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‘The perfect glass of state’: English Fiction from William Baldwin to John Barclay, 1553–1625

Andrew Hadfield

in Literature, Travel, and Colonial Writing in the English Renaissance 1545–1625

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199233656
eISBN:
9780191696626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233656.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter argues that one of the manifold uses of the relatively new form of prose fiction was as a vehicle to explore contemporary political problems, invariably setting the individual fiction in ... More


‘A Song expressing the Change of their Condition’: Tragicomedy and Opera, 1668–1676  

Derek Hughes

in English Drama 1660–1700

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119746
eISBN:
9780191671203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119746.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Tragicomedy, the dominant genre of the early Restoration, did not survive long into the 1670s, killed off by declining faith in the heroic and the hero-king. The decreasing convincingness of early ... More


Samson and the Poetics of Covenant

Harold Fisch

in The Biblical Presence in Shakespeare, Milton, and Blake: A Comparative Study

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184898
eISBN:
9780191674372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184898.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter analyses Samson Agonistes as a model of covenantal discourse or midrash. It argues that Samson Agonistes is not merely an example of midrashic discourse; it is also a reflection on the ... More


Mary Wroth: From Obscurity to Canonization

Paul Salzman

in Reading Early Modern Women's Writing

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261048
eISBN:
9780191717482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261048.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses the story of Mary Wroth and explains how the dramatic increase in visibility of her story over the last two decades demonstrates the changes that have taken place in the status ... More


Lifting as She Climbed: Mary Edmonia Lewis, Representing and Representative

Kirsten Pai Buich

in Women Artists of the Harlem Renaissance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628460339
eISBN:
9781626740488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460339.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes the life of Mary Edmonia Lewis as a sculptor, and her expatriation to Rome. She trained as a teacher at Oberlin College, as an artist in Boston, and then taught newly freed ... More


Queenly Fig Trees: Figures of Speech and Decorum

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/9780823277919.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Chapter three examines how artifice at its most conspicuous assigns an original set of values to the people and objects that populate imaginative worlds. Attending to the work of the epithet in Mary ... More


Withholding Names: Periphrasis in Mary Wroth’s Urania

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/9780823277919.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Following a set of characters who travel through the Urania while conspicuously withholding the names of their love objects, chapter six argues that periphrasis, that figure of speech which names an ... More


Ireland and Sapphic Journalism between the Wars: A Case Study of Urania (1916–40)

Karen Steele

in Women's Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1918-1939: The Interwar Period

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474412537
eISBN:
9781474445054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474412537.003.0030
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines the Irish dimension of the bi-monthly (later tri-annual) periodical Urania (1916-1940) through a focus on the influence of Eva Gore-Booth (1870-1926). Gore-Booth’s editorial ... More


Wroth’s Cabinets

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/9780198712619.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

In this chapter I argue that Mary Wroth’s The Countess of Montgomery’s Urania signals the enduring legacy and triumphant return of constant women as the cornerstone of the Sidney alliance and its ... More


Romance and the Reinvention of Wonder in the Early Seventeenth Century

Nandini Das

in Seventeenth-Century Fiction: Text and Transmission

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198737261
eISBN:
9780191800740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737261.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Wonder, which was always at the heart of romance, came under attack in the first decades of the seventeenth century, and the nature of imaginative fiction changed. Yet, Don Quixote (the two parts of ... More


Voicing Lyric

Katherine R. Larson

in The Matter of Song in Early Modern England: Texts in and of the Air

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198843788
eISBN:
9780191879487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843788.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Although not every lyric produced in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England was intended to be sung, unpacking the musical facets of lyric circulation holds tremendous implications for our ... More


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