American And British Poetry

Author: Harriet Semmes Alexander
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719017063
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American And British Poetry from the Author: Harriet Semmes Alexander.

Writing And Religion In England 1558 1689

Author: Anthony W. Johnson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134786891
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Writing And Religion In England 1558 1689 from the Author: Anthony W. Johnson. The fruit of intensive collaboration among leading international specialists on the literature, religion and culture of early modern England, this volume examines the relationship between writing and religion in England from 1558, the year of the Elizabethan Settlement, up until the Act of Toleration of 1689. Throughout these studies, religious writing is broadly taken as being 'communicational' in the etymological sense: that is, as a medium which played a significant role in the creation or consolidation of communities. Some texts shaped or reinforced one particular kind of religious identity, whereas others fostered communities which cut across the religious borderlines which prevailed in other areas of social interaction. For a number of the scholars writing here, such communal differences correlate with different ways of drawing on the resources of cultural memory. The denominational spectrum covered ranges from several varieties of Dissent, through via media Anglicanism, to Laudianism and Roman Catholicism, and there are also glances towards heresy and the mid-seventeenth century's new atheism. With respect to the range of different genres examined, the volume spans the gamut from poetry, fictional prose, drama, court masque, sermons, devotional works, theological treatises, confessions of faith, church constitutions, tracts, and letters, to history-writing and translation. Arranged in roughly chronological order, Writing and Religion in England, 1558-1689 presents chapters which explore religious writing within the wider contexts of culture, ideas, attitudes, and law, as well as studies which concentrate more on the texts and readerships of particular writers. Several contributors embrace an inter-arts orientation, relating writing to liturgical ceremony, painting, music and architecture, while others opt for a stronger sociological slant, explicitly emphasizing the role of women writers and of writers from different sub-cultural backgrounds.

Milton S Poetry Of Independence

Author: George H. McLoone
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
ISBN: 9780838754030
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Milton S Poetry Of Independence from the Author: George H. McLoone. Milton's Poetry of Independence examines patterns of ecclesiological and affective imagery in several of Milton's poems, including Lycidas, Paradise Lost, Paradise Regain'd and Samson Agonistes.

Milton And The Politics Of Public Speech

Author: Helen Lynch
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317095952
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Milton And The Politics Of Public Speech from the Author: Helen Lynch. Using Hannah Arendt’s account of the Greek polis to explain Milton’s fascination with the idea of public speech, this study reveals what is distinctive about his conception of a godly, republican oratory and poetics. The book shows how Milton uses rhetorical theory - its ideas, techniques and image patterns - to dramatise the struggle between ’good’ and ’bad’ oratory, and to fashion his own model of divinely inspired public utterance. Connecting his polemical and imaginative writing in new ways, the book discusses the subliminal rhetoric at work in Milton’s political prose and the systematic scrutiny of the power of oratory in his major poetry. By setting Milton in the context of other Civil War polemicists, of classical political theory and its early modern reinterpretations, and of Renaissance writing on rhetoric and poetic language, the book sheds new light on his work across several genres, culminating in an extended Arendtian reading of his ’Greek’ drama Samson Agonistes.

The New Milton Criticism

Author: Peter C. Herman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107019222
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The New Milton Criticism from the Author: Peter C. Herman. A collection of new essays demonstrating a wholly new approach to the complexities of Milton's work.

Why Vergil

Author: Stephanie Quinn
Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
ISBN: 0865164185
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Why Vergil from the Author: Stephanie Quinn. Offers forty-three classic essays and poems on the Roman poet.

Gilbert And Gubar S The Madwoman In The Attic After Thirty Years

Author: Annette R. Federico
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 0826219276
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Gilbert And Gubar S The Madwoman In The Attic After Thirty Years from the Author: Annette R. Federico. Published in 1979, Gilbert and Gubar's The Madwoman in the Attic was hailed as a pathbreaking work of criticism. This thirtieth-anniversary collection adds both valuable reassessments and new readings and analyses. The authors take as their subjects specific nineteenth- and twentieth-century women writers, the state of feminist theory and pedagogy, genre studies, film, race, and postcolonialism, with approaches ranging from ecofeminism to psychoanalysis.

John Milton

Author: Neil Forsyth
Publisher: Lion Books
ISBN: 0745953107
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John Milton from the Author: Neil Forsyth. Printbegrænsninger: Der kan printes 10 sider ad gangen og max. 40 sider pr. session

Milton S Leveller God

Author: David Williams
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773550364
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Milton S Leveller God from the Author: David Williams. Three and a half centuries after Paradise Lost and Paradise Regain’d were written, do Milton’s epic poems still resonate with contemporary concerns? In Milton’s Leveller God, David Williams advances a progressive and democratic interpretation of Milton’s epics to show they are more relevant than ever. Exploring two blind spots in the critical tradition – the failure to read Milton’s poetry as drama and to recognize his depictions of heaven’s political and social evolution – Williams reads Milton’s “great argument” as a rejection of social hierarchy and of patriarchal government that is more attuned to the radical political thought developed by the Levellers during the English Revolution. He traces echoes between Milton’s texts and thousands of pages of Leveller writings that advocated for popular rule, extended suffrage, and religious tolerance, arguing that Milton’s God is still the unacknowledged ground of popular sovereignty. Williams demonstrates that Milton’s Leveller sympathies, expressed in his early prose, conflicted with his official duties for Oliver Cromwell’s government in the 1650s, but his association with the journalist Marchamont Nedham later freed him to imagine an egalitarian republic. In a work that connects the great epic poet in new ways to the politics of his time and our own, Milton’s Leveller God shows how the political landscape of Milton’s work fundamentally unsettles ancient hierarchies of soul and body, man and woman, reason and will, and ruler and ruled.

Inspiration In The Age Of Enlightenment

Author: Sarah Eron
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1611495008
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Inspiration In The Age Of Enlightenment from the Author: Sarah Eron. Inspiration in the Age of Enlightenment reconsiders theories of apostrophe and poetic authority to argue that the Augustan age created a new form of inspiration, one that not only changed the relationship of literary production to authority in the modern period but also crucially contributes to defining the movement of secularization in literature from the Renaissance to Romanticism. Seeking to redefine what we mean by secularization in the early stages of modernity, Eron argues that secularization’s link to enthusiasm, or inspiration, often associated with Romanticism, begins in the imaginative literature of the early eighteenth century. If Romantic enthusiasm has been described through the rhetoric of transport, or “unworlding,” then Augustan invocation appears more akin to a process of “worlding” in its central aim to appeal to the social other as a function of the eighteenth-century belief in a literary public sphere. By reformulating the passive structure of ancient invocation and subjecting it to the more dialogical methods of modern apostrophe and address, authors such as the Third Earl of Shaftesbury, Alexander Pope, Henry Fielding, and Anna Laetitia Barbauld formally revise inspiration in a way that generates a new and distinctive representation of the author. In this context, inspiration becomes a social gesture—an apostrophe to a friend or judging spectator or an allusion to the mental or aesthetic faculties of the author himself, his genius. Articulating this struggle toward modernity at its inception, this book examines modern authority at the moment of its extraordinariness, when it was still tied to the creative energies of inspiration, to the revelatory powers that marked the awakening of a new age, an era and an ethos of Enlightenment.