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Sivefors, P. (2018). A Kingdom for a Man: Representing Masculinity in Late Elizabethan Verse Satire. In: The 64th Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America: New Orleans, 22 March - 24 March 2018. Paper presented at The 64th Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America : New Orleans, 22 March - 24 March 2018. All Academic
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Kingdom for a Man: Representing Masculinity in Late Elizabethan Verse Satire
2018 (English)In: The 64th Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America: New Orleans, 22 March - 24 March 2018, All Academic , 2018Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The present paper suggests that the representations of manhood in Elizabethan satire mobilized cultural and sexual values at odds with prevailing masculine ideals of self-control. Thus, the paper investigates to what extent the conventions and conditions of early modern satire imply redefinitions of or challenges to early modern masculinity. While other types of poetry often explore emotional weakness such as tears or effeminacy, even representing ‘alternative’ masculinities, satire is extensively preoccupied with other forms of flawed manhood, such as the angry, dissolute or reckless man. Elizabethan satire explores countercodes of manly conduct, although such countercodes are manifestly different from the ‘soft’ or ‘effeminate’ man of much lyric poetry. Instead, the disorderly and unruly manhood in Elizabethan satire should be understood as an interrogation of classical genre conventions that also responds to early modern patriarchal notions of moderation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
All Academic, 2018
Keywords
Satire, masculinity, Elizabethan literature, early modern literature, Joseph Hall, John Marston, Everard Guilpin
National Category
Specific Languages General Literature Studies
Research subject
Humanities, English literature; Humanities, Comparative literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-71831 (URN)
Conference
The 64th Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America : New Orleans, 22 March - 24 March 2018
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2016-02616
Available from: 2018-03-27 Created: 2018-03-27 Last updated: 2018-05-21Bibliographically approved
Sivefors, P. (2018). A supposed quotation from Augustine in Thomas Nashe's Christs teares over Jerusalem. Notes and Queries, 65(1), 49-49
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A supposed quotation from Augustine in Thomas Nashe's Christs teares over Jerusalem
2018 (English)In: Notes and Queries, ISSN 0029-3970, E-ISSN 1471-6941, Vol. 65, no 1, p. 49-49Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford University Press, 2018
National Category
Languages and Literature
Research subject
Humanities, Comparative literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-72024 (URN)10.1093/notesj/gjx216 (DOI)000427001100019 ()
Available from: 2018-03-29 Created: 2018-03-29 Last updated: 2018-03-29Bibliographically approved
Sivefors, P. (2018). Dreams, Autobiography and the Upward Journey in Girolamo Cardano's De vita propria liber. In: Frida Forsgren, Tor Vegge (Ed.), Hagiographic Adaptations: (pp. 83-97). Pisa: Fabrizio Serra Editore
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Dreams, Autobiography and the Upward Journey in Girolamo Cardano's De vita propria liber
2018 (English)In: Hagiographic Adaptations / [ed] Frida Forsgren, Tor Vegge, Pisa: Fabrizio Serra Editore, 2018, p. 83-97Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This essay argues that the dream narratives in Girolamo Cardano’s autobiography De vita proper liber (written 1575) share important characteristics with the didactic and exemplary uses of dreams in late classical and medieval hagiography. While not a piece of hagiography in itself, Cardano’s book features dreams with a particularly rich indebtedness to Christian and hagiographic devices such as the “upward ascent” narrative also found in saints’ dreams. Moreover, Cardano’s dreams, the Christian element of which has been underplayed by scholars, also posit the dreamer as a mediator between God and audience in ways that my article relates to the exemplary force in divine dreams. Thus, in the extension the article also deals with how to mediate dreams (editing them, writing them down, conferring authority on them) and investigates the senses in which dreams achieved status as “true” or “prophetic”.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Pisa: Fabrizio Serra Editore, 2018
Series
Early modern and modern studies, ISSN 1828-2164 ; 10
Keywords
dreams, dreams in literature, Renaissance literature, Girolamo Cardano, autobiography, life writing, hagiography
National Category
General Literature Studies
Research subject
Humanities, Comparative literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-73791 (URN)978-88-3315-115-1 (ISBN)978-88-3315-116-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-05-03 Created: 2018-05-03 Last updated: 2018-09-25Bibliographically approved
Sivefors, P. (2018). “Heere may I sit, yet walke to Westminster”: Urban Peregrination in Elizabethan Verse Satire. In: Walking and Wandering in Early Modern Culture and Literature: A joint London Renaissance Seminar / Paris Early Modern Seminar Conference, 21-22 June 2018. Paper presented at Walking and Wandering in Early Modern Culture and Literature : A joint London Renaissance Seminar / Paris Early Modern Seminar Conference, 21-22 June 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>“Heere may I sit, yet walke to Westminster”: Urban Peregrination in Elizabethan Verse Satire
2018 (English)In: Walking and Wandering in Early Modern Culture and Literature: A joint London Renaissance Seminar / Paris Early Modern Seminar Conference, 21-22 June 2018, 2018Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Central to verse satire since its Roman inception, walking, particularly in city space, is an integral element also to Elizabethan satirical poetry. Rather than assume a strict pattern of imitation from Roman to Elizabethan, however, this paper argues that the device of the city walk in satirists such as Donne, Guilpin and Marston responds to pattern of urbanisation in the late 16th century as well as new forms of representing city space in visual and conceptual terms. To these poets, the city becomes a space that is both traversable and mappable, and rather than simply describe urban territory, satirical writing also – in Michel de Certau’s words – ‘manipulates spatial organization’.

