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The Resource Cultural semiotics, Spenser, and the captive woman, Louise Schleiner

Cultural semiotics, Spenser, and the captive woman, Louise Schleiner

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Cultural semiotics, Spenser, and the captive woman
Title
Cultural semiotics, Spenser, and the captive woman
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Louise Schleiner
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In Cultural Semiotics, Spenser, and the Captive Woman, author Louise Schleiner uses concepts from A.J. Greimas to analyze The Shepheardes Calender (1579) as a discourse and as a definitive text for the Elizabethan "political unconscious," in the sense of Fredric Jameson, who also drew on Greimas. The book demonstrates sociolinguistic patterns at work in Elizabethan ideological conflicts, at a level that shows how those patterns were related to the energies of people's sexuality and their political and religious commitments. Through explaining this libidinal and political functioning of the Calender, in its time and for Spenser as a new poet, the book identifies an "ideologeme," widely observable in England of the 1580s and 1590s: that of the captive/capturing woman, a unit of interfactional and interclass discourse
  • As well as discussing Spenser, two chapters include examples from music and balladry and use the "captive woman" construct to analyze material from such figures as Lyly, Shakespeare, the composer John Dowland, the Countess of Pembroke, and Queen Elizabeth I.A concluding chapter on the Calender's proferred text-readership game shows Spenser evolving his ordering of the twelve eclogues through inventing a strategic frame for them, an implied story that both celebrates and leaves behind his passionate friendship with Gabriel Harvey
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schleiner, Louise
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Semiotics and literature
  • Literature and society
  • Women and literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Spenser, Edmund
  • Semiotics and literature
  • Spenser, Edmund
Label
Cultural semiotics, Spenser, and the captive woman, Louise Schleiner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The Greimas Model and the Calender's Perspectival Framing -- 3. The Shepheardes Calender Analyzed through the Greimas Model -- 4. Isaiah: Excrescence as Expression and the Figurative Isotopy -- 5. The Calender as Prophecy and the Captive Woman Ideologeme -- 6. The 'Captive Woman' at Work -- 7. Compositional Order and Colin's Framing of Male and Female Loves in The Shepheardes Calender -- Appendix 1. Algorithm or Description Procedures Used -- Appendix 2. Data of the Algorithm's Application
Control code
31206122
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9780934223362
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94024491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1669314
Label
Cultural semiotics, Spenser, and the captive woman, Louise Schleiner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The Greimas Model and the Calender's Perspectival Framing -- 3. The Shepheardes Calender Analyzed through the Greimas Model -- 4. Isaiah: Excrescence as Expression and the Figurative Isotopy -- 5. The Calender as Prophecy and the Captive Woman Ideologeme -- 6. The 'Captive Woman' at Work -- 7. Compositional Order and Colin's Framing of Male and Female Loves in The Shepheardes Calender -- Appendix 1. Algorithm or Description Procedures Used -- Appendix 2. Data of the Algorithm's Application
Control code
31206122
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9780934223362
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94024491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1669314

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