'Sisters of Magdalene: Women's Mourning in Aemilia Lanyer's Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum'

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    Abstract

    This article offers a close reading of Lanyer's poem of the passion, set within the context of material practices of painting and cosmetic usage. I argue that Lanyer negotiates post-Reformation associations between painting and idolatry in order to appropriate women's visual representations--including the decoration of their physical bodies--toward a redemptive portrayal of Christian women's service and submission to Christ.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)78-106
    Number of pages28
    JournalELR: English Literary Renaissance
    Volume31
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

    Keywords

    • Aemilia Lanyer
    • early modern lyric poetry
    • Visual culture
    • cosmetics
    • painting
    • material culture
    • idolatry

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