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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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

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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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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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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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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Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare

Author: Stephen Greenblatt

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393079845

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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"Greenblatt knows more about [Shakespeare] than Ben Jonson or the Dark Lady did."—John Leonard, ?Harper's A young man from a small provincial town moves to London in the late 1580s and, in a remarkably short time, becomes the greatest playwright not of his age alone but of all time. How is an achievement of this magnitude to be explained? How did Shakespeare become Shakespeare? Stephen Greenblatt brings us down to earth to see, hear, and feel how an acutely sensitive and talented boy, surrounded by the rich tapestry of Elizabethan life, could have become the world's greatest playwright. A Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award Finalist.
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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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Gedächtniskonzepte der Literaturwissenschaft

Theoretische Grundlegung und Anwendungsperspektiven

Author: Astrid Erll,Ansgar Nünning

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110908433

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

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In this volume, concepts of memory from literary studies are systematically recorded for the first time and presented from an historical, theoretical and methodological aspect. The aim is to locate the discussion in the subject discipline within the transdisciplinary discussion of memory and recollection.
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Mein Leben

Author: Marcel Reich-Ranicki

Publisher: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 565

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In diesem Buch bewährt sich Reich-Ranicki als temperamentvoller und anschaulicher Erzähler. Farbig, pointiert und anekdotenreich schildert er die Stationen seines so bewegten Lebens. Er berichtet über die 'Gruppe 47', er beschreibt seine Jahre als ständiger Kritiker bei der 'Zeit' und später als Literaturchef bei der 'Frankfurter Allgemeinen', er erinnert sich an Begegnungen mit Bertolt Brech und Anna Seghers, mit Elias Canetti und Thomas Bernhard, mit Böll, Frisch und Grass und vielen anderen. So skizziert er ein aufschlußreiches und überraschendes Bild des literarischen Lebens in Deutschland.
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Religiöse Entwicklungen im Islam

beobachtet in Marokko und Indonesien

Author: Clifford Geertz,Bassam Tibi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518578964

Category: Islam

Page: 205

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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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Through a Glass Darkly

Reflections on Personal Identity in Early America

Author: Ronald Hoffman,Mechal Sobel,Fredrika J. Teute

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807846445

Category: History

Page: 464

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These thirteen original essays are provocative explorations in the construction and representation of self in America's colonial and early republican eras. Highlighting the increasing importance of interdisciplinary research for the field of early America
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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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Marvelous Possessions

The Wonder of the New World

Author: Stephen Greenblatt

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226306575

Category: History

Page: 216

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Marvelous Possessions is a study of the ways in which Europeans of the late Middle Ages and the early modern period represented non-European peoples and took possession of their lands, in particular the New World. In a series of innovative readings of travel narratives, judicial documents, and official reports, Stephen Greenblatt shows that the experience of the marvelous, central to both art and philosophy, was cunningly yoked by Columbus and others to the service of colonial appropriation. He argues that the traditional symbolic actions and legal rituals through which European sovereignty was asserted were strained to the breaking point by the unprecedented nature of the discovery of the New World. But the book also shows that the experience of the marvelous is not necessarily an agent of empire: in writers as different as Herodotus, Jean de Léry, and Montaigne—and notably in Mandeville's Travels, the most popular travel book of the Middle Ages—wonder is a sign of a remarkably tolerant recognition of cultural difference. Marvelous Possession is not only a collection of the odd and exotic through which Stephen Greenblatt powerfully conveys a sense of the marvelous, but also a highly original extension of his thinking on a subject that has occupied him throughout his career. The book reaches back to the ancient Greeks and forward to the present to ask how it is possible, in a time of disorientation, hatred of the other, and possessiveness, to keep the capacity for wonder from being poisoned? "A marvellous book. It is also a compelling and a powerful one. Nothing so original has ever been written on European responses to 'The wonder of the New World.'"—Anthony Pagden, Times Literary Supplement "By far the most intellectually gripping and penetrating discussion of the relationship between intruders and natives is provided by Stephen Greenblatt's Marvelous Possessions."—Simon Schama, The New Republic "For the most engaging and illuminating perspective of all, read Marvelous Possessions."—Laura Shapiro, Newsweek
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