Texts and Biographies
This page aims to provide a comprehensive record of both primary and secondary material
related to Wroth and her texts. The bibliography will be updated at regular intervals. As always, the
editor welcomes suggestions and contributions.
Baxter, Nathaniel, Sir Philip Sydneys Ouránia, that is, Endimions song and tragedie (E.
Chapman, George, Homer prince of poets (S. Macham, [1609?]).
Clifford, Lady Anne, The Diaries of Lady Anne Clifford, ed. D.J.H. Clifford (Stroud: Alan Sutton,
Drummond, William, of Hawthornden, Poetical Works, ed. L.E. Kastner, 2 vols. (Manchester: Manchester University
Gamage, William, Linsi-woolsie. Or two centuries of epigrammes (John Barnes, 1613).
---.Linsi-woolsie. Or two centuries of epigrammes (H. Bell, 1621).
Great Britain Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts. Report on the
manuscripts of Lord De L'Isle & Dudley preserved at Penshurst Place
. (London: HMSO, 1936). 6 vols.
Jones, Robert, The Muses Gardin for Delights [assignees of Barley, 1610], facsimile,
ed. David Greer, English Lute Songs 1597-1632, 30 (London: Brian Jordan
in association with Scolar Press, 1978).
Jonson, Ben, Works, ed. C.H. Herford, and Percy and Evelyn Simpson, 11 vols
(London: O.U.P., 1925-52).
Sylvester, Joshua, Lachrimæ
lachrimarum, 3rd edition (H. Lownes, 1613).
---.Abuses stript, and whipt (F. Burton, 1613).
Wroth, Lady Mary, [autograph containing "Pamphilia to Amphilanthus" and
other poems], Folger Library, MS V.a.104.
---. [The Second part of The Countesse of Mountgomeries Urania], Newberry Library, Case MS fY
1565. W 95.
---. The countesse of Mountgomeries Urania (J. Marriott and Grismand,
---.Lady Mary Wroth’s Love’s Victory: The Penshurst Manuscript, ed. Michael G. Brennan (London: The Roxburghe
---.The First Part of The Countess of Montgomery’s Urania, ed. Josephine
A. Roberts, Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, 140/
Renaissance English Text Society, 17 (Binghamton, N.Y.: Medieval and
Renaissance Texts and Studies, 1995).
---.The Second Part of The Countess of Montgomery's Urania, ed. Josephine A. Roberts, completed by
Suzanne Gossett and Janel
Mueller. Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, 211/ Renaissance
English Text Society, 24 (Tempe, Arizona: Renaissance English Text
Society in conjunction with Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance
---.Pamphilia to Amphilanthus, ed. G.F. Waller, Salzburg Studies in English
Literature, Elizabethan and Renaissance Studies, 64 (Salzburg: Institut
für Englische Sprache und Literatur, 1977).
---.The Poems of Lady Mary Wroth, ed. Josephine A. Roberts, 2nd edition
(Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1992).
Burgess, Irene Stephanie, "The Sidneys: Family, Writing,
and Subjectivity" (unpublished doctoral dissertation, SUNY
Miller, Naomi J., "Strange Labyrinth: Pattern as
Process in Sir Philip Sidney’s Arcadia
and Lady Mary Wroth’s Urania"
(unpublished doctoral dissertation, Harvard University, 1987).
Pigeon, Renée, "Prose Fiction
Adaptations of Sidney’s Arcadia"
(unpublished doctoral dissertation, U.C.L.A., 1988).
Witten-Hannah, Margaret A., "Lady
Mary Wroth’s Urania: The
Work and the Tradition" (unpublished doctoral thesis, University of
Zurcher, Amelia, ‘"Dauncing in
a Net": Representation
in Lady Mary Wroth’s Urania’
(unpublished master’s thesis, University of Oxford, 1989).
Alexander, Gavin, "Constant
Works: A Framework for Reading Mary Wroth", Sidney
Newsletter and Journal, 14.ii (1996/97), 5-32.
Andrea, Bernadette, "Pamphilia's Cabinet: Gendered Authorship and Empire in Lady Mary Wroth's Urania", ELH, 68.2 (2001), 335-358.
Beilin, Elaine, Redeeming Eve: Women Writers of the English Renaissance (Princeton: Princeton
University Press, 1987).
---."‘The Onely Perfect Vertue’: Constancy in Mary Wroth’s Pamphilia
to Amphilanthus", Spenser
Studies, 2 (1981), 229-45.
