The Rise of the English Street Ballad 1550-1650

The Rise of the English Street Ballad 1550-1650

by Natascha Wurzbach, Gayna Walls


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521177443
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/03/2011
Series: European Studies in English Literature Series
Pages: 372
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction: survey of research to date and delineation of study area; 1. Literary and social conditions for the rise, distribution and textual structure of the street ballad; 2. Preliminary investigation of the interrelation between street-ballad text and socio-cultural environment: description of textual structure; 3. Procedures of the presenter and his relationship to his audience; 4. Sub-genres of the street ballad; 5. Pragmatic genre-definition of the street ballad and its cultural and historical position; 6. Reputation of the street ballad: views of contemporary writers; Notes; Bibliography.

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