The Resource Spenser's ruins and the art of recollection, Rebeca Helfer

Spenser's ruins and the art of recollection, Rebeca Helfer

Label
Spenser's ruins and the art of recollection
Title
Spenser's ruins and the art of recollection
Statement of responsibility
Rebeca Helfer
Title variation
Ruins and the art of recollection
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"What is the art of memory? Rebeca Helfer's intertextual study Spenser's Ruins and the Art of Recollection offers a fresh perspective on the significance of this ancient mnemonic technique to Edmund Spenser's writing and, through this lens, explores the art's complex historical and literary reception. Beginning with the origins of mnemonic strategies in epic tales, Helfer examines how the art of memory speaks to debates about poetry and its place in culture from Plato to Spenser's present day. As Helfer argues, ruins provide memorial spaces for an ongoing dialogue about how story relates to history, and how both relate to edification and empire-building. Through detailed, intertextual readings of The Shepheardes Calender, The Faerie Queene, the Complaints, and other Spenserian works, Helfer demonstrates how the art of memory shapes Spenser's theory and practice of poetry as well as his political view, throughout his career. More broadly, Spenser's Ruins and the Art of Recollection points to new ways of understanding the importance of this art within literary studies"--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Helfer, Rebeca
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2367.M434
LC item number
H45 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spenser, Edmund
  • Spenser, Edmund
  • Spenser, Edmund
  • Memory in literature
  • Ruins in literature
  • History in literature
  • Mnemonics in literature
  • Mémoire dans la littérature
  • Ruines dans la littérature
  • Histoire dans la littérature
  • Mnémotechnique dans la littérature
  • History in literature
  • Memory in literature
  • Mnemonics in literature
  • Ruins in literature
Label
Spenser's ruins and the art of recollection, Rebeca Helfer
Instantiates
Publication
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
Spenser's complaints : the fall of Troy, the ruin of Rome, and the art of recollection -- The death of the "new poete" : ruin and recollection in The Shepeardes calender -- The Ruines of time and the art of recollection -- "The methode of a poet historical [and] ... an historiographer" : recollecting the past in the 1590 Faerie queene -- Golden age recollections : prehistory as present in Spenser's later work -- Conclusion : misprision and freedom : ruining and recollecting the bower of bliss
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 391 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)768793311
  • (OCoLC)ocn768793311
Label
Spenser's ruins and the art of recollection, Rebeca Helfer
Publication
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
Spenser's complaints : the fall of Troy, the ruin of Rome, and the art of recollection -- The death of the "new poete" : ruin and recollection in The Shepeardes calender -- The Ruines of time and the art of recollection -- "The methode of a poet historical [and] ... an historiographer" : recollecting the past in the 1590 Faerie queene -- Golden age recollections : prehistory as present in Spenser's later work -- Conclusion : misprision and freedom : ruining and recollecting the bower of bliss
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 391 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)768793311
  • (OCoLC)ocn768793311

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