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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


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


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


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


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


‘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


“Shewe Us Your Mynde Then”: Bureaucracy and Royal Privilege in Skelton's Magnyfycence

Bradin Cormack

in A Power to Do Justice: Jurisdiction, English Literature, and the Rise of Common Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226116242
eISBN:
9780226116259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226116259.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter argues that John Skelton's Magnyfycence was a response to the bureaucratization of royal authority under the early Tudors. Traditionally read as a warning about excessive expenditure in ... More


Lyric Autobiography: Intentional or Conventional Fallacy? The Poetry of John Skelton (1460–1529) and Thomas Wyatt (1503–42)

Meredith Anne Skura

in Tudor Autobiography: Listening for Inwardness

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226761879
eISBN:
9780226761886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226761886.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The poetry of John Skelton and Thomas Wyatt makes a good starting point for thinking about early English autobiography. Readers have been struck by each poet's apparently autobiographical speaker, ... 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


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


John Skelton

David R. Carlson

in The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature: Volume 1: 800–1558

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199587230
eISBN:
9780191820410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587230.003.0025
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The English laureate John Skelton (c.1460–1529) contributed to propagation of knowledge of the classics earliest in his translations, of Diodorus Siculus and M. Tullius Cicero, and in his work 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


‘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


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


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


A Power to Do Justice

Bradin Cormack

in A Power to Do Justice: Jurisdiction, English Literature, and the Rise of Common Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226116242
eISBN:
9780226116259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226116259.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book investigates the intersection of English law and literature from John Skelton to John Webster. It takes as its subject the cultural meaning of “jurisdiction” during a transitional period ... More


Plying the Pen about the Court (1560–1567)

Matthew Woodcock

in Thomas Churchyard: Pen, Sword, and Ego

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199684304
eISBN:
9780191764974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684304.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter focuses on the years Churchyard spends away from soldiery between 1560 and 1567 following his return from Leith. It discusses his search for support and preferment at Elizabeth I’s ... More


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