Literary Circles and Cultural Communities in Renaissance England

Literary Circles and Cultural Communities in Renaissance England

By: Claude J. Summers (author)Hardback

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In this collection of essays, the authors attempt to explain literary circles and cultural communities in Renaissance England by exploring both actual and imaginary ways in which they were conceived and the various needs they fulfilled. The text also pays considerable attention to larger theoretical issues relating to literary circles.

About Author

About the Editors Claude J. Summers and Ted-Larry Pebworth are both William E. Stirton Professors in the Humanities at the University of Michigan- Dearborn. They have coedited numerous works, including The English Civil Wars in the Literary Imagination, The Wit of Seventeenth-Century Poetry, and Fault Lines and Controversies in the Study of Seventeenth-Century English Literature.


Of circles, friendship and the imperatives of literary history, Judith Scherer Herz; ""Like a Spyed Spie"" - Donne's baiting of Marlowe, Thomas Hester; ""To all Vertuous Ladies in General"" - Aemelia Lanyer's community of strong women, Sharon Cadman Seelig; the invention of the literary circle of Sir Thomas Overbury, John Considine; ""This Art will Live"" - social and literary responses to Ben Jonson's ""The New Inn"", Robert C. Evans; Newcastle's ghosts - Robert Payne, Ben Jonson and ""The Cavendish Circle"", Timothy Raylor; reading poets reading poets - Herbert and Crashaw's literary ellipse, Paul A. Parrish; a space for academic recreation - Milton's proposal in ""The Reason of Church Government"", Anna K. Nardo; Thomas Stanley and ""A Register of Friends"", Stella P. Revard; community and social order in the Great Tew Circle, P.G. Stanwood; ""The Great Difference of Time"" - the Great Tew Circle and the emergence of the neoclassical mode, M.L. Donnelly; conversation, conversion, Messianic redemption - Magaret Fell, Menasseh ben Israel and the Jews, Achsah Guibbory.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780826213174
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 264
  • ID: 9780826213174
  • ISBN10: 0826213170

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