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Origins and Names: Etymology and the Elizabethan Society of Antiquaries

Angus Vine

in In Defiance of Time: Antiquarian Writing in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199566198
eISBN:
9780191722462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566198.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter considers the antiquarian interest in linguistic traces, examining how writers of an antiquarian bent turned to etymology and names to access the past and unearth historical origins, and ... More


Interlude Tom Is … ?

Simon Palfrey

in Poor Tom: Living "King Lear"

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226150642
eISBN:
9780226150789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226150789.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

A sequence of 70 aphorisms—or contingent assertions—each pressing at the question of what Tom is, and more broadly theatrical ontology. He is the thing itself, a disguise, Edgar’s repressed desires ... More


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