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Forms of Hypocrisy in Early Modern England

1st Edition

Edited by Lucia Nigri, Naya Tsentourou

Routledge

166 pages

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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

  13. Abject Hypocrisy: Gender, Religion, and the Self
  14. KATE HODGKIN

  15. Henry Hills and the Tailor’s Wife: Adultery and Hypocrisy in the Archive

MICHAEL DURRANT

About the Editors

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.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

From Shakespeare to Jonson, Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture looks at both the literature and culture of the early modern period. This series is our home for cutting-edge, upper-level scholarly studies and edited collections. Considering literature alongside theatre, popular culture, race, gender, ecology, space, and other subjects, titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
DRA010000
DRAMA / Shakespeare
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General
LIT015000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Shakespeare
LIT019000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Renaissance
LIT024020
LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 17th Century