9781405193917

1611 Authority, Gender and the Word in Early Modern England

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  • ISBN13:

    9781405193917

  • ISBN10:

    1405193913

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2/3/2014
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Summary

1611: Authority, Gender, and the Word in Early Modern England explores issues of authority, gender, and language within and across the variety of literary works produced in one of most landmark years in literary and cultural history.

  • Represents an exploration of a year in the textual life of early modern England
  • Juxtaposes the variety and range of texts that were published, performed,   read, or heard in the same year, 1611
  • Offers an account of the textual culture of the year 1611, the environment of language, and the ideas from which the Authorised Version of the English Bible emerged

Author Biography

Helen Wilcox is Professor of English at Bangor University, Wales, and Director of the Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the Universities of Aberystwyth and Bangor. Her most recent major publication was the highly-acclaimed annotated edition of The English Poems of George Herbert (2007).

Table of Contents

About the Author ix

Acknowledgements xi

Introduction 1

1 Developing a Winning Outlook 9

2 Winning the Argument 35

3 Winning the Pitch 75

4 Winning the Job 117

5 Winning the Race 161

Conclusions: Onwards, Upwards and Over to You 209

Notes 227

Index 235

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