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.

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.

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 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 Complete Works Of John Milton Volume Ii

Author: John Milton
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199296170
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The Complete Works Of John Milton Volume Ii from the Author: John Milton. Milton's participation in the history and politics of his time makes his works both exciting and difficult for students and scholars. This volume offers not only a newly-collated, scrupulously-edited old-spelling text of two of Milton's major poems, Paradise Regain'd and Samson Agonistes, but crucial information on the political, religious, print, and publishing milieu in which the poems appeared. New archival materials are used to show howMilton's volume appeared at a time of high tension with repressive measures against dissent, and disaffection with the extravagance of the court of Charles II and with his pro-French foreign policies. While teaching editions have all but ignored the material agents of publication, this edition examines Milton's poems aspart of a radical print network that continued to oppose the restored church and monarchy. Milton's publisher, John Starkey, is shown to be consistently sympathetic with republican and Machiavellian thought. Early readers not only linked Milton's poems with earlier literary texts but read them as commentary on their own times. Again, unlike teaching editions, this volume considers in detail the material process of producing the text and the many contributions made by the publisher andprinting house. This includes for the first time an analysis of the variant spelling as the work of multiple pressmen (or compositors). Finally, extensive notes provide word definitions and classical, biblical, geographical, and historical references helpful for students and scholars alike.

Miltons Urania

Author: Martin Windisch
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3050071354
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Miltons Urania from the Author: Martin Windisch. In John Miltons Gedicht "Paradise Lost", dem vielleicht größten und schwierigsten Text der englischen Literatur, werden am Ende der spät verlaufenden englischen Renaissance noch einmal Kunst, Wissenschaft, Religion und Philosophie wie in einem poetischen Kompendium gebündelt. Die historische Rekonstruktion dieses Einschmelzungsvorganges wird in der vorliegenden Studie im Sinne einer literarischen Ikonologie unternommen, was zu einer grundsätzlichen Neubewertung der englischen Renaissanceliteratur führt; Grundfragen der Frühen Neuzeit werden im Rahmen einer Genealogie der Moderne neu aufgeworfen. Für Martin Windisch schält sich Miltons Musenfigur Urania aus der Sprache und dem Figurenapparat als vexierendes Denkbild und als Emblem für den Selbstbehauptungswillen der Frühen Neuzeit heraus. Einmal auf die Spur gesetzt, erscheint sie am Ende einer Traditionslinie der multiperspektivischen Form anamorphotischer Denkbilder der Selbstbehauptung, die von Shakespeare und Spensers großer Ikone über den mächtigen Leviathan des Thomas Hobbes reicht und noch für die Perspektivität der Leibnizschen Philosophie bestimmend ist. Der interdisziplinäre Zugriff des vorliegenden Buches ermöglicht eine dichte Vernetzung der behandelten Einzelfragen. Sie reichen von der Geschichte des Erhabenen über Probleme der Allegorisierung bis hin zum kunstgeschichtlichen Idea-Konzept im Gefolge Panofskys und zu Grundfragen der frühneuzeitlichen Wissenschafts- und Philosophiegeschichte.

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: Brett Foster
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438113218
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John Milton from the Author: Brett Foster. Written just after the Restoration period in England, Milton's blank verse epic Paradise Lost dramatized man's fortunate fall from grace and earned him a permanent place in the canon.