Rhetorical affect in early modern writing : Renaissance passions reconsidered / Robert Cockcroft

Author(s): Cockcroft, Robert, 1939-
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Subjects: English literature--Early modern, 1500-1700--History and criticism
Emotions in literature
Authors and readers--Great Britain--History--16th century
Authors and readers--Great Britain--History--17th century
English language--Early modern, 1500-1700--Rhetoric
Renaissance--England
Affect (Psychology)
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003
LC Classification: P, PR
Physical Description: ix, 209 p. ; 23 cm
Table of Contents: Preface
1. Introduction: Reconsidered Passions 1
1.1. From perception to persuasion 1
1.2. Renaissance passions reconsidered 2
1.3. Emotion, now - and then 6
1.4. Introducing the new rhetoric 10
1.5. Empowering the reader? 30
1.6. A 'double analysis' - with a difference 34
2. Sable Clouds and Silver Linings 38
2.1. A pathetic muddle? 38
2.2. Ideas of pathos from Plato to Milton 40
2.3. The application of pathos 73
2.4. Milton's A Masque: the progression of pathos 77
3. Old Passions, New Purposes: Rhetoric Rhetoricised 83
3.1. Reconsidering: how and why? 83
3.2. Baldwin and Marlowe: talent and the spotlight 85
3.3. Hutchinson and Cavendish: writer and audience 93
3.4. Shakespeare: about the Bard's business 103
3.5. Milton: perspectives on power 110
4. Going to Extremes 117
4.1. The extremes of love and hate 117
4.2. Passionate to a purpose 131
5. Adjusting the Mirrors 140
5.1. The emotional laser 140
5.2. Marlowe and Baldwin: designs on the audience 143
5.3. Hutchinson and Cavendish: rival reflections 157
5.4. Shakespeare: back to the audience? 167
5.5. Paradise Lost: engaging the reader 173
5.6. A case in point: Courtship in Wyatt and Gascoigne 179
5.7. Conclusion 184
Notes 186
Bibliography 197
Index 204
Notes: LCCN: 2002074895
ISBN: 0333802527
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-203) and index
OCLC Number: 50023409
ISBN/ISSN: 0333802527