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Evans, Robert C.

Works: 41 works in 133 publications in 1 language and 5,083 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Abstracts  Bibliography  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Fiction 
Roles: Editor, Creator
Classifications: PR2323.M67, 821.4
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Most widely held works by Robert C Evans
Ben Jonson and the poetics of patronage by Robert C Evans ( Book )
5 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
My name was Martha : a Renaissance woman's autobiographical poem by Martha Moulsworth ( Book )
5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The poem offers a complicated mixture of self-assertion and deference, of shrewdness and wisdom, of self-respect and selfless love. Essays placing the "Memorandum" in its historical, literary, and theoretical contexts follow the text of the poem itself
Short fiction : a critical companion by Robert C Evans ( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Muses females are : Martha Moulsworth and other women writers of the English Renaissance ( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume offers diverse perspectives on the recently published "Memorandum" of Martha Moulsworth, a fascinating woman who in 1632 wrote one of the first autobiographical poems in the English language. Moulsworth's poem, which issues a startlingly early and radical call for educational equality, provides one of our best "inside views" of the life of a Renaissance woman, and the poem is also one of the few writings about widowhood written by an early modern widow. Yet the poem is also highly sophisticated as a work of art, and it has already proven its appeal to a wide variety of readers, including both beginning students and noted scholars and critics. The present book builds on the first edition of Moulsworth's poem - "My Name Was Martha": A Renaissance Woman's Autobiographical Poem (Locust Hill, 1993). The new volume offers extensive additional biographical information about Moulsworth herself, and it also presents readings of the poem as a poem and as a piece of autobiography. The book also considers such broader issues as the myth of the muses, the role of education in the Renaissance, the status of wives and widows, and the ideals and realities of early modern marriage. Moulsworth's poem emerges as an even richer work when viewed from so many different perspectives. Moulsworth, however, is hardly the only Renaissance woman writer examined in this volume. Many essayists use Moulsworth as a touchstone for discussing numerous other authors, including such figures as Roger Ascham, Anne Bradstreet, Margaret Cavendish (the Duchess of Newcastle), Lady Anne Clifford, An Collins, Queen Elizabeth I, Elizabeth Grymston, Lady Elizabeth Langham, Aemilia Lanyer, Bathsua Makin, Elizabeth Melville, Richard Mulcaster, Katherine Philips, Mary Sidney (the Countess of Pembroke), Rachel Speght, Hester Wiat, and Lady Mary Wroth (to name a few)
Jonson and the contexts of his time by Robert C Evans ( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ben Jonson was one of the most important writers of the English Renaissance, and this study both reflects and contributes to the growing focus on the concrete details of his art and career. By examining specific works, particular historical circumstances, and complex relations with various individuals, author Robert C. Evans tries to locate Jonson's writings in the contexts that helped shape their artistry. This book presumes that the more one knows about Jonson's various contexts, the more richly one can appreciate the complicated significance of the texts he produced. In fact, a major purpose of the book is the presentation of new archival data. The individual chapters all assume that Jonson could not ignore his relations with other people and the effects that those relations might have had on his life and writings. The first chapter raises explicitly many of the questions involved in the historical study of literature, contributing to recent dialogue about the meaning and value of the so-called New Historicism. This chapter also offers one of the few sustained examinations of one of Jonson's most typical and significant poems, the epistle to Edward Sackville. Chapter 2 suggests why Jonson's relations with rivals and patrons were particularly significant. It discusses one of his most important rivalries - the "poetomachia"--And its significance for the early years of his life as a writer. The chapter then jumps to the end of Jonson's career and emphasizes works he addressed to the Earl of Newcastle, one of his most important later patrons. This initial emphasis on patronage and rivalry recurs in one way or another in all the subsequent chapters, which follow a roughly chronological scheme. Chapter 3 looks at the earliest and perhaps still the best of Jonson's great plays, Volpone, and explores new evidence suggesting that Jonson may have used this comedy to mock a powerful and wellknown contemporary. Chapter 4 explores The Devil is an Ass (1616) and attempts to suggest the very complicated political and social circumstances in which it was enmeshed. Chapter 5 tries to show how the important masque entitled Pleasure Reconciled to Virtue offered a detailed response to another aristocratic entertainment written a few months earlier, and chapter 6 surveys the poet's apparently contentious relations with the highly talented Thomas Campion. Chapters 7 and 8 focus on the closing years of Jonson's career. They explore his little-known friendship with Joseph Webbe, an important language theorist whose ideas were quite controversial at the time, and examine Jonson's relations with significant Caroline patrons in an attempt to show the complicated ways in which the patronage "system"--so often discussed in the abstract could operate in actuality. A brief afterword summarizes some of the general critical assumptions on which all the preceding chapters are based
