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Renaissance Literature and Culture

by Lisa Hopkins, Matthew Steggle

Part of the Introductions to British Literature and Culture S. Series

Renaissance Literature and Culture Synopsis

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.

Renaissance Literature and Culture Press Reviews

'[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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780826485625
Publication date: 16th November 2006
Author: Lisa Hopkins, Matthew Steggle
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 160 pages
Categories: Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800,

About Lisa Hopkins, Matthew Steggle

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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