Learning to Curse: Essays in Early Modern Culture / Edition 1

Learning to Curse: Essays in Early Modern Culture / Edition 1

by Stephen Greenblatt
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415771609

ISBN-13: 9780415771603

Pub. Date: 02/28/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Stephen Greenblatt argued in these celebrated essays that the art of the Renaissance could only be understood in the context of the society from which it sprang. His approach - 'New Historicism' -
drew from history, anthropology, Marxist theory, post-structuralism, and psychoanalysis and in the process, blew apart the academic boundaries insulating literature

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Stephen Greenblatt argued in these celebrated essays that the art of the Renaissance could only be understood in the context of the society from which it sprang. His approach - 'New Historicism' -
drew from history, anthropology, Marxist theory, post-structuralism, and psychoanalysis and in the process, blew apart the academic boundaries insulating literature from the world around it.

Learning to Curse charts the evolution of that approach and provides a vivid and compelling exploration of a complex and contradictory epoch.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415771603
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Series:
Routledge Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Learning to Curse: Aspects of Linguistic Colonialism in the Sixteenth Century 3. Marlowe, Marx and Anti-Semitism 4. Filthy Rites 5. The Cultivation of Anxiety: King Lear and His Heirs 6. Murdering Peasants: Status, Genre, and the Representation of Rebellion 7. Psychoanalysis and Renaissance Culture 8. Towards a Poetics of Culture 9. Resonance and Wonder Index

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