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9780521582940

The Cambridge Companion to English Literature, 1500–1600

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521582940

  • ISBN10:

    0521582946

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-01-13
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Summary

This is the first comprehensive account of English Renaissance literature in the context of the culture which shaped it: the courts of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, the tumult of Catholic and Protestant alliances during the Reformation, the age of printing and of New World discovery. In this century courtly literature under Henry VIII moves toward a new, more personal poetry of sentiment, narrative and romance. The development of English prose is seen in the writing of More, Foxe and Hooker and in the evolution of satire and popular culture. Drama moves from the churches to the commercial playhouses with the plays of Kyd, Marlowe and the early careers of Shakespeare and Jonson. The Companion tackles all these subjects in fourteen newly-commissioned essays, written by experts for student readers. A detailed chronology of major literary achievements concludes with a list of authors and their dates.

Author Biography

Catherine Bates, University of Warwick Colin Burrow, University of Cambridge Donald Cheney, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Heather Dubrow, University of Wisconsin, Madison Suzanne Gossett, Loyola University of Chicago Richard Helgerson, University of California, Santa Barbara Clark Hulse, University of Illinois, Chicago John N. King, The Ohio State University Arthur F. Kinney, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Leah S. Marcus, Vanderbitt University Lena Cowen Orlin, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Anne Lake Prescott, Barnard College, Columbia University Charlotte Spivack, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Garrett Sullivan, The Pennsylvania State University Raymond Waddington, University of California, Davis Wendy Wall, Northwestern University Linda Woodbridge, The Pennsylvania State University

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
xi
List of contributors
xiii
Chronologies xv
Charlotte Spivack
Introduction
1(10)
Arthur F. Kinney
The sixteenth century
11(18)
Colin Burrow
Tudor aesthetics
29(35)
Clark Hulse
Authorship and the material conditions of writing
64(26)
Wendy Wall
Poetry, patronage, and the court
90(14)
Catherine Bates
Religious writing
104(28)
John N. King
Dramatic experiments: Tudor drama, 1490-1567
132(21)
Leah S. Marcus
Dramatic achievements
153(25)
Suzanne Gossett
Lyric forms
178(22)
Heather Dubrow
Narrative, romance, and epic
200(20)
Donald Cheney
The evolution of Tudor satire
220(21)
Anne Lake Prescott
Chronicles of private life
241(24)
Lena Cowen Orlin
Popular culture in print
265(22)
Garrett Sullivan
Linda WoodBridge
Rewriting the world, rewriting the body
287(23)
Raymond Waddington
Writing empire and nation
310(20)
Richard Helgerson
Index 330

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