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Indecorous thinking

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Title
Indecorous thinking
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style, form, and Spenserian poetics
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ETD_2762
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http://hdl.rutgers.edu/1782.1/rucore10001600001.ETD.000056761
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eng
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theses
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Spenser, Edmund, 1552?-1599--Criticism and interpretation
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Literatures in English
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English literature--England--History and criticism
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Knowledge, Theory of
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Style, Literary
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This dissertation considers how questions of poetic form in literary studies converge with questions of epistemology in the early modern period. As early modern pedagogues sought to define the relationship between the arts of speaking and of thinking – rhetoric
and dialectic – they spent a good deal of time describing what poetic figures might and might not do in an attempt to preserve thinking, and the mind itself, from the threat of linguistic mutability. I examine how Edmund Spenser’s poetic practices pushed against
prevailing pedagogical proscriptions, driving a wedge between an ideal of decorous proportion and the natural limitations this ideal claimed to represent. Drawing on a range of humanist theories and practices – from Latin lectures on rhetoric and dialectic to
vernacular handbooks of eloquence – I argue that Spenser experimented with poetic forms as instruments of thinking at a moment when the university characterized these same forms as the mere ornaments of speaking. While recent scholarship has done much to revive form as an object of study, Spenserian poetics teaches us to read form not as an effect of ideology or circumstance but as the engine of a certain kind of thinking that early modern schoolrooms were looking to exclude. I call this thinking “indecorous” and my dissertation tracks its activity from the disciplinary reforms of 1570s Cambridge to the borders of Elizabeth’s empire, arguing that forms as varied as the pun, the couplet, and the simile offer a model of the mind in which thinking is embedded in the time and
labor of poetic production.
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viii, 205 p.
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Ph.D.
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Includes bibliographical references
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by Colleen Ruth Rosenfeld
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Rosenfeld
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Colleen Ruth
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1981-
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Colleen Rosenfeld
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Miller
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Jacqueline T.
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Jacqueline T. Miller
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Coiro
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Ann Baynes
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Ann Baynes Coiro
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Bartels
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Emily C.
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Emily C. Bartels
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Crane
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Mary T.
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Mary T. Crane
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Rutgers University
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Graduate School - New Brunswick
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2010
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2010-10
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Rutgers University Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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ETD
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doi:10.7282/T3VD6Z53
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ETD doctoral
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Copyright protected
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Open
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Permission or license
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Rosenfeld
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Colleen
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2010-06-24 16:15:55
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Rutgers University. Graduate School - New Brunswick
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I hereby grant to the Rutgers University Libraries and to my school the non-exclusive right to archive, reproduce and distribute my thesis or dissertation, in whole or in part, and/or my abstract, in whole or in part, in and from an electronic format, subject to the release date subsequently stipulated in this submittal form and approved by my school. I represent and stipulate that the thesis or dissertation and its abstract are my original work, that they do not infringe or violate any rights of others, and that I make these grants as the sole owner of the rights to my thesis or dissertation and its abstract. I represent that I have obtained written permissions, when necessary, from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis or dissertation and will supply copies of such upon request by my school. I acknowledge that RU ETD and my school will not distribute my thesis or dissertation or its abstract if, in their reasonable judgment, they believe all such rights have not been secured. I acknowledge that I retain ownership rights to the copyright of my work. I also retain the right to use all or part of this thesis or dissertation in future works, such as articles or books.
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2010-10-31
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Access to this PDF has been restricted at the author's request. It will be publicly available after October 30th, 2012.
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