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John Skelton and Poetic Authority: Defining the Liberty to Speak

Jane Griffiths

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273607
eISBN:
9780191706301
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273607.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book is the first book-length study of Skelton for almost twenty years (including the only substantial study to date of Skelton's translation of the Bibliotheca Historica of Diodorus Siculus), ... More


Five Tudor Portraits

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0086
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In making a choral suite out of the poems for the Five Tudor Portraits of John Skelton, Ralph Vaughan Williams ventured to take some liberties with the text. Certain omissions have been made ... More


The Long Divorce of Steel: Tyranny and Political Culture in Henry VIII's England

Greg Walker

in Writing Under Tyranny: English Literature and the Henrician Reformation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283330
eISBN:
9780191712630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283330.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter looks at the rhetorical culture of early Tudor England. It argues that educated English men (and to a lesser extent, women) were used to a degree of intellectual freedom in the 1510s and ... More


Writing Under Tyranny: Wyatt, Surrey, and the Reinvention of English Poetry

Greg Walker

in Writing Under Tyranny: English Literature and the Henrician Reformation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283330
eISBN:
9780191712630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283330.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter explores the poetic innovations introduced or imported into England by Wyatt and Surrey in their attempts to discover new ways of writing political verse under Henry VIII’s tyranny. It ... More


Leisure and Laughter

Ernest Campbell Mossner

in The Life of David Hume

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243365
eISBN:
9780191697241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243365.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Throughout the spring of 1749 David Hume remained in London widening his literary contacts. The Philosophical Essays, which Andrew Millar had published, had gone unanswered and seemingly unnoticed ... More


He Could Make a Wooden Indian Dance

John Franceschina

in Hermes Pan: The Man Who Danced with Fred Astaire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199754298
eISBN:
9780199949878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754298.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Dance, Popular

Hermes Pan goes to Paramount to choreograph Let’s Dance for Fred Astaire and Betty Hutton before returning to M-G-M to choreograph Three Little Words with Astaire and Red Skelton. He remains at M-G-M ... More


Introduction

Jane Griffiths

in John Skelton and Poetic Authority: Defining the Liberty to Speak

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273607
eISBN:
9780191706301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273607.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the work of John Skelton. It then describes the primary aims of the book, which are to provide a new reading of Skelton's work, and ... More


Titular Identity: orator regius, poet laureate, and vates

Jane Griffiths

in John Skelton and Poetic Authority: Defining the Liberty to Speak

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273607
eISBN:
9780191706301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273607.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Skelton is strongly drawn to define his role in relation to the state. He is equally attracted by alternative formulations of poetic identity: those that locate the poet's authority in his learning, ... More


Amplifying Memory: The Bibliotheca Historica of Diodorus Siculus

Jane Griffiths

in John Skelton and Poetic Authority: Defining the Liberty to Speak

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273607
eISBN:
9780191706301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273607.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Skelton's titles give some sense of the views of the poet available to him, and the way in which he redefines them depends not on theory but on his own practice as a writer. This chapter begins with ... More


‘A false abstracte cometh from a fals concrete’: Representation and Misrepresentation in The Bowge of Court and Magnyfycence

Jane Griffiths

in John Skelton and Poetic Authority: Defining the Liberty to Speak

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273607
eISBN:
9780191706301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273607.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The Bibliotheca represents an early recognition of the writer's freedom from the authority of the past; while such authority remains something that may be appealed to for rhetorical purposes, the ... More


‘Shredis of sentence’: Imitation and Interpretation in Speke Parrot

Jane Griffiths

in John Skelton and Poetic Authority: Defining the Liberty to Speak

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273607
eISBN:
9780191706301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273607.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter focuses on Skelton's poem, Speke Parrot. The poem confronts Skelton's concern with the stability of poetic meaning, at a time when the question is given a new urgency by the linguistic ... More


Diverting Authorities: The Glosses to Speke Parrot, A Replycacion, and A Garlande of Laurell

Jane Griffiths

in John Skelton and Poetic Authority: Defining the Liberty to Speak

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273607
eISBN:
9780191706301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273607.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Although Speke Parrot raises the possibility of the reader contributing to a work's meaning, it also anticipates the parody of this idea of collaboration in two further late works, A Garlande of ... More


All in the Mind: Inspiration, Improvisation, and the Fantasy in Magnyfycence and A Replycacion

Jane Griffiths

in John Skelton and Poetic Authority: Defining the Liberty to Speak

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273607
eISBN:
9780191706301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273607.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter focuses on the treatment of the poet's invention and inspiration in Magnyfycence and A Replycacion. A Replycacion has been claimed as the first English formulation of the Platonic theory ... More


Rewriting the Record: Skelton's Posthumous Reputation

Jane Griffiths

in John Skelton and Poetic Authority: Defining the Liberty to Speak

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273607
eISBN:
9780191706301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273607.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter focuses on Skelton's reception during the century after his death. Taking as its starting-point Skelton's divided reputation in the late 16th century, when he is referred to both as a ... More


Conclusion

Jane Griffiths

in John Skelton and Poetic Authority: Defining the Liberty to Speak

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273607
eISBN:
9780191706301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273607.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the author. It argues that contrary to first impressions, Skelton may be viewed as ‘the thing of great constancy’ at the centre of his work. He is ... More


Allegory and Enchantment: An Early Modern Poetics

Jason Crawford

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198788041
eISBN:
9780191833489
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788041.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

This book is about the genealogies of modernity, and about the lingering power of some of the cultural forms against which modernity defines itself: religion, magic, the sacramental, the medieval. ... More


Spenser’s satire of indirection: affiliation, allusion, allegory

Rachel E. Hile

in Spenserian Satire: A Tradition of Indirection

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719088087
eISBN:
9781526121073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088087.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Chapter 2 begins by discussing previous scholarly work on Spenserian satires with reference to the ideas on indirect satire outlined in chapter 1 before moving to an application of these ideas to two ... More


Baldwin’s <i>Mirror</i>, 1554–1610

Harriet Archer

in Unperfect Histories: The Mirror for Magistrates, 1559-1610

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198806172
eISBN:
9780191844041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806172.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The first chapter explores the development of the original collection of Mirror complaints in the voices of late medieval kings and rebels, sometimes known as ‘Baldwin’s Mirror’, from its suppression ... More


A property-owning democracy?

Brian Lund

in Housing Politics in the United Kingdom: Power, Planning and Protest

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781447327073
eISBN:
9781447327097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327073.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter explores the political fortunes of the Conservative Party’s quest to create a property-owning democracy. It examines Stanley Baldwin’s support for the owner-occupation dimension of Noel ... More


“A Dear Dame”

Brent Phillips

in Charles Walters: The Director Who Made Hollywood Dance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813147215
eISBN:
9780813151502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813147215.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores homophobia in Hollywood, with some of Walters’ associates sharing their memories about the treatment of homosexuals in the movie industry in the 1950s. Walters begins ... More


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