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Distant Voices Still Heard: Contemporary Readings of French Renaissance Literature
Contributor(s): O'Brien, John (Editor), Quainton, Malcolm (Editor)

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ISBN: 0853237859     ISBN-13: 9780853237853
Publisher: Liverpool Univ Pr
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Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: December 2000
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Annotation: This collection is designed to introduce the new graduate student to readings of French Renaissance literature, drawing on the perspectives of contemporary literary theories. The volume is organized by paired readings of five major sixteenth-century French writers, with interpretations covering, among others, structuralism, semiotics, feminism, and psychoanalysis. The introduction contextualizes the encounter between literary theory and Renaissance texts by using the contributions as points in the development of critical thinking about this period in early modern literature. Distributed by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
French literature; 16th century; History and criticism.
BISAC Categories:
- Literary Criticism | European | French
Dewey: 840.9/003
LCCN: 2001431769
Lexile Measure: 1570
Academic/Grade Level: Scholarly/Graduate
Book type: Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 9.25" H x 6.25" W x 1.00" (1.15 lbs) 232 pages
 
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Publisher Description:
The aim of this book is to introduce the modern student to readings of French Renaissance literature, drawing on the perspectives of contemporary literary theories. The volume is organized by paired readings of five major sixteenth-century French writers, with interpretations covering, among others, structuralism, semiotics, feminism and psychoanalysis. Linking these interpretations is a constant interest in problems such as the role of the reader, the nature of the text and the question of gender. The Introduction contextualizes the encounter between literary theory and Renaissance texts by using the contributions as pivotal points in the development of critical thinking about this period in early modern literature. All foreign language quotations are translated into English, and the book is intended to be of practical interest to a wide range of readers, from modern linguists to those studying critical theory, comparative literature or cultural history.

Contributor Bio(s):
John O'Brien is Professor in the Department of French at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Malcolm Quainton is Professor of French Studies in the Department of European Languages and Cultures, Lancaster University.

 
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