Archaic Style in English Literature, 1590-1674

Archaic Style in English Literature, 1590-1674

Munro, Lucy (Lecturer in Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama Studies)

Cambridge University Press






15 a 20 dias

Munro explores the conscious use of archaic language by poets and dramatists including Shakespeare, Spenser, Jonson and Milton.
Introduction: conceptualising archaism; 1. Within our own memory: Old English and the early modern poet; 2. Chaucer, Gower and the anxiety of obsolescence; 3. Archaic style in religious writing: immutability, controversy, prophecy; 4. Staging generations: archaism and the theatrical past; 5. Shepherds' speech: archaism and early Stuart pastoral drama; 6. Archaism and the 'English' epic; Coda: looking backward, looking forward.
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