A Concise Companion to English Renaissance Literature by Donna B. Hamilton

By Donna B. Hamilton

This Concise Companion launches scholars into the learn of English Renaissance literature in the course of the imperative contexts that educated it.

  • Places the poetry inside of contexts corresponding to: economics; faith; empire and exploration; schooling, humanism and rhetoric; censorship and patronage; royal marriage and succession; treason and uprising; “others” in England; inner most lives; cosmology and the physique; and life-writing.
  • Incorporates contemporary advancements within the box, in addition to paintings quickly to be released.
  • Entices scholars to discover the topic additional.
  • Provides new syntheses that may be of curiosity to students.
  • All the participants are extremely popular students and academics.
  • Content:
    Chapter 1 Economics (pages 11–31): S. P. Cerasano
    Chapter 2 faith (pages 32–53): Donna B. Hamilton
    Chapter three Royal Marriage and the Royal Succession (pages 54–74): Paul E. J. Hammer
    Chapter four Patronage, Licensing, and Censorship (pages 75–93): Richard Dutton
    Chapter five Humanism, Rhetoric, schooling (pages 94–113): Peter Mack
    Chapter 6 Manuscripts in Early glossy England (pages 114–135): Heather Wolfe
    Chapter 7 shuttle, Exploration, and Empire (pages 136–159): Ralph Bauer
    Chapter eight deepest lifestyles and Domesticity (pages 160–179): Lena Cowen Orlin
    Chapter nine Treason and uprising (pages 180–199): Andrew Hadfield
    Chapter 10 Shakespeare and the Marginalized “Others” (pages 200–216): Carole Levin
    Chapter eleven Cosmology and the physique (pages 217–237): Cynthia Marshall
    Chapter 12 Life?Writing (pages 238–256): Alan Stewart

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    With this, Volpone is sent off to prison, and Mosca is packed off to the bailiff. However, the judge’s rhetoric, critical though it is, repeats only the most cliche´d sentiments. Any criticism of avaricious behavior is undercut by the sense that materialism has become a fact of life. Thus, however much the acquisitive spirit might be condemned, in Jonson’s view human beings are ultimately slaves to avarice and desire. Throughout the play Volpone’s clever scheme remains the comic focus, so that even while Volpone is being taken off to prison Jonson’s audiences are left to wonder where the next scam is being launched.

    After the execution of Robert Southwell in 1596, he lived publicly as a Catholic and was often cited for recusancy. Mimicking Gosson’s mystifying style filled with classical examples, Lodge’s Reply to Gosson also relies on the classics, but his defense not only of music but also of piping is one of the details that tilts his work in the direction of a Catholic defense. The fact that Lodge’s tract was immediately suppressed indicates the limits in the public sphere for this writer on this topic.

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