1611: Authority, Gender and the Word in Early Modern England by Helen Wilcox

By Helen Wilcox

1611: Authority, Gender, and the note in Early glossy England explores problems with authority, gender, and language inside and around the number of literary works produced in a single of such a lot landmark years in literary and cultural background.

  • Represents an exploration of a 12 months within the textual lifetime of early glossy England
  • Juxtaposes the diversity and variety of texts that have been released, performed,   learn, or heard within the similar 12 months, 1611
  • Offers an account of the textual tradition of the 12 months 1611, the surroundings of language, and the information from which the approved model of the English Bible emerged

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Representing Revolution in Milton and his Contemporaries: by David Loewenstein

By David Loewenstein

David Loewenstein's Representing Revolution in Milton and his Contemporaries is a wide-ranging exploration of the interactions of literature, polemics and non secular politics within the English Revolution. Loewenstein highlights the robust religious ideals and spiritual ideologies within the polemical struggles of Milton, Marvell and their radical Puritan contemporaries in the course of those innovative a long time. via interpreting quite a lot of canonical and non-canonical writers - John Lilburne, Winstanley the Digger and Milton, among others - he unearths how radical Puritans struggled with the contradictions and ambiguities of the English Revolution and its political regimes. His portrait of a faction-riven, violent seventeenth-century progressive tradition is an unique and critical contribution to our realizing of those turbulent a long time and their aftermath. through putting Milton's nice poems within the context of the period's radical non secular politics, it's going to be of curiosity to historians in addition to literary scholars.

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Educational and Vocational Books: Printed Writings by Frances Teague

By Frances Teague

From the start of the 17th century, English society began to develop into preoccupied with schooling and the way humans obtained it. it's all the extra fantastic, then, that there will be fairly few early sleek texts by way of Englishwomen dedicated to the query of ways one may still research. The 4 texts revealed listed below are largely desirous about language and arithemetic. one of many purposes for the paucity of such writings is that many commentators considered women's skill to put in writing as a danger to social balance. The schooling of girls used to be at most sensible advert hoc. a number of attended dame faculties, and the rich may find the money for deepest tutors. between her family and acquaintances, besides the fact that, the person discovered lady was once usually celebrated, and circumstances of formal compliment act as forewords to a few of the texts revealed during this volume.

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The Literature of Northern Ireland: Spectral Borderlands by M. Ruprecht Fadem

By M. Ruprecht Fadem

via shut readings of texts by way of playwright Anne Devlin, poet Medbh McGuckian, and novelist Anna Burns, this e-book examines the methods Irish cultural construction has been disturbed by means of partition. Ruprecht Fadem argues that literary texts deal with this pressure via spectral, bordered metaphors and juxtapositions of the traditional and the contemporary.

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Anthony Powell: Dancing to the Music of Time by Hilary Spurling

By Hilary Spurling

The long-awaited portrait of a literary grasp from considered one of our generation's maximum biographers

Anthony Powell: the literary genius who gave us A Dance to the song of Time, an undisputed vintage of English literature. Spanning twelve extraordinary volumes and written over twenty-five years, his comedian masterpiece teems with idiosyncratic characters, shooting 20th century Britain via battle and peace.

Drawing on Powell's letters and journals, and the thoughts of these who knew him, Hilary Spurling explores his lifestyles. Investigating the chums, relatives, fans, associates, fools and geniuses who surrounded him, she unearths the comical and tragic occasions that encouraged one of many maximum fictions of the age.

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A Doctor's Line: Poetry and prescriptions in health and by Kenneth Calman

By Kenneth Calman

during the centuries medical professionals have built not just wisdom and adventure, but additionally an knowing of emotions, feelings and moral concerns: the technological know-how and the artwork. due to those parallel understandings they could research the practices they wish, and positioned them to take advantage of whereas making sure the total involvement of the sufferer. during this e-book Professor Sir Kenneth Calman appears to be like at public health and wellbeing and the perform of drugs, studying perceptively and with energetic illustrations from the good names of Scottish literature, from the 18th century to the current day, the constructing position of medical professionals in society and their dating with their sufferers. in response to study for his M.Litt in Scottish literature thesis at Glasgow college, Kenneth Calman's A Doctor's Line relies at the suggestion of a 'commonplace' ebook for execs, the general public and patients.

