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Sarah C.E. Ross and Elizabeth Scott-Baumann

Margaret Cavendish: Reason and Fancy during the Scientific Revolution (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010) Scott-Baumann, Elizabeth, ‘ “Bake’d in the Oven of Applause”: The Blazon and the Body in Margaret Cavendish’s Fancies’, Women’s Writing, 15 (2008): 86–106 Spiller, Elizabeth, Science, Reading, and Renaissance Literature: The Art of Making Knowledge, 1580–1670 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004) Stark, Ryan John, ‘Margaret Cavendish and Composition Style’, Rhetoric Review, 17 (1999): 264–81 Whitaker, Katie, Mad Madge: Margaret Cavendish

in Women poets of the English Civil War
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The sense of early modern writing

Arts of Language (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001 ); P. Mack (ed.), Renaissance Rhetoric (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1994 ); P. Parker, Literary Fat Ladies: Rhetoric, Gender, Property (London: Methuen, 1987 ); N. Rhodes, The Power of Eloquence and English Renaissance Literature (London: Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1992 ); D. Summers, The Judgement of

in The sense of early modern writing

10/15/2013 12:52:54 PM helen hackett 34 Fowler, verse miscellany, folios 185v–6r; Aldrich-Watson, Verse Miscellany, p. 141. Fanshawe’s poem perhaps also alludes to the praise of the swans of Trent in ‘The sheapherd’s sirena’ by Michael Drayton, former client of Lord Aston. 35 Spenser, ‘Prothalamion’, line 6. 36 Clifford, Tixall Poetry, p. 215. 37 See H. Hackett, ‘The Aston–Thimelby circle at home and abroad: localism, national identity and internationalism in the English Catholic community’, in D. Coleman (ed.), Region, Religion and English Renaissance

in Early modern women and the poem
Exemplarity, female complaint and early modern women’s poetry

Exemplarity in Renaissance Literature, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, 1990, p. 5. 11 Ibid., p. 23. 12 Munday, A View of Sundry Examples, folio B2r. 13 Craik, ‘Shakespeare’s A Lover’s Complaint’, p. 449. 14 Ibid., p. 457. 15 See J. Wiltenburg, Disorderly Women and Female Power in the Street Literature of Early Modern England and Germany, University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville, 1992, pp. 215–16; S. Clark, Women and Crime in the Street Literature of Early Modern England, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 2004, pp. 91–2; S. A. Kane, ‘Wives with knives: early

in Early modern women and the poem
Reflections on new historicism and cultural materialism

However, others do not associate with new historicism this sense of detachment. In the Bloomsbury Guide to Renaissance Literature (1992) edited by Marion Wynne-Davies, the entry for new historicism declares, ‘It is essential to understand that new historicists do not assume that literature reflects reality and that these “reflections” enable the reader to recover without

in Rethinking the university
Censorship, knowledge and the academy

criticism become self-identical terms that can be juxtaposed in a stable opposition; the critic is “opposed” to censorship’ (pp. 152–3). As we saw in Chapter 2 , in order to carry out its political criticism, cultural materialism must oppose and expose reactionary standpoints on Renaissance literature and culture by showing them to be politically motivated, thus

in Rethinking the university
Marie Helena Loughlin

indicate its problematic and provisional nature. For an early account of the controversy, see C.J. Summers, ‘Homosexuality and Renaissance Literature: Or, The Anxieties of Anachronism’, South Central Review 9 (1992), pp. 2–23. 25 Loughlin, Same-sex desire in early modern England.indd 25 18/12/2013 15:25:00 Same-Sex Desire in Early Modern England terms ‘sodomy/sodomite’ and ‘tribadism/tribade’ when discussing aspects of these particular same-sex discourses, and the terms ‘homosexual’/‘lesbian’ when I am marking a particular text or set of texts as having become

in Same-Sex Desire in Early Modern England, 1550–1735
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Hood’s tied trope

believed, a compact unit that can economically enfold other kinds of psychically repressed material. But some societies and periods choose to indulge puns, and the disinhibition they represent, more than others. As Simon Alderson persuasively argues, we need to be alive to punning as a historical phenomenon. Word-play, including play with homonyms, is a salient feature of Classical, medieval, and Renaissance literature. But ‘punning’ as a discrete activity was identified as such in England only in the latter half of the seventeenth century. By the beginning of the

in Thomas Hood and nineteenth-century poetry
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, Afterlives of the Saints: Hagiography, Typology, and Renaissance Literature (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1996 ). 2 Lever, The Historie of the Defendors of the Catholique Faith (London: 1627 ), pp. 67–8. 3

in The sense of early modern writing
Close reading and the contingencies of history

few of the names that must be on surveys of the period now, and were not in the late 1970s). Feminism also brought new ways of thinking about the status of women and men in canonical works, reminding us of the frequently insidious workings of patriarchy, and the shockingly limited prospects for women. Feminist criticism emphasised that the symbolic violence against women enacted so frequently in Renaissance literature was intimately tied to the real violence against women sanctioned by Renaissance culture. Feminism, moreover, brought a deconstructive suspicion to

in Texts and readers in the Age of Marvell