The Poetics of Melancholy in Early Modern England
Cambridge University Press, 30.09.2004 - 252 Seiten
The Poetics of Melancholy in Early Modern England explores how attitudes toward, and explanations of, human emotions change in England during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century. By emphasising the shared concerns of the 'non-literary' and 'literary' texts produced by figures such as Edmund Spenser, John Donne, Robert Burton, and John Milton, Douglas Trevor asserts that quintessentially 'scholarly' practices such as glossing texts and appending sidenotes shape the methods by which these same writers come to analyse their own moods.
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The reinvention of sadness
The margins of learning
Detachability and the passions in Edmund Spensers The Shepheardes Calender
Sadness in The Faerie Queene
Hamlet and the humors of skepticism
John Donne and scholarly melancholy
the Sidenote as Symptom
Robert Burtons melancholic England
Burtons scholarly method
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