An Collins and the Historical Imagination

This introductory essay draws upon my research and publications since 1998 concerning Collins, the seventeenthcentury poetic ... see Chloe Wheatley, Epic, Epitome, and the Early Modern Historical Imagination (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, ...

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Author: W. Scott Howard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317182016

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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The first edited collection of scholarly essays to focus exclusively on An Collins, this volume examines the significance of an important religious and political poet from seventeenth-century England. The book celebrates Collins’s writing within her own time and ours through a comprehensive assessment of her poetics, literary, religious and political contexts, critical reception, and scholarly tradition. An Collins and the Historical Imagination engages with the complete arc of research and interpretation concerning Collins’s poetry from 1653 to the present. The volume defines the center and circumference of Collins scholarship for twenty-first century readers. The book’s thematically linked chapters and appendices provide a multifaceted investigation of An Collins’s writing, religious and political milieu, and literary legacy within her time and ours.

An Collins and the Historical Imagination

The first edited collection of scholarly essays to focus exclusively on An Collins, this volume examines the significance of an important religious and political poet from seventeenth-century England.

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Author: W. Scott Howard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317182023

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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The first edited collection of scholarly essays to focus exclusively on An Collins, this volume examines the significance of an important religious and political poet from seventeenth-century England. The book celebrates Collins’s writing within her own time and ours through a comprehensive assessment of her poetics, literary, religious and political contexts, critical reception, and scholarly tradition. An Collins and the Historical Imagination engages with the complete arc of research and interpretation concerning Collins’s poetry from 1653 to the present. The volume defines the center and circumference of Collins scholarship for twenty-first century readers. The book’s thematically linked chapters and appendices provide a multifaceted investigation of An Collins’s writing, religious and political milieu, and literary legacy within her time and ours.

A History of Early Modern Women s Writing

All subsequent references to the poetry and prose of An Collins follow Gottlieb's edition, hereafter identified ... See Howard, “Introduction: Imagining An Collins,” in Howard (ed.), An Collins and the Historical Imagination, 6–7.

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Author: Patricia Phillippy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108642279

Category: Literary Criticism

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A History of Early Modern Women's Writing is essential reading for students and scholars working in the field of early modern British literature and history. This collaborative book of twenty-two chapters offers an expansive, multifaceted narrative of British women's literary and textual production in the period stretching from the English Reformation to the Restoration. Chapters work together to trace the contours of a diverse body of early modern women's writing, aligning women's texts with the major literary, political, and cultural currents with which they engage. Contributors examine and take account of developments in critical theory, feminism, and gender studies that have influenced the reception, reading, and interpretation of early modern women's writing. This book explicates and interrogates significant methodological and critical developments in the past four decades, guiding and testing scholarship in this period of intense activity in the recovery, dissemination, and interpretation of women's writing.

Ireland Memory and Performing the Historical Imagination

Mary P. Caulfield C. Collins. 'forgotten' and discarded moments between individual reception and theatrical historical presentations. The consideration of how memory operates in relation to the historical imagination requires an ...

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Author: Mary P. Caulfield

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137362186

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 244

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This book explores the performance of Irish collective memories and forgotten histories. It proposes an alternative and more comprehensive criterion of Irish theatre practices. These practices can be defined as the 'rejected', contested and undervalued plays and performativities that are integral to Ireland's political and cultural landscapes.

The Oxford English Literary History

Loughlin, Marie H., '“Touching the ground of Truth”: An Collins and Sectarian Spiritual Autobiography', in W. Scott Howard (ed.), An Collins and the Historical Imagination (Ashgate Publishing, 2014), 137–54.

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Author: Margaret J. M. Ezell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198183112

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 560

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The Oxford English Literary History is the new century's definitive account of a rich and diverse literary heritage that stretches back for a millennium and more. Each of these thirteen groundbreaking volumes offers a leading scholar's considered assessment of the authors, works, cultural traditions, events, and ideas that shaped the literary voices of their age. The series will enlighten and inspire not only everyone studying, teaching, and researching in English Literature, but all serious readers. This volume covers the period 1645-1714, and removes the traditional literary period labels and boundaries used in earlier studies to categorize the literary culture of late seventeenth-century England. It invites readers to explore the continuities and the literary innovations occurring during six turbulent decades, as English readers and writers lived through unprecedented events including a King tried and executed by Parliament and another exiled, the creation of the national entity 'Great Britain', and an expanding English awareness of the New World as well as encounters with the cultures of Asia and the subcontinent. The period saw the establishment of new concepts of authorship and it saw a dramatic increase of women working as professional, commercial writers. London theatres closed by law in 1642 reopened with new forms of entertainments from musical theatrical spectaculars to contemporary comedies of manners with celebrity actors and actresses. Emerging literary forms such as epistolary fictions and topical essays were circulated and promoted by new media including newspapers, periodical publications, and advertising and laws were changing governing censorship and taking the initial steps in the development of copyright. It was a period which produced some of the most profound and influential literary expressions of religious faith from John Milton's Paradise Lost and John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, while simultaneously giving rise to a culture of libertinism and savage polemical satire, as well as fostering the new dispassionate discourses of experimental sciences and the conventions of popular romance.

