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Epic RomanceHomer to Milton

Epic Romance: Homer to Milton

Colin Burrow

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117940
eISBN:
9780191671135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117940.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book presents a comprehensive view of the epic tradition from Homer, through Virgil, Ariosto, Tasso, Spenser, and the host of minor writers who helped create the idiom within which these writers ... More

On Not Defending PoetryDefence and Indefensibility in Sidney's Defence of Poesy

On Not Defending Poetry: Defence and Indefensibility in Sidney's Defence of Poesy

Catherine Bates

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198793779
eISBN:
9780191835575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198793779.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Sidney’s Defence of Poesy—the foundational text of English poetics—is generally taken to present a model of poetry as ideal: the poet depicts ideals of human conduct and readers are inspired to ... More

Poetry and Politics in the English RenaissanceRevised Edition

Poetry and Politics in the English Renaissance: Revised Edition

David Norbrook

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199247189
eISBN:
9780191697647
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247189.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Poetry

This edition of this text provides an extensive introduction which gives an overview of developments in methodology and research since the first edition of this book was published in 1984, responds ... More

Proportional Form in the Sonnets of the Sidney CircleLoving in Truth

Proportional Form in the Sonnets of the Sidney Circle: Loving in Truth

Tom W. N. Parker

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184430
eISBN:
9780191674259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184430.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The structure of Philip Sidney's Astrophil and Stella is governed by a distinctive and complex set of proportions, found also in the sonnet sequences of Fulke Greville and Robert Sidney written under ... More

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

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

Villon's Last WillLanguage and Authority in the Testament

Villon's Last Will: Language and Authority in the Testament

Tony Hunt

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159148
eISBN:
9780191673528
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159148.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Villon studies have traditionally emphasized the documentary and didactic value of the Testament, concentrating on problems of historical referentiality. It is assumed that the work has a significant ... More

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