“…An ambitious text that sought to innovatively adapt the English tradition of the parallel-text dialogue manual into a broader cultural and educational programme for the benefit of diverse readerships…”
READ THE FIRST MONOGRAPHIC STUDY OF FIRST FRUITES
In 2013, David Chidgey (University of Melbourne) published a Phd thesis on John Florio and First Fruites titled Giovanni Florio’s First Fruites (1578): dialogue and cultural exchange in Elizabethan England” (School of Languages and Linguistics, The University of Melbourne.)
In this Phd thesis, Chidgey breaks new ground in the scholarship on Florio and Early Modern language manuals because it is the first monographic study of First Fruites that explains, using evidence from the text and in light of the pre-Florian tradition of the dialogue manual genre in England, the extent to which Florio’s first language manual was such an ambitious text. Chidgey analyses Florio’s innovative and sophisticated approach to the learning of languages, his connection with the Earl of Leicester and the Leicester’s Men, and the ambition of the text to appeal to ‘English Gentlemen’ seeking higher calling to the Elizabethan court.
Document Type: PhD thesis
Citations: Chidgey, D. (2013). Giovanni Florio’s First Fruites (1578): dialogue and cultural exchange in Elizabethan England. PhD thesis, School of Languages and Linguistics, The University of Melbourne.
Access Status: Open Access
Linked Resource URL: http://cat.lib.unimelb.edu.au/record=b5141581
© 2013 Dr. David Chidgey
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