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 Renaissance literature - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Renaissance literature is European literature, after the Dark Ages over an extended period, usually considered to be initiated by Petrarch at the beginning of the Italian Renaissance, and sometimes taken to continue to the English Renaissance, including Shakespeare and into the seventeenth century.
The general tone of Polish literature was set by the nobility, who propagated their own ideals of material and spiritual values.
In Croatian literature Marko Marulić, Marin Držić, Hanibal Lucić, Dinko Zlatarić, Petar Zoranić.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Renaissance_literature   (310 words)

 French Renaissance literature - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
French Renaissance literature is, for the purpose of this article, literature written in French (Middle French) from the French invasion of Italy in 1494 to 1600, or roughly the period from the reign of Charles VIII of France to the ascension of Henri IV of France to the throne.
Literacy itself is an important issue in the dissemination of the texts of the Renaissance: the culture of the 16th century remains profoundly oral, and the short story, the chivalric novel and Rabelais's works make this orality a central part of their style.
A library such as Montaigne's was a rare occurrence for people other than lawyers and members of parliament who had had an elite education in the universities; for the public, the broadsheet or penny press (with woodcut illustrations) sold door to door by colporters would have been their only access to the written word.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/French_Renaissance_literature   (3785 words)

 Some Concepts for Analyzing Renaissance Literature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Irony, in general, is an extremely important principle in Renaissance literature: it offers a way of communicating a lesson indirectly, of teaching without preaching, of letting the reader figure out the lesson partly on his own.
Humor: Renaissance literature is often extremely funny, but the humor is sometimes not blatantly obvious because it is achieved through irony.
Comedy in the Renaissance is often intellectual comedy, in the sense that the humor grows out of the violation of the standards of Reason.
discord.dyndns.org /concepts.shtml   (1225 words)

 English Renaissance literature (general)
The Invention of the Renaissance Woman: The Challenge of Female Independence in the Literature and Thought of Italy and England.
The Patriarch's Wife: Literature Evidence and the History of the Family.
Honigmann, E. John Weever: A Biography of a Literature Associate of Shakespeare and Jonson, Together with a Photographic Facsimile of Weever's Epigrammes (1599).
ise.uvic.ca /Library/SLT/reference/bliterature.html   (442 words)

 Czech Renaissance Literature and Humanism
The more anthropocentric philosophy of Renaissance art derived from Italy ill matched the Reformation zeal of many Czech writers, but the cult of classical Latin style, and the instructive focus on secular subject matter, were more easily compatible with the Reformation outlook.
An outstanding lawyer, his views on the need for vernacular literature and translations are expounded in a well-known preface to a Czech translation from John Chrysostom.
This period saw a general flourishing of scholarly vernacular literature, including geography, law (Pavel Krystyán z Koldína, codifying municipal law), medicine, botany, chemistry, and astronomy (both Tycho de Brahe and Johann Kepler worked in Prague under the Emperor Rudolf).
users.ox.ac.uk /~tayl0010/lit_renais.htm   (1716 words)

 Renaissance: The Elizabethan World - Related Sites
Electrifying the Renaissance: Hypertext, Literature, and the World Wide Web "...proposes a new way of envisioning the Renaissance canon, as well as a new way of guiding students through the Early Modern period;" from Robert Hamm and Rebecca Wood.
The Renaissance Tailor, an extensive site with primary source tests and period patterns and methods of construction.
Renaissance Faires from Renaissance Entertainment (incorporating the California Renaissance Pleasure Faire and the Bristol Renaissance Faire).
renaissance.dm.net /sites.html   (1869 words)

 PAL: Harlem Renaissance: A Brief Introduction
Harlem Renaissance (HR) is the name given to the period from the end of World War I and through the middle of the 1930s Depression, during which a group of talented African-American writers produced a sizable body of literature in the four prominent genres of poetry, fiction, drama, and essay.
Harlem Renaissance: An Assessment from Huggins, Nathan I. Harlem Renaissance.
The "renaissance" echoed American progressivism in its faith in democratic reform, in its belief in art and literature as agents of change, and in its almost uncritical belief in itself and its future.
www.csustan.edu /english/reuben/pal/chap9/9intro.html   (1876 words)

