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Distant Voices Still Heard: Contemporary Readings of French Renaissance Literature

John O'Brien and Malcolm Quainton


This book aims to introduce readings of French Renaissance literature, drawing on the perspectives of contemporary literary theories. The volume is organised by paired readings of five major sixteenth-century French writers, with interpretations covering, among others, structuralism, semiotics, feminism and psychoanalysis. Linking these interpretations is a constant interest in problems such as the role of the reader, the nature of the text and the question of gender. The Introduction contextualises the encounter between literary theory and Renaissance texts by using the contributions as pivot ... More

Keywords: Renaissance literature, structuralism, semiotics, feminism, psychoanalysis, literary theory, gender

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Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780853237853
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846312977


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John O'Brien, author

Malcolm Quainton, author

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