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Selected Letters, Orations, and Rhetorical Dialogues

Selected Letters, Orations, and Rhetorical Dialogues

Madeleine de Scudery

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226144030
eISBN:
9780226144122
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226144122.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Madeleine de Scudéry (1607–1701) was the most popular novelist in her time, read in French in volume installments all over Europe and translated into English, German, Italian, and even Arabic. But ... More

Selected Writings of an Eighteenth-Century Venetian Woman of Letters

Selected Writings of an Eighteenth-Century Venetian Woman of Letters

Elisabetta Caminer Turra

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226817675
eISBN:
9780226817699
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226817699.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Elisabetta Caminer Turra (1751–96) was one of the most prominent women in eighteenth-century Italy and a central figure in the international “Republic of Letters.” A journalist and publisher, Caminer ... More

Setting Plato StraightTranslating Ancient Sexuality in the Renaissance

Setting Plato Straight: Translating Ancient Sexuality in the Renaissance

Todd W. Reeser

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226307008
eISBN:
9780226307145
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307145.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

As fifteenth-and sixteenth-century European Humanists read, digested, and translated Plato, they found themselves faced with a fundamental problem. On the one hand, the rebirth of the Ancients in the ... More

Shakespeare and the LawA Conversation among Disciplines and Professions

Shakespeare and the Law: A Conversation among Disciplines and Professions

Bradin Cormack, Martha C. Nussbaum, and Richard Strier (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924939
eISBN:
9780226924946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924946.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

William Shakespeare is inextricably linked with the law. Legal documents make up most of the records we have of his life, and trials, lawsuits, and legal terms permeate his plays. Gathering a team of ... More

Shakespeare Only

Shakespeare Only

Jeffrey Knapp

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226445717
eISBN:
9780226445731
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226445731.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Three decades of controversy in Shakespeare studies can be summed up in a single question: Was Shakespeare one of a kind? On one side of the debate are the Shakespeare lovers, the bardolatrists, who ... More

The Shock of the AncientLiterature and History in Early Modern France

The Shock of the Ancient: Literature and History in Early Modern France

Larry F. Norman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226591483
eISBN:
9780226591506
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226591506.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The cultural battle known as the quarrel of the Ancients and Moderns served as a sly cover for more deeply opposed views about the value of literature and the arts. One of the most public ... More

Shylock Is Shakespeare

Shylock Is Shakespeare

Kenneth Gross

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226309774
eISBN:
9780226309927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309927.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Shylock, the Jewish moneylender in The Merchant of Venice who famously demands a pound of flesh as security for a loan to his antisemitic tormentors, is one of Shakespeare's most complex and ... More

Signs and CitiesBlack Literary Postmodernism

Signs and Cities: Black Literary Postmodernism

Madhu Dubey

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226167268
eISBN:
9780226167282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226167282.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book considers what it means to speak of a postmodern moment in African–American literature. The author argues that for African–American studies, postmodernity best names a period, beginning in ... More

Soft WeaponsAutobiography in Transit

Soft Weapons: Autobiography in Transit

Gillian Whitlock

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226895253
eISBN:
9780226895277
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226895277.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Azar Nafisi's Reading Lolita in Tehran, Marjane Satrapi's comics, and “Baghdad Blogger” Salam Pax's Internet diary are just a few examples of the new face of autobiography in an age of migration, ... More

SongbookHow Lyrics Became Poetry in Medieval Europe

Songbook: How Lyrics Became Poetry in Medieval Europe

Marisa Galvez

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226280516
eISBN:
9780226280523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226280523.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Today we usually think of a book of poems as composed by a poet, rather than assembled or adapted by a network of poets and readers. But the earliest European vernacular poetries challenge these ... More

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