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The Resource Cultural reformations : medieval and Renaissance in literary history, edited by Brian Cummings and James Simpson

Cultural reformations : medieval and Renaissance in literary history, edited by Brian Cummings and James Simpson

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Cultural reformations : medieval and Renaissance in literary history
Title
Cultural reformations
Title remainder
medieval and Renaissance in literary history
Statement of responsibility
edited by Brian Cummings and James Simpson
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Language
eng
Summary
The original essays in Oxford Twenty-First Century Approaches to Literature mean to provoke rather than reassure, to challenge rather than codify. Instead of summarizing existing knowledge scholars working in the field aim at opening fresh discussion; instead of emphasizing settled consensus they direct their readers to areas of enlivened and unresolved debate. The deepest periodic division in English literary history has been between the Medieval and the Early Modern, not least because the cultural investments in maintaining that division are exceptionally powerful. Narratives of national and religious identity and freedom; of individual liberties; of the history of education and scholarship; of reading or the history of the book; of the very possibility of persuasive historical consciousness itself: each of these narratives (and more) is motivated by positing a powerful break around 1500. None of the claims for a profound historical and cultural break at the turn of the fifteenth into the sixteenth centuries is negligible. The very habit of working within those periodic bounds (either Medieval or Early Modern) tends, however, simultaneously to affirm and to ignore the rupture. It affirms the rupture by staying within standard periodic bounds, but it ignores it by never examining the rupture itself. The moment of profound change is either, for medievalists, just over an unexplored horizon; or, for Early Modernists, a zero point behind which more penetrating examination is unnecessary. That situation is now rapidly changing. Scholars are building bridges that link previously insular areas. Both periods are starting to look different in dialogue with each other. The change underway has yet to find collected voices behind it. Cultural Reformations volume aims to provide those voices. It will give focus, authority, and drive to a new area.--Provided by publisher
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UKM
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Cummings, Brian
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1954-
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Simpson, James
Series statement
Oxford twenty-first century approaches to literature
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  • English literature
  • English literature
  • English literature
Label
Cultural reformations : medieval and Renaissance in literary history, edited by Brian Cummings and James Simpson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction / Brian Cummings and James Simpson -- Anachronism / Margreta De Grazia -- National histories / Ardis Butterfield -- Historiography / Jesse Lander -- Literary histories / Seth Lerer -- Place / James Simpson -- Enclosed spaces / Lynn Staley -- Travel / Andrew Hadfield -- The eucharist / David Aers and Sarah Beckwith -- The saints / Janel Mueller -- Vernacular theology / Thomas Betteridge -- Conscience / Paul Strohm -- Theatre / Lorna Hutson -- When English became Latin / Tim William Machan -- Heresy and treason / David Loewenstein -- Naughty printed books / David Scott Kastan -- Utopian pleasure / Stephen Greenblatt -- Folly / Greg Walker -- Despair / Nicholas Watson -- Poetic fame / Helen Cooper -- 'Literature' / Gordon Teskey -- Style / Maura Nolan -- London books and London readers / Julia Boffey -- Community / Cathy Shrank -- The reformation of the household / Colin Burrow -- Monasticism / Vincent Gillespie -- Nuns / David Wallace -- Active and contemplative lives / Jennifer Summit -- Childbirth / Alexandra Barratt -- Idleness / James Kearney -- Persona / John Parker -- Passion / Ramie Targoff -- Autobiography and the history of reading / Brian Cummings
Control code
FIEb17322030
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xii, 689 pages
Isbn
9780199212484
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (DLC) 2010502193
  • (OCoLC)520711559
Label
Cultural reformations : medieval and Renaissance in literary history, edited by Brian Cummings and James Simpson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction / Brian Cummings and James Simpson -- Anachronism / Margreta De Grazia -- National histories / Ardis Butterfield -- Historiography / Jesse Lander -- Literary histories / Seth Lerer -- Place / James Simpson -- Enclosed spaces / Lynn Staley -- Travel / Andrew Hadfield -- The eucharist / David Aers and Sarah Beckwith -- The saints / Janel Mueller -- Vernacular theology / Thomas Betteridge -- Conscience / Paul Strohm -- Theatre / Lorna Hutson -- When English became Latin / Tim William Machan -- Heresy and treason / David Loewenstein -- Naughty printed books / David Scott Kastan -- Utopian pleasure / Stephen Greenblatt -- Folly / Greg Walker -- Despair / Nicholas Watson -- Poetic fame / Helen Cooper -- 'Literature' / Gordon Teskey -- Style / Maura Nolan -- London books and London readers / Julia Boffey -- Community / Cathy Shrank -- The reformation of the household / Colin Burrow -- Monasticism / Vincent Gillespie -- Nuns / David Wallace -- Active and contemplative lives / Jennifer Summit -- Childbirth / Alexandra Barratt -- Idleness / James Kearney -- Persona / John Parker -- Passion / Ramie Targoff -- Autobiography and the history of reading / Brian Cummings
Control code
FIEb17322030
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xii, 689 pages
Isbn
9780199212484
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (DLC) 2010502193
  • (OCoLC)520711559

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