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French Connections in the English Renaissance by Catherine Gimelli Martin, Hassan Melehy

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC French Connections in the English Renaissance The study of literature still tends to be nation based even when direct evidence contradicts longstanding notions of an autonomous literary canon In a time when current events make inevitable the acceptance of a global perspective the essays in this volume suggest a corrective to such scholarly limitations the contributors offer alternatives to received notions of influence and the more or less linear transmission of translatio studii demonstrating that they no longer provide adequate explanations for the interactions among the various literary canons of the Renaissance Offering texts on a variety of aspects of the Anglo French Renaissance instead of concentrating on one set of borrowings or phenomena this collection points to new configurations of the relationships among national literatures Contributors address specific borrowings rewritings and appropriations of French writing by English authors in fields ranging from lyric poetry to epic poetry to drama to political treatise The bibliography presents a comprehensive list of publications on French connections in the English Renaissance from to the present day

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