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Cultural reformations : medieval and Renaissance in literary history

Author: Brian Cummings; James Simpson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Series: Oxford twenty-first century approaches to literature.
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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.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Cummings; James Simpson
ISBN: 9780199212484 0199212481
OCLC Number: 520711559
Description: xii, 689 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
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.
Series Title: Oxford twenty-first century approaches to literature.
Responsibility: edited by Brian Cummings and James Simpson.
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There is a wonderful diversity of texts, approaches and ideas on offer here...an exciting and diverse volume. Mike Rodman Jones, Journal of Northern Renaissance

 
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