The Resource Outlaw rhetoric : figuring vernacular eloquence in Shakespeare's England, Jenny C. Mann., (ebook)

Outlaw rhetoric : figuring vernacular eloquence in Shakespeare's England, Jenny C. Mann., (ebook)

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Outlaw rhetoric : figuring vernacular eloquence in Shakespeare's England
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Outlaw rhetoric
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figuring vernacular eloquence in Shakespeare's England
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Jenny C. Mann.
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eng
Summary
A central feature of English Renaissance humanism was its reverence for classical Latin as the one true form of eloquent expression. Yet sixteenth-century writers increasingly came to believe that England needed an equally distinguished vernacular language to serve its burgeoning national community. Thus, one of the main cultural projects of Renaissance rhetoricians was that of producing a "common" vernacular eloquence, mindful of its classical origins yet self-consciously English in character. The process of vernacularization began during Henry VIII's reign and continued, with fits and starts, late into the seventeenth century. In Outlaw Rhetoric, Jenny C. Mann examines the substantial and largely unexplored archive of vernacular rhetorical guides produced in England between 1500 and 1700. Writers of these guides drew upon classical training as they translated Greek and Latin figures of speech into an everyday English that could serve the ends of literary and national invention. In the process, however, they confronted aspects of rhetoric that run counter to its civilizing impulse. For instance, Mann finds repeated references to Robin Hood, indicating an ongoing concern that vernacular rhetoric is "outlaw" to the classical tradition because it is common, popular, and ephemeral. As this book shows, however, such allusions hint at a growing acceptance of the nonclassical along with a new esteem for literary production that can be identified as native to England. Working across a range of genres, Mann demonstrates the effects of this tension between classical rhetoric and English outlawry in works by Spenser, Shakespeare, Sidney, Jonson, and Cavendish. In so doing, she reveals the political stakes of the vernacular rhetorical project in the age of Shakespeare
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Midwest
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1978-
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Mann, Jenny C.
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820.9/003
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • English literature
  • Eloquence in literature
  • Figures of speech in literature
  • National characteristics, English, in literature
  • Rhetoric, Renaissance
  • English language
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Outlaw rhetoric : figuring vernacular eloquence in Shakespeare's England, Jenny C. Mann., (ebook)
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
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9780801464577
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT12428381
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remote
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MWT12428381
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Outlaw rhetoric : figuring vernacular eloquence in Shakespeare's England, Jenny C. Mann., (ebook)
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Publication
Distribution
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780801464577
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12428381
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12428381
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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