Rhetoric and Courtliness in Early Modern Literature
By (author) Dr. Jennifer Richards
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Rhetoric and Courtliness in Early Modern Literature by Dr. Jennifer Richards
Book DescriptionRhetoric and Courtliness in Early Modern Literature explores the early modern interest in conversation as a newly identified art. Conversation was widely accepted to have been inspired by the republican philosopher Cicero. Recognizing his influence on courtesy literature - the main source for 'civil conversation' - Jennifer Richards uncovers alternative ways of thinking about humanism as a project of linguistic and social reform. She argues that humanists explored styles of conversation to reform the manner of association between male associates; teachers and students, buyers and sellers, and settlers and colonial others. They reconsidered the meaning of 'honesty' in social interchange in an attempt to represent the tension between self-interest and social duty. Richards explores the interest in civil conversation among mid-Tudor humanists, John Cheke, Thomas Smith and Roger Ascham, as well as their self-styled successors, Gabriel Harvey and Edmund Spenser.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521035712
(228mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 14-May-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Dr. Jennifer Richards
Rhetoric, Women and Politics in Early Modern England, Paperback (October 2006)
Rhetoric has long been a powerful and pervasive force in political and cultural life, yet the rhetorical training was generally reserved as a masculine privilege. Drawing upon a range of literary texts, this book sheds light on the early modern world, forms of rhetoric, and the role of women in the culture and politics of the time.
Rhetoric, Paperback (September 2006)
Offers an account of the term - rhetoric. This book explores: historical and contemporary definitions of the term 'rhetoric' uses of rhetoric in literature, by authors such as William Shakespeare, Mary Shelley, William Wordsworth, Jane Austen, W.B.Yeats and James Joyce; and the rebirth of rhetoric in the Renaissance and the Enlightenment.
Rhetoric and Courtliness in Early Modern Literature, Hardback (May 2003)
This book explores the early modern interest in conversation.
Shakespeare's Late Plays, Hardback (July 1999)» View all books by Dr. Jennifer Richards
This new collection reflects a resurgence of interest in Shakespeare's plays performed between 1608 and 1613.
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Author Biography - Dr. Jennifer Richards
Jennifer Richards is Lecturer in English at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. She is the editor, with James Knowles, of Shakespeare's Late Plays: New Readings (1999) and the author of articles in Renaissance Quarterly and Criticism.
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