Jeanne Shami

in The Oxford Handbook of John Donne

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9780199218608
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Literature


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This Introduction serves to outline the contents of Part I of this book. Part I ememphasizes the heuristic and practical orientation of the book by examining prevailing assumptions and reviewing or introducing students and researchers to some of the specialized scholarly tools available for Donne studies. Work in this section provide a brief evaluation and description of the scholarly strengths, shortcomings, and significance of each resource, focusing on a balanced evaluation of the opportunities and the hazards each offers. This part of the book sets the tone, prepares the textual and contextual ground, and highlights the tools available for advancing Donne studies into the current century.

Keywords: heuristic orientation; practical orientation; Donne studies; resources

Article.  1067 words. 

Subjects: Literature ; Literary Studies (1500 to 1800) ; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets)

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