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Complete Bibliography

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.


Primary Texts

     Baxter, Nathaniel, Sir Philip Sydneys Ouránia, that is, Endimions song and tragedie (E. White, 1606).
     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, 1990).
     Drummond, William, of Hawthornden, Poetical Works, ed. L.E. Kastner, 2 vols. (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1913).
     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, [1621]).
     ---.Lady Mary Wroth’s Love’s Victory: The Penshurst Manuscript, ed. Michael G. Brennan (London: The Roxburghe Club, 1988).
     ---.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 Studies, 1999).
     ---.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).

Secondary Texts

Unpublished Dissertations

     Burgess, Irene Stephanie, "The Sidneys: Family, Writing, and Subjectivity" (unpublished doctoral dissertation, SUNY Binghamton, 1994).
     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 Auckland, 1978).
     Zurcher, Amelia, "‘Dauncing in a Net’:  Representation in Lady Mary Wroth’s Urania" (unpublished master’s thesis, University of Oxford, 1989).

Published Sources

     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, 1999).
     Cerasano, S.P. and Marion Wynne-Davies ed., Renaissance Drama by Women: Texts and Documents (London: Routledge, 1996).
     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, eds. 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. 178-194.
     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, 1993)
     ---.  "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, eds. Anee M. Haselkorn and Betty S. Travitsky (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1990) pp. 276-94.
     Masten, Jeff, "‘Shall I turne blabb?’:  Circulation, 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.
     ---.  "Rewriting 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. 295-310.
     ---. 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 (1983), 156-74.
     ---. "‘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 (1977), 532-35.
     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 (1989): 187-194.
     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), 171-88.
     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, 1993).
     ---. 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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