Narrative and Meaning in Early Modern England
Browne's Skull and Other Histories
By (author) Howard Marchitello
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Narrative and Meaning in Early Modern England by Howard Marchitello
Book DescriptionHoward Marchitello's 1997 study of narrative techniques in Renaissance discourse analyses imaginative conjunctions of literary texts, such as those by Shakespeare and Browne, with developments in scientific and technical writing. In Narrative and Meaning in Early Modern England he explores the relationship between a range of early modern discourses, such as cartography, anatomy and travel writing, and the developing sense of the importance of narrative in producing meaning. Narrative was used in the Renaissance as both a mode of discourse and an epistemology; it not only produced knowledge, it also dictated how that knowledge should be understood. Marchitello uses a wide range of cultural documents to illustrate the importance of narrative in constructing the Renaissance understanding of time and identity. By highlighting the inherent textual element in imaginative and scientific discourses, his study also evaluates a range of contemporary critical practices and explores their relation to narrative and the production of meaning.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521036863
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 21-May-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Howard Marchitello
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This 1997 study explores the relationship between narrative and the production of meaning across a range of Renaissance discourses.
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