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The Arcadia

H. K. Woudhuysen

in Sir Philip Sidney and the Circulation of Manuscripts, 1558–1640

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129660
eISBN:
9780191671821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129660.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Among major literary works of the English Renaissance the composition, circulation, and publication in manuscript and print of the Arcadia are unusually well documented. Although they differ on ... More


Introduction

H. K. Woudhuysen

in Sir Philip Sidney and the Circulation of Manuscripts, 1558–1640

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129660
eISBN:
9780191671821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129660.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Philip Sidney's birth on 30 November 1554 was recorded in two medieval volumes, a Psalter and a Book of Hours. His final illness and last moments were narrated in an anonymous account which survives ... More


Judicial Narrative and Dramatic Mimesis

Lorna Hutson

in The Invention of Suspicion: Law and Mimesis in Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199212439
eISBN:
9780191707209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212439.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter argues that recent critiques of older mimetic approaches to Shakespeare have tended to neglect the contribution of narrative coherence or plot to mimesis. Following Ricoeur's exposition ... More


Promising the Future: The Language of Obligation in Sidney’s Old Arcadia

J. K. Barret

in Untold Futures: Time and Literary Culture in Renaissance England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702365
eISBN:
9781501705878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702365.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter presents a reading of Sir Philip Sidney’s prose romance, the Old Arcadia. It argues that the romance undermines devices intended to cast and secure particular futures, such as promises ... More


Conclusion

H. K. Woudhuysen

in Sir Philip Sidney and the Circulation of Manuscripts, 1558–1640

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129660
eISBN:
9780191671821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129660.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The circulation of Sir Philip Sidney's works bears witness to some of the advantages and difficulties of writing within a manuscript culture. His most obviously successful use of the medium was the ... More


Figure Pointing in the Humanist Schoolroom

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/9780823277919.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Early modern teachers routinely compared dialectic to the clenched fist because it was the art with which you sock your listener in his or her face; rhetoric, by contrast, was like the open palm ... More


Manuscripts for Sale

H. K. Woudhuysen

in Sir Philip Sidney and the Circulation of Manuscripts, 1558–1640

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129660
eISBN:
9780191671821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129660.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter concludes the survey of men and women who lived wholly or partly by their pens, who hoped to win patronage through them, or who copied works as part of their researches, or simply for ... More


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