1611: Authority, Gender and the Word in Early Modern England

1611: Authority, Gender and the Word in Early Modern England

By: Helen Wilcox (author)Hardback

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1611: Authority, Gender, and the Word in Early Modern England explores issues of authority, gender, and language within and across the variety of literary works produced in one of most landmark years in literary and cultural history. * Represents an exploration of a year in the textual life of early modern England * Juxtaposes the variety and range of texts that were published, performed, read, or heard in the same year, 1611 * Offers an account of the textual culture of the year 1611, the environment of language, and the ideas from which the Authorised Version of the English Bible emerged

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Helen Wilcox is Professor of English at Bangor University, Wales, and Director of the Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the Universities of Aberystwyth and Bangor. Her most recent major publication was the highly-acclaimed annotated edition of The English Poems of George Herbert (2007).


Preface ix Acknowledgements x List of Illustrations xii Chronology of Selected Historical, Cultural and Textual Events in 1611 xiii Introduction: 'The omnipotency of the word' 1 1 Jonson's Oberon and friends: masque and music in 1611 24 2 Aemilia Lanyer and the 'fi rst fruits' of women's wit 44 3 Coryats Crudities and the 'travelling Wonder' of the age 68 4 Time, tyrants and the question of authority: The Winter's Tale and related drama 91 5 'Expresse words': Lancelot Andrewes and the sermons and devotions of 1611 112 6 The Roaring Girl on and off stage 132 7 'The new world of words': authorising translation in 1611 151 8 Donne's 'Anatomy' and the commemoration of women: 'her death hath taught us dearly' 174 9 Vengeance and virtue: The Tempest and the triumph of tragicomedy 192 Conclusion: 'This scribling age' 211 Appendix: A List of Printed Texts Published in 1611 219 Bibliography 225 Index 244

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  • publication date: 31/01/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781405193917
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 270
  • ID: 9781405193917
  • weight: 504
  • ISBN10: 1405193913

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