Fault Lines and Controversies in the Study of Seventeenth-century English Literature

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Claude J. Summers, Ted-Larry Pebworth
University of Missouri Press, 2002 - History - 236 pages
Written by various experts in the field, this volume of thirteen original essays explores some of the most significant theoretical and practical fault lines and controversies in seventeenth-century English literature. The turn into the twenty-first century is an appropriate time to take stock of the state of the field, and, as part of that stocktaking, the need arises to assess both where literary study of the early modern period has been and where it might desirably go. Hence, many of the essays in this collection look both backward and forward. They chart the changes in the field over the past half century, while also looking forward to more change in the future.

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Defining and Defending Theoretical Pluralism
10
Catherine Gimelli Martin
22
Dennis Flynn
50
whether his own error or an error shared with Anne
54
Reconsidering Bakhtinian Dialogism
62
A Reassessment of Miltons God
73
Kate Narveson
111
P G Stanwood
140
Sometimes the End Just Doesnt Justify the Means
170
Skin Color and the Physics of Color in the Works
187
Chastity Prophecy and Gender in
204
Notes on Contributors
227
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