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Donald Francis McKenzie 1931–1999

David McKitterick

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 115 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, I

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262788
eISBN:
9780191754210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262788.003.0015
Subject:
History, Historiography

Don McKenzie, Professor of English Language and Literature at Victoria University of Wellington and later Professor of Bibliography and Textual Criticism at Oxford, argued for the place of ... More


Treading the Bawds: Actresses and Playwrights on the Late Stuart Stage

Gilli Bush-Bailey

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072505
eISBN:
9781781701935
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072505.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This book challenges the traditional boundaries that have separated the histories of the first actresses and the early female playwright, bringing the approaches of new histories and historiography ... More


Fathers and Mentors

Jane Spencer

in Literary Relations: Kinship and the Canon 1660-1830

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262960
eISBN:
9780191718731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262960.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter shows how ideas of literary patrilineage were affected by the hierarchized and gendered divide between spirit and matter: with spirit associated with masculinity and paternity and matter ... More


A Sign of Quality: Bouhours and the Polite Circle

Richard Scholar

in The Je-Ne-Sais-Quoi in Early Modern Europe: Encounters with a Certain Something

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199274406
eISBN:
9780191706448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274406.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines uses of the je-ne-sais-quoi in polite literature, particularly Bouhours and his contemporary the Chevalier de Méré, to refer to an imperceptible sign of social quality and ... More


Authorship and Appropriation: Writing for the Stage in England, 1660-1710

Paulina Kewes

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184683
eISBN:
9780191674334
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184683.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Drama

This book studies the cultural and economic status of playwriting in the later 17th and early 18th centuries, and argues that the period was a decisive one in the transition from Renaissance ... More


‘To call every thing into question’: Influences on the Drama  

Derek Hughes

in English Drama 1660–1700

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119746
eISBN:
9780191671203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119746.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This book traces patterns of diversity that gradually shift in their composition and proportions, and a number of interlinked motifs become evident. It is noteworthy that, after 1688, contented Whigs ... More


‘The surprising success of the Baudy Batchelour’: Comedy, 1688–1695  

Derek Hughes

in English Drama 1660–1700

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119746
eISBN:
9780191671203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119746.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

After the Revolution, there was an appreciable revival in the demand for new plays: between November 1688 and the opening of the actors' breakaway company in April 1695 there were forty-six known ... More


Seen on Stage: English Operas, the Female Wits, and the ‘Reformed’ Stage

Margaret J. M. Ezell

in The Oxford English Literary History: Volume V: 1645-1714: The Later Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198183112
eISBN:
9780191847158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198183112.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The final decade of the century saw changes and challenges to the London commercial stage, including Jeremy Collier’s attack on it for profanity and immorality. Dramatists including Dryden, Congreve, ... More


Novels: Or, Fictions, Fables, Travels, and True Histories

Margaret J. M. Ezell

in The Oxford English Literary History: Volume V: 1645–1714: The Later Seventeenth Century: Companion Volume

Published in print:
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
eISBN:
9780191849572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780191849572.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The 1680s and 1690s saw continued interest in fiction, including translations of important continental works by Rabelais and Cervantes. Among popular forms, fictions purporting to be ‘real’ letters ... More


Creating Values: Critics, Literary Criticism, and the Classics

Margaret J. M. Ezell

in The Oxford English Literary History: Volume V: 1645–1714: The Later Seventeenth Century: Companion Volume

Published in print:
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
eISBN:
9780191849572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780191849572.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Many poets and dramatists, such as John Dryden and the Earl of Roscommon, included literary criticism, or a critique of literary values, as part of their publications. Criticism took the form of ... More


London Theatricals: Italian Opera and an Evening at the Theatre

Margaret J. M. Ezell

in The Oxford English Literary History: Volume V: 1645–1714: The Later Seventeenth Century: Companion Volume

Published in print:
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
eISBN:
9780191849572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780191849572.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The London theatres in the first decade of the eighteenth century experienced changes in the types of entertainment offered and in their staging. Many of the stars of the previous decades including ... More


Neoclassical Poetics and the Rise of the Novel

Karin Kukkonen

in A Prehistory of Cognitive Poetics: Neoclassicism and the Novel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190634766
eISBN:
9780190634780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190634766.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter outlines the role of neoclassical poetics at the time in the eighteenth century when the novel emerged as a new genre. It demonstrates through William Congreve’s Incognita (1692) and ... More


‘I Still Deny’d, Much Pleas’d to Hear You Sue’: Milton’s Eve, Ovid, and the Restoration Coquette

Laura L. Knoppers

in Milton in the Long Restoration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198769774
eISBN:
9780191822605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769774.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter explores Anglo-Irish poet John Hopkins’s Milton’s Paradise Lost Imitated in Rhyme (1699), a lively, comic, and virtually unknown adaptation of Books 4, 6, and 9 of Paradise Lost written ... More


‘Those miraculous effusions of genius’: The Homeric Hymns Seen through the Eyes of English Poets

Nicholas Richardson

in The Reception of the Homeric Hymns

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198728788
eISBN:
9780191795510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728788.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The paper considers translations of the Homeric Hymns by three English poets, Chapman, Congreve, and Shelley. Chapman’s version is the first in English (1624), in rhyming couplets. He expands the ... More


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