A Short History of English Literature

A Short History of English Literature (Paperback)

By K Pramod , Nayar 
Publisher: Cambridge University Press India
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 8175966262
EAN: 9788175966260
No. of Pages: 460
Binding: Paperback
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Description

A History of English Literature is a comprehensive survey, in chronological fashion, of the major periods, authors and movements from Chaucer to the present. Written for undergraduate and postgraduate students in South Asian universities, this History locates authors, genres and developments within their social, political and historical contexts. Informed by contemporary literary and cultural theory, this account also prepares the student for further explorations in particular genres and periods in English literature.



Key Features

* A timeline and backgrounds chapter in each section to locate texts and writers in their social and political contexts

* Additional information in boxes to draw attention to crucial 'moments' in the story of English literature

* A revisionist reading of each period from new perspectives including feminism, new historicism and post-colonialism

* An up-to-date bibliography and webliography to guide students to further specialized readings and introduce them to indispensable online resources

* A detailed index of writers and their writings for easy reference and accessibility


Contents


List of Boxed Items

Acknowledgements

Preface


1. English Literature: A Prologue



SECTION ONE: THE RENAISSANCE TO THE RESTORATION

2. Backgrounds

3. Literature of the Renaissance

4. Re-reading the Renaissance: Postcolonial Shakespeare



SECTION TWO: FROM THE RESTORATION TO THE ENGLIGHTENMENT

5. Backgrounds

6. Literature of the Restoration

7. Literature of the Enlightenment

8. Re-reading the Augustan Age: Gender and Genre



SECTION THREE: THE ROMANTIC AGE

9. Backgrounds

10. Literature of the Romantic Age

11. Re-reading the Romantics: Colonialism, Romanticism and Disease



SECTION FOUR: THE VICTORIAN AGE

12. Backgrounds

13. Literature of the Victorian Age

14. Late Victorian Literature

15. Re-reading the Victorians: Constructed Masculinities



SECTION FIVE: THE MODERN AGE

16. Backgrounds

17. Towards the Modern: Edwardian and Georgian Literature (1900-22)

18. Literature of the Modern Age

19. The Present

20. Re-reading Modernism: Technology, the Body and Literature



Postscript: 'English Literature' or 'Literatures in English'


Select Bibliography

Webliography

Title/Topic Index

Author Index


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Specification

Title: A Short History of English Literature
Publisher: Cambridge University Press India
Author: K Pramod , Nayar
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 8175966262
EAN: 9788175966260
No. of Pages: 460
Binding: Paperback

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