The Poetics of Melancholy in Early Modern England

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Cambridge University Press, 2004年9月30日 - 252 頁
The Poetics of Melancholy in Early Modern England explores how attitudes toward, and explanations of, human emotions change in England during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century. By emphasising the shared concerns of the 'non-literary' and 'literary' texts produced by figures such as Edmund Spenser, John Donne, Robert Burton, and John Milton, Douglas Trevor asserts that quintessentially 'scholarly' practices such as glossing texts and appending sidenotes shape the methods by which these same writers come to analyse their own moods.
 

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The reinvention of sadness
The margins of learning
22
Detachability and the passions in Edmund Spensers The Shepheardes Calender
32
Sadness in The Faerie Queene
45
Hamlet and the humors of skepticism
61
John Donne and scholarly melancholy
85
the Sidenote as Symptom
103
Robert Burtons melancholic England
114
Solitary Milton
148
The scholarly method of the antiprelatical and divorce tracts
162
Isolated temptations in Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained
178
angelic corporeality in Paradise Lost
191
Notes
194
Bibliography
227
Index
244
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Burtons scholarly method
128

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Douglas Trevor is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Iowa. He is co-editor of Historicism, Psychoanalysis, and Early Modern Culture (2000), and has published articles on Michel de Montaigne, Thomas More, Edmund Spenser, John Donne, George Herbert, and other early modern writers. He is also a contributing editor to The Complete Pelican Shakespeare (2002), and serves on the Editorial Board of the Shakespeare Yearbook.

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