Keywords
satire, Elizabethan poetry, walking, wandering, Everard Guilpin, John Donne
National Category
Specific Literatures
Research subject
Humanities, English literature; Humanities, Comparative literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-77737 (URN)
Conference
Walking and Wandering in Early Modern Culture and Literature : A joint London Renaissance Seminar / Paris Early Modern Seminar Conference, 21-22 June 2018
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2016-02616
Available from: 2018-09-13 Created: 2018-09-13 Last updated: 2018-10-26Bibliographically approved
Sivefors, P. (2018). ‘Maymd Soldiours or poore Schollers’: Warfare and Self-Referentiality in the Works of Thomas Nashe. Cahiers Élisabéthains, 95(1), 62-73
Open this publication in new window or tab >>‘Maymd Soldiours or poore Schollers’: Warfare and Self-Referentiality in the Works of Thomas Nashe
2018 (English)In: Cahiers Élisabéthains, ISSN 0184-7678, E-ISSN 2054-4715, Vol. 95, no 1, p. 62-73Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The present article suggests that war and peace are explored in the works of Thomas Nashe as figures for the condition of the writer. Throughout his career, including his troubles with the authorities and his conflict with Gabriel Harvey, Nashe makes use of the war metaphor in order to elaborate on the condition of authorship. However, war is also a literal presence in Nashe’s texts, which frequently reference events like the Spanish Armada or the campaign in Ireland. Thus, the article examines the complex interplay between social reality and self-referential metaphor that characterizes Nashe’s use and descriptions of warfare.

