Renaissance Literature and Its Formal Engagements

  • Editors
  • Mark David Rasmussen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Introduction

    1. Mark David Rasmussen
      Pages 1-14
  3. Toward a Historical Formalism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Stephen Cohen
      Pages 17-41
    3. Douglas Bruster
      Pages 43-66
    4. Heather Dubrow
      Pages 67-88
    5. Joseph Loewenstein
      Pages 89-112
  4. Renewing the Literary

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Paul Alpers
      Pages 115-138
    3. Mark Womack
      Pages 139-158
    4. William Flesch
      Pages 159-184
    5. Elizabeth Harris Sagaser
      Pages 185-206
    6. Richard Strier
      Pages 207-215
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 217-225

About this book


What might a self-conscious turn to formal analysis look like in Renaissance literary studies today, after theory and the new historicism? The essays collected here address this question from a variety of critical perspectives, as part of a renewed willingness within literary and cultural studies to engage questions of form. Essays by Paul Alpers, Douglas Bruster, Stephen Cohen, Heather Dubrow, William Flesch, Joseph Loewenstein, Elizabeth Harris Sagaser, and Mark Womack, together with an introduction of Mark David Rasmussen and an afterword by Richard Strier.


aesthetics culture English literature essay growth historicism literary criticism Literary Studies New Criticism New Historicism play poem poetics politics Renaissance

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