Renaissance Self-Fashioning

From More to Shakespeare

Author: Stephen Greenblatt

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022602704X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 332

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Renaissance Self-Fashioning is a study of sixteenth-century life and literature that spawned a new era of scholarly inquiry. Stephen Greenblatt examines the structure of selfhood as evidenced in major literary figures of the English Renaissance—More, Tyndale, Wyatt, Spenser, Marlowe, and Shakespeare—and finds that in the early modern period new questions surrounding the nature of identity heavily influenced the literature of the era. Now a classic text in literary studies, Renaissance Self-Fashioning continues to be of interest to students of the Renaissance, English literature, and the new historicist tradition, and this new edition includes a preface by the author on the book's creation and influence. "No one who has read [Greenblatt's] accounts of More, Tyndale, Wyatt, and others can fail to be moved, as well as enlightened, by an interpretive mode which is as humane and sympathetic as it is analytical. These portraits are poignantly, subtly, and minutely rendered in a beautifully lucid prose alive in every sentence to the ambivalences and complexities of its subjects."—Harry Berger Jr., University of California, Santa Cruz
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Stephen Greenblatt's Renaissance Self-Fashioning

From More to Shakespeare

Author: Liam Haydon

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0429818742

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 96

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What is a self? Greenblatt argues that the 16th century saw the awakening of modern self-consciousness, the ability to fashion an identity out of the culture and politics of one’s society. In a series of brilliant readings, Greenblatt shows how identity is constructed in the work of Shakespeare, Marlowe, Spenser and other Renaissance writers. A classic piece of literary criticism, and the origins of the New Historicist school of thought, Renaissance Self-Fashioning remains a critical and challenging text for readers of Renaissance literature.
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Der Tyrann

Shakespeares Machtkunde für das 21. Jahrhundert

Author: Stephen Greenblatt

Publisher: Siedler Verlag

ISBN: 364122862X

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Was uns Shakespeare über Trump, Putin und Co. verrät Wie kann es sein, dass eine große Nation in die Hände eines Tyrannen fällt? Warum akzeptieren die Menschen die Lügen eines Mannes, der ihrem Land so offensichtlich schadet? Und gibt es eine Chance, den Tyrannen zu stoppen, ehe es zu spät ist? In seinen Dramen - von "Richard III." bis "Julius Cäsar" - hat sich William Shakespeare immer wieder mit diesen Fragen beschäftigt und vom Aufstieg der Tyrannen, von ihrer Herrschaft und ihrem Niedergang erzählt. Stephen Greenblatt, einer der renommiertesten Shakespeare-Experten unserer Zeit, zeigt uns, wie präzise und anschaulich der Dichter aus Stratford das Wesen der Tyrannei eingefangen hat – und wie erschreckend aktuell uns dies heute erscheint.
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Stephen Greenblatt's Renaissance Self-Fashioning

Author: Liam Haydon

Publisher: Macat Library

ISBN: 9781912453108

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Page: 100

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What is a self? Greenblatt argues that the 16th century saw the awakening of 'modern' self-consciousness, the ability to 'fashion' an identity out of the culture and politics of one's society. In a series of brilliant readings, Greenblatt shows how identity is constructed in the work of Shakespeare, Marlowe, Spenser and other Renaissance writers. A classic piece of literary criticism, and the origins of the New Historicist school of thought, Renaissance Self-Fashioning remains a critical and challenging text for readers of Renaissance literature.
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Will in der Welt

Wie Shakespeare zu Shakespeare wurde

Author: Stephen Greenblatt

Publisher: Pantheon Verlag

ISBN: 3641156149

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

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Shakespeare ist wohl der bekannteste Dramatiker aller Zeiten, doch über sein Leben wissen wir so gut wie nichts. Kein Brief blieb von ihm erhalten, wir kennen nur ein paar dürre Lebensdaten, vereinzelte Schriftsätze aus Prozessen, die er betrieb – und ein überaus nüchternes Testament, in dem er seiner Frau sein zweitbestes Bett vermacht. In seiner hochgelobten Biographie versucht Stephen Greenblatt mit detektivischem Scharfsinn, die Lücken dieser Lebensgeschichte zu füllen und hinter das Geheimnis zu kommen, wie aus einem talentierten Jungen aus einer englischen Kleinstadt der größte Dramatiker aller Zeiten werden konnte, kurz: wie Shakespeare zu Shakespeare wurde.
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Moments of Negotiation

