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Renaissance Literature and Culture by Lisa Hopkins, Matthew Steggle


Renaissance Literature and Culture by Lisa Hopkins, Matthew Steggle

Continuum's Introductions to British Literature and Culture Series provides practical guides to key literary periods. Guides in the series help to orientate students as they begin a new module or area of study, providing concise information on the historical, cultural, literary and critical context and acting as an initial map of the knowledge needed to study the literature and culture of a specific period. Each guide includes an overview of the historical period, intellectual contexts, major genres, critical approaches and a guide to original research and resource materials in the area, enabling students to progress confidently to further study. The guide to Renaissance Literature and Culture provides students with the ideal introduction to literature and its context from 1533-1642, including: the historical, cultural and intellectual background including religion, politics, exploration and visual culture; major writers and genres including Spenser, Sidney, Marlowe, Shakespeare and Jonson; concise explanations of key terms needed to understand the literature and criticism; key critical approaches to modernism from contemporary critics to the present; and a chronology mapping historical events and literary works and further reading including websites and electronic resources.


'[This] series offers both the student reader and teacher exciting and invaluable interventions in and reorientations around questions of history, culture, and period... With brio, verve, and an admirable brevity, the series grounds our understanding of literature and culture in thought-provoking and highly original ways.'
Julian Wolfreys, Professor of Victorian Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Florida


About the Author

Lisa Hopkins is Professor of English at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. Matthew Steggle is Lecturer in the Department of English at Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

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Publication date

16th November 2006


Lisa Hopkins, Matthew Steggle

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Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


160 pages


Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800



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