Ovid and the Renaissance Body (BOK)

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Body has been one of the main preoccupations of current Renaissance historiography and current critical theory. Both the literary representation of the body and the construction of the material body in Renaissance anatomical and medical discourses have been used to explore the dynamics of early modern sexuality, gender, and society. Yet the influence of Ovid's texts on the construction of the Renaissance discourses of gender, sexuality, and subjectivity has not been fully explored. This collection of original essays uses contemporary theory to examine Renaissance writers' reworking of Ovid's texts in order to analyze the strategies in the construction of the early modern discourses of gender, sexuality, and writing. The volume is divided into three parts. Part I explores literary and dramatic allusions to Ovid in relation to early modern ideologies of subjectivity and anxieties about identification and desire. Part II illustrates the appropriation of Ovidian myths by poets and dramatists interested in the articulation of agency. Part III demonstrates how various points of intertextuality between Ovid and English Renaissance writers ranging from Marlowe to Milton contributed to early modern epistemologies and discourse of embodiment, spectatorship, and print culture.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2001 Forlag
University Of Toronto Press
ISBN 9780802035158 Antall sider 400
Dimensjoner 15,8cm x 23,5cm x 2,3cm Vekt 602 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Goran V. Stanivukovic
Emner og form Literary studies: classical, early & medieval, Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800, Gender studies, gender groups, Literary theory