York Notes Companions: Renaissance Poetry and Prose (York Notes Companions)

York Notes Companions: Renaissance Poetry and Prose (York Notes Companions)

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A fresh and exciting approach to the poetry and prose of the Renaissance which discusses the best-known writers and poets of the age Shakespeare, Milton, Spenser and Donne alongside writers much newer to the canon, such as Mary Sidney, Anne Locke and Aemilia Lanyer. The cultural context of the period is covered extensively in chapters focusing on religion, exploration and gender, and relevant modern critical theory is integrated throughout.

About Author

Dr June Waudby has taught for ten years on the BA English Literature and BA Arts and Humanities programmes at the University of Hull. Her area of specialism is Renaissance literature, but she also teaches Restoration Drama, Children's Literature and within the field of Women's Writing, through from the seventeenth century to the twentieth. Her personal research interests mainly focus on and early modern women writers and the Reformation, in particular its impact on individual sense of identity and literary production. June is currently preparing the manuscript of a monograph on the early work of Anne Vaughan Locke for Brepols and co-editing a collection of essays entitled She's Leaving Home in the series 'European Intertexts: A Study of Women's Writing in English As Part of a European Fabric' for Peter Lang (forthcoming 2011). Published work includes essays on the Anne Locke's poetry and prose, given as papers in Naples and Hungary, as part of the 'European Intertexts' series of conferences (2003, 2004), an article on Mary Sidney and Protestant concepts of literary pride (Dundee, 2009). Papers in progress include a defence of the central female character in Webster's White Devil (New York 2010) and a study of Tudor London as a dystopia as represented in contemporary literary production (London 2010). She belongs to the Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy and is a member of the Renaissance Society of America.


Part One Introduction Part Two A Cultural Overview Part Three Texts, Writers and Contexts Sonnets and Love Poetry: William Shakespeare, Thomas Wyatt and Philip Sidney Extended commentary: Shakespeare, Sonnets Renaissance Epyllion: Thomas Lodge, William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe Extended Commentary: Marlowe, Hero and Leander (c. 1593) Pastoral to Epic: Andrew Marvell, Edmund Spenser and John Milton Extended Commentary: Spenser, The Faerie Queene (1590 6), Book Three Religious Verse: Anne Locke, Mary Sidney and John Donne Extended Commentary: Locke, A Meditation (1560) Humanist Prose and Rhetoric: Thomas More, Philip Sidney and Thomas Wilson Extended Commentary: More, Utopia (1516) Conduct Books: Castiglione, Thomas Hoby and Whately Extended Commentary: Castiglione, The Book of the Courtier (1528) Part Four: Critical theories and Debates The Country and City The Woman Debate Exploration and New Worlds Religion and Controversy Part Five References and resources Timeline Further reading Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781408204788
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9781408204788
  • weight: 470
  • ISBN10: 1408204789

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