Journals Higher Education

Erotic Subjects

The Sexuality of Politics in Early Modern English Literature

Melissa E. Sanchez

  • Establishes the centrality of erotic desire and fantasy to sixteenth- and seventeenth-century political thought
  • Covers a broad historical period to demonstrate the continuing importance of erotic fantasy to political thought from the reign of Elizabeth I to that of Charles II
  • Provides new and distinctive close readings of a range of major early modern poems, plays, masques, prose romances, and political tracts

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