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The Resource Untold futures : time and literary culture in Renaissance England, J.K. Barret

Untold futures : time and literary culture in Renaissance England, J.K. Barret

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Untold futures : time and literary culture in Renaissance England
Title
Untold futures
Title remainder
time and literary culture in Renaissance England
Statement of responsibility
J.K. Barret
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Untold Futures, J.K. Barret locates models for recovering the variety of futures imagined within some of our most foundational literature. These poems, plays, and prose fictions reveal how Renaissance writers embraced uncertain potential to think about their own present moment and their own place in time. The history of the future that Barret reconstructs looks beyond futures implicitly dismissed as impossible or aftertimes defined by inevitability and fixed perspective. Chapters on Philip Sidney's Old Arcadia, Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene, William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, Antony and Cleopatra, and Cymbeline, and John Milton's Paradise Lost trace instead a persistent interest in an indeterminate, earthly future evident in literary constructions that foreground anticipation and expectation. Barret argues that the temporal perspectives embedded in these literary texts unsettle some of our most familiar points of reference for the period by highlighting an emerging cultural self-consciousness capable of registering earthly futures predicated on the continued sameness of time rather than radical ruptures in it. Rather than mapping a particular future, these writers generate imaginative access to a range of futures. Barret makes a strong case for the role of language itself in emerging conceptualizations of temporality
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NIC/DLC
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1977-
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Barret, J. K.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR421
LC item number
.B37 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English literature
  • Time in literature
  • English literature
  • Time in literature
Label
Untold futures : time and literary culture in Renaissance England, J.K. Barret
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Promising the future: the language of obligation in Sidney's Old Arcadia -- The history of the future: Spenser's The Faerie Queene and the directions of time -- The fiction of the future: dangerous reading in Titus Andronicus -- Shakespeare's second future: anticipatory nostalgia in Cymbeline -- Imminent futures: absent art and improvised rhyme in Antony and Cleopatra and Cymbeline -- Afterword: Circles of the future: memory or monument in Paradise Lost
Control code
945804217
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 249 pages
Isbn
9781501702365
Lccn
2016012388
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)945804217
Label
Untold futures : time and literary culture in Renaissance England, J.K. Barret
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Promising the future: the language of obligation in Sidney's Old Arcadia -- The history of the future: Spenser's The Faerie Queene and the directions of time -- The fiction of the future: dangerous reading in Titus Andronicus -- Shakespeare's second future: anticipatory nostalgia in Cymbeline -- Imminent futures: absent art and improvised rhyme in Antony and Cleopatra and Cymbeline -- Afterword: Circles of the future: memory or monument in Paradise Lost
Control code
945804217
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 249 pages
Isbn
9781501702365
Lccn
2016012388
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)945804217

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