Approaches to Teaching the Works of John Dryden

Approaches to Teaching the Works of John Dryden

Author: Jayne Lewis

Publisher: Modern Language Association

ISBN: 9781603291675

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Which John Dryden should be brought into the twenty-first-century college classroom? The rehabilitator of the ancients? The first of the moderns? The ambivalent laureate? The sidelined convert to Rome? The literary theorist? The translator? The playwright? The poet? This volume in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World Literature addresses the tensions, contradictions, and versatility of a writer who, in the words of Samuel Johnson, "found [English poetry] brick, and left it marble," who was, in the words of Walter Scott, "one of the greatest of our masters." Part 1, "Materials," offers a guide to the teaching editions of Dryden's work and a discussion of the background resources, from biographies and literary criticism to social, cultural, political, and art histories. In part 2, "Approaches," essays describe different pedagogical entries into Dryden and his time. These approaches cover subjects as various as genre, adaptation, literary rivalry, musical setting, and political and religious poetry in classroom situations that range from the traditional survey to learning through performance.

John Dryden and His Readers: 1700

John Dryden and His Readers: 1700

Author: Winifred Ernst

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000025101

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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Dryden at the end of his life was admired, perhaps even beloved, by many in England, and his greatest skill over his long career—his controlled detachment—uniquely positioned him to write of both history and politics in 1700. His narrative poetry was popular among Whigs and Tories, women and men, Ancients and Moderns, and his imitations suggest historical connections between the War of the Roses, the Civil War, and the Revolution of 1688. All of these events combined easily in the minds of Dryden’s contemporaries, and his fables, fraught with conflicted loyalties and family strife not unlike a nation divided, may have caught and compelled his readers in a way that was different from other miscellanies: Dryden may have articulated in beautiful verse the emotions of many in the midst of enormous historical change. Fables is a pivotal cultural text urging national unity through its embrace of competing voices.

Authorship in the Long Eighteenth Century

Authorship in the Long Eighteenth Century

Author: Dustin Griffin

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9781644530627

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 191

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This book deals with changing conditions and conceptions of authorship in the long eighteenth century, a period often said to have witnessed the birth of the modern author. It focuses not on authorial self-presentation or self-revelation but on an author’s interactions with booksellers, collaborators, rivals, correspondents, patrons, and audiences. Challenging older accounts of the development of authorship in the period as well as newer claims about the “public sphere” and the “professional writer,” it engages with recent work on print culture and the history of the book. Methodologically eclectic, it moves from close readings to strategic contextualization. The book is organized both chronologically and topically. Early chapters deal with writers – notably Milton and Dryden – at the beginning of the long eighteenth century, and later chapters focus more on writers — among them Johnson, Gray, and Gibbon — toward its end. Looking beyond the traditional canon, it considers a number of little-known or little-studied writers, including Richard Bentley, Thomas Birch, William Oldys, James Ralph, and Thomas Ruddiman. Some of the essays are organized around a single writer, but most deal with a broad topic – literary collaboration, literary careers, the republic of letters, the alleged rise of the “professional writer,” and the rather different figure of the “author by profession.” Published by University of Delaware Press. Distributed worldwide by Rutgers University Press.

Approaches to Teaching the History of the English Language

Approaches to Teaching the History of the English Language

Author: Mary Hayes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190683429

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 350

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The History of the English Language has been a standard university course offering for over 150 years. Yet relatively little has been written about teaching a course whose very title suggests its prodigious chronological, geographic, and disciplinary scope. In the nineteenth century, History of the English Language courses focused on canonical British literary works. Since these early curricula were formed, the English language has changed, and so have the courses. In the twenty-first century, instructors account for the growing prominence of World Englishes as well as the English language's transformative relationship with the internet and social media. Approaches to Teaching the History of the English Language addresses the challenges and circumstances that the course's instructors and students commonly face. The volume reads as a series of "master classes" taught by experienced instructors who explain the pedagogical problems that inspired resourceful teaching practices. Although its chapters are authored by seasoned teachers, many of whom are preeminent scholars in their individual fields, the book is designed for instructors at any career stage-beginners and veterans alike. The topics addressed in Approaches to Teaching the History of the English Language include: the unique pedagogical dynamic that transpires in language study; the course's origins and relevance to current university curricula; scholarly approaches that can offer an abiding focus in a semester-long course; advice about navigating the course's formidable chronological ambit; ways to account for the language's many varieties; and the course's substantial and pedagogical relationship to contemporary multimedia platforms. Each chapter balances theory and practice, explaining in detail activities, assignments, or discussion questions ready for immediate use by instructors.

