The Countesse of Pembrokes Arcadia and the Invention of English Literature

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  • Joel B. Davis

About this book


Revises the semiotic paradigm of the early modern 'literary system' dominant since 1983 by adapting methods entailed in the idea that literary works emerge through a series of semiotic events. Davis analyzes Philip Sidney's Arcadia and Astrophil and Stella to demonstrate how design elements stage the scene of reading these works.


design English English literature event history history of literature literature performance poetry stage

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