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Texts and cultural change in early modern England

Texts and cultural change in early modern England

Brown, Cedric C. (Cedric Clive), 1943-; Marotti, Arthur F., 1940-

This is a wide-ranging, closely-researched collection, written by scholars from both sides of the Atlantic, on the cultural placement and transmission of texts between 1520 and 1750. Material and historical conditions of texts are analysed, and the range of works is wide, including plays and the Lucrece of Shakespeare (with adaptations, and a discussion of 'reading' playtexts), Sidney's Arcadia, Greene's popular Pandosto (both discussed in the contexts of changing readerships and forms of fiction), Hakluyt's travel books, funerary verse, and the writings of Katherine Parr and Elizabethan Catholic martyrs

Book. English.
Published Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1997
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Cedric C. Brown and Arthur F. Marotti
ISBN: 0312177283, 0333662873, 9780312177287, 9780333662878
Note: Includes index.
Physical Description: x,254p. : ill. ; 23cm.
Series: Early modern literature in history
Subject: Literature and society England History 16th century.; Books and reading England History.; 16Th Century; Social change in literature.; Social Change; Literature and society England History 17th century.; Literary form.; Transmission of texts.; 17Th Century; English Literature; Social change England History.; Literature and history England History.; English literature Early modern, 1500-1700 History and criticism.; Canon (Literature)
Series Title: Early modern literature in history.


  1. Acknowledgements
  2. Notes on Contributors
  3. Introduction
  4. Complications of Intertextuality: John Fisher, Katherine Parr, and 'The Book of the Crucifix'; J.Mueller
  5. Southwell's Remains: Catholicism and Anti-Catholicism in Early Modern England; A.F.Marotti
  6. 'A Very Good Trumpet': Richard Hakluyt and the Politics of Overseas Expansion; P.Neville-Sington
  7. Sidney's Arcadia as Cultural Monument and Proto-Novel; P.Lindenbaum
  8. The Triumph of Time: the Fortunate Readers of Robert Greene's Pandosto; L.Humphrey Newcomb
  9. Editing Sexuality, Narrative, and Authorship: The Altered Texts of Shakespeare's Lucrece; S.Roberts
  10. The Birth of the Author; R.Dutton
  11. Mending and Bending the Occasional Text: Collegiate Elegies and the Case of 'Lycidas'; C.C.Brown
  12. Between the 'Triumvirate of Wit' and the Bard: the English Dramatic Canon, 1660-1720; P.Kewes
  13. Friends or Lovers: Sensitivity to Homosexual Implications in Adaptations of Shakespeare, 1640-1701; P.Hammond
  14. Index