Brennan, Michael G.,"‘A SYDNEY, though un-named’: Ben Jonson's Influence in the
Manuscript and Print Circulation of Lady Mary Wroth's Writings", Sidney
Journal, 17.i (1999), 31-52.
Campbell, Julie D. "Love's Victory and La Mirtilla in the canon of Renaissance tragicomedy: an examination of the influence of salon and social debates", Women's Writing: the Elizabethan to Victorian period, 4:1 (1997), 103-24.
Carrell, Jennifer Lee, "A Pack of Lies in a Looking Glass: Lady
Mary Wroth’s Urania and the Magic Mirror of Romance", SEL,
34 (1994), 79-107.
Catty, Jocelyn, Writing Rape,
Writing Women in Early Modern England (Basingstoke: Macmillan,
Cerasano, S.P. and Marion Wynne-Davies ed., Renaissance Drama by Women: Texts and Documents (London: Routledge,
Cavanagh, Sheila T. Cherished Torment: The Emotional Geography of Lady Mary Wroth's Urania (Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, 2001).
Dove, Linda L. "Mary Wroth and the politics of the household in Pamphilia to Amphilanthus", in Women, Writing and the Reproduction of Culture in Tudor and Stuart Britain, eds. Mary E. Burke et al. (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse UP, 2000), 141-56.
Dubrow, Heather, Echoes of
Desire: English Petrarchism and Its Counterdiscourses. (Ithaca:
Cornell UP, 1995).
Duncan-Jones, Katherine, Review of The Poems of Lady Mary Wroth, ed. Roberts, RES, n.s. 36 (1985), 565-66.
Elsky, Martin. "Microhistory and cultural geography: Ben Jonson's To Sir Robert Wroth and the absorption of local community in the Commonwealth," Renaissance Quarterly, 53:2 (2000), 500-28.
Farabaugh, Robin. "Ariadne, Venus, and the labyrinth: Classical sources and the thread of
instruction in Mary Wroth's works." Journal of English and Germanic Philology: a quarterly
devoted to the English, German, and Scandinavian Languages and Literatures 96.2 (1997): 204-221.
Fienberg, Nona, "Mary Wroth and
the Invention of Female Poetic Subjectivity," in Reading Mary Wroth, ed. Miller and Waller, pp. 175-90.
---. "Mary Wroth's poetics of the self," SEL 42:1 (2002), 121-136.
Gaines, James F. and Josephine A. Roberts, "The Geography
of Love in Seventeenth-Century Women’s Fiction", in Sexuality and Gender in Early Modern
Europe: institutions, texts, images. Ed. James Grantham Turner (Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press, 1993), 289-309.
Hackett, Helen, "‘Yet tell me
some such fiction’: Lady
Mary Wroth’s Urania and the
‘Femininity’ of Romance," in Women,
Texts and Histories 1575-1760, ed. Clare Brant and Diane Purkiss
(London: Routledge, 1992), 39-68.
---. "‘A book, and solitariness’ : melancholia, gender and
literary subjectivity in Mary Wroth's Urania," in Renaissance
Configurations: voices/ bodies/ spaces, 1580-1690. Ed. Gordon
McMullan. (London: Macmillan. New York: St Martin's Press, 1998), 64-85.
---. "The Torture of Limena: Sex and Violence in Lady Mary Wroth's Urania," in Voicing Women: gender and sexuality in early modern writing ed. Kate Chedgzoy, Melanie Hansen and Suzanne Trill. (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1998), 93-110.
---. "Courtly Writing By Women," in Women and Literature in Britain 1500-1700, ed. Helen Wilcox (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996).
Hall, Kim F."‘I Rather Would Wish to be a Black-Moor’:
Beauty, Race, and Rank in Lady Mary Wroth's Urania," in Women,
'Race,' and Writing in the Early Modern Period, eds. Margo
Hendricks and Patricia Parker (London and N.Y. : Routledge, 1994) pp.
Hannay, Margaret P., "‘Your
vertuous and learned Aunt’: The
Countess of Pembroke as a Mentor to Mary Wroth," in Reading Mary Wroth,
ed. Miller and Waller, pp. 15-34.
Hanson, Ellis, "Sodomy and Kingcraft in Urania
and Antony and Cleopatra," in Homosexuality in
Renaissance and Enlightenment England: Literary Representations in
Historical Context, ed. Claude J. Summers. (New York: Harrington
Park, 1992) 135-51.
Jones, Ann Rosalind, "Designing
Women: The Self as Spectacle in Mary Wroth and Veronica Franco," in Reading
Mary Wroth, ed. Miller and Waller, pp. 135-53.
