Princeton University Library Catalog

The imagination in early modern English literature / by Deanna Smid.

Author:
Smid, Deanna [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Leiden ; Boston : Brill Rodopi, [2017]
Description:
210 pages ; 25 cm.
Series:
Summary note:
"In The Imagination in Early Modern English Literature, Deanna Smid presents a literary, historical account of imagination in early modern English literature, paying special attention to its effects on the body, to its influence on women, to its restraint by reason, and to its ability to create novelty. An early modern definition of imagination emerges in the work of Robert Burton, Francis Bacon, Edward Reynolds, and Margaret Cavendish. Smid explores a variety of literary texts, from Thomas Nashe's The Unfortunate Traveler to Francis Quarles's Emblems, to demonstrate the literary consequences of the early modern imagination. Imagining Minds insists that, if we are to call an early modern text "imaginative," we must recognize the unique characteristics of early modern English imagination, in all its complexity" -- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Introduction -- The imagination defined -- The imagination embodied: brain, body, and Thomas Nashe's The Unfortunate Traveller -- The imagination gendered: pregnancy and creation in William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale -- The imagination restrained: fantasy and reality in Richard Brome's The Antipodes -- The imagination creative: Francis Quarles pictures the world in Emblemes -- Conclusion: the imagination...historicized?
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9789004344037 (hardcover ; : alkaline paper)
  • 9004344039 (hardcover ; : alkaline paper)
LCCN:
2017026207
OCLC:
1013899607
RCP:
C - S