The Resource The limits of moralizing : pathos and subjectivity in Spenser and Milton, David Mikics

The limits of moralizing : pathos and subjectivity in Spenser and Milton, David Mikics

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The limits of moralizing : pathos and subjectivity in Spenser and Milton
Title
The limits of moralizing
Title remainder
pathos and subjectivity in Spenser and Milton
Statement of responsibility
David Mikics
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Language
eng
Summary
"This book argues that critical tradition has obscured the mutually constitutive relation between the didactic mission of Renaissance epic and the pathos of the epic self." "Critics usually see Spenser and Milton either as poets dedicated to an autonomous aesthetic that dictates indulgence in pathos for its own sake, or as Christian moralists who subordinate pathos to the didactic demands of society. The Romantic tradition that stretches from Keats to Harold Bloom exemplifies the former option. Neo-Christian, reader response, and new historicist critics assert a contrary, but similarly unbalanced, view by choosing the didactic authority of social custom, tradition, or ideology over the pathos of subjectivity." "Resisting attempts to establish an absolute priority for either pathos or moralizing, David Mikics looks to the debate between subjective passions and didactic imperatives as a sign of the complex relation between literary creation and social norms. In a study that shies away from new historicist endorsements of the force of normative ideology, as well as late Romantic celebrations of the poetic self, the author finds that Spenser and Milton develop an innovative literary subjectivity under the pressure of the Reformation's moralizing aims." "Incorporating moral force within pathos would allow poetic passion to become a worthy and clearly justifiable public stance. But Spenser and Milton, in their pursuit of this rhetorical ideal, find themselves acknowledging, instead, an enduring disjunction between affect and the discursive forms of public morality which aim to discipline or exploit it."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mikics, David
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2367.E8
LC item number
M55 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Spenser, Edmund
  • Milton, John
  • Spenser, Edmund
  • Milton, John
  • Milton, John
  • Spenser, Edmund
  • Spenser, Edmund
  • Milton, John
  • English poetry
  • Epic poetry, English
  • Subjectivity in literature
  • Pathos in literature
  • Ethics in literature
  • Poésie anglaise
  • Poésie épique anglaise
  • Subjectivité dans la littérature
  • Pathos dans la littérature
  • Morale dans la littérature
  • English poetry
  • Epic poetry, English
  • Ethics
  • Ethics in literature
  • Pathos in literature
  • Subjectivity in literature
  • Pathos
  • Subjectiviteit
  • Ethiek
  • Moralische Dichtung
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The limits of moralizing : pathos and subjectivity in Spenser and Milton, David Mikics
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-265) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Pathos and Moralizing in Classical and Renaissance Tradition -- 2. The Faerie Queene, Book 1 -- 3. The Faerie Queene, Book 2 -- 4. The Faerie Queene, Book 3 -- 5. From Spenser to Milton -- 6. Paradise Lost -- 7. Paradise Regained and Samson Agonistes -- Index to Works by Spenser and Milton
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 271 pages
Isbn
9780838752852
Lccn
93039323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29254755
  • (OCoLC)ocm29254755
Label
The limits of moralizing : pathos and subjectivity in Spenser and Milton, David Mikics
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-265) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Pathos and Moralizing in Classical and Renaissance Tradition -- 2. The Faerie Queene, Book 1 -- 3. The Faerie Queene, Book 2 -- 4. The Faerie Queene, Book 3 -- 5. From Spenser to Milton -- 6. Paradise Lost -- 7. Paradise Regained and Samson Agonistes -- Index to Works by Spenser and Milton
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 271 pages
Isbn
9780838752852
Lccn
93039323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29254755
  • (OCoLC)ocm29254755

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