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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.)

  • 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.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Montini, Donatella (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • The Young Princess Elizabeth, Neo-Latin, and the Power of the Written Word

    Hosington, Brenda M.

    Pages 11-36

  • Ethics from the Classroom: Elizabeth I’s Translation of Cicero’s “Pro Marcello”

    Petrina, Alessandra

    Pages 37-58

  • Styling Power: A Corpus-Linguistic Approach to the Correspondence of Queen Elizabeth I

    Evans, Mel

    Pages 59-82

  • “Beholde Me Thy Handmaiden”: The Pragmatics and Politics of Queen Elizabeth’s Prayers

    Montini, Donatella

    Pages 83-107

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-71952-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-71951-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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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
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 254
Number of Illustrations
1 illustrations in colour
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