Seventeenth-century 'English Literature' has long been thought about in narrowly English terms. Archipelagic English corrects this by devolving anglophone writing, showing how much remarkable work was produced in Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, and how preoccupied such English authors as Shakespeare, Milton, and Marvell were with the often fraught interactions between ethnic, religious, and national groups around the British-Irish archipelago.
The Critical Tradition: Classic Texts and Contemporary Trends
This bestseller balances a comprehensive and up-to-date anthology of major documents in literary criticism and theory -- from Plato to the present -- with the most thorough editorial support for understanding these challenging readings.
Far from the traditional march through the decades, genres, and national literatures, this anthology focuses on literary "hot spots": Freud's Vienna and Conrad's Congo in 1899, Chicago and London in 1912, the Somme in July 1916, Dublin, London, and Harlem in 1922, all the way through to Toni Morrison's Nobel Prize in Stockholm in 1993 and September 11, 2001. The Companion launches a controversial new method for understanding twentieth-century world literary history and includes illuminating critiques from expert contributors.
These riveting personalities each achieved excellence, but even greater than their individual accomplishments is the positive Hispanic image they collectively represent to the world. Photographs, illustrations, and lively text tell the stories of these fascinating historical figures. Injured at the Battle of Lepanto, captured by pirates, and later imprisoned for allegedly cheating the Spanish crown, Cervantes' adventurous life rivals the hero of his masterpiece, Don Quixote.
This latest addition to the Undergraduate Companion Series confirms that the literature of Renaissance England is alive and well in the new millennium, presenting undergraduate students with an abundance of important resources necessary for 21st-century literary research. The most authoritative, informative, and useful Web sites and print resources have been carefully selected to represent important writers of the English Renaissance, including figures in religion, philosophy, and political history who are not strictly literary, such as Thomas Hobbes and Queen Elizabeth I.
Shakespeare and his contemporaries remain at the heart of English curricula both in this country and abroad and this volume explores the whole range of Shakespearean drama along with the dramatic output of his competitors from Marlowe to Ford. Chapters discuss theatre history and masque literature as well as an introduction to the critical reception of the genre down the centuries. Moreover, each of the chapters offers practical suggestions for the teaching of early modern drama in the university classroom.
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