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Love's WoundsViolence and the Politics of Poetry in Early Modern Europe

Love's Wounds: Violence and the Politics of Poetry in Early Modern Europe

Cynthia N. Nazarian

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501705229
eISBN:
9781501708268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705229.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book takes an in-depth look at the widespread language of violence and abjection in early modern European love poetry. Beginning in fourteenth-century Italy, the book shows how Petrarch ... More

Petrarchism at WorkContextual Economies in the Age of Shakespeare

Petrarchism at Work: Contextual Economies in the Age of Shakespeare

William J. Kennedy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700019
eISBN:
9781501703812
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700019.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The Italian scholar and poet Francesco Petrarch (1304–1374) is best remembered today for vibrant and impassioned love poetry that helped to establish Italian as a literary language. Petrarch inspired ... More

Staging HarmonyMusic and Religious Change in Late Medieval and Early Modern English Drama

Staging Harmony: Music and Religious Change in Late Medieval and Early Modern English Drama

Katherine Steele Brokaw

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501703140
eISBN:
9781501705915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703140.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book reveals how the relationship between drama, music, and religious change across England’s long sixteenth century moved religious discourse to more moderate positions. It did so by ... More

Untold FuturesTime and Literary Culture in Renaissance England

Untold Futures: Time and Literary Culture in Renaissance England

J. K. Barret

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702365
eISBN:
9781501705878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702365.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book locates models for recovering the variety of futures imagined within some of our most foundational literature. These poems, plays, and prose fictions reveal how Renaissance writers embraced ... More

What Else Is Pastoral?Renaissance Literature and the Environment

What Else Is Pastoral?: Renaissance Literature and the Environment

Ken Hiltner

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449406
eISBN:
9780801460760
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449406.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Pastoral was one of the most popular literary forms of early modern England. Inspired by classical and Italian Renaissance antecedents, writers from Ben Jonson to John Beaumont and Abraham Cowley ... More

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