This text examines a key topic in modern literary studies. Contextual factors shape our perception of how literary texts are made, and how they are read. The understanding of conceptual factors is becoming increasingly more fundamental to the study of English at undergraduate and A level standard. The book contains essays by scholars on the contextual understanding of works of literature from Chaucer to the modern day. The text and authors chosen are central to a level and undergraduate syllabuses, and the book is endorsed by the QCA and the CCUE.
RICK RYLANCE is Dean of the School of Arts and Letters at Anglia Polytechnic University and Professor of Modern English Literature. He is also currently Chair of the Council for College and University English. JUDY SIMONS is Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at De Montfort University.
Foreword; J.White (QCA) Preface Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Introduction: Why Study the Contexts of Literature?; R.Rylance & J.Simons Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales; S.Knight Shakespeare: The Theatrical and Historical Contexts; M.Coyle Shakespeare: Interpretative Contexts; C.Belsey Reading Contexts for Renaissance Lyrics; T.Healy Jonathan Swift: Gulliver's Travels; N.Wood William Blake; D.Punter Jane Austen: Persuasion; J.Simons Charlotte Bronte: Jane Eyre; H.Glen George Eliot: Middlemarch; E.Jay Thomas Hardy; R.Webster Virginia Woolf; M.Shaw The Poetry of Sylvia Plath; R.Rylance Harold Pinter; V.Gillespie Graham Swift; P.Widdowson Toni Morrison: Beloved; L.Peach Index
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