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Hidden Designs (Routledge Revivals) : The Critical Profession and Renaissance Literature

By: Crewe, Jonathan.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Routledge Revivals: Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014Description: 1 online resource (192 p.).ISBN: 9781317675389.Subject(s): Criticism -- History -- 20th century | English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc | Historical criticism (Literature) -- England | Renaissance -- England | Theater -- Political aspects -- EnglandGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Hidden Designs (Routledge Revivals) : The Critical Profession and Renaissance LiteratureDDC classification: 820.9003 | 820/.9/003 LOC classification: PR69 .C74 2014Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Prehistory; 1 The politics of theater (I); 2 Sympathy; 3 Countercurrents; 4 The politics of theater (II); 5 Discovery; 6 Epilogue: the way forward; Notes; Index
Summary: This 1986 study offers a challenging contribution to the on-going critical debate surrounding the English literary Renaissance. Although informed by the 'new historicism' and post-structuralism, Hidden Designs makes a plea for criticism to be practiced in its own name rather than in the name of theory, and opposes the hyper-professionalisation of literary studies in favour of the broader communal functions of criticism.Major Renaissance authors and their recent critics are placed under 'suspicion' as Crewe explores the elements of 'criminality' inherent in the powerful interests -personal, institutional, political and cultural - served by the literary enterprise, or channelled through it. Revisionary readings of Sidney, Spenser, Puttenham and Shakespeare are linked by a continuing commentary on the history and theoretical claims of Renaissance criticism.
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Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Prehistory; 1 The politics of theater (I); 2 Sympathy; 3 Countercurrents; 4 The politics of theater (II); 5 Discovery; 6 Epilogue: the way forward; Notes; Index

This 1986 study offers a challenging contribution to the on-going critical debate surrounding the English literary Renaissance. Although informed by the 'new historicism' and post-structuralism, Hidden Designs makes a plea for criticism to be practiced in its own name rather than in the name of theory, and opposes the hyper-professionalisation of literary studies in favour of the broader communal functions of criticism.Major Renaissance authors and their recent critics are placed under 'suspicion' as Crewe explores the elements of 'criminality' inherent in the powerful interests -personal, institutional, political and cultural - served by the literary enterprise, or channelled through it. Revisionary readings of Sidney, Spenser, Puttenham and Shakespeare are linked by a continuing commentary on the history and theoretical claims of Renaissance criticism.

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