Early Modern Literature in History

Eros and Poetry at the Courts of Mary Queen of Scots and James VI

Authors: Dunnigan, S.

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Eros and Poetry examines the erotics of literary desire at the Stewart court in Scotland during the reigns of Mary, Queen of Scots and James VI. Encompassing the period from the early 1560s to the late 1590s, this is the first study to link together Scottish Marian and Jacobean court literatures, presenting a relatively unknown body of writing, newly theorized and contextualized. It argues that in this period erotic poetry can only be considered in relation to the figure of the monarch, and that the formation of elite lyric culture takes place under the shaping influence of desire for, and against, the sovereign, and her or his 'passional' and symbolic powers.

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SARAH M. DUNNIGAN is Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. She has published articles on early modern literature, women's writing, and on twentieth-century Scottish literature and theory.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction: Amorous Histories — from Marian to Jacobean Eros

    Pages 1-12

    Dunnigan, Sarah M.

  • Feminine Eros: Mary Queen of Scots and the Emergence of Desire

    Pages 15-45

    Dunnigan, Sarah M.

  • Demonic and Angelic Women: The Erotics of Renunciation and Mariology in the Bannatyne Manuscript

    Pages 46-73

    Dunnigan, Sarah M.

  • Fables of Eros: James VI and the Revelation of Desire

    Pages 77-104

    Dunnigan, Sarah M.

  • Devotional Artefacts: John Stewart and the Eroticisation of the Courtly

    Pages 105-124

    Dunnigan, Sarah M.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Eros and Poetry at the Courts of Mary Queen of Scots and James VI
Authors
Series Title
Early Modern Literature in History
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Sarah M. Dunnigan
eBook ISBN
978-1-4039-3270-9
DOI
10.1057/9781403932709
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-91875-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-42369-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 219
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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