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Early Modern Literature in History

Confession and Memory in Early Modern English Literature

Penitential Remains

Authors: Stegner, Paul D., Teichmann

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This is the first study to consider the relationship between private confessional rituals and memory across a range of early modern writers, including Edmund Spenser, Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare, and Robert Southwell.

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Paul D. Stegner is Associate Professor of English at California Polytechnic State University, USA. His essays have appeared in Shakespeare Studies, Studies in Philology, Journal of English and Germanic Philology, and several edited collections, including The Oxford Handbook of Edmund Spenser.

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“Stegner’s introduction neatly traces the gradual erasure of Catholic private auricular confession after the Reformation and how confession was reoriented by the Elizabethan settlement. … this wide-ranging study offers a timely appraisal of the relationship between memory, the penitential tradition, and early modern English literature.” (Rachel Willie, Renaissance Quarterly, Vol. 70 (1), 2017)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Confession and Memory in the Age of Reformations

    Pages 1-42

    Stegner, Paul D.

  • Confession and Redemptive Forgetting in Spenser’s Legend of Holiness: Memories of Sin, Memories of Salvation

    Pages 43-74

    Stegner, Paul D.

  • The Will to Forget: Ovidian Heroism and the Compulsion to Confess in Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus

    Pages 75-105

    Stegner, Paul D.

  • “Try what repentance can”: Hamlet, Confession, and the Extraction of Interiority

    Pages 106-128

    Stegner, Paul D.

  • Will and the Reconciled Maid: Rereading Confession and Remembering Sin in Shake-speares Sonnets

    Pages 129-151

    Stegner, Paul D.

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eBook $84.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Confession and Memory in Early Modern English Literature
Book Subtitle
Penitential Remains
Authors
Series Title
Early Modern Literature in History
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-55861-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137558619
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55863-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 232
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