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Forgetting in early modern English literature and culture: Lethe's legacies

Ivic, C (2004) Forgetting in early modern English literature and culture: Lethe's legacies. Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture . Routledge, London. ISBN 0415310466

Abstract

This volume recovers the crucial role of forgetting in producing early modernity's subjective and collective identities, desires and fantasies. Regarding forgetting as a presence rather than an absence, each of the volume's four sections concentrates on a site of forgetting. The first section explores the body as a site of forgetting. The second section considers signs of forgetting, both rhetorical and poetic. The third section explores early modern narratives of identity formation, reformation and deformation. The final section considers localities of forgetting, ranging from the imaginary geography of A Midsummer Night's Dream to the theatre and the early modern library. This book promotes a view of forgetting neither confined to a single discourse nor dominated by a single concept. The essays show how forgetting not only struggles and colludes with remembering to produce culture, but that it also forms its own images, places, materialities, and practices. Forgetting in Early Modern English Literature and Culture is essential reading for students and scholars of Renaissance Studies

Item Type: Book
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2014 21:13
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2016 13:30
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/3079
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