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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). ‘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). 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. (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
Sivefors, P. (2017). Anachronism as Aesthetic Device in Elizabethan Satire. In: Kingston Shakespeare Seminar : Shakespearean Anachronism Conference: Saturday, February 18, 2017 Rose Theatre, Kingston-upon-Thames. Paper presented at Kingston Shakespeare Seminar : Shakespearean Anachronism Conference : Saturday, February 18, 2017 Rose Theatre, Kingston-upon-Thames.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Anachronism as Aesthetic Device in Elizabethan Satire
2017 (English)In: Kingston Shakespeare Seminar : Shakespearean Anachronism Conference: Saturday, February 18, 2017 Rose Theatre, Kingston-upon-Thames, 2017Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Largely ignored by theorists of satire, anachronism as a narrative and thematic device becomes particularly relevant to understand English satire produced during the 1590s and early 1600s. While generally building on principles of Verfremdung, satire would develop in the Elizabethan period to embrace anachronism as a way of delimiting its own contemporary world. In the writings of John Marston, Joseph Hall, Donne and others, the obscurity of allusions is highlighted by the insistent use of Latinate names as well as Roman terms, practices and objects. From a reader’s point of view such anachronisms of satirical writing become a means of signalling both inclusion (in the select group who might understand the references) and exclusion (since anyone claiming to understand the references would also be implied to be, in Marston’s words, a ”lewd Censurer”). Thus, rather than mere ’imitation’ or a straightforward means to the end of displaying classical learning, anachronism is a crucial modus operandi of Elizabethan satire, one that simultaneously transcended and perpetuated the distance from the literary past.  

Keywords
anachronism, satire, Elizabethan literature, early modern poetry, John Marston, Joseph Hall
National Category
General Literature Studies
Research subject
Humanities, English literature; Humanities, Comparative literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-60754 (URN)
Conference
Kingston Shakespeare Seminar : Shakespearean Anachronism Conference : Saturday, February 18, 2017 Rose Theatre, Kingston-upon-Thames
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2016-02616
Available from: 2017-02-19 Created: 2017-02-19 Last updated: 2017-02-27Bibliographically approved
Sivefors, P. (2017). “Didone regina di Cartagine” di Christopher Marlowe : Metamorfosi virgiliane nel Cinquecento. Antonio Ziosi, ed. and trans: Lingue e Letterature Carocci 202 ; Centro Studi : La permanenza del Classico 29. Rome : Carocci editore, 2015. 358 pp. €29. [Review]. Renaissance quarterly, 70(1), 412-414
Open this publication in new window or tab >>“Didone regina di Cartagine” di Christopher Marlowe : Metamorfosi virgiliane nel Cinquecento. Antonio Ziosi, ed. and trans: Lingue e Letterature Carocci 202 ; Centro Studi : La permanenza del Classico 29. Rome : Carocci editore, 2015. 358 pp. €29.
2017 (English)In: Renaissance quarterly, ISSN 0034-4338, E-ISSN 1935-0236, Vol. 70, no 1, p. 412-414Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017
Keywords
Christopher Marlowe, Dido Queene of Carthage, translation, early modern literature, Elizabethan drama
National Category
General Literature Studies
Research subject
Humanities, English literature; Humanities, Comparative literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-61290 (URN)10.1086/691951 (DOI)000395774100124 ()
Available from: 2017-03-10 Created: 2017-03-10 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved
Price, E., Sivefors, P., Sharrett, E., Smith, H. F. & Whitehead, C. (2017). Renaissance Drama: Excluding Shakespeare. Year's Work in English Studies, 96(1), 466-503
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Renaissance Drama: Excluding Shakespeare
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2017 (English)In: Year's Work in English Studies, ISSN 0084-4144, E-ISSN 1471-6801, Vol. 96, no 1, p. 466-503Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Keywords
Christopher Marlowe, criticism during 2015
National Category
General Literature Studies
Research subject
Humanities, English literature; Humanities, Comparative literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-68116 (URN)10.1093/ywes/max009 (DOI)
Note

A survey of criticism on Renaissance drama.

Available from: 2017-09-28 Created: 2017-09-28 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Sivefors, P. (2017). Satir, ekfras och enargeia: Visualisering hos John Marston och Thomas Lodge. In: Jahn Holljen Thon, Andreas G. Lombnæs (Ed.), Medier, historie og mening: Studier i kulturelle formidlingsformer (pp. 55-68). Oslo: Portal forlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Satir, ekfras och enargeia: Visualisering hos John Marston och Thomas Lodge
2017 (Swedish)In: Medier, historie og mening: Studier i kulturelle formidlingsformer / [ed] Jahn Holljen Thon, Andreas G. Lombnæs, Oslo: Portal forlag, 2017, p. 55-68Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oslo: Portal forlag, 2017
Keywords
Satir, visualisering, renässanslitteratur, elisabetansk litteratur, tidigmodern litteratur, John Marston, Thomas Lodge
National Category
General Literature Studies
Research subject
Humanities, English literature; Humanities, Comparative literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-61112 (URN)9788283141139 (ISBN)
Projects
Satir och maskulinitet i tidigmodern engelsk litteratur, 1590 – 1603
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2016-02616
Available from: 2017-03-06 Created: 2017-03-06 Last updated: 2017-04-19Bibliographically approved
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