Rethinking the Henrician Era: Essays on Early Tudor Texts and Contexts

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Peter C. Herman
University of Illinois Press, 1994 - Literary Criticism - 312 pages
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Contributors to this first critical anthology devoted exclusively to the Henrician era show how contemporary theoretical approaches can enrich, complicate, and sometimes entirely revise our understanding of that period.
  

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Performing Hierarchy and Gender in the Henrician Masque
16
Mary Shelton and Her Tudor Literary Milieu
40
The Kings Image and Reformation Politics
78
Positioning Women in Utopian Patriarchy
93
The Voice of the Mob in Sanctuary
123
The Grotesque Realism of Skeltons The Tunnynge ofElynour Rummynge
145
Autumn 1542 and the New Poet
168
Or Has the Lady Read Petrarch?
219
Contexts and Openings
240
John Bales King Johan and the Poetics of Propaganda
267
When Did the Renaissance Begin? The Henrician Court and the Shakespearean Stage
283
Contributors
303
Index
307
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Peter C. Herman is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University.

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