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Consolation Literature

Neil Kenny

in Death and Tenses: Posthumous Presence in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198754039
eISBN:
9780191815782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754039.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This section examines the use of tenses to refer to the dead in a genre that was just as codified as epitaphs but more oriented toward the pain of bereavement: consolation literature. The analysis is ... More


Spoken Words

Neil Kenny

in Death and Tenses: Posthumous Presence in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198754039
eISBN:
9780191815782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754039.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Following the analysis of how tenses helped imbue the deceased’s actions with posthumous presence, this section explores how tenses did the same for the words that the deceased had actually or ... More


Approaches

Michael Moriarty

in Fallen Nature, Fallen Selves: Early Modern French Thought II

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199291038
eISBN:
9780191710599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291038.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Two broad approaches to human nature found in early modern writers are discussed. The first approach, descriptive, focuses on identifying and describing the key properties of human nature, and ... More


From Funeral Sermon to Coronation

Neil Kenny

in Death and Tenses: Posthumous Presence in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198754039
eISBN:
9780191815782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754039.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This section examines the use of tenses to refer to the dead in selective examples from funeral sermons. Whereas theologians attempted to pin down the exact kind of posthumous presence attributed to ... More


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