The Renaissance Literature Handbook is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to literature and culture in the 'English Renaissance' or 'Early modern' period. It provides a one-stop resource for students with the essential information and guidance needed from the beginning of a course through to developing more advanced knowledge and skills. It includes: - introductions to authors, texts and contexts - guides to key critics, concepts and topics - an overview of major critical approaches, changes in the canon and directions of current and future research - case studies in reading literary and theoretical and critical texts. Written in clear language by leading academics, it is an indispensable starting point for anyone beginning their study of English Renaissance literature.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 526 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 15 mm
Edition: Annotated edition
"This is an admirably lucid and informative handbook for students beginning their engagement with Renaissance literature, but it is also far more than that. These lively readings of primary and secondary texts by a formidable array of the brightest young scholars working in the field today make The Renaissance Literature Handbook an innovative and invaluable research tool for anyone who wants to keep up to date with the latest developments in early modern studies."
- David Hawkes, Professor of English, Arizona State University, USA
"Scholars of English literature in Britain and the US begin by setting the historical, literary, and cultural context of the Renaissance period, 1485 to 1639. Then they provide students with insights into how to read Renaissance texts. They cover key primary literary texts, key theoretical and critical texts, key critical concepts and topics, critical responses and approaches to British Renaissance literature, changes in the canon, and mapping the current critical landscape. An appendix on teaching, curriculum, and learning is available online." -Eithne O'Leyne, BOOK NEWS, Inc.
"One useful handbook designed for students addresses the field of English Renaissance literary studies... offers a wide-ranging introduction to the field... a handy overview of key critical concepts and topics." Studies in English Literature 1500-1900