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The Resource Elizabeth I : the competition for representation, Susan Frye, (electronic resource)

Elizabeth I : the competition for representation, Susan Frye, (electronic resource)

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Elizabeth I : the competition for representation
Title
Elizabeth I
Title remainder
the competition for representation
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Susan Frye
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eng
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CaPaEBR
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1952-
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Frye, Susan
LC call number
DA355
LC item number
.F79 1996eb
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ebrary, Inc
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  • Elizabeth
  • Spenser, Edmund
  • Visits of state
  • Pageants
  • Coronations
  • Patriarchy
  • Women
  • Chastity in literature
  • Queens in literature
  • Great Britain
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Elizabeth I is perhaps the most visible woman in early modern Europe, yet little attention has been paid to what she said about the difficulties of constructing her power in a patriarchal society. This revisionist study examines her struggle for authority through the representation of herfemale body. Based on a variety of extant historical and literary materials, Frye's interpretation focuses on three representational crises spaced fifteen years apart: the London coronation of 1559, the Kenilworth entertainments of 1575, and the publication of The Faerie Queene in 1590. In wayswhich varied with social class and historical circumstance, the London merchants, the members of the Protestant faction, courtly artists, and artful courtiers all sought to stabilize their own gendered identities by constructing the queen within the "natural" definitions of the feminine as passiveand weak. Elizabeth fought back, acting as a discursive agent by crossing, and thus disrupting, these definitions. She and those closely identified with her interests evolved a number of strategies through which to express her political control in terms of the ownership of her body, including herelaborate iconography and a mythic biography upon which most accounts of Elizabeth's life have been based. The more authoritative her image became, the more vigorously it was contested in a process which this study examines and consciously perpetuates
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Elizabeth I : the competition for representation, Susan Frye, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-216) and index
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OCM1bookssj0000145496
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unknown
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9780195113839
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(Pbk.)
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000145496
Label
Elizabeth I : the competition for representation, Susan Frye, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-216) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000145496
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780195113839
Isbn Type
(Pbk.)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000145496

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