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dc.contributor.advisor Quilligan, Maureen en_US
dc.contributor.author Zlateva, Ioanna en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-05T14:41:40Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-01T04:30:08Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/3041
dc.description Dissertation en_US
dc.description.abstract <p>I argue that the pastoral genre is a literary response to changes in the agrarian economy as landed property is freed from older notions of obligation and political dependence on the monarch. Thus, the Renaissance English pastoral can be read as a cultural form that corresponds to agrarian capitalism and a moment of release of land and natural resources from their embeddedness within local communal formations before they are incorporated into a larger concept of Englishness. While the genre of the pastoral is ostensibly resisting the pressures of modernity - i.e. the corrupting influence of trade and urban life - what struck me is that it does so in ways that look distinctly modern to us, through affirmation of independent forms of intellectual and agrarian labor.</p> en_US
dc.subject Literature, British & Irish en_US
dc.title The Labor of Writing in the Pastoral Genre: Philip Sidney's Arcadia through John Milton's Paradise Lost en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.department English en_US
duke.embargo.months 24 en_US

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