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Introduction: Female Fury and the Masculine Spirit of Vengeance

Lesel Dawson

in Revenge and Gender in Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474414098
eISBN:
9781474449502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414098.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines revenge narratives in relation to gender, asking whether depictions of vengeance reinforce conservative gender roles, interrogate the ‘masculine’ values that society prizes, or ... More


. “Small Expressions of My Passionate Love and Friendship to Thee”: The Idioms and Languages of Female Alliances

Amanda E. Herbert

in Female Alliances: Gender, Identity, and Friendship in Early Modern Britain

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300177404
eISBN:
9780300199253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300177404.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines seventeenth- and eighteenth-century literate women's written descriptions of friendship and alliance. It explores some ideas about women's friendship as they were articulated in ... More


The Machine in the Text: Science and Literature in the Age of Shakespeare and Galileo

Howard Marchitello

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199608058
eISBN:
9780191729492
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608058.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The reassessment of the ‘two cultures’ of art and science has been one of the most urgent areas of research in literary and historical studies over the last fifteen years. The early modern period is ... More


Literature and Jurisdiction

Bradin Cormack

in A Power to Do Justice: Jurisdiction, English Literature, and the Rise of Common Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226116242
eISBN:
9780226116259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226116259.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book shows how deeply engaged early modern literature was with the technical production of the legal order and defines the ways in which jurisdictional topics provoked a metacritical perspective ... More


Hamlet and the Vision of Darkness

Rhodri Lewis

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691204512
eISBN:
9780691210926
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691204512.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book is a radical new interpretation of the most famous play in the English language. By exploring Shakespeare's engagements with the humanist traditions of early modern England and Europe, the ... More


Early Modern English Literature and the Poetics of Cartographic Anxiety

Chris Barrett

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198816874
eISBN:
9780191858567
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816874.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Though the Renaissance map—made newly accurate and newly ubiquitous by the Cartographic Revolution—delighted, inspired, and fascinated, it also unsettled, upset, and disturbed sixteenth- and ... More


Introduction: Literary and Diplomatic Cultures in the Early Modern World

Tracey A. Sowerby and Joanna Craigwood

in Cultures of Diplomacy and Literary Writing in the Early Modern World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198835691
eISBN:
9780191873225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835691.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The Introduction outlines the inter-penetration of literary and diplomatic cultures within European and some non-European diplomatic practices, emphasizing the wide-ranging and sophisticated ways in ... More


Indecorous Thinking: Figures of Speech in Early Modern Poetics

Colleen Ruth Rosenfeld

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823277919
eISBN:
9780823280667
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277919.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Indecorous Thinking is a study of artifice at its most conspicuous: it argues that early modern writers turned to figures of speech like simile, antithesis, and periphrasis as the instruments of a ... More


The Worldmakers: Global Imagining in Early Modern Europe

Ayesha Ramachandran

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226288796
eISBN:
9780226288826
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226288826.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The Worldmakers presents a cultural and intellectual history of the term “world” in early modern Europe, when the idea was a foundational but fluid, and fiercely contested, category. Tracing the ... More


T.S. Eliot and Early Modern Literature

Steven Matthews

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199574773
eISBN:
9780191760037
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574773.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Poetry

This book, for the first time, considers the full imaginative and moral engagement of one of the most influential poets of the twentieth century, T.S. Eliot, with the Early Modern period of ... More


Writing at the Origin of Capitalism: Literary Circulation and Social Change in Early Modern England

Julianne Werlin

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780198869467
eISBN:
9780191905803
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198869467.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

In the late sixteenth through seventeenth centuries, England simultaneously developed a national market and a national literary culture. In Writing at the Origin of Capitalism, Julianne Werlin ... More


This Distracted Globe

Marcie Frank, Jonathan Goldberg, and Karen Newman (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823270286
eISBN:
9780823270323
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270286.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Worldmaking takes many forms in early modern literature and thus challenges any single interpretive approach, including historicism. The essays in this collection investigate the material stuff of ... More


Delights of Privilege

Simon Dickie

in Cruelty and Laughter: Forgotten Comic Literature and the Unsentimental Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226146188
eISBN:
9780226146201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226146201.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Neoclassical aesthetics during the eighteenth century allowed common people to be represented only as objects of laughter, a notion that modern scholars still find difficult to appreciate. In fact ... More


Formal matters: Reading the materials of English Renaissance literature

Allison K. Deutermann and András Kiséry (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719085536
eISBN:
9781781707173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085536.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Formal Matters is intended as an exploration of the emerging and potential links in early modern literary and cultural studies between the study of material texts on the one hand, and the analysis of ... More


The Melancholy Assemblage: Affect and Epistemology in the English Renaissance

Drew Daniel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251278
eISBN:
9780823252701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251278.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book considers melancholy as an “assemblage,” as a network of dynamic, interpretive relationships between persons, bodies, texts, spaces, structures, and things. In doing so, it parts ways with ... More


Stages of Loss: The English Comedians and their Reception

George Oppitz-Trotman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198858805
eISBN:
9780191890901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198858805.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, Early and Medieval Literature

Stages of Loss supplies an original and deeply researched account of travel and festivity in early modern Europe, complicating, revising, and sometimes entirely rewriting received accounts of the ... More


Introduction

Erin Webster

in The Curious Eye: Optics and Imaginative Literature in Seventeenth-Century England

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198850199
eISBN:
9780191884665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850199.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter introduces the study by providing an overview of the epistemological, ethical, social, and political issues surrounding the subject of technologically mediated vision in early modern ... More


Rodfei Shalom, Metavkhei Shalom, Pashranim, and Nikhbadim: Historical Accounts and Stories of Third-Party Lay Peacemakers in Medieval and Early-Modern Rabbinic Literature

Daniel Roth

in Third-Party Peacemakers in Judaism: Text, Theory, and Practice

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780197566770
eISBN:
9780197566800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197566770.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines historical accounts and stories of non-rabbinic Jewish lay leaders who served as third-party peacemakers within their communities as found in medieval and early modern rabbinic ... More


Volpone's Bastards: Theorising Jonson's City Comedy

Isaac Hui

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474423472
eISBN:
9781474444958
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423472.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Through studying Volpone’s three bastard children – the dwarf, the androgyne and the eunuch – from the theoretical arguments of Freud, Lacan, Derrida and Foucault, this book discusses how Jonson’s ... More


Introduction

Benedict S. Robinson

in Passion's Fictions from Shakespeare to Richardson: Literature and the Sciences of Soul and Mind

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198869177
eISBN:
9780191905681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198869177.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter describes the largest historical, theoretical, and methodological claims of Passion’s Fictions: that in the early modern period a rhetoric of the passions destabilized a received faculty ... More


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