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Author Brown, Georgia (Georgia E.)

Title Redefining Elizabethan literature / Georgia E. Brown
Published Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 261 pages)
Contents Generating waste : Thomas Nashe and the production of professional authorship -- Literature as fetish -- Shame and the subject of history
Summary Redefining Elizabethan Literature examines the new definitions of literature and authorship that emerged in one of the most remarkable decades in English literary history, the 1590s. Georgia Brown analyses the period's obsession with shame as both a literary theme and a conscious authorial position. She explores the related obsession of this generation of authors with fragmentary and marginal forms of expression, such as the epyllion, paradoxical encomium, sonnet sequence, and complaint. Combining developments in literary theory with close readings of a wide range of Elizabethan texts, Brown casts light on the wholesale eroticisation of Elizabethan literary culture, the form and meaning of Englishness, the function of gender and sexuality in establishing literary authority, and the contexts of the works of Shakespeare, Marlowe, Spenser and Sidney. This study will be of great interest to scholars of Renaissance literature as well as cultural history and gender studies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-253) and index
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Subject Authorship -- History -- 16th century.
English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
Literature and history -- Great Britain -- History -- 16th century.
Shame in literature.
England -- Intellectual life -- 16th century.
Great Britain -- History -- Elizabeth, 1558-1603 -- Historiography.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511263716
0511265263 (electronic bk.)
0511265980 (electronic bk.)
9780511265266 (electronic bk.)
9780511265983 (electronic bk.)