Krontiris, Tina, Oppositional Voices:
Women as Writers and Translators of Literature in the English
Renaissance (London: Routledge, 1992).
Kusunoki, Akiko. "Representations of female subjectivity in Elizabeth Cary's The Tragedy of Mariam and Mary Wroth's Love's Victory," in Japanese Studies in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries. Ed. Yoshiko Kawachi (Newark: Delaware UP; London: Assoc. UPs, 1998), 141-65.
Lamb, Mary Ellen, Gender
and Authorship in the Sidney Circle (Madison: University of
Wisconsin Press, 1990).
---. "Women Readers in Mary Wroth’s Urania",
in Reading Mary Wroth, ed. Miller and Waller, pp. 210-27.
---. "The Biopolitics of Romance in Mary Wroth's Countess of Montgomery's Urania," ELR, 31.1 (2001), 107-30.
Laroche, Rebecca. "Pamphilia across a crowded room: Mary Wroth's entry into literary history," Genre, 30:4 (1997), 267-88.
Lewalski, Barbara K., Writing Women in Jacobean England (Cambridge: Harvard University Press,
---. "Mary Wroth’s Love’s
Victory and Pastoral Tragicomedy," in Reading
Mary Wroth, ed. Miller and Waller, pp. 88-108.
Light, Susan. "Reading romances: the handwritten ending of Mary Wroth's Urania in the UCLA library copy," Sidney Journal, 14:1 (1996), 66-72.
MacArthur, Janet, "‘A Sydney,
though un-named’: Lady Mary Wroth and her Poetical Progenitors,"
English Studies in Canada, 15 (1989), 12-20.
McLaren, Margaret Anne [= Margaret
Witten-Hannah], "An Unknown Continent: Lady Mary Wroth’s Forgotten
Pastoral Drama, ‘Love’s Victorie,’ " in The
Renaissance Englishwoman in Print:
Counterbalancing the Canon, ed. Anne M. Haselkorn and
Betty S. Travitsky (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1990)
Masten, Jeff, "‘Shall I turne
Gender, and Subjectivity in Mary Wroth’s Sonnets," in Reading
Mary Wroth, ed. Miller and Waller, pp. 67-87.
Miller, Jacqueline T. "Lady Mary Wroth in the House of Busirane," in Worldmaking Spenser: Explorations in the Early Modern Age. Eds. Patrick Cheney and Lauren Silberman (Lexington: Kentucky UP, 2000), 115-24.
Miller, Naomi J., Changing the Subject: Mary Wroth and Figurations of
Gender in Early Modern England. (Lexington, Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky, 1996).
---. "Engendering Discourse: Women’s
Voices in Wroth’s Urania
and Shakespeare’s Plays," in Reading
Mary Wroth, ed. Miller and Waller, pp. 154-72.
---. "‘Not much to be marked’: Narrative of the Woman’s Part
in Lady Mary Wroth’s Urania," SEL, 29 (1989), 121-37.
Lyric Fictions: The Role
of the Lady in Lady Mary Wroth’s Pamphilia
to Amphilanthus," in The
Renaissance Englishwoman in Print, ed. Haselkorn and Travitsky, pp.
---. and Gary Waller, eds, Reading
Mary Wroth: Representing Alternatives in Early Modern England
(Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1991).
Moore, Mary. "The labyrinth as style in Pamphilia to Amphilanthus," SEL, 38:1 (1998), 109-25.
O’Connor, John J., "James Hay and The Countess of
Montgomerie’s Urania," NQ,
200 (1955), 150-52.
Orrell, John, "Antimo Galli’s Description of The Masque of
Beauty," HLQ, 43 (1979-80), 13-23.
Parry, Graham, "Lady Mary Wroth’s Urania," Proceedings of the Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society (Literary and
Historical Section), 21.4 (1975), 51-60.
Paulissen, May Nelson, The
Love Sonnets of Lady Mary Wroth: A
Critical Introduction, Salzburg Studies in English Literature,
Elizabethan and Renaissance Studies, 104 (Salzburg: Institut für
Anglistik und Amerikanistik, 1982).
Pigeon, Renée, "Manuscript
Notations in an Unrecorded Copy of Lady Mary Wroth’s The Countess of Mountgomeries Urania," NQ, 236 (1991), 81-82.
Prescott, Anne Lake. "Mary Wroth, Louise Labé, and Cupid," Sidney Journal, 15:2 (1997), 37-41.
