Catholicism, Controversy and the English Literary Imagination, 1558–1660.

By: Shell, AlisonPublisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1999Copyright date: ©1999Description: 1 online resource (323 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780511149955Subject(s): English literature--Early modern, 1500-1700--History and criticismGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Catholicism, Controversy and the English Literary Imagination, 1558–1660DDC classification: 820.9382 LOC classification: PR428.C3 S54 1999Online resources: Click to View
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Cover -- Half-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Note on the text -- Introduction -- PART I Catholics and the canon -- CHAPTER 1 The livid flash: decadence, anti-Catholic revenge tragedy and the dehistoricised critic -- APOCALYPTIC DISCLOSURES -- THE THING DISCLOSED -- ORNAMENT AND HYPOCRISY -- MIDDLETON'S MANIFESTO -- REVENGE AND TRIAL -- THE DECADENT IMAGE -- CONCLUSION: A DAMNED WORLD? -- CHAPTER 2 Catholic poetics and the Protestant canon -- THE INVISIBLE INFLUENCE: ROBERT SOUTHWELL -- SOUTHWELL AS POETIC THEORIST -- THE CALL TO REPENTANCE -- REPENTANCE, CONVERSION AND AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- CRASHAW AND THE ENGLISH CATHOLIC BAROQUE -- CRASHAW CRITICISED -- PART II Loyalism and exclusion -- CHAPTER 3 Catholic loyalism: I. Elizabethan writers -- CATHOLIC LOYALTY: DEFINITIONS AND DISAGREEMENTS -- MARY STUART: SAINT AND PROVOCATION -- IN PRAISE OF ELIZABETH: SONNETS, IMPRESE AND CATHOLIC MODERATION -- ALLEGORY AND PETITION: LOYALIST WRITING, 1595-1603 -- CHAPTER 4 Catholic loyalism: II. Stuart writers -- 'GREAT AUSTIN': JAMES I AND THE LOYALIST IMAGINATION -- ABSOLUTISM, MARITAL OBEDIENCE AND STRATAGEMS OF PERSUASION -- CONCLUSION -- CHAPTER 5 The subject of exile: I -- WEEPING ENGLAND -- JESUIT TRAGICOMEDY AND THE LESSONS OF EXILE -- CHAPTER 6 The subject of exile: II -- 'AT HOME IN HEAVEN': HYMNS AND THE SOUL'S EXILE -- MARY IN EXILE: THE MADONNA VULNERATA -- EXILE AND ITS POLEMICAL ADVANTAGES -- Conclusion -- Notes -- INTRODUCTION -- 1 THE LIVID FLASH: DECADENCE, ANTI-CATHOLIC REVENGE TRAGEDY AND THE DEHISTORICISED CRITIC -- 2 CATHOLIC POETICS AND THE PROTESTANT CANON -- 3 CATHOLIC LOYALISM: I. ELIZABETHAN WRITERS -- 4 CATHOLIC LOYALISM: II. STUART WRITERS -- 5 THE SUBJECT OF EXILE: I -- 6 THE SUBJECT OF EXILE: II -- CONCLUSION -- Works frequently cited -- Index.
Summary: Rediscovers a Catholic literary tradition and exposes the anti-Catholicism of mainstream Tudor and Stuart literature.
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Cover -- Half-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Note on the text -- Introduction -- PART I Catholics and the canon -- CHAPTER 1 The livid flash: decadence, anti-Catholic revenge tragedy and the dehistoricised critic -- APOCALYPTIC DISCLOSURES -- THE THING DISCLOSED -- ORNAMENT AND HYPOCRISY -- MIDDLETON'S MANIFESTO -- REVENGE AND TRIAL -- THE DECADENT IMAGE -- CONCLUSION: A DAMNED WORLD? -- CHAPTER 2 Catholic poetics and the Protestant canon -- THE INVISIBLE INFLUENCE: ROBERT SOUTHWELL -- SOUTHWELL AS POETIC THEORIST -- THE CALL TO REPENTANCE -- REPENTANCE, CONVERSION AND AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- CRASHAW AND THE ENGLISH CATHOLIC BAROQUE -- CRASHAW CRITICISED -- PART II Loyalism and exclusion -- CHAPTER 3 Catholic loyalism: I. Elizabethan writers -- CATHOLIC LOYALTY: DEFINITIONS AND DISAGREEMENTS -- MARY STUART: SAINT AND PROVOCATION -- IN PRAISE OF ELIZABETH: SONNETS, IMPRESE AND CATHOLIC MODERATION -- ALLEGORY AND PETITION: LOYALIST WRITING, 1595-1603 -- CHAPTER 4 Catholic loyalism: II. Stuart writers -- 'GREAT AUSTIN': JAMES I AND THE LOYALIST IMAGINATION -- ABSOLUTISM, MARITAL OBEDIENCE AND STRATAGEMS OF PERSUASION -- CONCLUSION -- CHAPTER 5 The subject of exile: I -- WEEPING ENGLAND -- JESUIT TRAGICOMEDY AND THE LESSONS OF EXILE -- CHAPTER 6 The subject of exile: II -- 'AT HOME IN HEAVEN': HYMNS AND THE SOUL'S EXILE -- MARY IN EXILE: THE MADONNA VULNERATA -- EXILE AND ITS POLEMICAL ADVANTAGES -- Conclusion -- Notes -- INTRODUCTION -- 1 THE LIVID FLASH: DECADENCE, ANTI-CATHOLIC REVENGE TRAGEDY AND THE DEHISTORICISED CRITIC -- 2 CATHOLIC POETICS AND THE PROTESTANT CANON -- 3 CATHOLIC LOYALISM: I. ELIZABETHAN WRITERS -- 4 CATHOLIC LOYALISM: II. STUART WRITERS -- 5 THE SUBJECT OF EXILE: I -- 6 THE SUBJECT OF EXILE: II -- CONCLUSION -- Works frequently cited -- Index.

Rediscovers a Catholic literary tradition and exposes the anti-Catholicism of mainstream Tudor and Stuart literature.

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