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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


. “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


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


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


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


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


Cultures of Diplomacy and Literary Writing in the Early Modern World

Tracey A. Sowerby and Joanna Craigwood (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198835691
eISBN:
9780191873225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835691.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This interdisciplinary volume explores core emerging themes in the study of early modern literary-diplomatic relations, developing essential methods of analysis and theoretical approaches that will ... 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


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


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


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


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


Introduction: World Enough and Time

Jonathan Goldberg, Karen Newman, and Marcie Frank

in This Distracted Globe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823270286
eISBN:
9780823270323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270286.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This introductory essay demonstrates the salience of “world” as an overarching rubric for the collection by showing the contributors’ shared concern with worldmaking in early modernity: world as ... More


Friendship and its Discourses in the Seventeenth Century

Cedric C. Brown

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198790792
eISBN:
9780191833434
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790792.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Milton Studies

Cedric C. Brown combines the study of literature and social history in order to recognize the immense importance of friendship bonds to early modern society. Drawing on new archival research, he ... More


Masculinity and the Hunt: Wyatt to Spenser

Catherine Bates

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199657117
eISBN:
9780191752346
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657117.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

As an age-old metaphor for the sexual chase, the hunt provides a uniquely conflicted site for the representation of masculinity. On the one hand, hunting had from ancient times served to define a ... More


Conclusion

Warren Boutcher

in The School of Montaigne in Early Modern Europe: Volume Two: The Reader-Writer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198739661
eISBN:
9780191831126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739661.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The conclusion summarizes the argument of Volume 2: that in both the early modern and the modern period reader-writers have inferred their own forms of critical agency from Montaigne’s Essais. These ... More


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