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Golden Worlds and Brazen Lies : Astronomy and Poetry in English Renaissance Poetics

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Klaeger, Florian:
Golden Worlds and Brazen Lies : Astronomy and Poetry in English Renaissance Poetics.
In: Müller-Wood, Anja ; Adamczewski, Tymon ; Gill, Patrick (ed.): Translating Renaissance Experience. - Montréal : Éditions québécoises de l’œuvre , 2021 . - pp. 45-66 . - (Vita Traductiva ; 12 )
ISBN 978-2-924337-17-2

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Project's official titleProject's id
Kosmopoetisches Formwissen: Astronomie, Poetik und Ideologie in England, 1500—1800429827737

Project financing: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
DFG-Sachbeihilfe

Abstract in another language

At a time when 'science' and 'art' had not yet emerged as separate systems, English Renaissance writers on poetics refer to astronomy and its close cognate, astrology, with remarkable frequency. They compare the work of poets to that of astronomers in order to define the nature and effects of poetry more precisely. This essay charts, very briefly, their purposes in choosing astronomy as a foil for poetry, and suggests common denominators that made the comparison salient. One key concern was the process by which the two domains translated experience into knowledge differently; another is the object of experience itself.

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Item Type: Article in a book
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Renaissance poetics; astronomy; early modern astroculture; early modern literature and science; mimesis
Institutions of the University: Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Languages and Literature
Faculties > Faculty of Languages and Literature > Professor English Literature
Faculties > Faculty of Languages and Literature > Professor English Literature > Professor English Literature - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Florian Klaeger
Profile Fields
Profile Fields > Emerging Fields
Profile Fields > Emerging Fields > Cultural Encounters and Transcultural Processes
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 800 Literature > 820 English and Old English literatures
Date Deposited: 28 May 2021 06:28
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2021 07:47
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/54990