Goddesses and Queens: The iconography of Elizabeth I

Goddesses and Queens: The iconography of Elizabeth I


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Goddesses and Queens: The Iconography of Elizabeth I is a collection of essays which explores the ways in which the rich and varied image of the queen was developed and negotiated by Elizabeth and her contemporaries, in portraits as well as a range of other printed texts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780719090110
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 04/16/2013
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Annaliese Connolly is temporary lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University and is currently studying for her Doctoral thesis

Lisa Hopkins is Professor of English at Sheffield Hallam University

Table of Contents


A world in crisis: Elizabeth's iconography and religious tensions

1. Elizabeth I as Deborah the Judge: exceptional women of power

Carol Blessing

2. Warlike mates? Queen Elizabeth, and Joan La Pucelle in 1 Henry VI

Ben Spiller

3. 'Rudenesse it selfe she doth refine': Queen Elizabeth I as Lady Alchymia

Jayne Archer

Virginia and the Virgin: Elizabeth and the new world

4. Elizabeth I: size matters

Deanne Williams

5. 'And In Their Midst a Sun': Petrarch's triumphs and the Elizabethan icon

Heather Campbell

6. 'Nature Without Labor': Virgin Queen and virgin land in Sir Walter Ralegh's The Discoverie of the Large, Rich and Bewtiful Empyre of Guiana

Helen J. Burgess

The old world and the new: classical precedents

7. The dark side of the moon: Semiramis and Titania

Lisa Hopkins

8. A Midsummer Night's Dream: Shakespeare's retrospective on Elizabeth I and the iconography of marriage

Annaliese Connolly

9. Cynthia waning: Cynthia's Revels imagines the death of the Queen

Matthew Steggle

Coda: Elizabeth's afterlife

10. 'Turn thy Tombe into a Throne': Elizabeth I's death rehearsal

Scott L. Newstok

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