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Fictions of Authorship in Late Elizabethan Narratives: Euphues in Arcadia

Katharine Wilson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199252534
eISBN:
9780191719226
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252534.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The works of John Lyly, Robert Greene, and Thomas Lodge effectively established prose fiction in print at the end of the sixteenth century. In these extraordinary pamphlets, rhetorical sophistication ... More


Elizabethan Fictions: Espionage, Counter-espionage, and the Duplicity of Fiction in Early Elizabethan Prose Narratives

R. W. Maslen

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119913
eISBN:
9780191671241
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119913.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book argues that English writers of prose fiction from the 1550s to the 1570s produced some of the most daringly innovative publications of the sixteenth century. Through close examination of a ... More


The Dissolution of Euphues

R. W. Maslen

in Elizabethan Fictions: Espionage, Counter-espionage, and the Duplicity of Fiction in Early Elizabethan Prose Narratives

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119913
eISBN:
9780191671241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119913.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Lyly's two Eupheus books look like a pair of self-important volumes which aspire to form an entire private library of their own. Between them, they contain representative samples of almost every kind ... More


The Resolution of Euphues

R. W. Maslen

in Elizabethan Fictions: Espionage, Counter-espionage, and the Duplicity of Fiction in Early Elizabethan Prose Narratives

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119913
eISBN:
9780191671241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119913.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Euphues: The Anatomy of Withas a volatile character, signaled by the picture Euphues draws in his final letters of a desperate Emperor trying to hold together a disintegrating ... More


Conclusion: Hideous Progeny

R. W. Maslen

in Elizabethan Fictions: Espionage, Counter-espionage, and the Duplicity of Fiction in Early Elizabethan Prose Narratives

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119913
eISBN:
9780191671241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119913.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

As Gosson might have anticipated, the monstrous fictions of the 1570s had many offspring. The volumes of energetic prose produced by Greene and Lodge in the 1580s are only the most self-conscious of ... More


Strange and Incredible Adventures: Lyly’s Euphues and Greene’s Mamillia

Katharine Wilson

in Fictions of Authorship in Late Elizabethan Narratives: Euphues in Arcadia

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199252534
eISBN:
9780191719226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252534.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter considers Lyly's two prose fictions Euphues (1578) and Euphues and his England (1580) alongside the imitation composed by Robert Greene, Mamillia (1583). It examines the evolution of ... More


Knowing Your Place: Greene's Pandosto and Menaphon

Katharine Wilson

in Fictions of Authorship in Late Elizabethan Narratives: Euphues in Arcadia

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199252534
eISBN:
9780191719226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252534.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses Greene's two long pastoral fictions, Pandosto (1588) and Menaphon. These texts bear an intriguing relationship to Sidney's Old Arcadia (c.1580), then only circulating in ... More


Literary Patronage (1)1

in Monstrous Adversary: The Life of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236788
eISBN:
9781846313592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236788.003.0046
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter focuses on the printed books dedicated to Oxford. Between 1564 and 1580, about twelve imprints were dedicated directly to Oxford, thirteen counting Antony Munday's lost ‘Galien of ... More


Oxford's Literary Circle

in Monstrous Adversary: The Life of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236788
eISBN:
9781846313592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236788.003.0055
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter considers the possible existence of a literary ‘circle’ with Oxford as patron. This is based on Thomas Watson's publication of a collection of verse in 1582, which included a dedication ... More


Shakespeare’s singularity

Bart van Es

in Shakespeare in Company

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199569311
eISBN:
9780191744945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569311.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This wide-ranging chapter addresses the question ‘How unusual was Shakespeare’s position?’ It compares his situation as a sharer and playwright to that of all other contemporary dramatic poets, ... More


‘They that tread in a maze’: movement as emotion in John Lyly

Andy Kesson

in The Renaissance of emotion: Understanding affect in Shakespeare and his contemporaries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090783
eISBN:
9781781708866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090783.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers the emotional and motive implications of John Lyly’s writing. It moves from the spatial metaphors of Sapho and Phao to the representation of authorship as something uniquely ... More


Scenes of Instruction in Renaissance Romance

Jeff Dolven

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226155364
eISBN:
9780226155371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226155371.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

We take it for granted today that the study of poetry belongs in school—but in sixteenth-century England, making Ovid or Virgil into pillars of the curriculum was a revolution. This book explores how ... More


Introduction

Jeff Dolven

in Scenes of Instruction in Renaissance Romance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226155364
eISBN:
9780226155371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226155371.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This introductory chapter sets out the book purpose of this book, which is to offer a framework for thinking about literary didacticism: it asks what a forceful “culture of teaching” might mean to a ... More


Experience

Jeff Dolven

in Scenes of Instruction in Renaissance Romance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226155364
eISBN:
9780226155371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226155371.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter focuses on experience—experience as the opposite of school; what school is intended to prepare for, or perhaps to prevent. The occasion is a dispute between John Lyly and the dead ... More


Nations into Persons

Jeffrey Knapp

in Rereading the Black Legend: The Discourses of Religious and Racial Difference in the Renaissance Empires

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226307213
eISBN:
9780226307244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307244.003.0015
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter explores the means by which Elizabethan writers characterized English national identity as “motley” or a mixture of many other cultures, languages, and peoples. It argues that writers ... More


Edmund Tilney: The Expansion of the Master’s Powers, 1578–1591

W.R. Streitberger

in The Masters of the Revels and Elizabeth I’s Court Theatre

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198719670
eISBN:
9780191788789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719670.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Drama

Edmund Tilney was a grandnephew of Agnes Tilney, Dowager Duchess of Norfolk, widow of Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk. His connection with this powerful family accounts for his career at court. ... More


Where and How?: Two Gentlemen of Verona and The Maid’s Tragedy

Lorna Hutson

in Circumstantial Shakespeare

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199657100
eISBN:
9780191808692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657100.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

This chapter shows how the imagined circumstances of a Shakespeare play are not designed to be objectively coherent. Rather, circumstances ‘invent’ ethical and political arguments in ways that make ... More


Euphuism and Courtly Fiction

Nandini Das

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 1: Prose Fiction in English from the Origins of Print to 1750

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199580033
eISBN:
9780191869730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199580033.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter focuses on the literary phenomenon of ‘euphuism’ in Elizabethan fiction. Taking its name from John Lyly’s highly successful and much-imitated works Euphues (1578) and Euphues and His ... More


Burghley (and the Queen) Tell the World What They Really Think

Peter Lake

in Bad Queen Bess?: Libels, Secret Histories, and the Politics of Publicity in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth I

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198753995
eISBN:
9780191815744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753995.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This explains how first Lord Burghley and then queen Elizabeth gradually embraced the view of Spanish villainy contained in the French tracts. It traces Burghley’s development from the use of ... More


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