Forgetting in Early Modern English Literature and Culture: Lethe's Legacy by Christopher IvicForgetting in Early Modern English Literature and Culture: Lethe's Legacy by Christopher Ivic

Forgetting in Early Modern English Literature and Culture: Lethe's Legacy

EditorChristopher Ivic, Grant Williams

Hardcover | August 4, 2004

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This collection of essays historicizes and theorizes forgetting in English Renaissance literary texts and their cultural contexts. Its essays open up an area of study overlooked by contemporary Renaissance scholarship, which is too often swayed by a critical paradigm devoted to the "art of memory." This volume recovers the crucial role of forgetting in producing early modernity's subjective and collective identities, desires and fantasies.
Title:Forgetting in Early Modern English Literature and Culture: Lethe's LegacyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.7 inPublished:August 4, 2004Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415310466

ISBN - 13:9780415310468

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Sites of Forgetting in Early Modern English Literature and CultureGrant WilliamsandChristopher Ivic

Part One: Embodiments

1. The Decay of MemoryWilliam E. Engel

2. Lethargic Corporeality on and off the Early Modern StageGarrett A. Sullivan Jr.

3. Pleasure's Oblivion: Displacements of Generation in Spenser'sFaerie QueeneElizabeth D. Harvey

Part Two: Signs

4. Textual Crudities in Robert Burton'sAnatomy of Melancholyand Thomas Browne'sPseudodoxia EpidemicaGrant Williams

5. Off the Subject: Early Modern Poets on Rhyme, Distraction, and ForgetfulnessAmanda Watson

Part Three: Narratives

6. Reassuring Fratricide in1 Henry IVChristopher Ivic

7. 'The Religion I Was Born In': Forgetting Catholicism and Remembering the King Donne'sDevotionsDavid J. Baker

8. Legends of Oblivion: Enchantment and Enslavement in Book Six of Spenser'sFaerie Queene,Elizabeth Mazzola

Part Four: Localities

9. Nomadic Eros: Remapping Knowledge inA Midsummer Night's DreamPhilippa Berry

10. 'Unless You Could Teach Me to Forget': Spectatorship, Self-Forgetting, and Subversion in Antitheatrical Literature andAs You Like ItZackariah Long

11. Monuments and Ruins: Spenser and the Problem of the English LibraryJennifer Summit