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The Resource The site of Petrarchism : early modern national sentiment in Italy, France, and England, William J. Kennedy

The site of Petrarchism : early modern national sentiment in Italy, France, and England, William J. Kennedy

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The site of Petrarchism : early modern national sentiment in Italy, France, and England
Title
The site of Petrarchism
Title remainder
early modern national sentiment in Italy, France, and England
Statement of responsibility
William J. Kennedy
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Language
eng
Summary
"Drawing upon poststructuralist theories of nationalism and national identity developed by such writers as Etienne Balibar, Emmanuel Levinas, Julia Kristeva, Antonio Negri, and Slavoj Zizek, noted Renaissance scholar William J. Kennedy argues that the Petrarchan sonnet serves as a site for early modern expressions of national sentiment in Italy, France, England, Spain, and Germany. Kennedy pursues this argument through historical research into Renaissance commentaries on Petrarch's poetry and critical studies of such poets as Lorenzo de' Medici, Joachim du Bellay and the Pléiade brigade, Philip and Mary Sidney, and Mary Wroth. Kennedy begins with a survey of Petrarch's poetry and its citation in Italy, explaining how major commentators tried to present Petrarch as a spokesperson for competing versions of national identity. He then shows how Petrarch's model helped define social class, political power, and national identity in mid-sixteenth-century France, particularly in the nationalistic sonnet cycles of Joachim Du Bellay. Finally, Kennedy discusses how Philip Sidney and his sister Mary and niece Mary Wroth reworked Petrarch's model to secure their family's involvement in forging a national policy under Elizabeth I and James I. Treating the subject of early modern national expression from a broad comparative perspective, The Site of Petrarchism will be of interest to scholars of late medieval and early modern literature in Europe, historians of culture, and critical theorists."
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1942-
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Kennedy, William J.
Dewey number
851/.1
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ4535
LC item number
.K464 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Parallax: re-visions of culture and society
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  • French literature
  • English literature
  • Sonnet
  • Nationalism in literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Italian literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Petrarca, Francesco
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The site of Petrarchism : early modern national sentiment in Italy, France, and England, William J. Kennedy
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-372) 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
50477275
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 383 pages
Isbn
9780801871443
Lccn
2002012549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The site of Petrarchism : early modern national sentiment in Italy, France, and England, William J. Kennedy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-372) 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
50477275
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 383 pages
Isbn
9780801871443
Lccn
2002012549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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