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The Emergence of Dramatic Criticism in England

From Jonson to Pope

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Focusing on dramatic criticism, this book explores the self authorizing strategies of writers such as Jonson, Dryden, Aphra Behn, Thomas Rymer, Jeremy Collier and Joseph Addison. Cannan focuses on how they established themselves as critics, and paved the way for the birth of dramatic criticism in seventeenth and early eighteenth-century England.


discourse drama eighteenth century England English event history history of literature journal Pope Renaissance seventeenth century

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PAUL D. CANNAN is Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, USA.

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