Elizabeth I: The Competition for Representation MOBI

Elizabeth I: The Competition for Representation MOBI


Elizabeth I: The Competition for Representation ❮Read❯ ➵ Elizabeth I: The Competition for Representation Author Susan Frye – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk 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 Elizabeth I is perhaps the most visible woman The Competition Epub â 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 her female body Based on a variety of Elizabeth I: Kindle - extant historical and literary materials Frye's interpretation focuses on three representational crises spaced fifteen years apart the London coronation of the Kenilworth entertainments of and the publication of The Faerie ueene in In ways which varied with social class and historical circumstance the London merchants the members of the Protestant faction I: The Competition MOBI õ courtly artists and artful courtiers all sought to stabilize their own gendered identities by constructing the ueen within the natural definitions of the feminine as passive and 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 her elaborate iconography and a mythic biography upon which most accounts of Elizabeth's life have been based The authoritative her image became the vigorously it was contested in a process which this study examines and consciously perpetuates.


3 thoughts on “Elizabeth I: The Competition for Representation

  1. Candy Wood Candy Wood says:

    For readers of Shakespeare's plays this book is a reminder of the importance of acting and performance in the politics of ueen Elizabeth's court throughout her reign Susan Frye focuses on three events the aldermen's pageant welcoming the new ueen to London in 1559 the entertainments at Robert Dudley's Kenilworth in 1575 and the publication of the first three books of Spenser's Faerie ueene in 1590 as well as other events of the 1590s to show how Elizabeth increasingly gained control over the ways she was represented Building on the work of many other scholars and carefully examining contemporary texts so that notes and bibliography occupy a uarter of this book's pages Frye establishes Elizabeth's resistance to the court's prevailing masculine discourse of domination and even rape The reproduction of black and white images in the paperback edition could be clearer but that is a minor flaw in an otherwise informative book


  2. Roman Clodia Roman Clodia says:

    The debate over who was responsible for Elizabeth's images as Gloriana the Virgin ueen continues Frye takes one of the subtle views and examines the way the very contestation of images created the representations we still hold todayTaking an overtly feminist stance Frye especially explores the role of gender and Elizabeth's own agency and the way she both worked within contemporary gender roles while simultaneously problematising themThis is especially good on the 1590s the difficult last decade of Elizabeth's reign when she turned 60 and yet still appeared in her portraits as the immortal beauty Frye's readings take in literary representations eg The Faerie ueene as well as painted imagesThis is imaginative as well as rigorous suggestive and provocative and well worth reading for anyone working in this field


  3. Joy Sterrantino Joy Sterrantino says:

    A must read for anyone interested in ueen Elizabeth I's reign and the complex relationships she had with the court other countries and her own people as a female monarch


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3 thoughts on “Elizabeth I: The Competition for Representation

  1. Candy Wood Candy Wood says:

    For readers of Shakespeare's plays this book is a reminder of the importance of acting and performance in the politics of ueen Elizabeth's court throughout her reign Susan Frye focuses on three events the aldermen's pageant welcoming the new ueen to London in 1559 the entertainments at Robert Dudley's Kenilworth in 1575 and the publication of the first three books of Spenser's Faerie ueene in 1590 as well as other events of the 1590s to show how Elizabeth increasingly gained control over the ways she was represented Building on the work of many other scholars and carefully examining contemporary texts so that notes and bibliography occupy a uarter of this book's pages Frye establishes Elizabeth's resistance to the court's prevailing masculine discourse of domination and even rape The reproduction of black and white images in the paperback edition could be clearer but that is a minor flaw in an otherwise informative book

  2. Roman Clodia Roman Clodia says:

    The debate over who was responsible for Elizabeth's images as Gloriana the Virgin ueen continues Frye takes one of the subtle views and examines the way the very contestation of images created the representations we still hold todayTaking an overtly feminist stance Frye especially explores the role of gender and Elizabeth's own agency and the way she both worked within contemporary gender roles while simultaneously problematising themThis is especially good on the 1590s the difficult last decade of Elizabeth's reign when she turned 60 and yet still appeared in her portraits as the immortal beauty Frye's readings take in literary representations eg The Faerie ueene as well as painted imagesThis is imaginative as well as rigorous suggestive and provocative and well worth reading for anyone working in this field

  3. Joy Sterrantino Joy Sterrantino says:

    A must read for anyone interested in ueen Elizabeth I's reign and the complex relationships she had with the court other countries and her own people as a female monarch

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