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Masculinity and emotion in early modern English literature

Author: Jennifer C Vaught
Publisher: Alershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2008.
Series: Women and gender in the early modern world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The first full length treatment of how men of different professions, social ranks and ages are empowered by their emotional expressiveness in early modern English literary works, this study examines the profound impact of the cultural shift in the English aristocracy from feudal warriors to emotionally expressive courtiers or gentlemen on all kinds of men in early modern English literature. Jennifer Vaught bases  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer C Vaught
ISBN: 9780754662945 0754662942
OCLC Number: 141854279
Description: x, 244 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Men Who Weep and Wail: Masculinity and Emotion in Early Modern English Literature --
pt. 1. Intertextual Poetics of Scholarly Men: Affect in Arboreal Works by Spenser and Jonson --
1. Passionate Protestantism: Spenser's Dialogic, Feminine Voice in Book I of The Faerie Queene --
2. Pen as Mighty as the Sword: Stoical Anger in Jonson's Timber, or Discoveries upon Men and Matter --
pt. 2. Emotional Kings and their Stoical Usurpers in Marlowe's Edward II and Shakespeare's Richard II --
3. "Monster of Men!": Androgyny, Affect, and Politically Savvy Action in Marlowe's Edward II --
4. "Wise men ne'er sit and wail their woes": Woeful Rhetoric and Crocodile Tears in Shakespeare's Richard II --
pt. 3. Chivalric Knights, Courtiers, and Shepherds Prone to Tears in Pastoral Romances by Sidney and Spenser --
5. Crossdressers in Love: Men of Feeling and Narrative Agency in Sidney's New Arcadia --
6. "To sing like birds i' th' cage": Lyrical, Private Expressions of Emotion in Book VI of Spenser's Faerie Queene --
pt. 4. Demonstrative Family Men: Masculinity and Sentiment in Works by Shakespeare, Lanyer, Cary, Donne, Walton, and Garrick --
7. "'Affection! Thy intention stabs the center': Male Irrationality vs. Female Composure in Shakespeare's Winter's Tale --
8. Nightmarish Visions of Grief: Lamentable Men in Shakespeare's Winter's Tale and Walton's Life of Dr. John Donne --
9. Fathers and Rogues: Peddling Middle-Class Values by Shedding Tears on Stage in David Garrick's Florizel and Perdita.
Series Title: Women and gender in the early modern world.
Responsibility: Jennifer C. Vaught.
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Examines the profound impact of the cultural shift in the English aristocracy from feudal warriors to emotionally expressive courtiers or gentlemen on all kinds of men in early modern English  Read more...

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'...contributes to the growing critical discussion of early modern masculinity and complements studies already in print of femininity and affect in the period.' Patricia Phillippy, Texas A&M Read more...

 
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