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Uncloistered Virtue: English Political Literature, 1640-1660

Thomas N. Corns

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128830
eISBN:
9780191671715
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128830.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This book studies the relationship between literature and the political crises of the English Civil War. It explores the ways in which the literary culture of the period changed and survived in ... More


The Art of Literary Biography

John Batchelor (ed.)

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182894
eISBN:
9780191673917
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182894.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Is literary biography so widely read for popular, ‘prurient’ reasons, or for ‘reputable’ intellectual reasons? Is it of interest only in so far as it illuminates a writer's work? How much can we know ... More


A Brief Life of John Fisher

Cecilia A. Hatt (ed.)

in English Works of John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester: Sermons and Other Writings 1520 to 1535

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270119
eISBN:
9780191600609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198270119.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter provides a short overview of the main events in Fisher's life, notably his association with Henry VII's mother, Lady Margaret Beaufort, which led to the development of various ... More


The Miracles of St Ithamar of Rochester

Simon Yarrow

in Saints and their Communities: Miracle Stories in Twelfth-Century England

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199283637
eISBN:
9780191712685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283637.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, History of Religion

The cult of St Ithamar of Rochester bears traces of controversy in the circumstances surrounding its propagation by hagiography. Historians have harboured reservations about the purported origin and ... More


Passion's Triumph over Reason: A History of the Moral Imagination from Spenser to Rochester

Christopher Tilmouth

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199212378
eISBN:
9780191707254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212378.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This book surveys ideas of passion, reason, appetite, and self-control in English literature and moral thought from 1580 to 1680. Drawing on tragedy, poetry, moral philosophy, and sermons, the book ... More


Rochester: The Disappointments of Hobbism and Libertinism

Christopher Tilmouth

in Passion's Triumph over Reason: A History of the Moral Imagination from Spenser to Rochester

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199212378
eISBN:
9780191707254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212378.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines the complete works of the Earl of Rochester. It begins by noting Rochester's anxious preoccupation with images of boundlessness and dissolution. It then presents a threefold ... More


An Allusion to Horace, Jonson’s Ghost, and the Rhetoric of Plagiarism

Brean S. Hammond

in Professional Imaginative Writing in England, 1670–1740: 'Hackney for Bread'

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112990
eISBN:
9780191670909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112990.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter focuses on dramatic writing in the 1670s and 1680s, wherein the problematic nature of borrowing from earlier works was already under heated negotiation. In this milieu, clear financial ... More


John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester: An Author in Search of a Character

KEN ROBINSON

in The Art of Literary Biography

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182894
eISBN:
9780191673917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182894.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter stresses that biographies cannot be definitive because John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester (1647–80) throws up particular problems which face biographers at every turn with their prejudices. ... More


Reading Rochester

Edward Burns (ed.)

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853230380
eISBN:
9781846317644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317644
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book is a collection of essays exploring all aspects of one of the most controversial English poets, the 17th-century libertine The Earl of Rochester. Different sections focus on sexual ... More


Figuring Sex between Men from Shakespeare to Rochester

Paul Hammond

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186922
eISBN:
9780191674617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186922.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book explores how sexual relationships between men were represented in English literature during the 17th century. The book is built around two principal themes: firstly the literary strategies ... More


Comparison between the Twelfth–century Collections of Reading Abbey and those of Other Houses

Alan Coates

in English Medieval Books: The Reading Abbey Collections from Foundation to Dispersal

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207566
eISBN:
9780191677724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207566.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Fifty-eight predominantly twelfth-century manuscripts that have a known or suspected Reading provenance survive. The principal contents fall into five main categories: glossed books of the Bible, ... More


The Civil War

J. C. Holt

in The Northerners: A Study in the Reign of King John

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203094
eISBN:
9780191675713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203094.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The first civil war in 1215 had begun with the baronial muster at Stamford, the formal defiance of the King, and the march on London. The second civil war into which the country slid in the autumn ... More


The Lampoon as Gossip

HAROLD LOVE

in English Clandestine Satire, 1660-1702

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199255610
eISBN:
9780191719622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255610.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter shows that the lampoon in its lighter manifestations is written gossip; gossip was all too often a spoken lampoon. The good lampooner was probably also a good gossip; moreover, a lampoon ... More


Introduction

Edward Burns

in Reading Rochester

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853230380
eISBN:
9781846317644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317644.001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This introduction describes Rochester as the most irrepressibly destructive of all the English poets. The very idea of the anarchic libertine poet, as created in the gossip of his contemporaries and ... More


Cecelia: A New Life in Rochester

Brad Asher

in Cecelia and Fanny: The Remarkable Friendship Between an Escaped Slave and Her Former Mistress

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134147
eISBN:
9780813135922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134147.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses Cecelia's move from Toronto to Rochester, New York, soon after her first husband's death and the outbreak of the Civil War in the United States. It analyzes the appeal of ... More


Conclusion

Martha S. Jones

in All Bound Up Together: The Woman Question in African American Public Culture, 1830-1900

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831526
eISBN:
9781469605012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888902_jones.10
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book concludes by discussing the Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Rochester, New York, which is considered black Rochester's grandest edifice. Among its outstanding features ... More


Rochester, Blount, and the Faith of Unbelief

in The Fringes of Belief: English Literature, Ancient Heresy, and the Politics of Freethinking, 1660-1760

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758772
eISBN:
9780804769792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758772.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter argues not only that Rochester's religious stance deserves an attention it has not yet received, but also that his condemnation of religion, evident also in his conversations with ... More


“Seeking a Larger Liberty”: Remapping First Wave Feminism

Nancy A. Hewitt

in Women's Rights and Transatlantic Antislavery in the Era of Emancipation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300115932
eISBN:
9780300137866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115932.003.0014
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines critical interracial efforts among men and women whose labors embraced campaigns against racial, gender, and economic injustice at home and abroad. Focusing on the extraordinary ... More


Enacting Libertinism: Court Performance and Literary Culture

Margaret J. M. Ezell

in The Oxford English Literary History: Volume V: 1645-1714: The Later Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198183112
eISBN:
9780191847158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198183112.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The behaviour of Charles II’s court soon scandalized many observers with its open disregard for moral and social propriety. Young men seeking influence at court, including John Wilmot, the Earl of ... More


From West End to Rochester

David Luhrssen

in Mamoulian: Life on Stage and Screen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136769
eISBN:
9780813141336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136769.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

While in London, Mamoulian worked with other émigré actors and directed a play based on the Russian Revolution at St. James Theatre (1922). He accepted an invitation from tycoon George Eastman to ... More


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