Christopher Marlowe and the Rhetoric of Renaissance Authorship
|Director of thesis||Prof. Lukas Erne|
|Co-director of thesis|
|Summary of thesis||
My research interests gravitate around the question of epic heroism, in
particular around those thematic, stylistic and rhetorical expressions heroism
assumes in the literary production of Christopher Marlowe (1564 - 1593).
Taking into consideration a group of literary figures – identified by general
criticism as “tragic heroes” – I have already attempted to explore the theme
of heroism through my undergraduate dissertation. At the moment, I am
still trying to investigate the subject individually, mainly concentrating on
the revolutionary language of Elizabethan and Jacobean authors, and on the
way in which Christopher Marlowe came to formulate his own heroic
literary “I” within the emerging discourse of authorial roles.
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