Habits of mind : evidence and effects of Ben Jonson's reading by Robert C Evans ( Book )
5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan ( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A companion to Brian Friel ( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kate Chopin's short fiction : a critical companion ( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ben Jonson's major plays : summaries of modern monographs by Robert C Evans ( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ambrose Bierce's "An occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" : an annotated critical edition by Ambrose Bierce ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Culture and society in Shakespeare's day by Robert C Evans ( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides historical context to Shakespeare's works, explaining what daily life in Elizabethan England was like in the country, in the city, and among the nobility, since all of these settings feature prominently in his plays. Major events of the period, including the exploration of the New World and the clashes between the British Navy and the Spanish Armada, add important perspective for students studying Shakespeare and his works. Coverage includes: rituals of birth, marriage, and death; folklore, superstition, and witchcraft; Catholicism and Puritanism; medicine and the plague; crime; the Gunpowder Plot; and much more.--From publisher description
The seventeenth-century literature handbook by Robert C Evans Jr. ( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a one-stop resource for courses in 17th-century literature, progressing from introductory topics through to overviews of current research. It includes an introduction to authors, texts and contexts, as well as guides to key critics, concepts and topics
Jonson, Lipsius and the Politics of Renaissance stoicism by Robert C Evans ( Book )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Crisis of faith ( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Exploration of theodicy, internal doubt and conflict, and secularism and other difficulties of faith when a belief system is seemingly compromised. Rooted religiously in the texts of the Old and New Testament, the term crisis of faith is a common phrase that evokes intense spiritual strife and doubt, the eternal struggle between good and evil. Since that time, the term has become a pervasive theme of literature, manifesting itself within and embodying a broad range of human affairs and secular ideals, from the moral ambiguities of patriotism and war to mankind's critical questioning of meaning and purpose in an increasingly modern world. Edited by Robert C. Evans, Professor of English at Auburn University at Montgomery, this volume in the Critical Insights series presents a variety of new essays on the perennial theme. For readers who are studying it for the first time, a four essays survey the critical conversation regarding the theme, explore its cultural and historical contexts, and offer close and comparative readings of key texts in the genre. Readers seeking a deeper understanding of the theme can then move on to other essays that explore it in depth through a variety of critical approaches. Works discussed include Book of Job, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Great Gatsby, and All the King's Men, as well as the works of Ernest Hemingway, Flannery O'Connor, Emily Dickinson, and Wilfred Owen. Among the contributors are Jonathan Wright, Elizabeth Woodworth, Robert Klevay, and Lawrence Berkove. Rounding out the volume are a list of literary works not mentioned in the book that concern the theme as well as a bibliography of critical sources for readers seeking to study this timeless theme in greater depth."--Publisher's website
Literature and the theater in Shakespeare's day by Robert C Evans ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides students with important background information on the practice of writing and producing plays in Shakespeare's England. Quotations from a number of writers of Shakespeare's time are included to give students a better understanding of the environment in which he worked.--From publisher description
The American novel, volume II: J-Z ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An Collins by An Collins ( Book )
8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Critical insights the Joy Luck Club : [by Amy Tan ( )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Surveys the critical reception of Tan's works, particularly Joy Luck. Also considers the mechanics of Tan's novel, including structure, narration, style, and themes; and compares and contrasts Tan's book with Michael Cunningham's The Hours. Includes an examination of the traditional Chinese beliefs found in the novel, a comparison of The Joy Luck Club to The Kitchen God's Wife, and two interviews with the author
Eliza by Eliza ( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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