Afterlives of the Saints: Hagiography, Typology, and Renaissance Literature.
Wightman, W.P.D. Science and the Renaissance: An Introduction to the Study of the Emergence of the Sciences in the Sixteenth Century.
This page is intended to be a growing collection of links to Renaissance poetry texts (and related resources), with a special emphasis on the English literature of the period.
www.library.wwu.edu /ref/subjguides/renbib.htm#lit   (3218 words)

 backgr   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The history of Renaissance literature is essentially the history of the development of a literature in English or the vernacular, a revolutionary change arising simultaneously with--and in truth, made possible by--two related things:
Perhaps the reason for the deficit was that the wealthy nobles were concentrating on foreign and domestic problems, including wars; the commercial classes were preoccupied with making a living; and the lower classes with surviving.
One of his lasting contributions to literature and to religion is the King James Authorized Version of the Bible (1611), the result of seven years' dedicated work by the King's hand-picked Greek, Hebrew, and religious scholars.
athena.english.vt.edu /~jmooney/renmats/backgr.htm   (4459 words)

 Renaissance Theme
Feasts, Fairs and Festivals: Mirrors of Renaissance Society A study of Renaissance holidays and culture for grade 9 students.
[The] Illusion of the Renaissance This is a teaching unit for eighth grade and high school art students focussing on perspective.
The paper starts with a brief sketch of the major differences between Medieval and Renaissance art, proceeds to a history of the discovery of perspective, and finishes with a description of illusionistic art work from the 15th to the 17th century.
www.cln.org /themes/renaissance.html   (1076 words)

 UVa Library: Subject Guides: English: Renaissance
This exhibition presents Renaissance editions of Dante's Divine Comedy from the John A. Zahm, C.S.C., Dante Collection at the University of Notre Dame, together with selected treasures from The Newberry Library.
A series of old-spelling, SGML-encoded editions of early individual copies of English Renaissance books and manuscripts, and of plain transcriptions of such works, published on the World Wide Web as a free resource for students of the period.
The goal of Iter is to increase access to all published materials pertaining to the Renaissance (1300-1700) and, eventually, to the Middle Ages (400-1500), by creating online bibliographies.
www.lib.virginia.edu /subjects/English/eng-renaissance.html   (632 words)

 English: Renaissance Literature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Renaissance (or Early Modern era) refers to the period of English cultural history that spans roughly two hundred years from the late fifteenth to the close of the seventeenth century.
As the term "Renaissance" or rebirth implies, this was a period of remarkable intellectual and artistic activity when poets, dramatists, essayists, and other amateur and professional writers helped to fashion a rich and complex national literary culture.
From the works of Shakespeare to the poetry of Amelia Lanyer (the first published woman poet in England); from vernacular translations of the Bible to the erotic verse of John Donne; from epigrams to epics, poets to poetasters, the literature of the Renaissance will delight and teach all who encounter it.
english.osu.edu /areas/renaissance/Renaissance.htm   (339 words)

References to the art, sculpture, and music of the Renaissance are also provided at the end of this lecture, and we shall study some of them during the course of study.
Since literature is made up not only of the expression of the creative imagination but also of the criticism of the aesthetic philosopher who interprets both the poetry and the other fine arts of his time, it is necessary to examine critical, as well as purely creative, literature.
As far as the Renaissance in literature is concerned, the influence of classicism is probably the most important factor.
lonestar.texas.net /~mseifert/renaissance.html   (4832 words)

 Open Directory - Arts: Literature: World Literature: American: 20th Century: Harlem Renaissance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
About Harlem Renaissance Women - Women's History - Links to biographical material on women who were part of the movement, from the About.com Guide to Women's History.
Harlem Renaissance - Discussion of literature, poetry, and book reviews, in addition providing articles dedicated to the enormous contributions of African Americans during the Harlem Renaissance era.
Harlem Renaissance, 1919-1937 - A research guide and reference, with background, list of individuals (many with links to further information), timeline, assessment of the importance of the movement.
dmoz.org /Arts/Literature/World_Literature/American/20th_Century/Harlem_Renaissance   (313 words)

 English 331: Renaissance Literature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
ENGL 331 is designed to introduce significant writers and major literary works of the English Renaissance and early 17th century, and to acquaint you with the historical and cultural context within which these works and writers evolved.
While tracing the evolution of three principal genres--lyric poetry, theater, and the epic--we will explore the issues facing authors writing in English in the Renaissance and early 17th century, with particular attention to the efforts of writers and poets to establish and defend the literary legitimacy of the English tongue.
No prior familiarity with the Renaissance and early 17th century is presupposed for ENGL 331--I will endeavor to give you all the guidance you need for an initial reading of these works.
cla.calpoly.edu /~dschwart/engl331/331syllw97.html   (1838 words)

 Renaissance: Rhetoric and Literature
Humanism in Renaissance rhetoric was a reaction to Aristotelian scholasticism, as espoused by Francis
While the scholastics claimed a logical connection between word and thought, the humanists differentiated between physical utterance and intangible meditation; they gave common usage priority over sets of logical rules.
The effect of humanism on English literature was wide and far-reaching.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/ent/A0860690.html   (550 words)

