Renaissance Papers 2020 [Hardback]

William Given(Editor); Jim Pearce(Editor); Ward J. Risvold(Editor)

ISBN: 9781640141124 | Published by: Camden House | Series: Renaissance Papers | Volume: 42 | Year of Publication: 2021 | 134p, H8.5 x W5.5, 6 illustrations
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Renaissance Papers 2020


Renaissance Papers 2020 features essays from the conference held virtually at Mercer University, as well as essays submitted directly to the journal. The volume opens with an essay that discusses the "ultimate story," the epic, and argues, pointing to the Henriad and The Faerie Queen, that some of the most ambitious remain unfinished; an essay on "just war" and Henry V follows, suggesting why such epic inconclusion may not be such a bad thing. A trio of influence studies investigate post-Marian virginity, Miltonic environmentalism, and cross-dressing knights. Three essays then interrogate the perennial problem of love: in popular ballads, in Hero and Leander, and in The Rape of Lucrece. An essay argues counterintuitively for Amelia Lanyer and Margaret Cavendish as exemplars of the Cavalier Ideal of the Bonum Vitae; it is followed by an equally provocative reconsideration of the role of Claudio D'Arezzo's rhetorical works for Sicilian national identity. The last essay analyzes the formal signatures of three sixteenth-century queens and how they sought to represent themselves on the public stage.

Table of Contents

Post-Marian Piety in Edmund Spenser's Faerie Queene: The Case of Belphoebe
Jesse Russell
Confessions and Obfuscations: Just War and Henry V
Nathan P. Gilmour
"Unfinished Epics: Spenser's Faerie Queene, Shakespeare's Henriad, and the Mystic Plenum"
Robert Lanier Reid

Translating and Fragmenting Nature in The Divine Weeks
Kevin Chovanec

"The beautifullest Creature living": Cross-dressing Knights in Mary Wroth's Urania and Margaret Tyler's Mirror of Princely Deeds
Rachel M. De Smith Roberts
"T'was I that Murdered thee": Heartbreak, Murder, and Justice in Early Modern Haunted Lovers' Ballads
Savannah Jensen

"Love at First Sight": The Narrator's Perspective in Marlowe's Hero and Leander
John N. Wall
Recentering the Forest in Early Modern England
Nicholas Ciavarra
"The house received all ornaments to grace it:" Cavendish, Lanyer, and the Cavalier Ideal of Bonum Vitae
Margaret C. Sanders
A Gentleman of Syracuse: Claudio Mario D'Arezzo and Sicilian Nationalism in the Early Modern Mediterranean
Anne Maltempi
Make Your Mark: Signatures of Queens Regnant in England and Scotland during the 16th Century
Heather R. Darsie

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