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Right romance : heroic subjectivity and elect community in seventeenth-century England, Emily Griffiths Jones

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Right romance : heroic subjectivity and elect community in seventeenth-century England
Title
Right romance
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heroic subjectivity and elect community in seventeenth-century England
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Emily Griffiths Jones
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Language
eng
Summary
In this book, Emily Griffiths Jones examines the intersections of romance, religion, and politics in England between 1588 and 1688 to show how writers during this politically turbulent time used the genre of romance to construct diverse ideological communities for themselves. Right Romance argues for a recontextualized understanding of romance as a multigeneric narrative structure or strategy rather than a prose genre and rejects the common assumption that romance was a short-lived mode most commonly associated with royalist politics. Puritan republicans likewise found in romance strength, solace, and grounds for political resistance. Two key works that profoundly influenced seventeenth-century approaches to romance are Philip Sidney's New Arcadia and Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene, which grappled with romance's civic potential and its limits for a newly Protestant state. Jones examines how these works influenced writings by royalists and republicans during and after the English Civil War. Remaining chapters pair writers from both sides of the war in order to illuminate the ongoing ideological struggles over romance. John Milton is analyzed alongside Margaret Cavendish and Percy Herbert, and Lucy Hutchinson alongside John Dryden. In the final chapter, Jones studies texts by John Bunyan and Aphra Behn that are known for their resistance to generic categorization in an attempt to rethink romance's relationship to election, community, gender, and generic form. Original and persuasive, Right Romance advances theoretical discussion about romance, pushing beyond the limits of the genre to discover its impact on constructions of national, communal, and personal identity--Provided by publisher
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YDX
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1983-
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Jones, Emily Griffiths
Dewey number
820.9/145
Index
index present
LC call number
PR447
LC item number
.J66 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cultural inquiries in English literature, 1400-1700
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  • Romanticism
  • English literature
  • National characteristics, English, in literature
  • English literature
  • National characteristics, English, in literature
  • Romanticism
  • England
  • Englisch
  • Epos
  • Romance
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Right romance : heroic subjectivity and elect community in seventeenth-century England, Emily Griffiths Jones
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-264) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : getting romance right -- Protestant re-visions of romance : Philip Sidney's New Arcadia and Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene -- "Heroical" histories : writing lives into national romance, 1648-1670 -- The fall and pinnacle : Milton's righting of romance in Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained -- "My victorious triumphs are all thine" : the politics of love and elect community in Lucy Hutchinson's Order and Disorder -- "In the Next World" : John Bunyan, Aphra Behn, and the imitation of romance -- Conclusion
Control code
1096232319
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 271 pages
Isbn
9780271084923
Lccn
2019028364
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)1096232319
Label
Right romance : heroic subjectivity and elect community in seventeenth-century England, Emily Griffiths Jones
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-264) 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
Introduction : getting romance right -- Protestant re-visions of romance : Philip Sidney's New Arcadia and Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene -- "Heroical" histories : writing lives into national romance, 1648-1670 -- The fall and pinnacle : Milton's righting of romance in Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained -- "My victorious triumphs are all thine" : the politics of love and elect community in Lucy Hutchinson's Order and Disorder -- "In the Next World" : John Bunyan, Aphra Behn, and the imitation of romance -- Conclusion
Control code
1096232319
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 271 pages
Isbn
9780271084923
Lccn
2019028364
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1096232319

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