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Didactic Novels and British Women’s Writing, 1790-1820 by Hilary Havens

By Hilary Havens

Tracing the increase of behavior literature and the didactic novel over the process the eighteenth century, this ebook explores how British girls used the didactic novel style to interact in political debate in the course of and instantly after the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. even if didactic novels have been often traditional in constitution, they supplied a venue for girls to uphold, to undermine, to interrogate, yet most significantly, to jot down approximately applicable social codes and values. The essays talk about the multifaceted ways that didacticism and women’s writing have been hooked up and display the reforming power of this female and ostensibly constricting style. concentrating on works by means of novelists from Jane West to Susan Ferrier, the gathering argues that didactic novels inside of those a long time have been quite female; that they have been one of the few applicable methods during which ladies may perform public political debate; and they usually blurred political and ideological obstacles. the 1st half addresses either conservative and radical texts of the 1790s to teach their shared specialise in institutional reform and indebtedness to Mary Wollstonecraft, regardless of their huge ideological diversity. within the moment half, the tips of Hannah extra impact the methods authors after the French revolution frequently associated the didactic with household development and nationwide harmony. The essays show the skill through which the didactic style works as a corrective not only on a private and person point, yet on the political point via its specialize in concerns comparable to inheritance, slavery, the jobs of girls and youngsters, the bounds of the unconventional, and English and Scottish nationalism. This e-book bargains a entire and wide-ranging photograph of ways girls with a number of ideological and academic foundations have been excited about British political discourse in the course of a time of radical partisanship and social change.

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A Temporary Future: The Fiction of David Mitchell by Patrick O'Donnell

By Patrick O'Donnell

Having emerged as one the top modern British writers, David Mitchell is quickly taking his position among British novelists with the gravitas of an Ishiguro or a McEwan.

Written for a large constituency of readers of latest literature, A transitority destiny: The Fiction of David Mitchell explores Mitchell's major concerns-including these of identification, heritage, language, imperialism, youth, the surroundings, and ethnicity-across the six novels released thus far, in addition to his protean skill to write down in a number of and various genres. It locations Mitchell within the culture of Murakami, Sebald, and Rushdie-writers whose works discover narrative in an age of globalization and cosmopolitanism.

Patrick O'Donnell strains the through-lines of Mitchell's paintings from ghostwritten to The Bone Clocks and, with a bankruptcy on all the six novels, charts the evolution of Mitchell's fictional project.

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English Writing and India, 1600–1920: Colonizing Aesthetics by Pramod K. Nayar

By Pramod K. Nayar

This booklet explores the formations and configurations of British colonial discourse on India via a interpreting of prose narratives of the 1600-1920 interval.


Arguing that colonial discourse frequently trusted aesthetic units that allows you to describe and assert a level of narrative keep an eye on over Indian panorama, Pramod Nayar demonstrates how aesthetics supplied a vocabulary and representational modes for the British to build specific photographs of India.


Looking particularly on the aesthetic modes of the marvellous, the massive, the chic, the picturesque and the luxuriant, Nayar marks the shift within the rhetoric – from the exploration narratives from the age of mercantile exploration to that of the ‘shikar’ memoirs of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century’s severe unique. English Writing and India presents an enormous new examine of colonial aesthetics, while it extends present scholarship at the modes of early British representations of latest lands and cultures.

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Charlotte Lennox: Correspondence and Miscellaneous Documents by Norbert Schürer

By Norbert Schürer

This quantity compiles and annotates for the 1st time the full correspondence of the eighteenth-century British writer Charlotte Lennox, most sensible recognized for her novel The woman Quixote. Lennox corresponded with recognized contemporaries from varied walks of existence equivalent to James Boswell, David Garrick, Samuel Johnson, and Sir Joshua Reynolds, and she or he interacted with many different influential figures together with her patroness the Countess of Bute, writer Andrew Millar, and the Reverend Thomas Winstanley. as well as Lennox’s and her correspondents’ letters, this e-book provides comparable files corresponding to the author’s proposals for subscription variants of her works, her dossier with the Royal Literary Fund, and a sequence of poems and tales supposedly composed through her son yet possibly written through herself. In those rigorously and greatly annotated records, Charlotte Lennox lines the vagaries within the profession of a feminine author within the male-dominated eighteenth-century literary marketplace.

The advent situates Lennox within the context of contemporaneous print tradition and in particular examines the contentious query of the authorship of The lady Quixote, Lennox’s experimentation with numerous types of booklet, and her appeals for charity to the Royal Literary Fund whilst she was once impoverished in the direction of the top of her existence. the writer who emerges from Charlotte Lennox used to be an lively, assertive, leading edge, and self reliant girl looking for her place—and make a literary career—in eighteenth-century Britain. hence, this quantity makes a major contribution to the heritage of girl authorship, literary heritage, and eighteenth-century studies.

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