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Commonplace-Books in Print

Ann Moss

in Printed Commonplace-Books and the Structuring of Renaissance Thought

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159087
eISBN:
9780191673474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159087.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

In the years immediately after De copia was published, printers were quick to service Erasmian copia, as well as good grammar and good morals, at an elementary level of schooling. Its preface ... More


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

Chris Stamatakis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199644407
eISBN:
9780191738821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644407.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Poetry

This study reappraises Sir Thomas Wyatt (c.1504-1542) as a poetic innovator from the literary avant-garde of early Tudor England. It discusses Wyatt’s self-conscious reflections on the writing ... More


Prologue: What’s in a Name?

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/9780199644407.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Poetry

This introductory chapter studies the idea of verbal turning in Wyatt’s writing—both as a theme within his texts, and as rescriptive traces that colour the material condition of those texts. Wyatt ... More


Introduction: To Wander ‘out of the Common Road’

Anne Cotterill

in Digressive Voices in Early Modern English Literature

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261178
eISBN:
9780191717598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261178.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This introductory chapter opens with a reading Ovid's myth of Daedalus' Cretan labyrinth, well-known to Renaissance students — a figural web whose themes of power and obfuscation, gender, and ... More


Copia

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/9780198158356.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the etymologies of copia in relation to the cornucopian text problems of writing during the French Renaissance period. Its etymologies touch on many central aspects of Latin ... More


Imitation

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/9780198158356.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter argues that de copia constitutes a major episode in the history of imitation because it associates the practice of writing with an exhaustive programme of reading. It explains that the ... More


‘Matter new to gaze’: Satan's Blindness and the Manifestation of Milton's Sacramental Universe

Russell M. Hillier

in Milton's Messiah: The Son of God in the Works of John Milton

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199591886
eISBN:
9780191725326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591886.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter offers a fresh reading of Satan's voyage across Books Three and Four of Paradise Lost and interprets the poem's cosmos as operating according to a sacramental-allegorical poetic. ... More


Amplification

Jeanne Fahnestock

in Rhetorical Style: The Uses of Language in Persuasion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199764129
eISBN:
9780199918928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764129.003.0019
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

The all-encompassing goal of an effective rhetorical style was amplification. To amplify a point or line of argument meant to endow it with stylistic prominence and hence with conceptual importance ... More


Ad oculos: Ways of Seeing, Reading, and Collecting

Christopher D. Johnson

in Memory, Metaphor, and Aby Warburg's Atlas of Images

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801477423
eISBN:
9780801464065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801477423.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter engages Ernst Gombrich's essay “Icones symbolicae” and Michael Baxandall's interpretation of Leon Battista Alberti's debts to the rhetorical tradition to examine the iconology of ... More


A Controversy on the Immortality of the Soul

in Jewish Poet and Intellectual in Seventeenth-Century Venice: The Works of Sarra Copia Sulam in Verse and Prose Along with Writings of Her Contemporaries in Her Praise, Condemnation, or Defense

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226779881
eISBN:
9780226779874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226779874.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This part includes Sarra Copia Sulam's Manifesto on the “immortality of the soul,” which she was accused of denying. Her Manifesto forms part of a highly charged personal and philosophical exchange ... More


Jewish Poet and Intellectual in Seventeenth-Century Venice: The Works of Sarra Copia Sulam in Verse and Prose Along with Writings of Her Contemporaries in Her Praise, Condemnation, or Defense

Sarra Copia Sulam

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226779881
eISBN:
9780226779874
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226779874.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The first Jewish woman to leave her mark as a writer and intellectual, Sarra Copia Sulam (1600?–41) was doubly tainted in the eyes of early modern society by her religion and her gender. This ... More


Sarra Copia and Ansaldo Cebà

in Jewish Poet and Intellectual in Seventeenth-Century Venice: The Works of Sarra Copia Sulam in Verse and Prose Along with Writings of Her Contemporaries in Her Praise, Condemnation, or Defense

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226779881
eISBN:
9780226779874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226779874.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This part includes Ansaldo Cebà's correspondence, a series of letters in response largely to Sarra Copia Sulam's that are no longer extant. What Cebà says in his correspondence inevitably throws ... More


“Notices from Parnassus”

in Jewish Poet and Intellectual in Seventeenth-Century Venice: The Works of Sarra Copia Sulam in Verse and Prose Along with Writings of Her Contemporaries in Her Praise, Condemnation, or Defense

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226779881
eISBN:
9780226779874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226779874.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This part deals with “Notices from Parnassus,” a mixed biographical and fictitious account in which Sarra Copia Sulam is defended against the false accusations of two persons who enjoyed her ... More


Miscellanea

in Jewish Poet and Intellectual in Seventeenth-Century Venice: The Works of Sarra Copia Sulam in Verse and Prose Along with Writings of Her Contemporaries in Her Praise, Condemnation, or Defense

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226779881
eISBN:
9780226779874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226779874.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This part includes sonnets by Gabriele Zinano and Sarra Copia Sulam's response to one of them. Leon Modena, the rabbi closely involved in Sulam's biography, was privy to the content of the letters ... More


Accumulatio, Natural History, and Erasmus’s Copia

Debra Hawhee

in Rhetoric in Tooth and Claw: Animals, Language, Sensation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226398174
eISBN:
9780226398204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226398204.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter serves as a conclusive capstone to the book with a focus on animals in the writings of the famed humanist and teacher of rhetoric, Desiderius Erasmus (1456-1536). In de Copia, Erasmus’s ... More


Copious Sovereignty in the Henry IV Plays

Huw Griffiths

in Shakespeare's Body Parts: Figuring Sovereignty in the History Plays

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474448703
eISBN:
9781474490863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474448703.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter demonstrates Shakespeare’s extensive use of the rhetorical figure of copia in the two Henry IV plays. Although copia, as the basis for written and verbal expression, is the archetypal ... More


“Such as might best be”: Simile in Edmund Spenser’s Faerie Queene

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/9780823277919.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Chapter Four follows Braggadochio as he travels through Spenser’s faerie land collecting other men’s ornamenta, a word that describes both the figures of rhetoric and the weapons of war. His story ... More


Inventing Gender: Neurodiverse Characters

Jordynn Jack

in Autism and Gender: From Refrigerator Mothers to Computer Geeks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038372
eISBN:
9780252096259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038372.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter studies how individuals may invent alternative gendered identities from available gender topoi. Memoirs by Donna Williams and Dawn Prince-Hughes, along with blogs and online forum posts, ... More


Erasmus

Peter Mack

in A History of Renaissance Rhetoric 1380-1620

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199597284
eISBN:
9780191804588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199597284.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter discusses Erasmus of Rotterdam (1469–1536) and his contributions to the development of renaissance rhetoric. Erasmus rose from unpromising beginnings to become the most publicly ... More


Intragenomic Conflict

John Maynard Smith and Eors Szathmary

in The Major Transitions in Evolution

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198502944
eISBN:
9780191919237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198502944.003.0014
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Palaeontology: Earth Sciences

The idea that there may be a conflict between different genetic elements–for example, between chromosomal and mitochondrial genes–is a natural one. A wide range of phenomena, from distorted sex ... More


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