Epic Epitome and the Early Modern Historical Imagination

Woolrych, Austin, “The Date of the Digression in Milton's History of Britain,” in Richard Ollard and Pamela Tudor-Craig (eds), For Veronica Wedgwood These: Studies in Seventeenth-Century History (London: Collins, 1986), pp. 217-46.

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Author: Dr Chloe Wheatley

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409478706

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 158

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In early modern England, epitomes-texts promising to pare down, abridge, or sum up the essence of their authoritative sources-provided readers with key historical knowledge without the bulk, expense, or time commitment demanded by greater volumes. Epic poets in turn addressed the habits of reading and thinking that, for better and for worse, were popularized by the publication of predigested works. Analyzing popular texts such as chronicle summaries, abridgements of sacred epic, and abstracts of civil war debate, Chloe Wheatley charts the efflorescence of a lively early modern epitome culture, and demonstrates its impact upon Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene, Abraham Cowley's Davideis, and John Milton's Paradise Lost. Clearly and elegantly written, this new study presents fresh insight into how poets adapted an important epic convention-the representation of the hero's confrontation with summaries of past and future-to reflect contemporary trends in early modern history writing.

Liberalism Imperialism and the Historical Imagination

... A.S. Collins, The Profession of Letters: A Study of the Relation of Authors to Patrons, Publishers, andPublic, 1780–1832 (London, 1928), 128–35, 155–60. 47 John Feather, A History of British Publishing (London, 1988), 36 Imagining ...

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Author: Theodore Koditschek

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139494885

Category: History

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This book examines the ways in which imperial agendas informed the writing of history in nineteenth-century Britain and how historical writing transformed imperial agendas. Using the published writings and personal papers of Walter Scott, J. A. Froude, James Mill, Rammohun Roy, T. B. Macaulay, E. A. Freeman, W. E. Gladstone, and J. R. Seeley among others, Theodore Koditschek sheds light on the role of the historical imagination in the establishment and legitimation of liberal imperialism. He shows how both imperialists and the imperialized were drawn to reflect back on the Empire's past as a result of the need to construct a modern, multi-national British imperial identity for a more economically expansive and enlightened present. By tracing the imperial lives and historical works of these pivotal figures, Theodore Koditschek illuminates the ways in which discourse altered practice, and vice versa, as well as how the history of Empire was continuously written and re-written.

The Historical Imagination of G K Chesterton

Chesterton thinks that the truth could be better realized by trying to see the past with a clear imagination uncluttered by ... Dorothy Collins, he wrote the book on Thomas Aquinas with very little consultation of historical sources.16 ...

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Author: Joseph R. McCleary

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135852061

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 172

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This study examines a selection of Chesterton’s novels, poetry, and literary criticism and outlines the distinctive philosophy of history that emerges from these writings. Looking at Chesteron's relationship with and influence upon authors including William Cobbett, Sir Walter Scott, Belloc, Shaw, H.G. Wells, Christopher Dawson, Evelyn Waugh, and Marshall McLuhan, McCleary contends that Chesterton’s recurring use of the themes of locality, patriotism, and nationalism embodies a distinctive understanding of what gives history its coherence. The study concludes that Chesterton’s emphasis on locality is the hallmark of his historical philosophy in that it blends the concepts of free will, specificity, and creatureliness which he uses to make sense of history.

Frontiers of Historical Imagination

Metahistory: The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1973). An earlier article, “The Burden of History” (1966), reprinted in his Tropics of Discourse: Essays in Cultural ...

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Author: Kerwin Lee Klein

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520221666

Category: History

Page: 377

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"A thorough and breathtaking review of modern historiography, anthropology, and literary criticism as they relate to the American frontier."—Robert V. Hine, author of Second Sight

Beholding Disability in Renaissance England

A Social History of Disability in the Middle Ages : Cultural Considerations of Physical Impairment . Routledge , 2013 . ... An Collins and the Historical Imagination , edited by W. Scott Howard . Ashgate , 2014 , pp . 53–69 .

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Author: Allison P. Hobgood

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472132362

Category: Disabilities in literature

Page: 282

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How disability and ableism took shape in Renaissance England