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The Resource The poetics of conversion in early modern English literature : verse and change from Donne to Dryden, Molly Murray

The poetics of conversion in early modern English literature : verse and change from Donne to Dryden, Molly Murray

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The poetics of conversion in early modern English literature : verse and change from Donne to Dryden
Title
The poetics of conversion in early modern English literature
Title remainder
verse and change from Donne to Dryden
Statement of responsibility
Molly Murray
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Christians in post-Reformation England inhabited a culture of conversion. Required to choose among rival forms of worship, many would cross - and often recross - the boundary between Protestantism and Catholicism. This study considers the poetry written by such converts, from the reign of Elizabeth I to that of James II, concentrating on four figures: John Donne, William Alabaster, Richard Crashaw, and John Dryden. Murray offers a context for each poet's conversion within the era's polemical and controversial literature. She also elaborates on the formal features of the poems themselves, demonstrating how the language of poetry could express both spiritual and ecclesiastical change with particular vividness and power. Proposing conversion as a catalyst for some of the most innovative devotional poetry of the period, both canonical and uncanonical, this study will be of interest to all specialists in early modern English literature
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murray, Molly
Dewey number
821.009
Index
index present
LC call number
PR508.C76
LC item number
M87 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Conversion in literature
  • Christian poetry, English
  • POETRY
  • Christian poetry, English
  • Conversion in literature
  • Versdichtung
  • Konversion
  • Literatur
  • Konversion
  • Englisch
Label
The poetics of conversion in early modern English literature : verse and change from Donne to Dryden, Molly Murray
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 178-198) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : toward a poetics of conversion -- William Alabaster's lyric turn -- John Donne and the language of de-nomination -- Richard Crashaw and the gender of conversion -- Versing and reversing in the poetry of John Dryden -- Afterword : Eliot's inheritance and the criticism of conversion
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650348467
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 205 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511769757
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)650348467
Label
The poetics of conversion in early modern English literature : verse and change from Donne to Dryden, Molly Murray
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 178-198) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : toward a poetics of conversion -- William Alabaster's lyric turn -- John Donne and the language of de-nomination -- Richard Crashaw and the gender of conversion -- Versing and reversing in the poetry of John Dryden -- Afterword : Eliot's inheritance and the criticism of conversion
Control code
650348467
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 205 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511769757
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)650348467

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