Keywords
Thomas Nashe, war in literature, early modern literature, The Unfortunate Traveller, Pierce Penilesse, Christs Teares Over Jerusalem
National Category
Specific Languages Specific Literatures
Research subject
Humanities, English literature; Humanities, Comparative literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-72335 (URN)10.1177/0184767817749249 (DOI)000429769300004 ()
Available from: 2018-04-06 Created: 2018-04-06 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
Sivefors, P. (2018). ‘Oh what a pageant's this’: Theatrics and Performance in Elizabethan Verse Satire. In: Genre Bending: Appopriation, Modulation and Subversion, Det norske institutt i Roma. Paper presented at Genre Bending: Appopriation, Modulation and Subversion, Det norske institutt i Roma.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>‘Oh what a pageant's this’: Theatrics and Performance in Elizabethan Verse Satire
2018 (English)In: Genre Bending: Appopriation, Modulation and Subversion, Det norske institutt i Roma, 2018Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Although satire is generally known for its problematic relationship to aspects of genre, the formal verse satires written in the 1590s by for example John Donne and John Marston are usually thought of in terms of imitation of classical satirists like Horace, Juvenal and Persius. However, despite the fact that several satirical writers were also theatregoers and at least Marston made a career as a playwright, little attention has been paid to the question whether Elizabethan satire was also infused with a theatrical understanding of space and dialogue. Although frequently thought of as ‘monologic’, Elizabethan verse satire displays patterns that could be termed theatrical in the sense of exploring differing, conflicting voices; Marston not least excels in this type of polyvalent, inconsistent dramatic persona. Moreover, the satirists’ strong sense of dramatic, urban space is not only imitated from Latin models but, the paper argues, is an emulative, visualizing and genre-bending take on classical satire.

Keywords
Early modern literature, Elizabethan satire, genre, genre bending, John Marston, John Donne, Joseph Hall
National Category
General Literature Studies Specific Languages
Research subject
Humanities, English literature; Humanities, Comparative literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-78640 (URN)
Conference
Genre Bending: Appopriation, Modulation and Subversion, Det norske institutt i Roma
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2016-02616
Note

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Available from: 2018-11-02 Created: 2018-11-02 Last updated: 2019-01-22Bibliographically approved
Sivefors, P. (2018). Reforming and Censoring Elizabethan Verse Satire, 1590 – 1600. In: : . Paper presented at Cultural Reformations, The Norwegian Institute in Rome.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Reforming and Censoring Elizabethan Verse Satire, 1590 – 1600
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

With the notable exception of John Donne, Elizabethan satirists rarely appear to engage with matters of faith. This is notably so despite that several writers of satire at the time would later pursue clerical careers (apart from Donne, also Joseph Hall and John Marston). While this absence may have been a question of decorum, of what was considered suitable matter for a secular (and controversial) genre, this paper argues that Elizabethan satire in the wake of the Marprelate controversy took on specific connotations of immoderation that ran counter to the via media as represented by the Church of England. This ‘guilt by association’ should furthermore be understood in connection with John Whitgift’s status as responsible for the so-called Bishops’ Ban and as a staunch enforcer of a moderate Anglican via media vis-a-vis Puritanism. In other words, the relative absence of religious issues in Elizabethan satires themselves does not preclude a reception that infused them with notions of theological and political controversy.

