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The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia and the invention of English literature

Author: Joel B Davis
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Revises the semiotic paradigm of the early modern 'literary system' dominant since 1983 by adapting methods entailed in the idea that literary works emerge through a series of semiotic events. Davis  Read more...

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Named Person: Philip Sidney; Sidney, Philip; Arcadia.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joel B Davis
ISBN: 9780230112520 0230112528
OCLC Number: 708648425
Description: xx, 251 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: The Arcadia in Print in the Twentieth Century --
The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia as a Symptom --
Sidney and the Literary System --
The New Criticism, the New Bibliography, and the Invention of English Literature --
1.Feigning History in the 1590 Arcadia --
How the 1590 Arcadia Advanced Textual Criticism --
Social and Political Pressures Working on the 1590 Text --
Staging the Page of Poesie Historicall --
Grevillean Skepticism, Arcadian Exempla, and "Glowe-Worme Lights" to Govern Princes --
Two Grounds of All this Storie in the 1590 Arcadia --
The Modes of the 1590 Quarto --
Time, Decay, and the Immanent --
Book One The Distuptions of Eros and Corruptions of Chivalry --
The Symmetries of the First Eclogues --
Book Two The Heroic Immanent in the Pastoral --
The Eruption of Bathos in the Second Eclogues --
The Historiographical Mode and the Immanence of Passions in Book Three --
2.The Performance of Astrophel and Stella in the 1591 Quartos --
Why Study the 1591 Quartos? --
Who Leaked Astrophel and Stella? --
Interlude: Shuttling Astrophel and Stella --
Astrophil's Stolen Kiss in Ql --
The Poetic Argument of the Songs in the 1591 Quartos: The Matter --
The Poetic Argument of the Songs in the 1591 Quartos: The Manner --
Succeeding Astrophel and Stella: Daniel's Delia, Lodge's Phillis, and Fletcher's Licia --
Delia and the Broken Crown: A Fable of Succession and Decay --
Echoes of Fame in Phillis --
Giles Fletcher, Sidney's Other Heir --
3.The One and the Many: The Sidney-Name in Print, 1590 --
93 --
Nationalistic or Opportunistic? Essex, Spenser, and the Sidney Name Before 1593 --
William Ponsonby, Abraham Fraunce, and the Construction of the Insider Ethos --
Spenser, Harvey, and Nashe: The Arr of Deflation --
Nicholas Breton, Thomas Nashe, and the Countess of Pembroke's Love --
Fraunce Redux: Satirizing the Harvey-Nashe Quarrel --
Sir John Harington and the Case for Insider Truthiness --
The Need to Reclaim Arcadia --
4.Mary Sidney Herbert and the Reinvention of The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia --
The Fabrication of the Sidney Family Discourse --
The Discourse of Life and Death --
The Tragedie of Antonie --
The 1593 Edition of the Arcadia --
Aristocratic Friendship and the Virtue of the Heroic Romance --
The Political Analysis of Faction --
The Prudence of Euarchus --
Humanity and Judgment, Pity and Monstrosity in the Trial Scene --
5.Organic and Artificial Wholes in the Invention of English Literature: Or, the Ontological Status of the 1598 folio of The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia --
The Lady of May as Emblem for Sir Philip Sidney --
The Certain in the Certaine Sonets --
The Authentication Effect of Astrophel and Stella in the 1598 Folio --
Publishing An Apologie for Poetrie: 1595 --
The Prominence of The Defence of Poesie: A Little Critical Genealgy --
The Place and Function of the Defence in the 1598 Folio --
The Modernist Myth of Organic Elizabethan Culture.
Responsibility: Joel B. Davis.
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This book reappraises a significant part of the literary scene of 1590s England: arguably the most important decade in English literary history, let alone in the early modern period in England.  Scholars of Mary Sidney (Countess of Pembroke), Spenser, Nashe, Fulke Greville, Sir John Harington,...
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