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Forms of Hypocrisy in Early Modern England





ISBN 9780367884765
Published December 10, 2019 by Routledge
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This collection examines the widespread phenomenon of hypocrisy in literary, theological, political, and social circles in England during the years after the Reformation and up to the Restoration. Bringing together current critical work on early modern subjectivity, performance, print history, and private and public identities and space, the collection provides readers with a way into the complexity of the term, by offering an overview of different forms of hypocrisy, including educational practice, social transaction, dramatic technique, distorted worship, female deceit, print controversy, and the performance of demonic possession. Together these approaches present an interdisciplinary examination of a term whose meanings have always been assumed, yet never fully outlined, despite the proliferation of publications on aspects of hypocrisy such as self-fashioning and disguise. Questions the chapters collectively pose include: how did hypocritical discourse conceal concerns relating to social status, gender roles, religious doctrine, and print culture? How was hypocrisy manifest materially? How did different literary genres engage with hypocrisy?

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Introduction



Lucia Nigri and Naya Tsentou









  1. Hypocrisy, Dissimulation and Education for Civic Life in Pre-Revolutionary England




  2. MARKKU PELTONEN





  3. Trading in Gratitude: John Donne’s Verse Epistles to His Patronesses




  4. SILVIA BIGLIAZZI





  5. Religious Hypocrisy in Performance: Roman Catholicism and The London Stage




  6. LUCIA NIGRI





  7. Flattery, Hypocrisy and Identity in Thomas of Woodstock




  8. ROSSANA M. SEBELLIN





  9. "Come buy Lawn Sleeves": Linen and Material Hypocrisy in Milton’s Antiprelatical Tracts




  10. NAYA TSENTOUROU





  11. "Much like the picture of the Devill in a play": hypocrisy and demonic possession




  12. JACQUELINE PEARSON

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Biography

Lucia Nigri is Lecturer of Early Modern English Literature at the University of Salford, Manchester.



 



Naya Tsentourou is Lecturer in Early Modern English at the University of Exeter.