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Eros and Poetry examines the erotics of literary hope on the Stewart court docket in Scotland throughout the reigns of Mary, Queen of Scots and James VI. Encompassing the interval from the early 1560s to the overdue 1590s, this can be the 1st learn to hyperlink jointly Scottish Marian and Jacobean courtroom literatures, proposing a comparatively unknown physique of writing, newly theorized and contextualized. It argues that during this era erotic poetry can basically be thought of in terms of the determine of the monarch, and that the formation of elite lyric tradition occurs less than the shaping impression of hope for, and opposed to, the sovereign, and her or his 'passional' and symbolic powers.

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