Framing Elizabethan Fictions: Contemporary Approaches to Early Modern Narrative Prose
Constance Caroline Relihan
Kent State University Press, 1996 - Literary Criticism - 274 pages
Elizabethan fiction has profited from the newer modes of critical inquiry. Such texts as George Gascoigne's The Adventures of Master F. J., John Lyly's Euphues, George Pettie's A Petite Palace of Pettie his Pleasure, or Nicholas Breton's The Miseries of Mavilla have often been seen as the work of "hack" writers, inelegant aberrations that demonstrated little about the culture of 16th-century Britain or the development of English fiction.
This collection of original essays draws on a wide range of critical and theoretical approaches, especially those influenced by various elements of feminism, Marxism, and cultural studies. They illuminate the richness of canonical examples of Elizabethan fiction (Sidney's Arcadia) and less widely read works (Henry Chettle's Piers Plainess).
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Gascoignes Voyeuristic Narrative
Visions of Social Mobility in A Petite Pallace ofPettie
Gendering Exchange and Authorship
Prose Verse and Femininity in Sidneys Old Arcadia
The Simple History of Pandostos
Rhetoric Gender and Audience Construction in Thomas Nashes
Anatomy of Wit apprentices argues Arsadachus audience authority beggars body Cambridge Caroline Lucas character Clarendon construction consumers court courtly critical desire Diamante discourse domestic Dorastus dream early modern eclogues Elinor Elizabethan fiction England English essay Euphues euphuism Fawnia female feminine Frances Gascoigne Gascoigne's gender genre Greene Harman's Helgerson humanist husband ideologies interpretation Jack Jack's John Lyly ladies literary literature London Louis Montrose lover Lucilla Lyly Lyly's male Margarite Mark Thornton marriage marry masculine master mobility narrative narrator Nashe's novel Old Arcadia oral Oxford pamphlets Pandosto period Petrarchan Pettie's Philautus Philoclea Piers Plainness Piers's poem poetics poetry poor popular prose fiction Pyrocles readers reading Renaissance rhetorical Robert Greene role romance of service servants sexual Sidney Sidney's Sir Philip Sidney sixteenth century social sonnet status story suggests symbolic text's Thomas Lodge Thomas Nashe tion tradition Unfortunate Traveller vagabond verse wealth woman women writing