Forgetting in Early Modern English Literature and Culture: Lethe's Legacies


This collection of essays historicizes and theorizes forgetting in English Renaissance literary texts and their cultural contexts. Its essays open up an area of study overlooked by contemporary Renaissance scholarship, which is too often swayed by a critical paradigm devoted to the "art of memory." This volume recovers the crucial role of forgetting in producing early modernity's subjective and collective identities, desires and fantasies.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Grant Williams
  • Christopher Ivic
  • William E. Engel
  • Garrett A. Sullivan Jr
  • Elizabeth D. Harvey
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2004


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