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7. Shakespeare and dramatic literature

7. Shakespeare and dramatic literature  

Jonathan Bate

in English Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777578
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10.1093/actrade/9780199569267.003.0007
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How can we best appreciate Shakespeare's texts? Should they only be seen, or in contrast, only be read? ‘Shakespeare and dramatic literature’ considers this issue. Some argue that the ... More
9. The Englishness of English Literature?

9. The Englishness of English Literature?  

Jonathan Bate

in English Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777578
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199569267.003.0009
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chapter
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English literature: the home of nostalgia, belonging, sceptical accommodation, dissent, ridicule, self-hatred, rebellion, and alienation. ‘The Englishness of English Literature?’ examines ... More
4. The study of English

4. The study of English  

Jonathan Bate

in English Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777578
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10.1093/actrade/9780199569267.003.0004
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The way that we have studied literature has changed over the years. ‘The study of English’ looks at how English language and literature have been studied since the 16th century. The ... More
3. When it began

3. When it began  

Jonathan Bate

in English Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777578
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10.1093/actrade/9780199569267.003.0003
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There is an ancient history to the origins of English literature, which is contrary to the Anglocentric version of literary history. ‘When it began’ looks at the many inputs into the ... More
2. What it is

2. What it is  

Jonathan Bate

in English Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777578
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199569267.003.0002
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English literature is different things to different people. ‘What it is’ analyses this from a variety of perspectives. To some it is the books that they live with and love, those that ... More
8. Aspects of the English novel

8. Aspects of the English novel  

Jonathan Bate

in English Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777578
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10.1093/actrade/9780199569267.003.0008
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Romance is a very ancient literary form. A typical example is the adventures of Apollonius, told in many different versions. But is it good literature? ‘Aspects of the English novel’ ... More
English Literature: A Very Short Introduction

English Literature: A Very Short Introduction  

Jonathan Bate

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777578
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199569267.001.0001
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book
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9780199569267
English Literature: A Very Short Introduction considers such diverse topics as the birth of the novel, the brilliance of English comedy, the deep Englishness of landscape ... More

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