By Helen Wilcox
1611: Authority, Gender, and the be aware in Early glossy England explores problems with authority, gender, and language inside and around the number of literary works produced in a single of such a lot landmark years in literary and cultural history.
- Represents an exploration of a yr within the textual lifetime of early smooth England
- Juxtaposes the range and variety of texts that have been released, performed, learn, or heard within the comparable yr, 1611
- Offers an account of the textual tradition of the yr 1611, the surroundings of language, and the guidelines from which the approved model of the English Bible emerged
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Words are, in themselves, a recurring topic in the verse, as well as its medium. The leader of the unruly satyrs, Silenus, overhears two of them discussing the wooing of ‘Nymphes’ and immediately rebukes them: Chaster language. These are nights Solemne, to the shining rites Of the Fayrie Prince, and Knights. (Jonson 7 (1941), 343) As Jonson’s learned note to these lines points out, the classical Silenus shared none of the ‘petulance, and lightnesse’ of the other satyrs but ‘on the contrarie, all gravitie, and profound knowledge, of most secret mysteries’ (343).
The festivities surrounding Henry’s investiture as Prince of Wales may be seen 1611: Authority, Gender and the Word in Early Modern England, First Edition. Helen Wilcox. © 2014 Helen Wilcox. Published 2014 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Jonson’s Oberon and friends: masque and music in 1611 25 as reaching their completion with this new-year masque for 1611, reminding us immediately of the continuity of cultural history in which the start of this special year simultaneously represents the continuation and climax of other cycles of events and experiences.
This manual went through four editions in the space of 1611 alone – recalling the fact that those who attended sermons on Sundays had to earn a living for the rest of the week and that, despite the city of London merchants and their trading companies worldwide, the major diurnal activity in the country as a whole was still agriculture. Taking a slice through a specific historical moment in textual culture will always reveal the rich cross section of works available at any one time, but with the benefit of hindsight we can also interpret the trends suggested by beginnings – those signs and hints of later developments and continuities that we can only perceive retrospectively.
1611: Authority, Gender and the Word in Early Modern England by Helen Wilcox