Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum

Author: Aemilia Lanyer,Susanne Woods

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195083613

Category: History

Page: 139

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Aemilia Lanyer (1569-1645) was the first woman poet in England who sought status as a professional writer. Her book of poems is dedicated entirely to women patrons. It offers a long poem on Christ's passion, told entirely from a woman's point of view, as well as the first country house poem published in England. Almost completely neglected until very recently, her work changes our perspective on Jacobean poetry and contradicts the common assumption that women wrote nothing of serious interest until much later. Mistress and friend of influential Elizabethan courtiers, Lanyer gives us a glimpse of the ideas and aspirations of a talented middle class Renaissance woman.
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Gender, Genre, and the Canon

Author: Marshall Grossman

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813149371

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Aemilia Lanyer was a Londoner of Jewish-Italian descent and the mistress of Queen Elizabeth's Lord Chamberlain. But in 1611 she did something extraordinary for a middle-class woman of the seventeenth century: she published a volume of original poems. Using standard genres to address distinctly feminine concerns, Lanyer's work is varied, subtle, provocative, and witty. Her religious poem "Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum" repeatedly projects a female subject for a female reader and casts the Passion in terms of gender conflict. Lanyer also carried this concern with gender into the very structure of the poem; whereas a work of praise usually held up the superiority of its patrons, the good women in Lanyer's poem exemplify worth women in general. The essays in this volume establish the facts of Lanyer's life and use her poetry to interrogate that of her male contemporaries, Donne, Jonson, and Shakespeare. Lanyer's work sheds light on views of gender and class identities in early modern society. By using Lanyer to look at the larger issues of women writers working within a patriarchal system, the authors go beyond the explication of Lanyer's writing to address the dynamics of canonization and the construction of literary history.
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Author: Patricia Pender

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230362249

Category: Fiction

Page: 218

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An in-depth study of early modern women's modesty rhetoric from the English Reformation to the Restoration. This book provides new readings of modesty's gendered deployment in the works of Anne Askew, Katharine Parr, Mary Sidney, Aemilia Lanyer and Anne Bradstreet.
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Author: Paul Salzman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199261040

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 247

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Most people, even within the area of English literature, are unaware of how much writing women produced in the 16th and 17th centuries. This book offers an outline of that writing, and also looks at how it was read and reproduced through succeeding centuries.
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Authoritative Texts Criticism

Author: George Herbert

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393092547

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 401

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This volume presents the major works of five poets--George Herbert, Richard Crashaw, Andrew Marvell, Henry Vaughan, and Thomas Traherne. While most of the selections are religious poetry, the important secular verse of Marvell and Crashaw is also included. Eighty poems by Herbert have been selected form The Temple, and two early poems from Issak Walton's Lives are also included.
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Author: Marshall Grossman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444390117

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 392

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The Seventeenth Century Handbook provides the undergraduate with a succinct account of the century’s events, along with an exploration of the ways the literature reflected and helped shape the history of the time. Provides a coherent narrative of the entire century of literary history as well as an easy-to-use guide to the principal literary works and figures Offers an exploration of the ways the literature reflected and helped shape the history of the time Describes the continuities as well as the radical changes in this century of civil war and reformation Combines a central narrative account of “texts and contexts” with a selection of brief essays on key texts and topics Includes an alphabetical selection of capsule descriptions of important writers
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Volume Three

Author: M. Suzuki

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230305504

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 339

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During the seventeenth century, in response to political and social upheavals such as the English Civil Wars, women produced writings in both manuscript and print. This volume represents recent scholarship that has uncovered new texts as well as introduced new paradigms to further our understanding of women's literary history during this period.
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The Major Works

Author: John Donne,John Carey

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192840417

Category: Poetry

Page: 488

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This authoritative edition was formerly published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Donne's poetry and prose - all the major poems, complemented by rarely published letters and extracts from Donne's sermons - to give the essence of his work and thinking. John Donne (1572-1631) is today celebrated as one of the greatest of the metaphysical poets, whose verse was daringly original and whoseuse of imagery and conceits marked a new, intellectual approach to poetry. His Satires, Elegies, and Songs and Sonnets, which contain his most famous love poems, were complemented by his religious writing, both verse and prose. He was one of the most renowned preachers of his day, and this volume does equal justice to the full range of his work. In addition to nearly all his English poetry this volume includes over 130 extracts from Donne's sermons, as well as the full text of his last sermon, 'Death's Duel'. A distinguishing feature of the selection is that the works are arranged in the chronological order of their composition.
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Author: Aemilia Lanyer,Isabella Whitney,Mary Sidney

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141958936

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 464

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Whitney's two volumes of verse miscellany, 'Sweet Nosegay' (1573) and 'The Copy of a Letter' (1567), were part of a literary trend of combining classical and Biblical references with popular and vernacular sources, and reflect the growing literary appetites of the urban population. As well a selection of her original poetry, this volume includes Sidney's version of the Psalms of David and Petrach's 'Triumph of Death'. Lanyer's poetry is devotional and is the most single-minded and explicit inits advocacy of female spirituality and virtue. Included here are 'Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum' and 'The Description of Cooke-ham'.
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Early Modern Women's Writing and the Limits of Literature

Author: Patricia Pender

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 536

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Women in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Author: Carole Levin

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814318737

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 263

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Italy, France, and England

Author: Diana Maury Robin,Anne R. Larsen,Carole Levin

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851097724

Category: History

Page: 459

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Presents biographical and topical information on the contributions made by women during the Renaissance in such fields as medicine, religion, and art.
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Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: N.A

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Author: Micheline White

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780754660866

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 467

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Anne Lock, Isabella Whitney and Aemilia Lanyer have emerged as important literary figures in the past ten years and scholars have increasingly realized that their bold and often unorthodox works challenge previously-held conceptions about women's engagement with early modern secular and religious literary culture. This volume collects some of the most influential and innovative essays that elucidate these women's works from a wide range of feminist, literary, aesthetic, economic, racial, sexual and theological perspectives. The volume is prefaced by an extended editorial overview of scholarship in the field.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: N.A

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Amelia Bassano Lanier the Woman Behind Shakespeare's Plays?

Author: John Hudson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781445655246

Category: History

Page: 304

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Amelia Bassano Lanier is proved to be a strong candidate for authorship of Shakespeare's plays: Hudson looks at the fascinating life of this woman, believed by many to be the dark lady of the sonnets, and presents the case that she may have written Shakespeare's plays.
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