage, the relationship between theater and print, and evolving definitions of literary authorship and 'literature' as such. This collection brings together a dozen scholars of Elizabethan literature to characterize the current state of Nashe scholarship and shape its emerging future. The Age of Thomas Nashe demonstrates how the works of a restless, improvident, ambitious young writer, driven by radical invention and a desperate search for literary order, can restructure critical thinking about this familiar era. These essays move beyond individual and generic conceptions of authorship to show how Nashe’s career unveils the changing imperatives of literary production in late sixteenth-century England. Thomas Nashe becomes both a marker of the historical milieu of his time and a symbolic pointer gesturing towards emerging features of modern authorship.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Reformation Of Romance

Author : Christina Wald
ISBN : 9783110343380
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Thisstudy takes a fresh look at the abundant scenarios of disguise in early modern prose fiction and suggests reading them in the light of the contemporary religio-political developments. More specifically, it argues that Elizabethan narratives adopt aspects of the heated Eucharist debate during the Reformation, including officially renounced notions like transubstantiation, to negotiate culturally pressing concerns regarding identity change. Drawing on the rich field of research on the adaptation of pre-Reformation concerns in Anglican England, the book traces a cross-fertilisation between the Reformation and the literary mode of romance. The study brings together topics which are currently being strongly debated in early modern studies: the turn to religion, a renewed interest in aesthetics, and a growing engagement with prose fiction. Narratives which are discussed in detail are William Baldwin’s Beware the Cat, Robert Greene’s Pandosto and Menaphon, Philip Sidney’s Old and New Arcadia, and Thomas Lodge’s Rosalynd and A Margarite of America, George Gascoigne’s Steele Glas, John Lyly’s Euphues: An Anatomy of Wit and Euphues and his England, Barnabe Riche’s Farewell, Greene’s A Quip for an Upstart Courtier, and Thomas Nashe’s The Unfortunate Traveller.
Category: Literary Criticism

Early Modern English Literature

Author : Jason Scott-Warren
ISBN : 9780745627526
Genre : History
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Providing comprehensive background material on the contexts in which early modern literary texts were produced and consumed, this work unlocks the distinctive social practices, economic structures and modes of behaviour that give these texts their meaning.
Category: History

The Affectionate Shepherd

Author : Richard Barnfield
ISBN : 1575910497
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Despite various influential writers' and critics' high praise of the poetry of Richard Barnfield (1574-1620/26?), his work has long been marginalized in English literary history because of its pervasive homoeroticism. Current interest in literary representations of gender and sexuality, in dissent from dominant ideologies, and in the early modern possibilities of same-sexual subjectivities, accounts for the renewed interest in Barnfield's poetry. This new collection of essays seeks to provide a forum for his evaluation and reinterpretation in accord with his topicality for literary studies today.
Category: Literary Criticism

Early Modern Prose Fiction

Author : Naomi Conn Liebler
ISBN : 9781134245116
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Emphasizing the significance of early modern prose fiction as a hybrid genre that absorbed cultural, ideological and historical strands of the age, this fascinating study brings together an outstanding cast of critics including: Sheila T. Cavanaugh, Stephen Guy-Bray, Mary Ellen Lamb, Joan Pong Linton, Steve Mentz, Constance C. Relihan, Goran V. Stanivukovic with an afterword from Arthur Kinney. Each of the essays in this collection considers the reciprocal relation of early modern prose fiction to class distinctions, examining factors such as: the impact of prose fiction on the social, political and economic fabric of early modern England the way in which a growing emphasis on literacy allowed for increased class mobility and newly flexible notions of class how the popularity of reading and the subsequent demand for books led to the production and marketing of books as an industry complications for critics of prose fiction, as it began to be considered an inferior and trivial art form. Early modern prose fiction had a huge impact on the social and economic fabric of the time, creating a new culture of reading and writing for pleasure which became accessible to those previously excluded from such activities, resulting in a significant challenge to existing class structures.
Category: Literary Criticism

Symposium On Lexicography Xi

Author : Henrik Gottlieb
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114741668
Genre : Lexicography
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In der Reihe Lexicographica. Series Maior erscheinen schwerpunktmäßig Monographien und Sammelbände zur Lexikographie und Metalexikographie. Darüber hinaus werden Arbeiten aus dem weiteren Bereich der Lexikologie aufgenommen, sofern sie Ansätze bieten, die einen Beitrag zum Ausbau der theoretischen, methodischen und empirischen Grundlagen von Lexikographie und Metalexikographie leisten. In den seit 1984 erschienenen knapp 150 Bänden spiegeln sich anschaulich die Schwerpunkte und Entwicklungstendenzen der einschlägigen Forschung. Das Spektrum der behandelten Themen reicht von Problemen der Mikro- und Makrostruktur über typologische und wissenschaftsgeschichtliche Aspekte bis hin zur anwendungsorientierten lexikographischen Dokumentation.
Category: Lexicography

Shakespeare Quarterly

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ISBN : UOM:39015041832547
Genre : Electronic journals
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Provides image and full-text online access to back issues. Consult the online table of contents for specific holdings.
Category: Electronic journals

Fantastical Errors

Author : Kasey Silem Mohammad Hicks
ISBN : STANFORD:36105019709901
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Critical Survey Of Drama Jane Martin Lennox Robinson

Author : Carl Edmund Rollyson
ISBN : 1587651076
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Combines, updates, and expands two earlier Salem Press reference sets: Critical survey of drama, Rev. ed., English language series, published in 1994, and Critical survey of drama, Foreign language series, published in 1986. This new 8 vol. set contains 6
Category: Literary Criticism

The Writers Directory 2005

Author : Miranda H. Ferrara
ISBN : 1558625283
Genre : Authors, American
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Category: Authors, American

Critical Survey Of Poetry

Author : Philip K. Jason
ISBN : UCSC:32106016020569
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Presents alphabetized profiles of nearly seven hundred significant poets from around the world, providing biographies, primary and secondary bibliographies, and analysis of their works.
Category: Literary Criticism

Cscw

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ISBN : UOM:39015047800456
Genre : Microcomputer workstations
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Category: Microcomputer workstations

The Cumulative Book Index

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ISBN : UOM:39015058373773
Genre : American literature
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A world list of books in the English language.
Category: American literature