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The ‘performing Word’: Southwell's sacralised poetic

Anne Sweeney

in Robert Southwell: Snow in Arcadia: Redrawing the English Lyric Landscape, 1586-95

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074189
eISBN:
9781781701195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074189.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses Southwell's final works, and his contributions to England and English poetry. Some of these were the visions of the Counter-Reformation and the sacralisation of individual ... More


Promising the Future: The Language of Obligation in Sidney’s Old Arcadia

J. K. Barret

in Untold Futures: Time and Literary Culture in Renaissance England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702365
eISBN:
9781501705878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702365.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter presents a reading of Sir Philip Sidney’s prose romance, the Old Arcadia. It argues that the romance undermines devices intended to cast and secure particular futures, such as promises ... More


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