Authority of Expression in Early Modern England

Authority of Expression in Early Modern England

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Keinänen and Sallenius, both of the Department of English at the University of Helsinki, have organized this series of essays on the authority of expression in early modern English literature. Authority to many of the contributors resides in the individual interpretation of information received through their senses. The metaphors of sight and smell in Shakespeare and Andrew Marvell are addressed before the topic of gendered authority is looked at, again in Shakespeare, and also Middleton's The Revenger's Tragedy in which authority is fluid. Spenser's treatment of the traditional authority of a host over a guest is a new way of looking at The Faerie Queen. The final two articles are reflections on how Ben Jonson and John Donne, in their last years, created a geography of authority based on New World symbolism. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne, England : Cambridge Scholarly Press, 2009
ISBN: 9781443808026
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 211 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Salenius, Maria
Keinčanen, Nely


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