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The Dissolution of Euphues

R. W. Maslen

in Elizabethan Fictions: Espionage, Counter-espionage, and the Duplicity of Fiction in Early Elizabethan Prose Narratives

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119913
eISBN:
9780191671241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119913.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Lyly's two Eupheus books look like a pair of self-important volumes which aspire to form an entire private library of their own. Between them, they contain representative samples of almost every kind ... More


The Resolution of Euphues

R. W. Maslen

in Elizabethan Fictions: Espionage, Counter-espionage, and the Duplicity of Fiction in Early Elizabethan Prose Narratives

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119913
eISBN:
9780191671241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119913.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Euphues: The Anatomy of Withas a volatile character, signaled by the picture Euphues draws in his final letters of a desperate Emperor trying to hold together a disintegrating ... More


‘They that tread in a maze’: movement as emotion in John Lyly

Andy Kesson

in The Renaissance of emotion: Understanding affect in Shakespeare and his contemporaries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090783
eISBN:
9781781708866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090783.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers the emotional and motive implications of John Lyly’s writing. It moves from the spatial metaphors of Sapho and Phao to the representation of authorship as something uniquely ... More


Elizabethan Fictions: Espionage, Counter-espionage, and the Duplicity of Fiction in Early Elizabethan Prose Narratives

R. W. Maslen

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119913
eISBN:
9780191671241
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119913.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book argues that English writers of prose fiction from the 1550s to the 1570s produced some of the most daringly innovative publications of the sixteenth century. Through close examination of a ... More


Conclusion: Hideous Progeny

R. W. Maslen

in Elizabethan Fictions: Espionage, Counter-espionage, and the Duplicity of Fiction in Early Elizabethan Prose Narratives

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119913
eISBN:
9780191671241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119913.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

As Gosson might have anticipated, the monstrous fictions of the 1570s had many offspring. The volumes of energetic prose produced by Greene and Lodge in the 1580s are only the most self-conscious of ... More


Women in Trees: Adapting Ovid for John Lyly’s Love’s Metamorphosis (1589)

Shannon Kelley

in Ovid and Adaptation in Early Modern English Theatre

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474430067
eISBN:
9781474476973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430067.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers rhizomatic adaptation from an ecofeminist perspective in John Lyly’s Love’s Metamorphosis (1589), which begins with an unconventional scene. A wounded stage tree protests her ... More


Experience

Jeff Dolven

in Scenes of Instruction in Renaissance Romance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226155364
eISBN:
9780226155371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226155371.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter focuses on experience—experience as the opposite of school; what school is intended to prepare for, or perhaps to prevent. The occasion is a dispute between John Lyly and the dead ... More


Edmund Tilney: The Expansion of the Master’s Powers, 1578–1591

W.R. Streitberger

in The Masters of the Revels and Elizabeth I’s Court Theatre

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198719670
eISBN:
9780191788789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719670.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Drama

Edmund Tilney was a grandnephew of Agnes Tilney, Dowager Duchess of Norfolk, widow of Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk. His connection with this powerful family accounts for his career at court. ... More


Euphuism and Courtly Fiction

Nandini Das

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 1: Prose Fiction in English from the Origins of Print to 1750

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199580033
eISBN:
9780191869730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199580033.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter focuses on the literary phenomenon of ‘euphuism’ in Elizabethan fiction. Taking its name from John Lyly’s highly successful and much-imitated works Euphues (1578) and Euphues and His ... More


Scenes of Instruction in Renaissance Romance

Jeff Dolven

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226155364
eISBN:
9780226155371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226155371.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

We take it for granted today that the study of poetry belongs in school—but in sixteenth-century England, making Ovid or Virgil into pillars of the curriculum was a revolution. This book explores how ... More


Nations into Persons

Jeffrey Knapp

in Rereading the Black Legend: The Discourses of Religious and Racial Difference in the Renaissance Empires

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226307213
eISBN:
9780226307244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307244.003.0015
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter explores the means by which Elizabethan writers characterized English national identity as “motley” or a mixture of many other cultures, languages, and peoples. It argues that writers ... More


Oxford's Literary Circle

in Monstrous Adversary: The Life of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236788
eISBN:
9781846313592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236788.003.0055
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter considers the possible existence of a literary ‘circle’ with Oxford as patron. This is based on Thomas Watson's publication of a collection of verse in 1582, which included a dedication ... More


Literary Patronage (1)1

in Monstrous Adversary: The Life of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236788
eISBN:
9781846313592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236788.003.0046
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter focuses on the printed books dedicated to Oxford. Between 1564 and 1580, about twelve imprints were dedicated directly to Oxford, thirteen counting Antony Munday's lost ‘Galien of ... More


Formal Imitation: The ‘Leaden-Headed Germans’ and Their English Heirs

Colin Burrow

in Imitating Authors: Plato to Futurity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198838081
eISBN:
9780191874604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198838081.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter returns to the debate about the imitation of Cicero between Pietro Bembo and Gianfrancesco Pico in the early sixteenth century, and shows how these two writers’ different approaches to ... More


Where and How?: Two Gentlemen of Verona and The Maid’s Tragedy

Lorna Hutson

in Circumstantial Shakespeare

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199657100
eISBN:
9780191808692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657100.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Drama

This chapter shows how the imagined circumstances of a Shakespeare play are not designed to be objectively coherent. Rather, circumstances ‘invent’ ethical and political arguments in ways that make ... More


Introduction

Jeff Dolven

in Scenes of Instruction in Renaissance Romance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226155364
eISBN:
9780226155371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226155371.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This introductory chapter sets out the book purpose of this book, which is to offer a framework for thinking about literary didacticism: it asks what a forceful “culture of teaching” might mean to a ... More


Burghley (and the Queen) Tell the World What They Really Think

Peter Lake

in Bad Queen Bess?: Libels, Secret Histories, and the Politics of Publicity in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth I

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198753995
eISBN:
9780191815744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753995.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This explains how first Lord Burghley and then queen Elizabeth gradually embraced the view of Spanish villainy contained in the French tracts. It traces Burghley’s development from the use of ... More


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