The Forms of Renaissance Thought

New Essays in Literature and Culture

Editors: Barkan, L., Cormack, B., Keilen, S. (Eds.)

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This book addresses works of the European Renaissance as they relate both to the world of their origins and to a modern culture that turns to the early moderns for methodological provocation and renewal. It charts the most important developments in the field since the turn towards cultural and ideological features of the Renaissance imagination.

About the authors

ANSTON BOSMAN is Associate Professor and Director of Studies in English at Amherst College, USA. A. R. BRAUNMULLER teaches early modern and modern drama at UCLA, USA. MARGRETA DE GRAZIA is the Sheli Z. and Burton X. Rosenberg Professor of the Humanities and Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. JONATHAN GOLDBERG is Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor at Emory University, USA. PETER HOLLAND is McMeel Family Professor of Shakespeare Studies in the Department of Film, Television and Theatre at the University of Notre Dame, USA. ANN ROSALIND JONES is Esther Cloudman Dunn Professor of Comparative Literature at Smith College, USA. WILLIAM H. SHERMAN is Director of the Centre for Renaissance& Early Modern Studies at the University of York, UK. PETER STALLYBRASS is Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Humanities and Professor of English of Comparative Literature and Literary Theory at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. VALERIE TRAUB is Professor of English and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan, USA. MICHAEL WYATT is an independent scholar and fellow of Villa I Tatti, The Harvard Centre for Italian Renaissance Studies. He teaches at Stanford, USA.

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'This impressive collection of essays positions itself at the forefront of early modern literary studies, at the boundary between the new historicism and other recent studies of cross-disciplinary influence. The notion of 'form' as poised ambiguously between freedom and determination, between the external and outward on the one hand and the essential and inherently inward on the other, is essential to the enterprise. Form is a relationship between producer and consumer, making the composition and transmission of thought possible by shaping what can be said in political, social, and literary discourse. This collection of essays brilliantly encourages and deepens such a cross-disciplinary approach. This is a book not to miss.' - David Bevington, University of Chicago


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: “The Form of Things Unknown”: Renaissance Studies in a New Millennium

    Barkan, Leonard (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Praxiteles’ Aphrodite and the Love of Art

    Barkan, Leonard

    Pages 15-45

  • English Literature in its Golden Age

    Keilen, Sean

    Pages 46-74

  • Translating for Queen Anne: John Florio’s Decameron

    Wyatt, Michael

    Pages 75-85

  • The First Reader of Shake-speares Sonnets

    Grazia, Margreta

    Pages 86-106

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Forms of Renaissance Thought
Book Subtitle
New Essays in Literature and Culture
Editors
  • L. Barkan
  • B. Cormack
  • S. Keilen
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-22844-3
DOI
10.1057/9780230228443
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-00898-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-28445-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 284
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