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French Connections in the English Renaissance by Catherine Gimelli Martin,Hassan Melehy

By Catherine Gimelli Martin,Hassan Melehy

The examine of literature nonetheless has a tendency to be nation-based, even if direct proof contradicts longstanding notions of an independent literary canon. In a time whilst present occasions make inevitable the recognition of an international standpoint, the essays during this quantity recommend a corrective to such scholarly barriers: the participants supply possible choices to bought notions of 'influence' and the roughly linear transmission of translatio studii, demonstrating that they now not supply enough causes for the interactions one of the numerous literary canons of the Renaissance. delivering texts on a number of points of the Anglo-French Renaissance rather than targeting one set of borrowings or phenomena, this assortment issues to new configurations of the relationships between nationwide literatures. members deal with particular borrowings, rewritings, and appropriations of French writing by means of English authors, in fields starting from lyric poetry to epic poetry to drama to political treatise. The bibliography provides a accomplished record of courses on French connections within the English Renaissance from 1902 to the current day.

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