Eros and Poetry examines the erotics of literary wish on the Stewart courtroom in Scotland through the reigns of Mary, Queen of Scots and James VI. Encompassing the interval from the early 1560s to the past due 1590s, this can be the 1st examine to hyperlink jointly Scottish Marian and Jacobean court docket literatures, offering a comparatively unknown physique of writing, newly theorized and contextualized. It argues that during this era erotic poetry can merely be thought of when it comes to the determine of the monarch, and that the formation of elite lyric tradition occurs less than the shaping impact of wish for, and opposed to, the sovereign, and her or his 'passional' and symbolic powers.
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