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The Rhetoric of the Conscience in Donne, Herbert, and Vaughan

Ceri Sullivan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199547845
eISBN:
9780191720901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547845.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Early modern theologians such as William Perkins, William Ames, Jeremy Taylor, and Richard Baxter see the rectified conscience as a syllogism worked out in partnership with God, which compares ... More


The Uses of the Canon: Elizabethan Literature and Contemporary Theory

Howard Felperin

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122654
eISBN:
9780191671517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122654.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The critical school of ‘new historicism’ is very much at the centre of contemporary debates on literary studies and theory. Much ‘new historicist’ writing has focused ... More


Coda

H. L. Meakin

in John Donne's Articulations of the Feminine

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184553
eISBN:
9780191674297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184553.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on John Donne's articulation of the feminine in his prose and poetry. It suggests that Donne is more than the masculine monolith which has been ... More


Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 167, 2009 Lectures

Ron Johnston (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264775
eISBN:
9780191734984
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264775.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This volume contains sixteen chapters which contain the text of lectures delivered at the British Academy in 2008–10. From romantic love in sub-Saharan Africa to the British industrial revolution, ... More


 Saturn

Michael Ward

in Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195313871
eISBN:
9780199871964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313871.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

For the Augustans, Saturn was god of the Golden Age, and in that form he appears in certain of Lewis's early works. Soon, however, Lewis adopted the later Infortuna Major version of Saturn, treating ... More


Donne, By Hand: Chatterton Lecture on Poetry

Tom Lockwood

in Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 167, 2009 Lectures

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264775
eISBN:
9780191734984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264775.003.0014
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter presents the text of a lecture on John Donne's poetry given at the British Academy's 2009 Chatterton Lecture on History. This text analyses the claims made in H.J.C. Grierson's The Poems ... More


 “The Height of Foulness”: Circumcision in European Religious and Popular Culture

Leonard B. Glick

in Marked in Your Flesh: Circumcision from Ancient Judea to Modern America

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195176742
eISBN:
9780199835621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019517674X.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Images of circumcision in European religious and popular culture were consistently, often profoundly hostile. Abelard, Aquinas, Luther, and others wrote or spoke on the subject critically when ... More


Keeping Company With David's Psalms: George Wither and Others

J. R. Watson

in The English Hymn: A Critical and Historical Study

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270027
eISBN:
9780191600784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019827002X.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Discusses George Wither's Hymnes and Songs of the Church of 1623. The chapter also reviews the beginning of hymnody in the sacred poetry of John Donne, George Herbert, and Henry Vaughan.


Legal Reform in English Renaissance Literature

Virginia Lee Strain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474416290
eISBN:
9781474444903
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416290.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book investigates rhetorical and representational practices that were used to monitor English law at the turn of the seventeenth century. While the majority of Law and Literature studies ... More


John Donne in the Nineteenth Century

Dayton Haskin

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199212422
eISBN:
9780191707216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212422.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In 1906, having been assigned Izaak Walton's Life of Donne to read for his English class, a Harvard freshman heard a lecture on the long disparaged ‘metaphysical’ poets. Years later, when an ... More


John Donne's Articulations of the Feminine

H. L. Meakin

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184553
eISBN:
9780191674297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184553.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This book is a historical and theoretical study of some of John Donne's less frequently discussed poetry and prose; it interrogates various trends that have dominated Donne criticism, such as the ... More


Seven Metaphysical Poets: A Structural Study of the Unchanging Self

Robert Ellrodt

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117384
eISBN:
9780191670923
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117384.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This study of seven poets challenges the postmodernist assumption that no definite or constant self can be traced in the works of a writer. Distinct modes of self-awareness, different emphases in the ... More


Any politic body: The polemics of conversion in the 1620s

Kathleen Lynch

in Protestant Autobiography in the Seventeenth-Century Anglophone World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199643936
eISBN:
9780191738876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199643936.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines the contests between Protestants and Catholics over the filial claims to Saint Augustine’s religious authority, as they played out in the competing translations of the ... More


Icons basilicae: Civil war and religious identity

Kathleen Lynch

in Protestant Autobiography in the Seventeenth-Century Anglophone World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199643936
eISBN:
9780191738876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199643936.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines the contests between Protestants and Catholics over the filial claims to Saint Augustine’s religious authority, as they played out in the competing translations of the ... More


Wit without Money in Donne and Nashe

David Landreth

in The Face of Mammon: The Matter of Money in English Renaissance Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199773299
eISBN:
9780199932665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773299.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The final chapter construes the material relation between people and their coins in terms of waste—the impulse to squander, to define one's self through what's left behind when the money is gone. ... More


Sweet Rose of England: Public Bodies

C. H. Sisson

in Speaking to You: Contemporary Poetry and Public Address

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199657001
eISBN:
9780191742194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657001.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Sisson's addresses explore how far a poet should create ‘agreement’ between the poem of the present and past. Speaking to you through time, Sisson is in conversation with long-deceased auditors ... More


Manuscript Verse Collectors and the Politics of Anti-Courtly Love Poetry

Joshua Eckhardt

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199559503
eISBN:
9780191721397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559503.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This book reappraises the work of early 17th-century collectors of English Renaissance poetry in manuscript. The verse miscellanies, or poetry anthologies, of these collectors have long attracted the ... More


Contextualizing the Canon: The Case of Donne

Howard Felperin

in The Uses of the Canon: Elizabethan Literature and Contemporary Theory

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122654
eISBN:
9780191671517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122654.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

No issue in contemporary critical theory is more topical, or more contentious, than that of ‘the text in itself’. Within the range of emerging ... More


Incipient Postmodernisms

Thomas Docherty

in Alterities: Criticism, History, Representation

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183570
eISBN:
9780191674075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183570.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the incipient postmodernism of John Donne's poetry. It examines the ways in which Donne's texts address the human body, for one of the dominant philosophical questions of the ... More


John Donne and Bifold Natures

Robert Ellrodt

in Seven Metaphysical Poets: A Structural Study of the Unchanging Self

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117384
eISBN:
9780191670923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117384.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Christians firmly believed in the dogma of the Incarnation, the union of two natures, divine and human, in Christ. The existence of ‘bifold natures’ was a source of paradoxes and poets were expected ... More


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