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Archaeologies of English Renaissance literature

Author: Philip Schwyzer
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Early modern English literature abounds with archaeological images, from open graves to ruined monasteries. Schwyzer demonstrates that archaeology can shed light on literary texts including works by  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Schwyzer
ISBN: 9780199206605 0199206600
OCLC Number: 185258920
Description: viii, 227 s. : illustrations
Contents: Intimate disciplines : archaeology, literary criticism, and the traces of the dead --
Exhumation and ethnic conflict : colonial archaeology from St Erkenwald to Spenser in Ireland --
Dissolving images : monastic ruins in Elizabethan poetry --
Charnel knowledge open graves in Shakespeare and Donne --
"Mummy is become merchandise" : cannibals and commodities in the seventeenth century --
Readers of the lost urns : desire and disintegration in Thomas Browne's urn-burial.
Responsibility: Philip Schwyzer.
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accessible but provocative and never less than compelling. * Lynsey McCulloch, Review of English Studies, Volume 58, Number 237 *

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