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Continental Humanist Poetics
Arthur F. Kinney's Humanist poetics, a pioneering study published in 1986, explored the uses of rhetoric that gave rise to the novel in Elizabethan England. Continental humanist poetics argues that there were parallel and contrasting, if more subtle, movements in Europe by five writers in particular to fashion a humanist poetics from the same antique texts and that many of these developments occurred even earlier on the Continent. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Published by Univ of Massachusetts Press on 08/20/1989
Book details: 367 pages.

Shakespeare and Cognition
Shakespeare and Cognition examines the essential relationship between vision, knowledge, and memory in Renaissance models of cognition as seen in Shakespeare's plays. Drawing on both Aristotle's Metaphysics and contemporary cognitive literary theory, Arthur F. Kinney explores five key objects/images in Shakespeare's plays – crowns, bells, rings, graves and ghosts – that are not actually seen (or, in the case of the latter, not meant to be seen), but are central to the imagination of both the playwright and the playgoers.
Published by Routledge on 10/31/2013
Book details: 224 pages.

Shakespeare, Computers, and the Mystery of Authorship
Using computer analysis, this book confronts the main unsolved mysteries of authorship in Shakespeare's canon, providing some surprising conclusions.
Published by Cambridge University Press on 08/27/2009
Book details: 234 pages.

Flannery O'Connor's Library
More than just a bibliography, this catalog of Flannery O'Connor's library is an invitation to better understand the ideas, passions, and prejudices of the extraordinarily observant and creative author of Wise Blood and The Violent Bear It Away. Noting all the passages O'Connor marked in her books, transcribing many of the passages, and showing all references to specific books in O'Connor's published letters and book reviews, Arthur F. Kinney gives readers the opportunity to hear the intellectual dialogue between O'Connor and the authors of the books in her library--authors as diverse as Carl Jung, Henry James, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. A rich assembly of books on philosophy, theology, literature, literary criticism, and other subjects, O'Connor's personal library was collected while she lived at the family farmhouse near Milledgeville, Georgia. Now housed at Georgia College and State University, it shows signs of her frequent use. Passages that aroused such emotions as joy, wrath, and mockery are marked with her stars, checks, numbers, and often more extensive comments. Providing a general intellectual context for understanding O'Connor's work, the markings and notations offer in some cases a direct guide to specific facets of her work. Helpful to anyone seeking to understand O'Connor, Flannery O'Connor's Library will prove indispensable to future study and criticism of one of the most complex and elusive twentieth-century American writers.
Published by University of Georgia Press on 01/01/2007
Book details: 208 pages.

Humanist Poetics
This important contribution to the study of English Renaissance culture redefines the humanist movement, employs humanist rhetoric in new ways, and argues that English fiction in the sixteenth century should be seen as a major genre with its own strategies for the imaginative artist. Arthur F. Kinney argues that the main purpose of Renaissance humanism was the cultivation and perfection of the individual and society by the use of rhetoric--by persuasion. Humanist poetics, then, is the poetics of rhetoric: the attempt to fashion the self or the reader by a fiction that employs rhetoric's means. By tracing classical resources and the intertextuality of major English works from More's Utopia to Lodge's Rosalynde and Nashe's Unfortunate Traveller, Kinney not only locates basic Elizabethan habits of mind but also shows where the roots of the English novel may ultimately lie.
Published by Univ of Massachusetts Press on 08/20/1986
Book details: 529 pages.

The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare
Contains forty original essays.
Published by Oxford University Press on 08/20/2019
Book details: 823 pages.

A New Companion to Renaissance Drama
A New Companion to Renaissance Drama provides an invaluable summary of past and present scholarship surrounding the most popular and influential literary form of its time. Original interpretations from leading scholars set the scene for important paths of future inquiry. A colorful, comprehensive and interdisciplinary overview of the material conditions of Renaissance plays, England's most important dramatic period Contributors are both established and emerging scholars, with many leading international figures in the discipline Offers a unique approach by organizing the chapters by cultural context, theatre history, genre studies, theoretical applications, and material studies Chapters address newest departures and future directions for Renaissance drama scholarship Arthur Kinney is a world-renowned figure in the field
Published by John Wiley & Sons on 04/20/2017
Book details: 656 pages.

Tudor England
This is the first encyclopedia to be devoted entirely to Tudor England. 700 entries by top scholars in every major field combine new modes of archival research with a detailed Tudor chronology and appendix of biographical essays. Entries include: * Edward Alleyn [actor/theatre manager] * Roger Ascham * Bible translation * cloth trade * Devereux family * Espionage * Family of Love * food and diet * James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell * inns * Ket's Rebellion * John Lyly * mapmaking * Frances Meres * miniature painting * Pavan * Pilgrimage of Grace * Revels Office * Ridolfi plot * Lady Mary Sidney, Countess of Pembroke * treason * and much more. Also includes an 8-page color insert.
Book details: 837 pages.

Renaissance Historicisms
Offers the bibliography of King James' poetry, an edition of a memoir by the son of Sir Martin Barnham, as well as arguments about Skelton, More, Elyot, Marguerite de Navarre, Sidney, Spenser, Daniel, Shakespeare, Mary Wroth, Isabella Whitney, and Marvell.
Published by Associated University Presse on 08/20/2019
Book details: 355 pages.

Faulkner's Narrative Poetics
Published by Univ of Massachusetts Press on 08/20/1978
Book details: 286 pages.
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