By Kent Cartwright
A spouse to Tudor Literature offers a suite of thirty-one newly commissioned essays targeting English literature and tradition from the reign of Henry VII in 1485 to the demise of Elizabeth I in 1603.
- Presents scholars with a priceless old and cultural context to the period
- Discusses key texts and consultant topics, and explores concerns together with foreign affects, non secular switch, trip and New international discoveries, women’s writing, technological suggestions, medievalism, print tradition, and advancements in track and in modes of seeing and reading
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B. Coldiron unearths the French presence in Tudor England, which was “pervasive, constitutive, and richly contradictory” and which might even be described in post-colonial terms. The chapters by Coletti and Gibson, and Coldiron share common interests with those earlier on manuscript and print culture. If the French presence turns out to be greater than we might expect, the Italian influence on Tudor culture turns out to be more mixed and complicated. Pamela Benson traces both the “admiration and fear” felt by the English toward Italy as evidenced in language study, travel, reading, and writing, and she closely analyzes the limited interaction of Tudor women with matters Italian.
While even literate women seemed largely excluded from certain activities (studying Italian, for example), our increasing appreciation for women as significant popular devotional writers and for women as poets and even joint authors signals that current critical discussion of women writers 10 Introduction has entered an interesting new phase. Likewise illuminating are those chapters that touch on the representation of women, including male views of the Virgin Queen (Benson, Warren, Pincombe). There is still much to learn on these subjects, so central to Tudor literary experience.
As Fuller notes, despite a trend toward suppressing derivative fantastical narratives and preferring first-hand accounts, the Tudor “I” can be a complicated observer who still tells anecdotes of headless men and other marvels. ” Mentz argues that The Unfortunate Traveler’s great subject is the print culture that has come into being in the course of the sixteenth century. 6 Introduction Common Topics While the “Table of Contents” organizes chapters formally and, for the most part, chronologically, the Companion’s chapters also intersect with each other in various topical ways that provide an additional picture of Tudor literature and its culture.
A Companion to Tudor Literature by Kent Cartwright