 Literary Resources -- Renaissance (Lynch)
The later Renaissance is also covered in my eighteenth-century pages.
Voice of the Shuttle — Renaissance and Seventeenth Century
A full-text on-line journal of theory in Medieval and Renaissance studies.
andromeda.rutgers.edu /~jlynch/Lit/ren.html   (1534 words)

 BigEye - Medieval & Renaissance Literature
The Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts is a collection of public domain documents from American and English literature as well as Western philosophy.
A historical speech about censorship from antiquity to modern times, establishing the democratic right of freedom of speech and freedom of the press.
Exploring legends in history, folklore, Literature, fiction, and the arts.
www.bigeye.com /litmedi.htm   (429 words)

 English: Renaissance Literature
The Renaissance, from roughly 1500 to 1640, is one of the seminal periods of English literature, when, amid the confused political and religious situation of Tudor and Stuart England, some of the finest world literature was written.
In this course you will study a selection of this great work by masters like Shakespeare, Wyatt, Sidney and Donne, with special study of two of the brilliant playwrights who surrounded Shakespeare, Marlowe and Webster.
It can be taken on its own, though it is often paired with really detailed study of Shakespeare in the course Shakespearean Drama to achieve an overview of the literature of the English Renaissance as a whole.
www.buckingham.ac.uk /english/courses/renaissance.html   (233 words)

 RENAISSANCE LITERATURE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The subject studies the literature of the English Renaissance (roughly 1560-1660) through an examination of works illustrating a variety of treatments of power and love in political, social, and religious contexts.
There will be some emphasis on the representations of gender in the prescribed texts and its relation to the socio-political status of women in the period.
Third-year students will be expected to show a greater awareness both of the cultural background and of present-day theoretical approaches to the literature.
www.arts.monash.edu.au /english/undergraduate/2000/2110.html   (382 words)

 Group III: Renaissance Literature
Gordon, D.J. The Renaissance Imagination (pioneering essays on Jonson's masques, important for all interdisciplinary studies of literature and emblematics or the vis~ rts)
Women and the English Renaissance: Literature and the Nature of Womankind.
A Historv of Literarv Criticism in the Italian Renaissance, 2 vols.
english.unc.edu /graduate/phd-III.html   (3906 words)

 Literature Course Syllabi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
If you know of any literature courses that put their reading lists, course materials, andc.
Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Literature (Kathryn Conrad, Univ. of Kansas)
The Literature of the Holocaust (Al Filreis, Penn)
www.english.upenn.edu /~jlynch/syllabi.html   (685 words)

 European Literature - Electronic Texts
De Nederlandse Letteren has an index to Dutch authors in the various Web collections as well as links to general information on Dutch literature and to new journals and writers publishing on the Internet.
Dutch literature from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century.
Literatur im Netz and Literaturwelt have descriptive entries for contemporary literature published on the Web and for literary journals on the Web.
www.lib.virginia.edu /wess/etexts.html#german   (1093 words)

 English Literature Resources, web links, essays and books
Many of the world's great books have been made into films, and watching the movie can be a help in getting to know the essence of a work quickly and enjoyably.
Many works of literature are available on audio CD, and listening to them can be a convenient and enjoyable way of getting to know the work.
Renaissance and 17th Century literature resources from Voice of the Shuttle
www.literature-study-online.com /resources   (1283 words)

 Renaissance Texts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
This page, prepared by John F. Tinkler, is intended as a (growing) collection of links to Renaissance texts (and related resources), with a special emphasis on the English literature of the period.
It is intended as an aid for my courses in Renaissance Literature in the English Department at Towson State University.
The English Renaissance is treated as beginning with the period of Thomas More and John Colet, and ending around the generation of Milton--that is, ca.
www.towson.edu /~tinkler/bookmark/rentext.html   (328 words)

It was considered unfashionable for Venetian women, during the Renaissance to have anything but silvery-blonde hair.
For more on Renaissance Literature and Theatre, visit my Literature and Drama page.
Info on Renaissance food can be found on my FOOD IN HISTORY & AROUND THE WORLD page.
www.teacheroz.com /renaissance.htm   (465 words)

 French Literature - Renaissance
In Gargantua (1534) his giant hero reports to his son Pantagruel on the amazing intellectual progress that has occurred in the course of just one generation thanks to the revival of the literature and thought of antiquity.
The prince of Renaissance poets, however, was Pierre de Ronsard, the uncontested leader of the constellation of poets called the PLEIADE.
With the lyric sonnets, light odes, and political verse of his later career, he helped to free French poetry from the pedantry of the past.
www.discoverfrance.net /France/Literature/DF_literature2.shtml   (787 words)

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