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Title Cultural reformations : medieval and Renaissance in literary history / edited by Brian Cummings and James Simpson
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 689 pages) : illustrations
Series Oxford handbooks online
Oxford twenty-first century approaches to literature
Oxford handbooks online.
Oxford twenty-first century approaches to literature.
Contents Introduction / Brian Cummings and James Simpson -- Part I: Histories. Anachronism / Margreta De Grazia ; National histories / Ardis Butterfield ; Historiography / Jesse Lander ; Literary histories / Seth Lerer -- Part II: Spatialities. Place / James Simpson ; Enclosed spaces / Lynn Staley ; Travel / Andrew Hadfield -- Part III: Doctrines. The eucharist / David Aers and Sarah Beckwith ; The saints / Janel Mueller ; Vernacular theology / Thomas Betteridge ; Conscience / Paul Strohm -- Part IV: Legalities. Theatre / Lorna Hutson ; When English became Latin / Tim William Machan ; Heresy and treason / David Loewenstein ; Naughty printed books / David Scott Kastan -- Part V: Outside the law. Utopian pleasure / Stephen Greenblatt ; Folly / Greg Walker ; Despair / Nicholas Watson -- Part VI: Literature. Poetic fame / Helen Cooper ; 'Literature' / Gordon Teskey ; Style / Maura Nolan ; London books and London readers / Julia Boffey -- Part VII: Communities. Community / Cathy Shrank ; The reformation of the household / Colin Burrow ; Monasticism / Vincent Gillespie ; Nuns / David Wallace -- Part VIII: Labour. Active and contemplative lives / Jennifer Summit ; Childbirth / Alexandra Barratt ; Idleness / James Kearney -- Part IX: Selfhood. Persona / John Parker ; Passion / Ramie Targoff ; Autobiography and the history of reading / Brian Cummings
Summary The deepest periodic division in English literary history has been between the medieval and the early modern. 'Cultural Reformations' initiates discussion on many fronts in which both periods look different in dialogue with each other
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject English literature -- History and criticism -- Early modern, 1500-1700.
English literature -- History and criticism -- Middle English, 1100-1500
English literature -- Periodization.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Cummings, Brian, editor
Simpson, James, 1954- editor
ISBN 0191792144
0199212481 (electronic bk.)
9780191792144
9780199212484 (electronic bk.)