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Mary Wroth: From Obscurity to Canonization

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/9780199261048.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses the story of Mary Wroth and explains how the dramatic increase in visibility of her story over the last two decades demonstrates the changes that have taken place in the status ... More


The Constant Art

Gavin Alexander

in Writing after Sidney: The Literary Response to Sir Philip Sidney 1586-1640

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199285471
eISBN:
9780191713941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285471.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Sidney's niece Mary Wroth published a long prose romance, the Urania, in 1621, along with a lyric sequence, Pamphilia to Amphilanthus; a second part of the Urania exists in manuscript. Both works ... More


“Love, Thou Dost Master Me”: Political Masochism in Mary Wroth’s Urania

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/9780199754755.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Milton Studies

Chapter Five argues that like Shakespeare, Mary Wroth is concerned with the practical limits of resistance theory, but she returns to an Elizabethan focus on the psychological dimensions of these ... More


Proportional Form in the Poetry of Robert Sidney and Mary Wroth

Tom W. N. Parker

in Proportional Form in the Sonnets of the Sidney Circle: Loving in Truth

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184430
eISBN:
9780191674259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184430.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter focuses on the proportional form in the poetry of Robert Sidney, Phillip's younger brother and Mary Wroth, Robert's daughter. Committed to the poetic tradition of their family, both ... More


Wroth’s Cabinets

Julie Crawford

in Mediatrix: Women, Politics, and Literary Production in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198712619
eISBN:
9780191780936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712619.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

In this chapter I argue that Mary Wroth’s The Countess of Montgomery’s Urania signals the enduring legacy and triumphant return of constant women as the cornerstone of the Sidney alliance and its ... More


Voicing Lyric

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/9780198843788.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Although not every lyric produced in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England was intended to be sung, unpacking the musical facets of lyric circulation holds tremendous implications for our ... More


Allegory and Female Agency

Maureen Quilligan

in Thinking Allegory Otherwise

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763806
eISBN:
9780804773508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763806.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter looks at materiality in works where allegory seemed mostly abstraction. It considers allegory in the Renaissance by focusing on Christine de Pizan's City of Ladies and the way in which ... More


The Optimism of Infidelity: Divorce and Adultery

Melissa E. Sanchez

in Queer Faith: Reading Promiscuity and Race in the Secular Love Tradition

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479871872
eISBN:
9781479834044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479871872.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter argues that whereas in modern thought secularism appears the only route to challenging lifelong monogamous marriage, the early modern writers John Milton, Philip Sidney, and Mary Wroth ... 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


Withholding Names: Periphrasis in Mary Wroth’s Urania

Colleen Ruth Rosenfeld

in Indecorous Thinking: Figures of Speech in Early Modern Poetics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823277919
eISBN:
9780823280667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277919.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Following a set of characters who travel through the Urania while conspicuously withholding the names of their love objects, chapter six argues that periphrasis, that figure of speech which names an ... More


Romance and the Reinvention of Wonder in the Early Seventeenth Century

Nandini Das

in Seventeenth-Century Fiction: Text and Transmission

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198737261
eISBN:
9780191800740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737261.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Wonder, which was always at the heart of romance, came under attack in the first decades of the seventeenth century, and the nature of imaginative fiction changed. Yet, Don Quixote (the two parts of ... More


Indecorous Thinking: Figures of Speech in Early Modern Poetics

Colleen Ruth Rosenfeld

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823277919
eISBN:
9780823280667
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277919.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Indecorous Thinking is a study of artifice at its most conspicuous: it argues that early modern writers turned to figures of speech like simile, antithesis, and periphrasis as the instruments of a ... More


Queenly Fig Trees: Figures of Speech and Decorum

Colleen Ruth Rosenfeld

in Indecorous Thinking: Figures of Speech in Early Modern Poetics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823277919
eISBN:
9780823280667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277919.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Chapter three examines how artifice at its most conspicuous assigns an original set of values to the people and objects that populate imaginative worlds. Attending to the work of the epithet in Mary ... More


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