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Constance M. Furey

in Poetic Relations: Intimacy and Faith in the English Reformation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226434155
eISBN:
9780226434292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226434292.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The eroticism of poetic interiority is the subject of this chapter, which turns to John Donne and Aemilia Lanyer to demonstrate how traditional theology might expand notions of eroticism that remain ... More


Poets High and Low, Visible and Invisible

Paul Salzman

in Reading Early Modern Women's Writing

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261048
eISBN:
9780191717482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261048.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter begins by discussing a dramatically contrasting pair of writers, a queen and an out-of-work maid. It first explores the writings of Queen Elizabeth, focusing on what might be termed the ... More


Selling the Illusion of Access: Readers and Multiple Dedications in Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum (1611)

Erin A. McCarthy

in Doubtful Readers: Print, Poetry, and the Reading Public in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198836476
eISBN:
9780191873713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836476.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter argues that Aemilia Lanyer’s publisher Richard Bonian published the extensive dedicatory material in Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum to appeal to an emerging female reading public. The volume’s ... More


Typologies of Marian Maternity: Literal and Spiritual Birth in Seventeenth-Century Women’s Writing

Victoria Brownlee

in Biblical Readings and Literary Writings in Early Modern England, 1558-1625

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198812487
eISBN:
9780191850325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812487.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Chapter 5 focuses on female readings of the fleshly connection between Christ and his mother, Mary. For Aemilia Lanyer and Dorothy Leigh, Mary’s material labour had spiritual consequences because, in ... More


Authorship

Constance M. Furey

in Poetic Relations: Intimacy and Faith in the English Reformation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226434155
eISBN:
9780226434292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226434292.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter focuses on poetry attributed to Anne Lock, Mary Sidney Herbert, and Aemilia Lanyer. Analyzing the presentation as well as the content of this work, the analysis reveals that the singular ... More


Lucy Hutchinson's Elegies, the Country-House Poem, and Female Complaint

Elizabeth Scott-Baumann

in Forms of Engagement: Women, Poetry and Culture 1640-1680

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199676521
eISBN:
9780191755675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676521.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

This chapter shows that in the seventeenth-century elegy was alive to various formal re-workings. Poets since Ovid had used the elegy to write erotic love poetry, while it had also developed its ... More


Gender, Reception, and Form: Early Modern Women and the Making of Verse

Danielle Clarke and Marie-Louise Coolahan

in The Work of Form: Poetics and Materiality in Early Modern Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198702818
eISBN:
9780191795282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702818.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This essay interrogates the reluctance of critics of early modern women's writing to engage with the implications of formal choices, firstly by tracing the relative absence of form in the critical ... More


Doubtful Readers: Print, Poetry, and the Reading Public in Early Modern England

Erin A. McCarthy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198836476
eISBN:
9780191873713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836476.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Doubtful Readers: Print, Poetry, and the Reading Public in Early Modern England focuses on early modern publishers’ efforts to identify and accommodate new readers of verse that had previously been ... More


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