Pritchard, R.E. "George Herbert and Lady Mary Wroth: A Root for 'The
Flower'?," Review of English Studies
47 (1996): 386-89.
---. "‘I exscribe your sonnets’: Jonson and Lady Mary Wroth," NQ, 242 (1997), 526-28..
Quilligan, Maureen, "Lady Mary Wroth: Female Authority
and the Family Romance," in Unfolded
Tales: Essays on Renaissance Romance, ed. George M. Logan and Gordon Teskey (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1989), pp. 257-80.
---. "The Constant Subject: Instability and Authority in Wroth’s Urania Poems," in Soliciting Interpretation: Literary Theory and Seventeenth-Century English Poetry,
ed. Elizabeth D. Harvey and Katharine Eisaman Maus (Chicago: University
of Chicago Press, 1990), pp. 307-35.
Roberts, Josephine A., "The
Biographical Problem of Pamphilia
to Amphilanthus," Tulsa
Studies in Women’s Literature, 1 (1982), 43-53.
---. "The Huntington Manuscript of
Lady Mary Wroth’s Play, Loves
Victorie," HLQ, 46
---. "‘The Knott Never to Bee Untide’:
The Controversy Regarding Marriage in Mary Wroth’s Urania," in Reading Mary
Wroth, ed. Miller and Waller, pp. 109-32.
---. "Labyrinths of Desire: Lady Mary
Wroth’s Reconstruction of Romance," Women’s
Studies, 19 (1991), 183-92.
---."Lady Mary Wroth’s Sonnets: A Labyrinth of the Mind," Journal
of Women’s Studies in Literature, 1 (1979), 319-29.
---. "Lady Mary Worth’s Urania:
A Response to Jacobean Censorship," in New
Ways of Looking at Old Texts, ed. Hill, W. Speed (Binghamton, N.Y.:
Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies: Renaissance English
Text Society, 1993) pp. 125-29.
---. "Radigund Revisited: Perspectives on Women Rulers in Lady Mary Wroth’s Urania,"
in The Renaissance Englishwoman
in Print, ed. Haselkorn and Travitsky, pp. 187-207.
---. "An Unpublished Literary Quarrel
Concerning the Suppression of Mary Wroth’s Urania (1621)," NQ, 222
Salzman, Paul, English
Prose Fiction, 1558-1700: A
Critical History (Oxford: O.U.P., 1985).
---. "Contemporary References in Mary
Wroth’s Urania," RES,
n.s. 29 (1978), 178-81
Sandy, Amelia Zurcher, "Pastoral, temperance, and the unitary self in Wroth's Urania,"
SEL 42:1 (2002), 103-20.
Shapiro, Michael, "Lady Mary Wroth Describes a
‘Boy Actress,’ " Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England 4
Shaver, Anne, "A New Woman of
Romance," Modern Language
Studies, 21iv (1991), 63-77.
Swift, Carolyn Ruth, "Feminine
Identity in Lady Mary Wroth’s Romance Urania,"
ELR, 14 (1984), 328-46.
---. "Feminine Self-Definition in Lady
Mary Wroth’s Love’s Victorie
(c. 1621)," ELR, 19 (1989),
Wall, Wendy, The Imprint of Gender: Authorship
and Publication in the English Renaissance (Ithaca: Cornell
University Press, 1993).
Waller, Gary F., English
Poetry of the Sixteenth Century, 2nd edition (London: Longman,
---. The Sidney Family Romance: Mary
Wroth, William Herbert, and the Early Modern Construction of Gender
(Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1993).
---. "Mother/Son, Father/Daughter,
Brother/Sister, Cousins: The Sidney Family Romance," Modern Philology, 88 (1990-91), 401-14.
Warner, J. Christopher. "Talking back to Catullus: Lady Mary Wroth's Pamphilia to Amphilanthus 13," Explorations in Renaissance Culture, 23 (1997), 95-110.
Weidemann, Heather L.,"Theatricality and Female Identity in Mary Wroth’s Urania,"
in Reading Mary Wroth, ed.
Miller and Waller, pp. 191-209.
Wynne-Davies, Marion, "The
Queen’s Masque: Renaissance
Women and the Seventeenth-Century Court Masque," in Gloriana’s
Face: Women, Public and
Private, in the English Renaissance, ed. S.P. Cerasano and
Wynne-Davies (New York: Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1992), pp. 79-104.
---. "‘Here is a sport will well befit this time and place’: allusion and delusion in Mary Wroth's Love's Victory," Women's Writing: the Elizabethan to Victorian period, 6:1 (1999), 47-63.
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