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The Epigram in England, 1590-1640

James Doelman


While among the most common of Renaissance genres, the epigram has been largely neglected by scholars and critics: James Doelman’s The Epigram in England: 1590-1640 is the first major study on the Renaissance English epigram since 1947. It combines awareness of the genre’s history and conventions with an historicist consideration of social, political and religious contexts. Tracing the oral, manuscript and print circulation of individual epigrams, the book demonstrates their central place in the period’s poetic culture. The epigram was known for brevity, sharpness, and an urbane tone, but its ... More

Keywords: Epigrams, Epitaphs, Manuscript poetry, Ben Jonson, Sir John Harington, Neo-Latin verse, Henry Parrot, Thomas Bastard, Thomas Freeman

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780719096440
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719096440.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Doelman, author
University of Western Ontario