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Queenship and Power

Elizabeth I in Writing

Language, Power and Representation in Early Modern England

Editors: Montini, Donatella, Plescia, Iolanda (Eds.)

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  • Presents innovative scholarship on the role of textuality in the life and reign of Elizabeth I
  • Appeals to scholars interested in Elizabeth I’s writing, early modern women’s writing, the afterlife of Elizabeth I, early modern cultures of writing, and the history of English language and culture
  • Examines Elizabeth I’s exercise of political power through her non-political written works
  • Gathers analysis of Elizabeth I’s letters, translations, poems, and prayers in one volume for the first time
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About this book

This collection investigates Queen Elizabeth I as an accomplished writer in her own right as well as the subject of authors who celebrated her. With innovative essays from Brenda M. Hosington, Carole Levin, and other established and emerging experts, it reappraises Elizabeth’s translations, letters, poems and prayers through a diverse range of approaches to textuality, from linguistic and philological to literary and cultural-historical.  The book also considers Elizabeth as “authored,” studying how she is reflected in the writing of her contemporaries and reconstructing a wider web of relations between the public and private use of language in early modern culture. Contributions from Carlo M. Bajetta, Guillaume Coatelen and Giovanni Iamartino bring the Queen’s presence in early modern Italian literary culture to the fore. Together, these essays illuminate the Queen in writing, from the multifaceted linguistic and rhetorical strategies that she employed, to the texts inspired by her power and charisma.

About the authors

Donatella Montini is Associate Professor of English Language and Translation at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
Iolanda Plescia is Assistant Professor of English Language and Translation at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.

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“This is an essay-collection … with a number of new approaches and some fresh materials to interest the scholar of writing about, and especially by, this remarkable queen. The volume certainly helps to advance the case for Elizabeth to be studied not only as a monarch, but also as an impressive author, translator, and linguist, wielding language skilfully in a multitude of ways in order to manage both political and personal relationships … .” (Helen Hackett, Early Modern Women Journal, Vol. 14 (1), 2019)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook 74,89 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-71952-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 99,99 €
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Softcover 89,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Elizabeth I in Writing
Book Subtitle
Language, Power and Representation in Early Modern England
Editors
  • Donatella Montini
  • Iolanda Plescia
Series Title
Queenship and Power
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-71952-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-71952-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-71951-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-10135-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 254
Number of Illustrations
1 illustrations in colour
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