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Scenes of Instruction in Renaissance Romance.

Author: Jeffrey Andrew Dolven
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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We take it for granted today that the study of poetry belongs in school-but in sixteenth-century England, making Ovid or Virgil into pillars of the curriculum was a revolution. Scenes of Instruction in Renaissance Romance explores how poets reacted to the new authority of humanist pedagogy, and how they transformed a genre to express their most radical doubts. Jeff Dolven investigates what it meant for a book to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dolven, Jeff.
Scenes of Instruction in Renaissance Romance.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2008
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Andrew Dolven
ISBN: 9780226155371 0226155374
OCLC Number: 1058493136
Description: 1 online resource (289 pages)
Contents: Introduction; ONE / Telling Learning; TWO / Experience: Lyly's Euphues; THREE / Maxim: The Old Arcadia; FOUR / Example: The 1590 Faerie Queene; FIVE / Method: The New Arcadia; S I X / Punishment: The 1596 Faerie Queene; Coda: The Sense of a Lesson; Acknowledgments; Bibliography; Index.

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We take it for granted today that the study of poetry belongs in school-but in sixteenth-century England, making Ovid or Virgil into pillars of the curriculum was a revolution. Scenes of Instruction in Renaissance Romance explores how poets reacted to the new authority of humanist pedagogy, and how they transformed a genre to express their most radical doubts. Jeff Dolven investigates what it meant for a book to teach as he traces the rivalry between poet and schoolmaster in the works of John Lyly, Philip Sydney, Edmund Spenser, and John Milton. Drawing deeply o.

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