This book is an invitation to embed Elizabethan and Jacobean Tragedy in its historical context: a time of change. Dwelling on Raymond William’s concept of culture as social process, the author reads a selected number of tragedies as being influenced by the conflicting epistemologies of the fading Middle Ages and a dawning modernity. The final catastrophe in Doctor Faustus, The Spanish Tragedy, King Lear, Sejanus his Fall and The Duchess of Malfi is located in the melting pot of rivalling discourses.
|Publisher:||Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)|
About the Author
The Author: Nils-Henje Redenius, born in Stadthagen 1975, had spent a year as foreign exchange student in Delaware (USA) before he studied English, Physical Education and Educational Science at the Universities of Marburg and Duisburg-Essen. During his studies, he completed an internship at Ballyfermot Senior College, Dublin. After finishing his studies in 2002, he taught literature at the University of Duisburg-Essen. In 2004 he started a teacher-training at Otto-Pankok School in Mülheim.
Table of Contents
Contents: Five Elizabethan Tragedies on the Threshold of Modernity: Transgression in Damnation: Doctor Faustus – Challenging the Order from within: The Spanish Tragedy – The Decline of Society: King Lear – The Exposure of a Moral and Political Paragon: Sejanus his Fall – Double Tragedy in an Empty World: The Duchess of Malfi.