Poetry and paternity in Renaissance England : Sidney, Spenser, Shakespeare, Donne and Jonson / Thomas MacFaul.
Becoming a father was the main way that an individual in the English Renaissance could be treated as a full member of the community. Yet patriarchal identity was by no means as secure as is often assumed: when poets invoke the idea of paternity in love poetry and other forms, they are therefore invo...
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