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dc.contributor.authorAUGER, PAen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-05T09:15:10Z
dc.date.available2015-03-08en_US
dc.date.issued2015-06-01en_US
dc.identifier.issn1480-0926en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/8098
dc.descriptionThe copyright for this article belongs jointly to the Sidney Journal and to the author, and the Sidney Journal is willing to make the essay accessible via an institutional repository.
dc.description.abstractWilliam Scott’s translation from Guillaume de Saluste Du Bartas’ La Sepmaine, which follows Scott's treatise in the surviving manuscript, is an essential counterpart to the Model of Poesy. As well as being a practical demonstration of Scott’s technical principles, the translation provides the most immediate and enriching literary context for the Model’s arguments about the purpose of poetry. Shared images of making (e.g. gestation, architecture and agriculture) that describe the creation of poems in the Model and the creation of the world in Du Bartas evoke the analogy between the poetic maker and divine Maker, which Sidney had explored in the Defence. Yet the Model’s more positive assessment of the role of human reason in poetic composition contrasts with Du Bartas’ insistence on the poet’s dependence on prior creative acts. So how alike for Scott are composing a poem and creating the world? How far is a Model of Poesy also a Model of Creation? By pursuing interpretative questions like these, the Du Bartas translation emerges as a key resource for assessing how Scott wrote the Model, what makes his arguments distinctive, and how he assimilated insights from contemporary writers, especially Sidney’s account of the poet as maker.en_US
dc.format.extent69 - 90en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Center for Renaissance Studiesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofSidney Journalen_US
dc.titleA Model of Creation? Scott, Sidney and Du Bartasen_US
dc.typeArticle
pubs.issue1en_US
pubs.notesNo embargoen_US
pubs.notesThe copyright for this article belongs jointly to SJ and to the author, and SJ is willing to make the essay accessible via an institutional repository.en_US
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_US
pubs.publisher-urlhttp://www.sidneysociety.org/en_US
pubs.volume33en_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2015-03-08en_US
qmul.funderPostdoctoral Fellowship::British Academyen_US


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