Reinventing Allegory by Theresa M. KelleyReinventing Allegory by Theresa M. Kelley

Reinventing Allegory

byTheresa M. Kelley

Paperback | December 9, 2010

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Reinventing Allegory asks how and why allegory has survived as a literary mode from the late Renaissance to the postmodern present. Three chapters on Romanticism, including one on the painter J.M.W. Turner, present this era as the pivotal moment in allegory's modern survival, while other chapters describe larger historical and philosophical contexts, from classical rhetoric to recent theory and metafiction. Using a series of key historical moments to define the special character of modern allegory, this study assesses allegory's role in comtemporary literary culture.
Title:Reinventing AllegoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:364 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.83 inPublished:December 9, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521157773

ISBN - 13:9780521157773

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Allegory, phantasia and Spenser; 3. 'Material phantasms' and 'allegorical fancies'; 4. Allegorical persons; 5. Romantic ambivalences I; 6. Romantic ambivalences II; 7. J. M. W. Turner's 'Allegoric shapes'; 8. Allegory and Victorian realism; 9. Conclusion.

Editorial Reviews

"One of the joys of reading Reinventing Allegory is Kelley's lucid and witty prose style." South Central Review