Keywords
Satire, early modern literature, censorship, The Bishops' Ban, John Marston, John Donne, Joseph Hall
National Category
Specific Literatures Specific Languages
Research subject
Humanities, Comparative literature; Humanities, English literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-72334 (URN)
Conference
Cultural Reformations, The Norwegian Institute in Rome
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2016-02616
Available from: 2018-04-06 Created: 2018-04-06 Last updated: 2018-06-19
Sivefors, P. (2018). Satire, Immoderation and the Bishops' Ban of 1599. In: Sophie Chiari (Ed.), Freedom and Censorship in Early Modern English Literature: (pp. 37-47). London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Satire, Immoderation and the Bishops' Ban of 1599
2018 (English)In: Freedom and Censorship in Early Modern English Literature / [ed] Sophie Chiari, London: Routledge, 2018, p. 37-47Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter offers a reconsideration of the Bishops' Ban in 1599. While the Ban has been considered a far-reaching act of censorship, little is known of its causes. In this chapter I argue that the reasons behind the Ban primarily had to do with the Martin Marprelate controversy earlier in the late 1580s and early 1590s, and that it was not so much the specific contents of the banned works that was targeted as the troublesome character of satire itself. The vogue for verse satire in the late 1590s arguably was linked to apprehensions about the lingering heritage of the Marprelate tracts, and associations of immoderation and slander attached to the religious pamphlets spilled over on to the printed verse satires later in the decade.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2018
Series
Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture
Keywords
early modern literature, satire, censorship, Bishops' Ban
National Category
Specific Languages General Literature Studies
Research subject
Humanities, English literature; Humanities, Comparative literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-78639 (URN)9781138366534 (ISBN)9780429400940 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2016-02616
Available from: 2018-11-02 Created: 2018-11-02 Last updated: 2019-01-24Bibliographically approved
Sivefors, P. (2018). "What passions call you these": Privacy and Metapoetic Foreignness in Marlowe’s Edward II. Renæssanceforum: Tidsskrift for Renæssanceforskning, 13, 43-72
Open this publication in new window or tab >>"What passions call you these": Privacy and Metapoetic Foreignness in Marlowe’s Edward II
2018 (English)In: Renæssanceforum: Tidsskrift for Renæssanceforskning, ISSN 1604-5394, E-ISSN 1604-5394, Vol. 13, p. 43-72Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This essay argues that Marlowe's Edward II engages with English history and politics through a metadiscussion of the rhetorical, linguistic and aesthetic foundations of vernacular culture. The play's frequent referencing of Latin, Italian and French suggests a distinction between a public and orthodox understanding of history and politics, and an artful Latinate idiom connected to notions of privacy and Ovidian poetics as well as to non-English, demonised languages. By enriching its modes of expression with snatches of other languages as well as multiplicitous references to specific Latin literary patterns, Edward II privileges the irresponsibly 'private' and hence distances itself from a vernacular construction of public history and affairs.

Keywords
Christopher Marlowe, Edward II, early modern drama, metadrama, privacy, politics in literature
National Category
Specific Languages Specific Literatures
Research subject
Humanities, English literature; Humanities, Comparative literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-78067 (URN)
Available from: 2018-09-28 Created: 2018-09-28 Last updated: 2019-01-16Bibliographically approved
Sivefors, P. (2017). “A whole booke of his Retractations”: Thomas Nashe’s Christs Teares over Jerusalem and the Augustinian Narrative of Conversion. In: The Mimesis of Change: Conversion and Peripety in Life Stories. Paper presented at The Mimesis of Change. Conversion and Peripety in Life Stories.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>“A whole booke of his Retractations”: Thomas Nashe’s Christs Teares over Jerusalem and the Augustinian Narrative of Conversion
2017 (English)In: The Mimesis of Change: Conversion and Peripety in Life Stories, 2017Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper suggests that Thomas Nashe’s religious pamphlet Christs Teares over Jerusalem (1593) draws on an Augustinian narrative of religious conversion. Long regarded as an anomaly in Nashe’s otherwise secular output, Christs Teares was offered to the pious Lady Elizabeth Carey, and Nashe arguably adopted elements of Augustine – including direct references and similarities of tone and narration – in his work in order to find patronage from the Carey household. In terms of life-writing, Nashe’s self-presentation in the pamphlet is intensely bound up with the events of his own life, and the book as a whole is offered as an extended piece of repentance in the wake of Nashe’s much-publicized conflict with Gabriel Harvey in the 1590s. Thus, Christs Teares is also configured by Nashe as “the Teares of my penne” – a narrative of conversion that draws deliberate parallels between Augustine, the “young man puft vppe with the Ambition of that tyme”, and Nashe’s own biography.

Keywords
Thomas Nashe, Christs Teares over Jerusalem, Elizabethan literature, early modern literature, conversion narratives, St. Augustine
National Category
Languages and Literature
Research subject
Humanities, Comparative literature; Humanities, English literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-62547 (URN)
Conference
The Mimesis of Change. Conversion and Peripety in Life Stories
Available from: 2017-04-21 Created: 2017-04-21 Last updated: 2018-03-19Bibliographically approved
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