The Cambridge History of Early Modern English Literature by David Loewenstein, Janel Mueller

By David Loewenstein, Janel Mueller

It is a complete historical past of English literature written in Britain among the Reformation and the recovery. whereas it specializes in England, literary attempt in Scotland and eire is usually coated, with occasional references to Wales and eire. This literary heritage via a world crew of students is vital analyzing for college kids and students of 16th- and seventeenth-century English literature, tradition, and heritage.

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The Comfort of Strangers: Social Life and Literary Form by Gage McWeeny

By Gage McWeeny

Within the ordinary debts, literature of the 19th century compulsively tells the tale of the person and interiority. yet amidst the newly dense social landscapes of modernity, with London because the first urban of 1 million population, this literature additionally sought to symbolize these unknown and unmet: strangers. targeting the ways in which either Victorian literature and smooth social proposal spoke back to an emergent "society of strangers," the relief of Strangers argues for a brand new relation among literary shape and the socially dense environments of modernity, insisting upon strangers in those works now not as alienating, fearsome others, yet a comparatively banal but transformative truth of way of life, the darkish subject of the nineteenth-century social universe.

Taking up "the literature of social density," Gage McWeeny engages with more than a few generically different works from the age of Victorian sympathy to light up excellent investments in ephemeral kinfolk, anonymity, and social distance. existence amidst strangers on city streets and markets produced new social reports, either pleasing and fearsome, and McWeeny indicates how realist literary shape is remade by means of the relational probabilities provided by means of the impersonal intimacy of existence between these unknown and the ability of susceptible social ties. examining works through Charles Dickens, Matthew Arnold, George Eliot, Oscar Wilde, and Henry James, he discovers a species of Victorian sociality no longer imagined less than J.S. Mill's description in On Liberty of society as a crowd impinging upon the person. as a substitute, McWeeny mines nineteenth-century literature's sociological mind's eye to bare a suite of works diverted through and into intensities positioned in strangers and the fashionable sorts of sociality they emblematize.

Treating heavily the choice for the various over the few, the impersonal intimacy of strangers over those who find themselves acquaintances and buddies, the relaxation of Strangers indicates how literature and sociology jointly produced glossy understandings of the social, starting up canonical works of the 19th century to a bunch of odd, new meanings.

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The Familiar Enemy: Chaucer, Language, and Nation in the by Ardis Butterfield

By Ardis Butterfield

The time-honored Enemy re-examines the linguistic, literary, and cultural identities of britain and France in the context of the Hundred Years conflict. in this battle, profoundly intertwined peoples constructed advanced innovations for expressing their aggressively intimate courting. This detailed connection among the English and the French has persevered into the trendy interval as a version for Western nationhood. Ardis Butterfield reassesses the idea that of 'nation' during this interval via a wide-ranging dialogue of writing produced in battle, truce, or exile from the 13th to the 15th century, concluding with reflections at the retrospective perspectives of this clash created through the pains of Jeanne d'Arc and by means of Shakespeare's Henry V. She considers authors writing in French, 'Anglo-Norman', English, and the comedian culture of Anglo-French 'jargon', together with Machaut, Deschamps, Froissart, Chaucer, Gower, Charles d'Orleans, in addition to many lesser-known or nameless works. normally Chaucer has been noticeable as a quintessentially English writer. This publication argues that he should be resituated in the deeply francophone context, not just of britain however the wider multilingual cultural geography of medieval Europe. It therefore means that a contemporary knowing of what 'English' may need intended within the fourteenth century can't be separated from 'French', and that this has far-reaching implications either for our knowing of English and the English, and of French and the French.

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The Cambridge Companion to English Literature, 1500-1600 by Arthur F. Kinney

By Arthur F. Kinney

This is often the 1st finished account of English Renaissance literature within the context of the tradition that formed it: the courts of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, the tumult of Catholic and Protestant alliances in the course of the Reformation, the age of printing and of recent global discovery. The spouse covers advancements in poetry, prose, spiritual writing, drama, satire and humanism in fourteen newly-commissioned essays, written via specialists for pupil readers. a close chronology of significant literary achievements concludes with a listing of authors and their dates.

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Treacherous Faith: The Specter of Heresy in Early Modern by David Loewenstein

By David Loewenstein

Treacherous Faith bargains a brand new and impressive cross-disciplinary account of the methods writers from the early English Reformation to the recovery generated, sustained, or puzzled cultural anxieties approximately heresy and heretics. This publication examines the darkish, frequently brutal tale of defining, developing, and punishing heretics in early sleek England, and particularly the methods writers themselves contributed to or interrogated the politics of spiritual fear-mongering and demonizing. It illuminates the terrors and anxieties early sleek writers articulated and the fantasies they developed approximately pernicious heretics and pestilent heresies based on the Reformation's shattering of Western Christendom. Treacherous Faith analyzes early smooth writers who contributed to cultural fears in regards to the contagion of heresy and engaged within the making of heretics in addition to writers who challenged the structures of heretics and the tradition of non secular fear-mongering.

