Precarious identities : studies in the work of Fulke Greville and Robert Southwell / edited by Vassiliki Markidou and Afroditi-Maria Panaghis.

Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, [2020]
xvi, 273 pages ; 24 cm.


  • Routledge studies in Renaissance and early modern worlds of knowledge [More in this series]
  • Routledge studies in renaissance and early modern worlds ; 9
Summary note
"This book investigates the construction of identity and the precarity of the self in the work of the Calvinist Fulke Greville (1554-1628) and the Jesuit Robert Southwell (1561-1595). For the first time, a collection of original essays unites them with the aim to explore their literary production. The essays collected here define these authors' efforts to forge themselves as literary, religious, and political subjects amidst a shifting politico-religious landscape. They highlight the authors' criticism of the court and underscore similarities and differences in thought, themes, and style. Altogether, the essays in this volume demonstrate the influence of Greville and Southwell by tracing developments in cosmology, theology, literary conventions, political ideas, and religious dogmas"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Timelines
  • Introduction / Vassiliki Markidou and Afroditi-Maria Panaghis
  • Overview
  • Calvinist Statesman, Jesuit Martyr: The Worlds of Fulke Greville and Robert Southwell / Sarah Covington
  • Part I: Fulke Greville (1554-1628)
  • "Freedom Among the Dead": Greville's Dedication to Sir Philip Sidney / Alison Findlay
  • Reading Might Make Us Know: Vulcan's Brothers and Myra's Posies in Greville's Cælica / Elizabeth Mazzola
  • "The Mind of Man is this worlds true dimension": Space, Knowledge, and the Divine in Fulke Greville's A Treatie of Humane Learning and A Treatise of Religion / Rachel White
  • Duality and Aporia in Greville's Political Writings / Robert Appelbaum
  • Monarchy and Patriarchy in Fulke Greville's Mustapha / Brian Cummings
  • "A voyce cries out; Reuenge and Liberty": Republicanism and Gender in Fulke Greville's Alaham / Vassiliki Markidou
  • Part II: Robert Southwell (1561-1595): "This pompe is prizèd there": Southwell's Challenge to Courtly Identities in "New Prince, New Pompe" / Theresa Kenney
  • Complaint as Reconciliation in the Literary Mission of Robert Southwell / Emily A. Ransom
  • Robert Southwell's Articulation of Self-Fashioning / Afroditi-Maria Panaghis
  • Southwell's Influence: Imitations, Appropriations, Reactions / Alison Shell
  • Conclusion / Vassiliki Markidou and Afroditi-Maria Panaghis.
  • 9781138697607 (hardcover)
  • 1138697605
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