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.

Paradise Lost

Author: John Milton
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Paradise Lost from the Author: John Milton.

Milton Studies

Author: Albert C. Labriola
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ISBN: 9780822943594
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Milton Studies from the Author: Albert C. Labriola. Ten essays cover a wide range of topics including: the relationship of Milton's Satan to Marlowe's work; the two natures of Christ in Paradise Regained; and Milton's influence in the panorama of American literature.

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.

Milton Poet Of Exile

Author: Louis Lohr Martz
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300037364
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Milton Poet Of Exile from the Author: Louis Lohr Martz. This full and definitive treatment of the whole body of Milton's poetry, written by one of the country's most eminent Milton scholars, was oringially published under the title Poet of Exile: A Study of Milton's Poetry. With a new title and an introduction developing the theme of exile, it is now issued in paperback for the first time.

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

Author: Annette R. Federico
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 0826272096
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Gilbert And Gubar S The Madwoman In The Attic After Thirty Years from the Author: Annette R. Federico. When it was published in 1979, Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar's The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imaginationwas hailed as a pathbreaking work of criticism, changing the way future scholars would read Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, the Brontës, George Eliot, and Emily Dickinson. This thirtieth-anniversary collection adds both valuable reassessments and new readings and analyses inspired by Gilbert and Gubar’s approach. It includes work by established and up-and-coming scholars, as well as retrospective accounts of the ways in which The Madwoman in the Attic has influenced teaching, feminist activism, and the lives of women in academia. These contributions represent both the diversity of today’s feminist criticism and the tremendous expansion of the nineteenth-century canon. 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. And although each essay opens Madwoman to a different page, all provocatively circle back—with admiration and respect, objections and challenges, questions and arguments—to Gilbert and Gubar's groundbreaking work. The essays are as diverse as they are provocative. Susan Fraiman describes how Madwoman opened the canon, politicized critical practice, and challenged compulsory heterosexuality, while Marlene Tromp tells how it elegantly embodied many concerns central to second-wave feminism. Other chapters consider Madwoman’s impact on Milton studies, on cinematic adaptations of Wuthering Heights, and on reassessments of Ann Radcliffe as one of the book’s suppressed foremothers. In the thirty years since its publication, The Madwoman in the Attic has potently informed literary criticism of women’s writing: its strategic analyses of canonical works and its insights into the interconnections between social environment and human creativity have been absorbed by contemporary critical practices. These essays constitute substantive interventions into established debates and ongoing questions among scholars concerned with defining third-wave feminism, showing that, as a feminist symbol, the raging madwoman still has the power to disrupt conventional ideas about gender, myth, sexuality, and the literary imagination.