The New Historicism of Stephen Greenblatt

Author: Jürgen Pieters

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789053565025

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 342

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Moments of Negotiation offers the first book-length and indepth analysis of the New Historicist reading method, which the American Shakespeare-scholar Stephen Greenblatt introduced at the beginning of the 1980s. Ever since, Greenblatt has been hailed as the prime representative of this movement, whose critical acclaim has been one of the dominant trends in recent literary and cultural studies. In this new book, Jürgen Pieters attempts to fill a remarkable lacuna in the critical reception of Greenblatt's work. The book's aim is to provide a thorough analysis of the theoretical background of Greenblatt's method. This involves not only a close reading of Greenblatt's sources—the book offers introductory surveys of the work of Mikhail Bakhtin, Michel Foucault, Louis Althusser, Pierre Macherey, Michel de Certeau, Jean-François Lyotard, Raymond Williams and Stuart Hall—but also a critique of the way in which he adapts and transforms their original insights in the framework of his own interdisciplinary method. This book is of interest to students and scholars coming from a diverse range of fields: literary theory, cultural history, early modern studies, Shakespeare studies,theory and practice of history.
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The Renaissance

Italy and Abroad

Author: John Jeffries Martin

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415260626

Category: History

Page: 328

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The Renaissance paradigm in crisis - Politics, language and power - Individualism, identity and gender - Art, science and humanism - Religion: tradition and innovation.
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New Historicism

Literaturgeschichte als Poetik der Kultur

Author: Moritz Bassler,Stephen Greenblatt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 279

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Geschichte als Literatur

Formen und Grenzen der Repräsentation von Vergangenheit

Author: Hartmut Eggert,Ulrich Profitlich,Klaus Rüdiger Scherpe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783476007360

Category: German literature

Page: 423

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Will In The World

How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare

Author: Stephen Greenblatt

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446442594

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 448

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Stephen Greenblatt's Will in the World is widely recognised to be the fullest and most brilliant account ever written of Shakespeare's life, his work and his age. Shakespeare was a man of his time, constantly engaging with his audience's deepest desires and fears, and by reconnecting with this historic reality we are able to experience the true character of the playwright himself. Greenblatt traces Shakespeare's unfolding imaginative generosity - his ability to inhabit others, to confer upon them his own strength of spirit, to make them truly live as independent beings as no other artist has ever done. Digging deep into the vital links between the playwright and his world, Will in the World provides the fullest account ever written of the living, breathing man behind the masterpieces.
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Representing the English Renaissance

Author: Stephen Greenblatt,Stephen Jay Greenblatt

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520061309

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 372

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"An exciting collection of essays on English Renaissance literature and culture, this book contributes substantially to the contemporary renaissance in historical modes of critical inquiry."--Margaret W. Ferguson, Columbia University "An exciting collection of essays on English Renaissance literature and culture, this book contributes substantially to the contemporary renaissance in historical modes of critical inquiry."--Margaret W. Ferguson, Columbia University
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Self-Fashioning and Assumptions of Identity in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004291008

Category: History

Page: 382

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In Self-Fashioning and Assumptions of Identity in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia, chapter authors assert the applicability of Stephen Greenblatt's self-fashioning theory, originally framed within Elizabethan England, to medieval and early modern Iberia in the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries.
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Shakespearean Tragedy

Author: John Drakakis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317899903

Category: Drama

Page: 446

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Shakespearean Tragedy brings together fifteen major contemporary essays on individual plays and the genre as a whole. Each piece has been carefully chosen as a key intervention in its own right and as a representative of an influential critical approach to the genre. The collection as a whole, therefore, provides both a guide and explanation to the various ways in which contemporary criticism has determined our understanding of the tragedies, and the opportunity for assessing the wider issues such criticism raises. The collection begins by considering the impact of social semiotics on approaches to the tragedies, before moving on to deal, in turn, with the various forms of Marxist criticism, New Historicism, Cultural Materialism, Feminism, Psychoanalysis, and Poststructuralism.
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Die Bürde der Geschichte

der Untergang des Baedekerlandes im Werk von Thomas Pynchon

Author: Larissa S. Schieweg

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825881757

Category: Germany

Page: 345

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The Work of Form

Poetics and Materaility in Early Modern Culture

Author: Elizabeth Scott-Baumann,Ben Burton

Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)

ISBN: 0198702817

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 227

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The study of English literature has often been torn between historical approaches and formal ones, between attention to context and a focus on the poem, play, or novel in and of itself. This collection draws together prestigious scholars from the UK, US, and Canada in investigating ways of reading early modern poetry which unite these approaches. Essays explore a wide range of meanings of form, drawing on early modern literary theory as well as practice. From songperformance, to the layout of printed and manuscript pages, from poems' modelling of patterns of cognition to their mechanisms for social exclusion and inclusion, this book expands definitions andunderstandings of early modern poetic form.
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Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

Author: J. Hart

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230118143

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 254

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This book is concerned with language, genre, drama, and literary and historical narrative and examines the comedy of Shakespeare in the context of comedies from Italy, Spain, and France in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
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Namen

Author: Ulrike Krampl

Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Köln Weimar

ISBN: 9783412203283

Category: Namengebung

Page: 170

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