The responses of early glossy writers in English to the threat of heresy and the making of heretics have been diversified, complicated, and contradictory, counting on their non secular and political alignments. a few writers (for instance, Thomas extra, Richard Bancroft, and Thomas Edwards) used their rhetorical resourcefulness and inventiveness to give a contribution to the politics of heresy-making and the threat of crafty, diabolical heretics ravaging the Church, the nation, and millions of souls; others (for instance, John Foxe) puzzled inside of definite cultural obstacles heresy-making approaches and the violence and savagery that non secular demonizing provoked; and a few writers (for instance, Anne Askew, John Milton, and William Walwyn) interrogated with nice bold and inventiveness the politics of non secular demonizing, heresy-making, and the cultural buildings of heretics. Treacherous Faith examines the complexities and paradoxes of the heresy-making mind's eye in early glossy England: the darkish fantasies, anxieties, terrors, and violence it used to be able to producing, but additionally the methods the feared specter of heresy may stimulate the literary creativity of early glossy authors enticing with it from different non secular and political views.

Treacherous Faith is an important interdisciplinary learn of the methods the literary mind's eye, spiritual fears, and demonizing interacted within the early glossy global. This learn of the early glossy specter of heresy contributes to paintings within the humanities looking to light up the altering dynamics of non secular worry, the rhetoric of spiritual demonization, and the strong methods the literary mind's eye represents and constructs spiritual difference.

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Changing States: Transformations in Modern Irish Writing by Robert Welsh

By Robert Welsh

In "Changing States", Robert Welch examines the paintings of the main authors of contemporary Irish literature within the context of the transformation from Gaelic to 20th-century post-industrial tradition. The strength of Irish writing, uniting authors as a number of as Yeats, Heaney, Synge, Beckett, Joyce and Mairtin O' Cadhain, mostly derives, Welch argues, from their have to reply to the demanding situations of this modification. Writing opposed to a feeling of loss, their paintings is amazing through convinced key good points: an severe expertise of the facility of language; a provisionality in regard to personality; a preoccupation with swap and an obsession with the prior and its that means. Robert Welch attracts awareness to the the most important yet frequently hidden features of contemporary Irish writing. He examines its flexibility; its scepticism; its situation with shape; and eventually the necessity for switch, and the terror of it. He presents a different in-depth learn of person authors within the context of cultural and linguistic advancements, that are meant to be of use to somebody attracted to Irish existence and literature or in language and translation.

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Shelley's Poetry of Involvement by Roland A. Duerksen

By Roland A. Duerksen

During this research of Shelley's poetry the writer asserts that Shelley expressed the necessity for individuals to be bold in mind, clever in spotting love because the essence of humanity and humane in utilizing a loving mind in social occasions. the writer argues that Shelley's poetry urges a courageous, in charge, concerned and loving war of words of the occasions and questions of existence. Roland Duerksen is writer of "Shelleyan principles in Victorian Literature" and editor of 2 books of Shelley's works, "The Cenci" and "Political Writings".

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Cliffsnotes on Shakespeare's Caesar and Cleopatra (Cliffs by James K. Lowers

By James K. Lowers

The unique CliffsNotes learn courses provide specialist remark on significant subject matters, plots, characters, and historic heritage — all that can assist you achieve larger perception into nice works you are absolute to learn for faculty or pleasure.

In CliffsNotes on Shaw's guy and Superman & Caesar and Cleopatra you discover of George Bernard Shaw's various performs. Man and Superman is a satirical comedy of rules the place the legislation of nature is concerned: cash potential nourishment, that's man's first situation; marriage capability young ones, that are woman's major curiosity. Who will win in Shaw's conflict of the sexes?

Caesar and Cleopatra deals an unconventional examine those eponymous characters who're depicted as very mortal and extremely mistaken humans. during this play, Shaw examines our notions of heroism, femininity, intelligence, and morality — after which turns them inside of out — with variety and brilliance.

In this learn advisor, you will find existence and history at the writer, creation to Man and Superman, and demanding Commentaries on every one act of the plays. you are going to additionally locate the following:

  • Character Analyses Man and Superman
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The Life of Bishop Wilfrid by Eddius Stephanus

By Eddius Stephanus

The lifetime of Wilfrid bargains us a photograph portrait of 1 of the main forceful characters within the heritage of the English Church: a guy brave and full of life but whilst litigious, ostentatious and overbearing, his existence punctuated via stressed travels and the main violent quarrels. Of noble beginning, Wilfrid (c.634-709) received his first event of monastic existence as a boy at Lindisfarne. Thereafter we discover him at a variety of instances, crossing Gaul, staying in Lyons, vacationing Rome, again in England at York, Ripon or Hexham, preaching to heathens in Sussex or Frisia, quarrelling with kings and bishops, imprisoned in Northumbria, back in Rome looking papal aid for his claims, founding monasteries within the Midlands and eventually, in his outdated age, reconciled to these with whom he had prior quarrelled so bitterly. Partisan yet hugely exact, the lifestyles was once most likely written inside a decade of the saint's loss of life. it's a striking account of a strong character who aroused affection and dislike in nearly equivalent proportions.

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