The Seventeenth-Century Literature Handbook / Edition 1 available in Paperback
The Seventeenth-Century Literature Handbook is an accessible, authoritative and comprehensive introduction to English literature in the seventeenth century. It provides a one-stop resource for literature students, with the essential information and guidance needed at the beginning of a course through to the development of more advanced knowledge and skills.
- introductions to authors, texts and contexts
- guides to key critics, concepts and topics
- an overview of major critical approaches, changes in the canon and directions of current and future research
- case studies in reading literary and critical texts
- an annotated bibliography (including websites), timeline, glossary of critical terms.
Written in clear language by leading academics, it is an indispensable starting point for students beginning their study of seventeenth-century literature.
About the Author
Table of Contents
1 Introduction: Overview with timeline Eric J. Sterling
Timeline Deborah Cosier Solomon
2 Historical Context Richard Harp
3 Literary and Cultural Contexts: Major Figures, Institutions, Topics, Events, Movements Brain Backley Lara Crowley
4 Case Studies in Reading 1: Key Primary Literary Texts Matthew Steggle Sheffield-Hallam
5 Case Studies in Reading 2: Key Theoretical and Critical Texts James Hirsch
6 Key Critical Concepts and Topics
7 Changes in Critical Responses and Approaches Robert C. Evans
8 Changes in the Canon Bruce Boehrer
9 Issues of Sexuality, Gender and Ethnicity Raymond-Jean Frontain
10 Mapping the Current Critical Landscape Albert C. Labriola
Glossary of critical and theoretical terminology
Appendix: Teaching, Curriculum and Learning