Renaissance Go-betweens

Renaissance Go-betweens

Cultural Exchange in Early Modern Europe

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De Gruyter
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Today’s spectrum of research in literary studies is characterized by a sense of openness to the methods of comparative literature and cultural studies, along with a wide range of interdisciplinary crossover. The spectrum Literaturwissenschaft series is intended to be a forum for this pluralistic new model of literary studies. It presents papers that are informed by methodologically innovative, frequently comparative approaches, and whose findings are of importance well beyond the narrow boundaries of national philological horizons.


The volume analyses some of the travelling and bridge-building activities that went on in Renaissance Europe, mainly but not exclusively across the Channel, true to Montaigne's epoch-making program of describing 'the passage'. Its emphasis on Anglo-Continental relations ensures a firm basis in English literature, but its particular appeal lies in its European point of view, and in the perspectives it opens up into other areas of early modern culture, such as pictorial art, philosophy, and economics. The multiple implications of the go-between concept make for structured diversity.

The chapters of this book are arranged in three stages. Part 1 ('Mediators') focuses on influential go-betweens, both as groups, like the translators, and as individual mediators. The second part of this book ('Mediations') is concerned with individual acts of mediation, and with the 'mental topographies' they presuppose, reflect and redraw in their turn. Part 3 ('Representations') looks at the role of exemplary intermediaries and the workings of mediation represented on the early modern English stage.

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  • High quality anthology on phenomena of cultural exchange in the Renaissance era
  • With contributions by outstanding international experts

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Das aktuelle Spektrum der Literaturwissenschaft ist durch eine komparatistische und kulturwissenschaftliche Öffnung mit mannigfachen interdisziplinären Anschlüssen gekennzeichnet. Die Reihe spectrum Literaturwissenschaft versteht sich als Forum dieser pluralistischen Neuformierung der Literaturwissenschaft; sie präsentiert Studien von methodisch innovativem, häufig komparatistischem Zuschnitt, deren Ergebnisse über enge nationalphilologische Horizonte hinaus von exemplarischer Bedeutung sind.



Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Walter de Gruyter, ©2005
ISBN: 9783110919516
3110919516
3110182157
9783110182156
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 289 pages) : illustrations

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