Stegner, Paul D.

Confession and Memory in Early Modern English Literature : Penitential Remains - Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. - 1 online resource (241 p.) - eBooks on Demand Early Modern Literature in History . - Early Modern Literature in History .

Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- 1 Confession and Memory in the Age of Reformations -- 2 Confession and Redemptive Forgetting in Spenser's Legend of Holiness: Memories of Sin, Memories of Salvation -- 3 The Will to Forget: Ovidian Heroism and the Compulsion to Confess in Marlowe's Doctor Faustus -- 4 "Try what repentance can": Hamlet, Confession, and the Extraction of Interiority -- 5 Will and the Reconciled Maid: Rereading Confession and Remembering Sin in Shake-speares Sonnets -- 6 Treasonous Reconciliations: Robert Southwell, Religious Polemic, and the Criminalization of Confession Conclusion: Memories of Confession in Seventeenth-Century England -- Notes and References -- Bibliography -- Index

9781137558619 190 (NL),142.5 (3U),95 (1U)


Confession in literature.
English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
Memory in literature.
Protestantism and literature -- History -- 16th century.
Protestantism and literature -- History -- 17th century.
Repentance in literature.


Electronic books.

PR428.C637 -- S74 2015eb

820.9/003