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The Invention of Suspicion: Law and Mimesis in Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama

Lorna Hutson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199212439
eISBN:
9780191707209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212439.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book proposes that certain qualities for which English Renaissance drama is famous, such as what Dryden called its ‘variety and greatness of characters’ and its ‘copiousness and well-knitting of ... More


Judicial Narrative and Dramatic Mimesis

Lorna Hutson

in The Invention of Suspicion: Law and Mimesis in Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199212439
eISBN:
9780191707209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212439.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter argues that recent critiques of older mimetic approaches to Shakespeare have tended to neglect the contribution of narrative coherence or plot to mimesis. Following Ricoeur's exposition ... More


Reading Cicero’s Narratives

D. S. Levene

in Cicero the Advocate

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198152804
eISBN:
9780191715143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152804.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Ancient rhetorical theorists recommended that the typical forensic speech should contain a section known as the narratio, the part that normally followed the preliminary discussion — the exordium — ... More


Poetry Is Profitless

Catherine Bates

in On Not Defending Poetry: Defence and Indefensibility in Sidney's Defence of Poesy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198793779
eISBN:
9780191835575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198793779.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Sidney responds to the charge that poetry is profitless with the counter-assertion that poetry is profitable. This section shows that the contradictions within this apparently logical response reveal ... More


Poetry Is Profitable

Catherine Bates

in On Not Defending Poetry: Defence and Indefensibility in Sidney's Defence of Poesy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198793779
eISBN:
9780191835575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198793779.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Continuing the focus on the narratio, this section subjects Sidney’s famous image of the poet’s ‘golden’ world to a close analysis, drawing on the economic criticism of Marc Shell and Jean-Joseph ... More


Poetry Is Profitless

Catherine Bates

in On Not Defending Poetry: Defence and Indefensibility in Sidney's Defence of Poesy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198793779
eISBN:
9780191835575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198793779.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Continuing the focus on the narratio, this section subjects Sidney’s famous image of the poet’s ‘golden’ world to a close analysis, drawing on the economic criticism of Marc Shell and Jean-Joseph ... More


A Lutheran Astrologer

Roger Wagner and Andrew Briggs

in The Penultimate Curiosity: How Science Swims in the Slipstream of Ultimate Questions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198747956
eISBN:
9780191810909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747956.003.0028
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter focusses on the work of Johannes Kepler, a young Lutheran maths teacher at the Stiftsschule at Graz. Kepler was introduced to Copernicus’ theory by his seminary professor, Michael ... More


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