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Margaret Cavendish and Lucy Hutchinson: Authorship and Ownership

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/9780199261048.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter begins by discussing Margaret Cavendish's representation of Authorship. It examines her work entitled Poems and Fancies, and describes her of having a possessive and protective attitude ... More


‘The Gallery of Heroick Women’: Margaret Cavendish and the Images of the Author

Hero Chalmers

in Royalist Women Writers, 1650-1689

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273270
eISBN:
9780191706356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273270.003.01
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter shows how Margaret Cavendish's undeniable fascination with the idea of becoming a widely acclaimed author coalesces with the need to respond to extreme status anxieties with regard to ... More


Margaret Cavendish: Nature and Originality

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/9780199676521.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines Margaret Cavendish's early works, including the philosophical poetry of Poems, and Fancies, and the esoteric essays of The Worlds Olio. As she starts her literary career, ... More


“Honest Margaret Newcastle”: Law and Desire in Margaret Cavendish’s Romances

Melissa E. Sanchez

in Erotic Subjects: The Sexuality of Politics in Early Modern English Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199754755
eISBN:
9780199896912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754755.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Milton Studies

Chapter Seven considers what happens to Sidneian ideals of resistance after the civil wars and regicide illustrated their logical extreme. The chapter offers a new reading of Margaret Cavendish’s ... More


Margaret Cavendish and Lucy Hutchinson: Writing Matter

Jonathan Goldberg

in The Seeds of Things: Theorizing Sexuality and Materiality in Renaissance Representations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230662
eISBN:
9780823235827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230662.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter demonstrates how Margaret Cavendish's literature differs from that of Lucy Hutchinson in reference to the judgement of Norbrook that they have this “unique common ground.” Embellished in ... More


The “Self-Themes” of Margaret Cavendish and Thomas Hobbes

Seth Lobis

in Virtue of Sympathy: Magic, Philosophy, and Literature in Seventeenth-Century England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300192032
eISBN:
9780300210415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300192032.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter provides a fuller and more nuanced account of the reception of Thomas Hobbes’s psychology as it pertains to the history of sympathy. According to standard accounts, the emphasis on ... More


Margaret Cavendish as Editor and Reviser

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/9780199676521.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

This chapter uses techniques from the history of the book to show that Margaret Cavendish reformed her style through intervention in the print publications of her work. Cavendish presented herself as ... More


Freedom and Necessity in the Work of Margaret Cavendish

Deborah Boyle

in Women and Liberty, 1600-1800: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198810261
eISBN:
9780191847301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810261.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter argues that Margaret Cavendish is a libertarian with respect to the freedom of natural individuals. It takes account of the passages within Cavendish’s corpus that seem to imply she is a ... More


Royalist Women Writers, 1650-1689

Hero Chalmers

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273270
eISBN:
9780191706356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273270.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This book begins from the premise that when Margaret Cavendish, duchess of Newcastle, published her first printed work in 1653, she ushered in a new, more openly assertive and generically diverse ... More


Cavendish: Ceremony and Coercion

Niall Allsopp

in Poetry and Sovereignty in the English Revolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198861065
eISBN:
9780191893032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861065.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Chapter 3 challenges the conventional understanding of Margaret Cavendish as a royalist, by focusing on her less-studied works of the early 1650s, when absolutist arguments were being pressed (by ... More


Margaret Cavendish (1623–73)

Jacqueline Broad (ed.)

in Women Philosophers of Seventeenth-Century England: Selected Correspondence

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190673321
eISBN:
9780190673369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673321.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter contains a selection of the private correspondence of Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, as well as several epistles taken from her published works. It includes Cavendish’s ... More


Political Science

Tita Chico

in The Experimental Imagination: Literary Knowledge and Science in the British Enlightenment

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781503605442
eISBN:
9781503606456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503605442.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Late seventeenth-century natural philosophers inherited the conjunction of politics and science at the core of Francis Bacon’s experimental project. Thomas Sprat’s The History of the Royal Society, ... More


The Mingle-Mangle: The Hodgepodge of Fancy and Philosophy in Cavendish’s Blazing World

Jenny C. Mann

in Outlaw Rhetoric: Figuring Vernacular Eloquence in Shakespeare's England

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449659
eISBN:
9780801464102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449659.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines how vernacular eloquence operates by focusing on Margaret Cavendish's philosophical romance The Blazing World. More specifically, it uses The Blazing World to show how the ... More


Enchanting the Savage: The Politics of Pyrotechnics in the Cavendish Circle

Christopher F. Loar

in Political Magic: British Fictions of Savagery and Sovereignty, 1650-1750

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256914
eISBN:
9780823261437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256914.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines sovereignty, astonishing performances, and savagery in the writings of intellectuals associated with the aristocrat William Cavendish, Duke of Newcastle: Hobbes, playwright ... More


The Seeds of Things: Theorizing Sexuality and Materiality in Renaissance Representations

Jonathan Goldberg

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230662
eISBN:
9780823235827
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230662.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

The title of this book translates one of the many ways in which Lucretius names the basic matter from which the world is made in De rerum natura. For Lucretius, and in the strain of thought following ... More


Margaret Cavendish: The Battle of lnstruments

in Fictions of the Cosmos: Science and Literature in the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226011226
eISBN:
9780226011240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226011240.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines Margaret Cavendish's bookObservations upon Experimental Philosophy and The Description of a New Blazing World. It explains that these books specifically targeted experimental ... More


Thomas Hobbes

Ian Bostridge

in Witchcraft and its Transformations c.1650–c.1750

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206538
eISBN:
9780191677205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206538.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines Thomas Hobbes’ views on witchcraft. In the second chapter of his Leviathan he made an apparently fleeting reference to the subject of witchcraft. Another well-known Hobbesian ... More


Commemorating Revenge: Mourning, Memory, and Retributive Alternatives in the English Interregnum

Emily L. King

in Civil Vengeance: Literature, Culture, and Early Modern Revenge

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501739651
eISBN:
9781501739668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739651.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Chapter four examines the relationship between civil vengeance and national memory during the English Interregnum. As government authorities aim to establish and inculcate a new national memory, the ... More


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

Elizabeth Scott-Baumann

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199676521
eISBN:
9780191755675
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676521.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

This book reveals previously unrecognized patterns of influence between women poets Katherine Philips, Lucy Hutchinson, and Margaret Cavendish and their peers and predecessors including Donne, ... More


Household Songs

Katherine R. Larson

in The Matter of Song in Early Modern England: Texts in and of the Air

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198843788
eISBN:
9780191879487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843788.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter illuminates the affective significance of music and song within household drama, a genre that early modern scholarship has found difficult to detach from the page and that continues to ... More


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