Seventeenth-century Poetic Genres as Social Categories: A New Reading of the Poetry of John Donne

Seventeenth-century Poetic Genres as Social Categories: A New Reading of the Poetry of John Donne

By: Tatjana Takseva (author)Hardback

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Through the reading records of Donne's poems and the concept of multiple referentiality, this study examines the social dimensions of early modern genres and the relationship among poetics, rhetoric and the Renaissance doctrines of imitation. The work places systematic attention on how the differences in oral and written modes of expression influenced the process of reading and the early modern understanding of genre.

Contents

Foreword by Professor David Gailbraith; Acknowledgments; Chapter One - Introduction: Renaissance Genres in Their Social Contexts; Chapter Two - Renaissance Rhetoric, the Culture of Imitation, and Genres: Toward an Early Modern Theory of Reading; Chapter Three - Material Records of Reader Appropriation and the Uncertain Boundaries of Early Modern Genres; Chapter Four - Donne's Verse Epistles and the Contexts of Genre; Chapter Five - Donne's An Anatomy of the World as a Sermon in Verse; Chapter Six - Generic Function in Donne's Satires; Chapter Seven - Some Final Remarks on Appropriative Reading and Genre; Bibliography; Manuscripts; Primary Sources in Print; Secondary Sources; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773436060
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 340
  • ID: 9780773436060
  • ISBN10: 0773436065

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