The works of John Dryden Vol. 04

The works of John Dryden Vol. 04

Author: John Dryden

Publisher: VM eBooks

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

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Table of Contents Published by VM eBook THE CONQUEST OF GRANADA. TO HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUKE[1]. OF HEROIC PLAYS. AN ESSAY. ON MR DRYDEN'S PLAY, THE CONQUEST OF GRANADA. PROLOGUE TO THE FIRST PART, SPOKEN BY MRS ELLEN GWYN, IN A BROAD-BRIMMED HAT, AND WAIST-BELT.[1] DRAMATIS PERSONÆ ALMANZOR AND ALMAHIDE, CONQUEST OF GRANADA. ACT I. SCENE I. ACT II. SCENE I. ACT III. SCENE I. THE ZAMBRA DANCE. SONG. I. II. III. IV. V. ACT IV. SCENE I. SCENE II. SONG. I. II. III. IV. ACT V. SCENE I. SCENE II. EPILOGUE. ALMANZOR AND ALMAHIDE: PROLOGUE TO THE SECOND PART. ALMANZOR AND ALMAHIDE, SCENE II.—The Alhambra. SCENE II.—The Albayzyn. SCENE III.—The Alhambra. SCENE II.—The Albayzyn. SCENE III.—The Albayzyn. ACT IV. SCENE I. SCENE II.—The Albayzyn. SCENE III.—A Gallery in the Alhambra. SONG, IN TWO PARTS. I. II. III. IV. V. VI. ACT V. SCENE I. SCENE II. EPILOGUE. DEFENCE OF THE EPILOGUE; AN ESSAY ON THE DRAMATIC POETRY OF THE LAST AGE. MARRIAGE A-LA-MODE: A COMEDY. MARRIAGE A-LA-MODE TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THE EARL OF ROCHESTER[1]. PROLOGUE. DRAMATIS PERSONÆ MARRIAGE A-LA-MODE. I. II. ACT II. SCENE I. ACT III. SCENE I. SCENE II. ACT IV. SCENE I. SCENE II. SCENE III. SONG. I. II. III. IV. SCENE IV. SCENE V. ACT V. SCENE I. EPILOGUE. THE ASSIGNATION; LOVE IN A NUNNERY. A COMEDY. THE ASSIGNATION. TO MY MOST HONOURED FRIEND, SIR CHARLES SEDLEY, BART[1]. PROLOGUE. DRAMATIS PERSONÆ. THE ASSIGNATION; LOVE IN A NUNNERY. SCENE II.—A Street. SCENE III.—A Night-piece of a Garden. SCENE II. SONG AND DANCE. SCENE III. SCENE II. SCENE III.—A Chapel. SCENE IV. —The Nunnery-Garden. SCENE V. SCENE VI. ACT V. SCENE I. SCENE II.—The Street. SCENE III. SCENE IV.—The Nunnery Garden. EPILOGUE

The Works of John Dryden, Volume XVI

The Works of John Dryden, Volume XVI

Author: John Dryden

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520915127

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 580

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In the last decade of Dryden's life, he brought four new works before the theatre-going public: a dramatic opera, a tragedy, a tragicomedy, and a number of appendages to an old comedy by John Fletcher, which was revived partly so that Dryden might have the author's third-night profits. He died that night, but his family received the money. The dramatic opera, King Arthur, benefited from a fine score by Henry Purcell and has remained in the operatic repertoire to this day. Cleomenes, the tragedy, was banned until Dryden was able to convince Queen Mary that it did not reflect any seditious sympathy with the exiled James II, after which it was successful. The fate of Love Triumphant, the tragicomedy, was different; possibly because of a growing swell of moral reform, the play was universally damned, even though its themes of incest and miscellaneous fornication had never brought rejection to Dryden in the past. The Secular Masque, Dryden's principal contribution to The Pilgrim by Fletcher, had undistinguished music, but its lively verse and broad review of the previous century kept the piece on the stage for the next fifty years, and in anthologies up to the present.

John Dryden

John Dryden

Author: David J. Latt

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816658121

Category: Reference

Page: 216

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John Dryden was first published in 1976. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. This annotated bibliography represents a comprehensive updating of Samuel Holt Monk's earlier work, also published by the University of Minnesota Press, John Dryden: A List of Critical Studies Published from 1895 to 1948 (out of print). Since the publication of that earlier bibliography, the number of studies devoted to Dryden has more than tripled, and thus this new bibliography is essential for scholars of Dryden or related aspects of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century English literature. This volume contains four times as many entries as the earlier volume, and there is an extensive introduction by Professor Latt which surveys the historical shifts in critical opinion of Dryden. The new volume incorporates all of the listings contained in the first one. The entries include works that focus directly on Dryden, those that discuss Dryden's works in the context of other writers, and those that investigate material of general importance to Dryden studies. Dissertations from American, German, English, and French universities are included. Complete bibliographic information is provided for virtually every entry. The listings are grouped in nine categories, and there is an additional section which covers festschriften and other collections of essays. Works of exceptional value and those which develop new points of view are so designated. The publishing history of each item is included along with the standard bibliographic information. The index includes topical as well as author entries.

The Works of John Dryden, Volume XVIII

The Works of John Dryden, Volume XVIII

Author: John Dryden

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520905318

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 588

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This volume contains Dryden's 1684 translation of Louis Maimbourg's "The History of the League," a work relating to the religious wars of France in the preceding century, and which Dryden used as a commentary on the religious persecutions of his own time in England.

The Works of John Dryden, Volume XVII

The Works of John Dryden, Volume XVII

Author: John Dryden

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520905191

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 546

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This collection of prose writing from the pen of Dryden dates from 1668 to 1691, and contains work that the editors describe as "a sampler of Dryden as biographer-historian, political commentator, religious controversialist, literary polemicist, literary theorist, and practical critic. Among the works contained here is his "Essay of Dramatick Poesie."