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The Poet's Odyssey: Joachim Du Bellay and the Antiquitez de Rome

George Hugo Tucker

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158653
eISBN:
9780191673337
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158653.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

This title traces the artistic development of one of the major poets of the French Renaissance, Joachim Du Bellay (1522–60), showing how he differed from his contemporaries (in particular his great ... More


The Cornucopian Text: Problems of Writing in the French Renaissance

Terence Cave

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158356
eISBN:
9780191673290
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158356.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In the 16th century, Latin theorists and French vernacular writers shared a common preoccupation with problems of writing, its nature, and status. The focus of this book is the interaction of ... More


Cornucopia

Cave Terence

in The Cornucopian Text: Problems of Writing in the French Renaissance

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158356
eISBN:
9780191673290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158356.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the cornucopian text problems in the works of several French Renaissance writers including Francois Rabelais, Pierre de Ronsard, and Michel de Montaigne. It explores the corpus ... More


Ronsard

Cave Terence

in The Cornucopian Text: Problems of Writing in the French Renaissance

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158356
eISBN:
9780191673290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158356.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines cornucopian text problems in French Renaissance writing in the context of Pierre de Ronsard's works. It outlines the recurrence of non-integration as a problem in Ronsard's ... More


Conclusion

Cave Terence

in The Cornucopian Text: Problems of Writing in the French Renaissance

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158356
eISBN:
9780191673290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158356.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the cornucopian text problems of French Renaissance writings. It suggests that the four 16th-century writers considered in this study, ... More


The End of All

George Hugo Tucker

in The Poet's Odyssey: Joachim Du Bellay and the Antiquitez de Rome

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158653
eISBN:
9780191673337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158653.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

While Marie de La Haye's eulogistic ode was used as an introductory poem to one of De Bellay's many writings, de La Haye's evaluation regarding the quality of De Bellay's and Ronsard's prominence in ... More


Introduction

Timothy Chesters

in Ghost Stories in Late Renaissance France: Walking by Night

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199599806
eISBN:
9780191723537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599806.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

The first section examines the complex terminology of ghosts in sixteenth-century France, reviewing a range of French terms variously poetic (‘ombre’, ‘idole’), classical (‘larves’, ‘lares’, ... More


The Show of Violence

Timothy Chesters

in Ghost Stories in Late Renaissance France: Walking by Night

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199599806
eISBN:
9780191723537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599806.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

Could ghosts be touched and, if so, were they susceptible to violence? Theological discussion of ghosts usually found in the negative, especially after Trent. But the neoplatonic tradition had long ... More


Orientations: Female-Female and Male-Male Eros in Dialogue

Todd W. Reeser

in Setting Plato Straight: Translating Ancient Sexuality in the Renaissance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226307008
eISBN:
9780226307145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307145.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter historicizes queer theory’s insight that lesbianism is often linked to a problem of representation by focusing on links between questions of reading and Platonic-inflected female-female ... More


Forgetting Differences: Tragedy, Historiography, and the French Wars of Religion

Andrea Frisch

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780748694396
eISBN:
9781474412322
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694396.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This study argues that the political and legislative process of forgetting internal differences undertaken in France after the civil wars of the sixteenth century leads to subtle yet fundamental ... More


Ronsard Furieux: Interest in Ariosto

William J. Kennedy

in Petrarchism at Work: Contextual Economies in the Age of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700019
eISBN:
9781501703812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700019.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter looks into Ronsard’s inspiration from the career of Ludovico Ariosto, an Italian poet, in tracing the evolution of Ronsard’s early style from the forced antiquarianism of his odes to the ... More


Passions and Privations: Writing Sonnets like a Pro in Les Amours de Marie

William J. Kennedy

in Petrarchism at Work: Contextual Economies in the Age of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700019
eISBN:
9781501703812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700019.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter looks at how Ronsard devised alternative approaches to the production and distribution of his poetry, opening new market opportunities through a “creative destruction” of older ... More


The Smirched Muse: Commercializing Sonnets pour Hélène

William J. Kennedy

in Petrarchism at Work: Contextual Economies in the Age of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700019
eISBN:
9781501703812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700019.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the fifth and newly revised edition of Ronsard’s Oeuvres (1578), which includes a new sonnet sequence written for one of the queen mother’s maids of honor, Hélène de Surgères. ... More


‘Monstrueuses guerres’: Ronsard, Mythology, and the Writing of War

Wes Williams

in Monsters and their Meanings in Early Modern Culture: Mighty Magic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199577026
eISBN:
9780191728662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577026.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

This chapter takes the story into the next generation — from the 1550s through to the 1580s — and centres on Ronsard, the poet, writing of love, politics, myth, prophecy, and poetics; and ‘monstrous’ ... More


The Unbridled Tongue: Babble and Gossip in Renaissance France

Emily Butterworth

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199662302
eISBN:
9780191770470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662302.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

This book looks at gossip, rumour, and talking too much in Renaissance France and explores why these forms of talk were considered dangerous. Taking its cue from Erasmus’s Lingua, in which both the ... More


Polished to Perfection: Ronsard’s Investment in Les Amours

William J. Kennedy

in Petrarchism at Work: Contextual Economies in the Age of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700019
eISBN:
9781501703812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700019.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter analyzes the investments Ronsard had made to his volume of poetry, Les Amours (1552). Previously published as Les Quatre Premiers Livres des Odes (1550), Les Amours is a reissue of the ... More


Avatars of Sport in Medieval and Early Modern French Literature

John McClelland

in Pour le Sport: Physical Culture in French and Francophone Literature

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781800856899
eISBN:
9781800853317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800856899.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

John McClelland chronicles the earliest appearances of physical culture and competitive sports in French literature, from the 12th- to 17th-centuries. The texts examined include the chivalric ... More


Dreaming of Maturity 1924–1928

Roger Nichols

in Poulenc: A Biography

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300226508
eISBN:
9780300252552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226508.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter looks at the triumph of Francis Poulenc's Les Biches, in which he took some time to fully absorb it and what it meant for him as a composer. It clarifies the significance of triumphs for ... More


Ronsard’s Franciade: From National Genealogy to Tragic Love Story

Paul Usher

in Epic Arts in Renaissance France

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199687848
eISBN:
9780191767814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687848.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

This chapter traces the story of the creation and early reception of Pierre de Ronsard’s much-maligned epic poem, the Franciade (1572). It is postulated that the birth of the epic project can be seen ... More


Terre's Brilliant Mines

Phillip John Usher

in Exterranean: Extraction in the Humanist Anthropocene

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284221
eISBN:
9780823286058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284221.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter turns to a mid-sixteenth-century poetic text, the “Hymne de l’or” (Hymn to Gold) by French author Pierre de Ronsard. The poem is read here—recuperating in particular its “vision” of ... More


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