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The Resource Framing authority : sayings, self, and society in sixteenth-century England, Mary Thomas Crane

Framing authority : sayings, self, and society in sixteenth-century England, Mary Thomas Crane

Label
Framing authority : sayings, self, and society in sixteenth-century England
Title
Framing authority
Title remainder
sayings, self, and society in sixteenth-century England
Statement of responsibility
Mary Thomas Crane
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Writers in sixteenth-century England often kept commonplace books in which to jot down notable fragments encountered during reading or conversation, but few critics have fully appreciated the formative influence this activity had on humanism. Focusing on the discursive practices of "gathering" textual fragments and "framing" or forming, arranging, and assimilating them, Mary Crane shows how keeping commonplace books made up the English humanists' central transaction with antiquity and provided an influential model for authorial practice and authoritative self-fashioning. She thereby revises our perceptions of English humanism, revealing its emphasis on sayings, collectivism, shared resources, anonymous inscription, and balance of power - in contrast to an aristocratic mode of thought, which championed individualism, imperialism, and strong assertion of authorial voice. Crane first explores the theory of gathering and framing as articulated in influential sixteenth-century logic and rhetoric texts and in the pedagogical theory with which they were linked in the humanist project. She then investigates the practice of humanist discourse through a series of texts that exemplify the notebook method of composition. These texts include school curricula, political and economic treatises (such as More's Utopia), contemporary biography, and collections of epigrams and poetic miscellanies
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
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Crane, Mary Thomas
Dewey number
820.9/003
Index
index present
LC call number
PR418.S64
LC item number
C7 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English literature
  • Literature and society
  • English language
  • England
  • English literature
  • Frame-stories
  • Commonplace books
  • Authority in literature
  • Self in literature
  • Humanists
  • Literatursoziologie
  • Literatur
  • Antike
  • Gemeinplatz
  • Humanismus
  • Englisch
Label
Framing authority : sayings, self, and society in sixteenth-century England, Mary Thomas Crane
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [201]-263) 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
Control code
25963965
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 281 pages
Isbn
9780691069470
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
92019878
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (WaOLN)841465
  • (OCoLC)25963965
Label
Framing authority : sayings, self, and society in sixteenth-century England, Mary Thomas Crane
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [201]-263) 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
Control code
25963965
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 281 pages
Isbn
9780691069470
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
92019878
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (WaOLN)841465
  • (OCoLC)25963965

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