Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 October 2012

232 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719069475

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The sense of early modern writing

Rhetoric, poetics, aesthetics

Mark Robson

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Pursues the relation between the concept of the 'early modern' and modernity, tracing the complex interactions of post-Romantic, philosophical aesthetics and early modern rhetoric and poetics
  • The theoretically-informed approach, drawing in particular on the work of Derrida and de Man to fundamentally challenge the idea that critical theory is of little relevance in the reading of early modern texts
  • Includes readings of both familiar and unfamilar texts by Shakespeare, Sidney, Jonson, Hester Pulter and others
  • Will be of interest to students and reseachers in early modern or Renaissance studies