Essays in Memory of Richard Helgerson: Laureations

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Roze Hentschell, Kathy Lavezzo
Lexington Books, 2012 - Literary Criticism - 289 pages
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This book brings together new essays by leading cultural critics who have been influenced by the groundbreaking scholarship of Richard Helgerson. The original essays penned for this anthology evince the ongoing impact of Helgerson's work in major critical debates including national identity, literary careerism, and studies of form. Analyzing not only early modern but also medieval literary texts, the pieces that comprise Essays in Memory of Richard Helgerson: Laureations respond to both Helgerson's more famous scholarly works and the whole range of his critical corpus, from his earliest work on prodigality to his latest writings on mid-sixteenth century European poets. The interdisciplinary, transnational, and comparativist spirit of Helgerson's criticism is reflected in the essays, as is his commitment to studies of multiple genres that nevertheless attend to the particularities of form. Contributors offer new interpretations of several of Shakespeare's plays--Hamlet, I Henry IV, The Tempest, Coriolanus, Antony and Cleopatra, King Lear--and other dramas such as Beaumont's The Knight of the Burning Pestle, the anonymous drama The London Prodigal, and Stephen Greenblatt and John Mee's contemporary play Cardenio. In keeping with Helgerson's comparativist turn, the volume includes analyses of Joachim Du Bellay's poetry and Donato Gianotti's discussion of The Divine Comedy. Prose works featured in the volume encompass More's Utopia and Isaac Walton's The Compleat Angler. Spenser's early poetry and the medieval romance Floris and Blanchflour also receive new readings.
 

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Contents

Chapter 01 Influence Appropriation Piracy
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Chapter 02 Idleness Humanist Industry and English Colonial Activity in Thomas Mores fruitfull pleasant wittie and profi table Utopia
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Chapter 03 Amorous Scholastics
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Dramatic Forms
71
Chapter 04 Delivery Rooms
73
Chapter 05 One Head Is Better than Two
91
Chapter 06 About Suffering and on Dying
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Part III Travel and Geography
143
The Literary Career
181
Chapter 09 Rival Laureates and Multiple Monuments
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Chapter 10 Du Bellays Source de Meduse
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Chapter 11 The Jacobean Prodigals
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Chapter 12 Religious Affi liation in Elizabethan London
243
Helgersonland
259
A Bibliography
271
Index
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Chapter 07 Dante Michelangelo and What We Talk about When We Talk about Poetry
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Chapter 08 The Pleasures of the Land in Restoration England
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About the Contributors
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Roze Hentschell is associate professor of English at Colorado State University.

Kathy Lavezzo is associate professor of English at the University of Iowa.

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