Outlaw Rhetoric: Figuring Vernacular Eloquence in Shakespeare's England

Outlaw Rhetoric: Figuring Vernacular Eloquence in Shakespeare's England

by Jenny C. Mann


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801449659
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 02/28/2012
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jenny C. Mann is Assistant Professor of English at Cornell University.

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Tale of Robin Hood

Chapter 1. Common Rhetoric: Planting Figures of Speech in the English Shire

Chapter 2. The Trespasser: Displacing Virgilian Figures in Spenser's Faerie Queene

Chapter 3. The Insertour: Putting the Parenthesis in Sidney's Arcadia

Chapter 4. The Changeling: Mingling Heroes and Hobgoblins in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Chapter 5. The Figure of Exchange: Gender Exchange in Shakespeare’s Sonnet 20 and Jonson’s Epicene

Chapter 6. The Mingle-Mangle: The Hodgepodge of Fancy and Philosophy in Cavendish’s Blazing World

Conclusion: "Words Made Visible" and the Turn against Rhetoric

Appendix of English Rhetorical Manuals

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