Masculinity and Emotion in Early Modern English Literature

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Routledge, 5 Ara 2016 - 256 sayfa
The first full length treatment of how men of different professions, social ranks and ages are empowered by their emotional expressiveness in early modern English literary works, this study examines the profound impact of the cultural shift in the English aristocracy from feudal warriors to emotionally expressive courtiers or gentlemen on all kinds of men in early modern English literature. Jennifer Vaught bases her analysis on the epic, lyric, and romance as well as on drama, pastoral writings and biography, by Shakespeare, Spenser, Sidney, Marlowe, Jonson and Garrick among other writers. Offering new readings of these works, she traces the gradual emergence of men of feeling during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, to the blossoming of this literary version of manhood during the eighteenth century.

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List of Illustrations
The Intertextual Poetics of Scholarly Men Affect
Spensers Dialogic Feminine Voice
Stoical Anger in Jonsons
Emotional Kings and their Stoical Usurpers
Woeful Rhetoric
Chivalric Knights Courtiers and Shepherds Prone
Lyrical Private Expressions
Demonstrative Family Men Masculinity
Lamentable Men in Shakespeares
Peddling MiddleClass Values by Shedding
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Jennifer C. Vaught is Jean-Jacques and Aurore Labbé Fournet / Board of Regents Professor in English at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA.

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