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Adoption Averted in The Scarlet Letter

Carol J. Singley

in Adopting America: Childhood, Kinship, and National Identity in Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199779390
eISBN:
9780199895106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199779390.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Nathaniel Hawthorne explores nonnormative kinship structures in The Scarlet Letter. Hester Prynne successfully defends her right to custody of her daughter, Pearl, when the Salem magistrates threaten ... More


Revisiting the Question of Jewish Readmission

Achsah Guibbory

in Christian Identity, Jews, and Israel in 17th-Century England

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199557165
eISBN:
9780191595004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557165.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter reexamines the controversy over readmission of the Jews in light of both the idea that England was Israel and the challenge of radical religion. The tense relation between Jewish ... More


Reading

Lauren Shohet

in Reading Masques: The English Masque and Public Culture in the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199295890
eISBN:
9780191594311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295890.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

In seventeenth‐century England, masques inhabited two media, their dramatic occasions consistently delivered into a public culture of reading. This chapter details masques' material circulation in ... More


Inner Temples: History, Ritual, and Law, 1630–1637

Charles W. A. Prior

in A Confusion of Tongues: Britain's Wars of Reformation, 1625-1642

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698257
eISBN:
9780191739040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698257.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines how writers used history as a means to develop arguments either for or against the use of certain religious rituals. It begins with a brief discussion of the use of ancient ... More


The Portraiture of Prynne's Pictures: Performance on the Public Stage

David. Cressy

in Travesties and Transgressions in Tudor and Stuart England: Tales of Discord and Dissension

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198207818
eISBN:
9780191677809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207818.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter continues the examination of reactions to government policy in the reign of Charles I. It focuses on the sufferings and triumphs of the polemicist William Prynne, and pays particular ... More


Laudianism

Julian Davies

in The Caroline Captivity of the Church: Charles I and the Remoulding of Anglicanism 1625-1641

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203117
eISBN:
9780191675720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203117.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter explores how the Archbishop of Canterbury – William Laud – influenced Charles I and how he became the scapegoat for the problems of the Personal Rule. It also describes the dispute ... More


Revolutionising Politics: Culture and Conflict in England, 1620-60

Paul D. Halliday, Eleanor Hubbard, and Scott Sowerby (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781526148155
eISBN:
9781526166531
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526148162
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Twelve friends of the late Mark Kishlansky reconsider the meanings of England’s mid-seventeenth-century revolution. Their essays range widely: from shipboard to urban conflicts from court sermons to ... More


The Etymological Poetry of W. H. Auden, J. H. Prynne, and Paul Muldoon

Mia Gaudern

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198850458
eISBN:
9780191885556
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850458.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book defines, analyses, and theorises a late modern ‘etymological poetry’ that is alive to the past lives of its words, and probes the possible significance of them both explicitly and ... More


Reading Ezra Pound and J. H. Prynne in Chinese

Joshua Kotin

in Utopias of One

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196541
eISBN:
9781400887866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196541.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Ezra Pound's and J. H. Prynne's use of Chinese poetry to understand the problem of motivation—and the incentive structures that govern modern life. It considers how difficult ... More


The Life of Words: Etymology and Modern Poetry

David-Antoine Williams

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198812470
eISBN:
9780191892585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812470.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

For centuries, investigations into the origins of words were entwined with investigations into the origins of humanity and the cosmos. With the development of modern etymological practice in the ... More


The Marvel of Peru

Marjorie Garber

in Loaded Words

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823242047
eISBN:
9780823242085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242047.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In the adventures of the Lieutenant Nun Doña Catalina de Erauso, who cross-dressed her way out of a Spanish convent and into the New World, what we read, what we find, is a version of ourselves. ... More


Circulatory checks and balances

Peter Robinson

in Poetry & Money: A Speculation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622539
eISBN:
9781800341524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622539.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The proposal ramified in the previous chapter, namely that the forms of poems can act upon the conditions that they contain, is further explored and exemplified with particular reference to the speed ... More


The Rift in The Lute: Attuning Poetry and Philosophy

Maximilian de Gaynesford

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198797265
eISBN:
9780191838767
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198797265.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Criticism/Theory

The book is about finding ways to ‘attune’ poetry and philosophy. Attunement is a mutually shaping approach in which we really do philosophy in really appreciating poetry. This is best done by first ... More


Sound and Sense in Lyric Poetry

Derek Attridge

in Moving Words: Forms of English Poetry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199681242
eISBN:
9780191761553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681242.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Criticism/Theory

This chapter uses the poetry and the poetic theorizing of two contemporary poets who are usually taken to represent opposed poetic movements, Don Paterson and J. H. Prynne, in order to discuss the ... More


Readmission and Displacement: Menasseh ben Israel, William Prynne, John Milton

Kathy Lavezzo

in The Accommodated Jew: English Antisemitism from Bede to Milton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501703157
eISBN:
9781501706158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703157.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter considers the seventeenth-century debates over the readmission of Jews, when the English shifted from telling stories about Jewish houses to contemplating the accommodated Jew in ... More


Reading J. H. Prynne with ‘Mental Ears’

Mia Gaudern

in The Etymological Poetry of W. H. Auden, J. H. Prynne, and Paul Muldoon

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198850458
eISBN:
9780191885556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850458.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

In 1973, Donald Davie attributed the famous difficulty of Prynne’s poetry to its etymological ‘logic’. More recently, Prynne himself proposed that we read poetry with ‘mental ears’, listening for ... More


Lyric Diction in J. H. Prynne

Mia Gaudern

in The Etymological Poetry of W. H. Auden, J. H. Prynne, and Paul Muldoon

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198850458
eISBN:
9780191885556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850458.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Pearls That Were is an anomaly in Prynne’s oeuvre; it whole-heartedly adopts a Romantic lyric diction that is only used in a fragmentary way elsewhere in his poetry. Such a characteristic diction—a ... More


Conclusion: The Value of the Obsolete

Mia Gaudern

in The Etymological Poetry of W. H. Auden, J. H. Prynne, and Paul Muldoon

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198850458
eISBN:
9780191885556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850458.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

What does it mean to say that Auden, Prynne, and Muldoon’s poetry accords a special value to obsoleteness, against the backdrop of the etymological fallacy? Obsoleteness demonstrates that language is ... More


Pastoral: ‘Language-Landscape Linkage’ in Michael Haslam’s Verse

Sophie Read

in Forms of Late Modernist Lyric

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781789622423
eISBN:
9781800852785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622423.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Pastoral is a complex genre, with classical and renaissance inheritances that offer both the romantic simplicity of rural retreat and its opposite: urban encroachment, political engagement, ... More


Nocturne: J. H. Prynne Among the Stars

Edward Allen

in Forms of Late Modernist Lyric

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781789622423
eISBN:
9781800852785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622423.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter is about the night song, or nocturne, and the extent to which it has provided J. H. Prynne with a formal correlative for his nocturnal habits. It did so at a crucial moment in the poet’s ... More


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