“By Jupiter, forgot”: Volscians and Scots in Shakespeare and Arbella Stuart

HOPKINS, Lisa (2021). “By Jupiter, forgot”: Volscians and Scots in Shakespeare and Arbella Stuart. Sederi Yearbook, 31, 55-72.

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This essay examines the representation of Volscians in two texts, Shakespeare’s Coriolanus and a letter of Lady Arbella Stuart’s referring to Virgil’s Camilla. It argues that for both authors, it matters that the relationship between the Volscians and the Romans could trope that between the Scots and the English. In the month in which Queen Elizabeth died, Arbella Stuart reached for a Volscian as a way to connect herself to Scotland; five years later, in the wake of James’s failed attempt to achieve political and constitutional union between England and Scotland, Coriolanus uses the Volscians to question that project.

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Additional Information: This article has been originally published as: Lisa Hopkins, “‘By Jupiter, forgot’: Volscians and Scots in Shakespeare and Arbella Stuart.” SEDERI 31 (2021): 55–72. https://doi.org/10.34136/sederi.2021.3
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.34136/sederi.2020.2
Page Range: 55-72
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2021 12:26
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2021 15:30
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/28977

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