×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Who the Devil Taught Thee So Much Italian?: Italian language learning and literary imitation in early modern England
     

Who the Devil Taught Thee So Much Italian?: Italian language learning and literary imitation in early modern England

by Jason Lawrence
 

See All Formats & Editions


This book offers a comprehensive account of the methods and practice of learning modern languages, particularly Italian, in late sixteenth and early seventeenth century England. It is the first study to suggest a fundamental connection between language-learning habits and the techniques for both reading and imitating Italian materials employed by a range of poets

Overview


This book offers a comprehensive account of the methods and practice of learning modern languages, particularly Italian, in late sixteenth and early seventeenth century England. It is the first study to suggest a fundamental connection between language-learning habits and the techniques for both reading and imitating Italian materials employed by a range of poets and dramatists, such as Daniel, Drummond, Marston and Shakespeare, in the period.

The widespread use of bilingual parallel-text instruction manuals from the 1570s onwards, most notably those of the Italian teacher John Florio, highlights the importance of translation in the language-learning process.

This study emphasises the impact of language-learning translation on contemporary habits of literary imitation, in its detailed analyses of Daniel's sonnet sequence 'Delia' and his pastoral tragicomedies, and Shakespeare's use of Italian materials in 'Measure for Measure' and 'Othello'.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719069154
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2012
Pages:
229
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Jason Lawrence is Lecturer in English at the University of Hull

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews