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Skepticism in Early Modern English Literature

The Problems and Pleasures of Doubt

Early modern skepticism contributed to literary invention, aesthetic pleasure, and the uneven process of secularization in England. Les mer
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Early modern skepticism contributed to literary invention, aesthetic pleasure, and the uneven process of secularization in England.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Introduction. Secularizing Skepticism?; 1. Visionary Interrupted: Spenser's Skeptical Artwork, 2. Fantasies of Private Language: Shakespeare's 'The Phoenix and Turtle' and Donne's 'The Ecstasy'; 3. Conformity/Neutrality in Lord Herbert of Cherbury; 4. The Skeptical Fancies of Margaret Cavendish: Reoccupation; 5. The Enchantments of Andrew Marvell: Skepticism and Taste; Afterword. Experience in Crisis: Milton's Samson Agonistes.

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Anita Gilman Sherman is Associate Professor of Literature at American University, Washington, DC. She is the author of Skepticism and Memory in Shakespeare and Donne (2007) and has published articles on Montaigne, Garcilaso de la Vega, Thomas Heywood, W. G. Sebald, and others.