Early Modern Literature in History

Conversion Narratives in Early Modern England

Tales of Turning

Authors: Shinn, Abigail

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  • Examines previously ignored interactions and negotiations between conversion and rhetoric in both Protestant and Catholic narratives
  • Places conversion at the heart of the structuring of the English language during a period in which English identities and cultural practices were being reformulated after the Reformation, and encounters with other lands and faith communities
  • Brings together the concerns of spiritual autobiography, literary studies and rhetoric with a new emphasis upon conversion and reveals the literary complexity of conversion narratives
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About this book

This book is a study of English conversion narratives between 1580 and 1660. Focusing on the formal, stylistic properties of these texts, it argues that there is a direct correspondence between the spiritual and rhetorical turn. Furthermore, by focusing on a comparatively early period in the history of the conversion narrative the book charts for the first time writers’ experimentation and engagement with rhetorical theory before the genre’s relative stabilization in the 1650s. A cross confessional study analyzing work by both Protestant and Catholic writers, this book explores conversion’s relationship with reading; the links between conversion, eloquence, translation and trope; the conflation of spiritual movement with literal travel; and the use of the body as a site for spiritual knowledge and proof.

About the authors

Abigail Shinn is Lecturer in Early Modern Literature and Culture at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Hardcover 72,79 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Conversion Narratives in Early Modern England
Book Subtitle
Tales of Turning
Authors
Series Title
Early Modern Literature in History
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-96577-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-96577-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-96576-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07216-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 255
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