Hidden Designs: The Critical Profession and Renaissance Literature (Hardback)
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Hidden Designs: The Critical Profession and Renaissance Literature (Hardback)

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Hardback 182 Pages / Published: 19/03/2014
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This 1986 study offers a challenging contribution to the on-going critical debate surrounding the English literary Renaissance. Although informed by the `new historicism' and post-structuralism, Hidden Designs makes a plea for criticism to be practiced in its own name rather than in the name of theory, and opposes the hyper-professionalisation of literary studies in favour of the broader communal functions of criticism.

Major Renaissance authors and their recent critics are placed under `suspicion' as Crewe explores the elements of `criminality' inherent in the powerful interests -personal, institutional, political and cultural - served by the literary enterprise, or channelled through it. Revisionary readings of Sidney, Spenser, Puttenham and Shakespeare are linked by a continuing commentary on the history and theoretical claims of Renaissance criticism.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781138779266
Number of pages: 182
Weight: 358 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 mm

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