Renaissance Papers 2013

Renaissance Papers 2013

Edited by Jim Pearce, Joanna Kucinski


Camden House



Features the best scholarly essays from the 2013 Southeastern Renaissance Conference held at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, including essays on Renaissance poetics, friendship, and representations of women.

Renaissance Papers collects the best scholarly essays submitted each year to the Southeastern Renaissance Conference. The 2013 volume features essays from the conference held at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. The volume opens with three reappraisals of Renaissance poetics. The first essay addresses the incarnational poetics in George Herbert's poetry; the second investigates the poetics of probability in Middleton's A Yorkshire Tragedy; and the third considers an image from Colluthus's Rape of Helen, proposing new ways to understand allusion in Marlowe's Hero and Leander. The volume then turns to Renaissance representations of women with a discussion of "swooning" in George Gascoigne's The Adventures of Master F.J.; a discussion of prostitution, performance, and the art of Anti-Sprezzatura; and a discussion of identity, loss, and narration in The Rape of Lucrece. The center of the volume turns to an examination of friendship and the paratextual apparatus of Michel de Montaigne's Essais, and then shifts to Shakespearean drama with essays on The Comedy of Errors, Measure for Measure, and Cymbeline. The volume closes with an essay on John Milton's historical iconoclasm in his History of Britain.

Contributors: John Wall, Kevin Chovanec, Pamela Macfie, Margaret Simon, Mara Amster, Ruth Stevenson, Andrew Keener, Christopher Crosbie, Ward Risvold, Patricia Wareh, and Paul Stapleton.

Jim Pearce is an Associate Professor and Joanna Kucinski is an Assistant Professor at North Carolina Central University.

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November 2014
6 black and white illustrations
168 pages
8.5x5.5 in
Renaissance Papers
ISBN: 9781571135995
Format: Hardback
Camden House
BISAC LIT019000, LIT004130
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Table of Contents

George Herbert's Incarnational Poetics
"What is there in three dice?": The Role of Demons in the History of Probability
Allusion as Plunder: Marlowe's, Hero and Leander, and Colluthus's Rape of Helen
Authorial Feints and Affecting Forms in George Gascoigne's The Adventures of Master F.J./
"A . . . harlot is true in nothing but in being false": Prostitute Performances and Anti-Sprezzatura
The Speaker's Depth of Character in Shakespeare's The Rape of Lucrece
Prefatory Friendships: Florio's Montaigne and Material Technologies of the Self
The Comedy of Errors, Haecceity, and the Metaphysics of Individuation
"Cucullus non facit monachum": Hooded Words, Tricky Speech, and Licentia, in Measure for Measure
Reading Women: Chastity and Fictionality in Cymbeline
King Arthur, Badon Hill, and Iconoclasm in Milton's History of Britain

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