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

Tom W. N. Parker

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184430
eISBN:
9780191674259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184430.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The structure of Philip Sidney's Astrophil and Stella is governed by a distinctive and complex set of proportions, found also in the sonnet sequences of Fulke Greville and Robert Sidney written under ... More


Finding and Making

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/9780199285471.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the writings of Philip Sidney's younger brother Robert. Robert Sidney followed in his brother's footsteps as Lord Governor of Flushing, struggled for favour and advancement at ... More


Life After Sidney

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/9780199285471.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter looks at the relations between Sidney and his best friend Fulke Greville. Greville's works, intended only for posthumous publication, include A Dedication to Sir Philip Sidney, various ... More


The Arcadian Ass: Sir Philip Sidney and Apuleius

Robert H. F. Carver

in The Protean Ass: The Metamorphoses of Apuleius from Antiquity to the Renaissance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199217861
eISBN:
9780191712357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217861.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores Apuleian influences in Sir Philip Sidney's Arcadia. Upon his death in 1586, Sidney left behind two versions of Arcadia: the so-called Old Arcadia, a pastoral tragicomedy ‘in ... More


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

H. R. Woudhuysen

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129660
eISBN:
9780191671821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129660.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This is the first modern study of the production and circulation of manuscripts during the English Renaissance. The book examines the relationship between manuscript and print, looks at people who ... 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


‘Workshops of the New Poetry’: The Shepheardes Calender and Old Arcadia 1

Cathy Shrank

in Writing the Nation in Reformation England, 1530–1580

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199268887
eISBN:
9780191708473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268887.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the influence of previous Tudor writers on the early writings of Edmund Spenser and Philip Sidney. Rooted in contemporary affairs at a time when Englishness was becoming ... More


Sidney and Political Pastoral

David Norbrook

in Poetry and Politics in the English Renaissance: Revised Edition

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199247189
eISBN:
9780191697647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247189.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Poetry

Edmund Spenser dedicated The Shepheardes Calender to Sir Philip Sidney, a man who was acclaimed by his contemporaries as the ideal courtier, the embodiment of chivalric magnanimity and gracefulness ... More


Seneca and the Idea of Tragedy

Gregory A. Staley

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195387438
eISBN:
9780199866809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387438.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

As both a literary genre and a view of life, tragedy has from the very beginning spurred a dialogue between poetry and philosophy. Plato wanted to ban tragedians from his ideal community because he ... More


Petrarch, Sidney, Bruno

Gatti Hilary

in Petrarch in Britain: Interpreters, Imitators, and Translators over 700 years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264133
eISBN:
9780191734649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264133.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter traces the more secular spirit of Giordano Bruno's Petrarchism. It suggests that Bruno's originality can be seen in the fact that he brings his Italian experience of the Petrarchan and ... More


“She Therein Ruling”: Hagiographic Politics in The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia

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/9780199754755.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, Milton Studies

Chapter Two focuses on Philip Sidney, whose use of romance frameworks to explore the concept of sovereignty would shape literary forms and political discourse for the century to come. This chapter ... More


Theorizing Tragedy

Gregory A. Staley

in Seneca and the Idea of Tragedy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195387438
eISBN:
9780199866809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387438.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Seneca himself never wrote a poetics that might explicitly explain his plays. For other poets or poets of other genres this would not necessarily be an issue, but Seneca was a philosopher, and poetic ... More


Female Constancy and The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia

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/9780198712619.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Taking the full title of Philip Sidney’s famous sixteenth-century romance seriously, this chapter argues that The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia is characterized by a “deciphering imperative,” a ... More


The Fountain of Aeneas: Sidney Rewrites the Hypnerotomachia

Hester Lees-Jeffries

in England's Helicon: Fountains in Early Modern Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199230785
eISBN:
9780191696473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230785.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

One of Philip Sidney's most striking additions to his revised Arcadia is his description of a not dissimilar setting to the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili's Fountain of Adonis, and his adaptation of ... More


The Insertour: Putting the Parenthesis in Sidney’s Arcadia

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/9780801449659.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter examines how the inversions and displacements of hyperbaton shape the large narrative structure of Philip Sidney's Arcadia, with particular emphasis on the use of parenthesis in the ... More


The Faerie Queene and Elizabethan Politics

David Norbrook

in Poetry and Politics in the English Renaissance: Revised Edition

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199247189
eISBN:
9780191697647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247189.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Poetry

The first part of The Faerie Queene was published in 1590, three years after Philip Sidney's death. Edmund Spenser's heroic poem is the fullest poetic embodiment of the political ideals of Sidney and ... More


Voluntary Servitude: Fulke Greville and the Arts of Power

David Norbrook

in Poetry and Politics in the English Renaissance: Revised Edition

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199247189
eISBN:
9780191697647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247189.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Poetry

Fulke Greville spent his life in mourning for Sir Philip Sidney; and for him Sidney represented a unique combination of aristocratic magnanimity and Protestant integrity, and heroic action and ... More


Philip Sidney and Musical Poesis

Scott A. Trudell

in Unwritten Poetry: Song, Performance, and Media in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198834663
eISBN:
9780191874031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834663.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Music offered Philip Sidney and his milieu a unique form of communio, both in the sense of remote communication between souls and in the sense of social “community.” In The Defence of Poesy, in the ... More


Poetry and Politics in the English Renaissance: Revised Edition

David Norbrook

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199247189
eISBN:
9780191697647
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247189.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Poetry

This edition of this text provides an extensive introduction which gives an overview of developments in methodology and research since the first edition of this book was published in 1984, responds ... More


Epilogue: ‘Continuell chaunge’

Chris Stamatakis

in Sir Thomas Wyatt and the Rhetoric of Rewriting: 'Turning the Word'

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199644407
eISBN:
9780191738821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644407.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Poetry

This concluding chapter analyses the idea of the literary ‘device’ as it is handled by Wyatt and his immediate literary successors—the poets emerging from the Inns of Court literary sphere and, after ... More


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