VIC204H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Geoffrey Chaucer, Platonism In The Renaissance, Petrarch

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Vic205 canons of english literature 1: spenser & sidney. Context for sidney, spenser, and the canon of english literature: construction of historical narrative through canons. Shakespeare, for example: what contingencies shape conception: shakespeare canonized for a long time, but reasons for appreciation change over the years, sidney writers one of the first theoretical texts on poetry in english. Writes astrophil and stella, also one of the first sonnet series in english. Born into a fairly wealthy family: edmund spenser. The shepheard"s calendare by spenser alludes to the idea of an english canon and a relationship with classical literature. Not born to an influential family, but admitted into a reputable school. This type of academy attended by rich youths essentially be trained by the church, as well as people like spenser trying to move up. Becomes a member of the english civil service in ireland.

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