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‘That Transubstantiall solacisme’: Andrew Marvell, Linguistic Vulnerability and the Space of the Subject

James Kuzner

in Open Subjects

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9780748642533
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651580 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642533.003.0005
‘That Transubstantiall solacisme’: Andrew Marvell, Linguistic Vulnerability and the Space of the Subject

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This chapter focuses on Andrew Marvell. The first section notes that most republican criticism mistakenly advances Marvell's Protestantism as a way to develop beyond the atavistic and harmful forms of open being and linguistic naiveté. The chapter then identifies moments in Marvell's poetry that offer positive figurations of ‘transubstantial’ speech. Finally, it demonstrates how Marvell questions temporal separations and the ontology of boundaries.

Keywords: Andrew Marvell; republican criticism; Protestantism; open being; transubstantial speech; temporal separations; ontology of boundaries

Chapter.  17429 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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