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Shakespeare in Theory and Practice

Catherine Belsey

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633012
eISBN:
9780748652235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633012.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The chapters in this book put theory to work in order to register Shakespeare's powers of seduction, together with his moment in history. Teasing out the meanings of the narrative poems, as well as ... More


Shakespeare and the Anagram: Shakespeare Lecture

Christopher Ricks

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 121, 2002 Lectures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263037
eISBN:
9780191734007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263037.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture attempts to make a good claim on behalf of anagrams as capable of being a true assistance to art. This claim asks what the lecture proffers to be something of an anthology. It recollects ... More


Toward A Poststructuralist Practice: A Reading of Shakespeare's Sonnets

Howard Felperin

in Beyond Deconstruction: The Uses and Abuses of Literary Theory

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128960
eISBN:
9780191671746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128960.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Having argued that the institution of literary criticism should stop trying to do what it cannot do, that is, seek out some monist or foundationalist rationale for its existence and activity — and ... More


Shakespeare and Ovid

Jonathan Bate

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183242
eISBN:
9780191673986
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183242.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This is the first comprehensive account of the relationship between Shakespeare and his favourite poet, Ovid. The author examines the full range of Shakespeare's work, identifying Ovid's presence not ... More


Did Shakespeare Study Creative Writing?

Neil Rhodes

in Shakespeare and the Origins of English

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199245727
eISBN:
9780191715259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245727.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter moves from speech to writing and argues that while Shakespeare did not study ‘English’ as part of his own schooling, he nevertheless had a literary education. Elizabethan Latin learning ... More


The Dark Lady Identified: Or, what Deconstruction can do for Shakespeare’s Sonnets

Howard Felperin

in The Uses of the Canon: Elizabethan Literature and Contemporary Theory

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122654
eISBN:
9780191671517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122654.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Is there any text, or group of texts, in the literary canon that so invites exploration of the absences and indeterminacies of textuality itself as ... More


Authenticating Shakespeare's Text, Life, and Likeness

Margreta De Grazia

in Shakespeare Verbatim: The Reproduction of Authenticity and the 1790 Apparatus

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117780
eISBN:
9780191671067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117780.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Every Shakespearean project Edmond Malone undertook throughout his thirty-five-year career involved the concept of authenticity. In 1780, Malone established without the authenticity of the 1609 ... More


Individuating Shakespeare's Experience: Biography, Chronology, and the Sonnets

Margreta De Grazia

in Shakespeare Verbatim: The Reproduction of Authenticity and the 1790 Apparatus

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117780
eISBN:
9780191671067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117780.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

John Singleton Copley's painting of Charles I's entry into the House of Commons has relevance for this chapter, suggesting how a commitment to authenticity encouraged the differentiation not only of ... More


Wordsworth

Morton D. Paley

in Apocalypse and Millenium in English Romantic Poetry

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199262175
eISBN:
9780191698828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262175.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the interpretation and explanation of the topics of apocalypse and millennium in the works of English Romantic poet William Wordsworth. In his The Prelude, Wordsworth opened the ... More


Muzot and Valmont 1921–1926

Donald Prater

in A Ringing Glass: The Life of Rainer Maria Rilke

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158912
eISBN:
9780191673405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158912.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, European Literature

Rilke took up residence at the Château de Muzot in 1921. He began to write a sequence of poems, which he called ‘Sonnets to Orpheus’. In three days he completed a cycle of 23, in a free handling of ... More


God's Grammar

Brian Cummings

in The Literary Culture of the Reformation: Grammar and Grace

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187356
eISBN:
9780191674709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187356.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter explores the religious writing of John Donne, a figure caught in the crossfire between opposing theologies. Donne's writing from the death of Elizabeth to the eve of the English ... More


Henry Constable and Proportional Form: Diana and Spirituall Sonettes

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/9780198184430.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses the work of Henry Constable, in particular his Diana and Spiritual Sonnets which exhibit a formal influence from the proportional form and sequence of Astrophil and Stella. ... More


“Intoxicated with Intimacy”: The Lyric Voice in John Donne's

Frederick J. Ruf

in Entangled Voices: Genre and the Religious Construction of the Self

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102635
eISBN:
9780199853458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102635.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

In her study of autobiography, Janet Varner Gunn argues that the religious significance of the form “lies not in its literary function but in its anthropology,” that is, in its role in articulating ... More


Epilogue: personal Shakespeare

Steve Sohmer

in Reading Shakespeare's mind

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526113276
eISBN:
9781526124265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526113276.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter summarizes the thesis of the book: that William Shakespeare was a far more personal writer than scholars have recognized.


Love Knots: Britten, Pears, and the Sonnet

Lloyd Whitesell

in Rethinking Britten

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199794805
eISBN:
9780199345243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794805.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores the first creative fruits of Britten's partnership with Pears in two cycles, Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo (1940) and The Holy Sonnets of John Donne (1945). The balance in ... More


Inserting Me: Some Instances of Predication and the Privation of the Private Self in Shakespeare and Donne

Marshall Grossman

in Shakespeare and Donne: Generic Hybrids and the Cultural Imaginary

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251254
eISBN:
9780823252848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251254.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Donne and Shakespeare realize that “the self can only be possessed and confirmed through and as acts of predication,” in which “the immediacy of the self is sacrificed to the hegemony of its ... More


John Clare and Ecological Love

Seth T. Reno

in Amorous Aesthetics: Intellectual Love in Romantic Poetry and Poetics, 1788-1853

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786940834
eISBN:
9781789623185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940834.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter traces Clare’s development of a more fully ecological love in contradistinction to the poetry of Wordsworth. Clare often appears more Wordsworthian than Wordsworth himself, and he ... More


Rilke's Sonnets to Orpheus: Philosophical and Critical Perspectives

Hannah Vandegrift Eldridge and Luke Fischer (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190685416
eISBN:
9780190685454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190685416.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Rilke’s “Sonnets to Orpheus”: Philosophical and Critical Perspectives sheds new light on the philosophical significance of Rilke’s late masterpiece The Sonnets to Orpheus (1923), which Rilke wrote ... More


Passionate performances – Poems erotic and divine

Margret Fetzer

in John Donne's Performances: Sermons, Poems, Letters and Devotions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719083440
eISBN:
9781781700051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083440.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses the passionate connections between Donne's divine and worldly poetry. It shows that while Donne's erotic poems are more indebted to religious metaphor, his nineteen ‘Holy ... More


Wordsworth's Establishment Poetics

in British State Romanticism: Authorship, Agency, and Bureaucratic Nationalism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762281
eISBN:
9780804773485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762281.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter argues that the late Wordsworth does not lose his youthful poetic genius but adjusts his high Romantic aesthetic to integrate poetry as part of the state. In his early Preface to Lyrical ... More


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