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Thomas J. Moretti, by contrast, argues that The Virgin Martyr proposes a via media of religious tolerance in parallel to James I's attempts for reconciliation and moderation in religious policy (‘ Via Media Theatricality and Religious Fantasy in Thomas Dekker and Philip Massinger's The Virgin Martyr ’, Renaissance Drama 42:2 , pp. 243
‘secular corrective’ (p. 109) to the transcendent values of hagiography.
36 M. M. Bakhtin, The Dialogic Imagination: Four Essays, ed.
Michael Holquist, trans. Caryl Emerson and Michael Holquist
(Austin: University of Texas Press, 1981), p. 120.
37 Bakhtin, The Dialogic Imagination, p. 120.
38 Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, ‘The roads of the novel’, in Franco Moretti
(ed.), The Novel, 2 vols (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006),
vol. 2, pp. 611–46 (p. 614).
39 Sir Eglamour of Artois, in Harriet Hudson (ed.), Four Middle English
Romances: Sir Isumbras, Octavian, Sir