A History of European Literature: The West and the World from Antiquity to the Present

A History of European Literature: The West and the World from Antiquity to the Present

by Walter Cohen

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198732679
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 03/24/2017
Pages: 624
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Walter Cohen is Professor of English at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, after having taught from 1980 to 2014 in Comparative Literature at Cornell University, where he received a distinguished teaching award and held various college and university administrative posts for two decades. He is the author of Drama of a Nation: Public Theater in Renaissance England and Spain, and of numerous articles on Renaissance literature, literary criticism, the history of the novel, and world literature. He is also one of the editors of The Norton Shakespeare.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
Part 1: Antiquity
2. The Old World Literary System
3. Empire and Its Discontents in Classical Latin
Part 2: The Vernacular: From the Middle Ages to Early Modernity
4. The Vernacular
5. Medieval Epic
6. Medieval Lyric
7. Medieval Narrative after 1100
8. Language, Literature, and Popular Culture in the Age of the Reformation
Part 3: Early Modernity
9. The Representation of Empire in the Renaissance, 1: Europe and the Mediterranean
10. The Representation of Empire in the Renaissance, 2: Global Perspectives
11. Eurasian Literature through the Eighteenth Century
Part 4: Modernity
12. Nineteenth-century Poetry: Romanticism and After
13. Nineteenth-Century Fiction
14. Jewishness and Modernist Fiction
15. World Literature and Contemporary Fiction
16. Conclusion
Bibliography

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