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: Macat Library

ISBN: 9781912453559

Category: English literature

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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Schmutzige Riten

Betrachtungen zwischen Weltbildern

Author: Stephen Greenblatt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783803151339

Category: Culture

Page: 121

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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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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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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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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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Die Frau, die liebte

Roman

Author: Janet Lewis

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423433787

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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»Dieser Roman gehört mit zum Besten, was die amerikanische Literatur zu bieten hat.« Vikram Seth Als Martin Guerre nach langjähriger, rätselhafter Abwesenheit endlich zu seiner Frau zurückgekehrt, ist Bertrande de Rols, eine Frau von 30 Jahren, von Sinnen vor Glück. Der inzwischen zehnjährige Sohn weicht dem Vater nicht mehr von der Seite, das Gut blüht auf, die große Familie ist wieder vereint. Acht Jahre lang hatte Bertrande sich gesehnt, hatte gebangt und gezürnt, war weder Witwe noch frei gewesen, und jetzt – endlich – kann sie sich hingeben. Der Liebe, ihrer Sinnlichkeit, seinem Begehren. Welcher Dämon treibt ihr plötzlich Zweifel ins Herz? Ist der Mann, den sie liebt, wirklich Martin? Hin- und hergerissen zwischen ihrer Sehnsucht nach Zugehörigkeit und einer düsteren Ahnung, entfesselt sie eine richterliche Untersuchung – und eine Tragödie.
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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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Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics

Author: Stephen Greenblatt

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393635767

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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World-renowned Shakespeare scholar Stephen Greenblatt explores the playwright’s insight into bad (and often mad) rulers. As an aging, tenacious Elizabeth I clung to power, a talented playwright probed the social causes, the psychological roots, and the twisted consequences of tyranny. In exploring the psyche (and psychoses) of the likes of Richard III, Macbeth, Lear, Coriolanus, and the societies they rule over, Stephen Greenblatt illuminates the ways in which William Shakespeare delved into the lust for absolute power and the catastrophic consequences of its execution. Cherished institutions seem fragile, political classes are in disarray, economic misery fuels populist anger, people knowingly accept being lied to, partisan rancor dominates, spectacular indecency rules—these aspects of a society in crisis fascinated Shakespeare and shaped some of his most memorable plays. With uncanny insight, he shone a spotlight on the infantile psychology and unquenchable narcissistic appetites of demagogues—and the cynicism and opportunism of the various enablers and hangers-on who surround them—and imagined how they might be stopped. As Greenblatt shows, Shakespeare’s work, in this as in so many other ways, remains vitally relevant today.
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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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