Prosthesis and the performance of beginnings in The woman in the moon
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
In his seminal study, Prosthesis, David Wills find ‘one type of beginning’ for prosthesis in the appearance of this term in Thomas Wilson’s The Art of Rhetorique (1553). Wills’ analysis focuses extensively on Wilson’s hostility towards this grammatical figure as an arti... View more
65 Sir Thomas Elyot, The Dictionary of Syr Thomas Elyot (London: Thomas Powell, 1538), T4r.
66 Elyot, Dictionary, O4r.
67 Wills, Prosthesis, p. 228.
68 See Greg Walker, Writing Under Tyranny: English Literature and the Henrician Reformation (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005), pp. 3-4, 159.
69 Stephen Merriam Foley, 'Coming to Terms: Thomas Elyot's Definitions and the Particularity of Human Letters', ELH, 61 (1994), pp. 211-30 (211-12).
70 Little is known of Lyly's religious views, although he did write on the Elizabethan regime's behalf in the religious 'Marprelate' controversy of the early 1590s; see Leah Scragg, 'Angling for Answers: Looking for Lyly in the 1590s', The Review of English Studies, New Series, 67: 279 (2015), pp. 237-49 (238).
71 David Wills, Dorsality: Thinking Back through Technology and Politics (Minneapolis and London: University of Minnesota Press, 2008), pp. 70-1.
72 Sigmund Freud, Civilization and its Discontents, ed. James Strachey, The International Psycho-analytical Library, 17 (London: Hogarth Press, 1963), p. 38; Wills, Dorsality, p. 70.