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The Resource Shakespeare's erotic mythology and Ovidian Renaissance culture, edited by Agnès Lafont

Shakespeare's erotic mythology and Ovidian Renaissance culture, edited by Agnès Lafont

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Shakespeare's erotic mythology and Ovidian Renaissance culture
Title
Shakespeare's erotic mythology and Ovidian Renaissance culture
Statement of responsibility
edited by Agnès Lafont
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Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Taking cross-disciplinary and comparative approaches to the volume's subject, this exciting collection of essays offers a reassessment of Shakespeare's erotic and Ovidian mythology within classical and continental aesthetic contexts. Through extensive examination of mythological visual and textual material, scholars explore the transmission and reinvention of Ovidian eroticism in Shakespeare's plays to show how early modern artists and audiences collectively engaged in redefining ways of thinking pleasure. Within the collection's broad-ranging investigation of erotic mythology in Renaissance culture, each chapter analyses specific instances of textual and pictorial transmission, reception, and adaptation. Through various critical strategies, contributors trace Shakespeare's use of erotic material to map out the politics and aesthetics of pleasure, unravelling the ways in which mythology informs artistic creation. Received acceptions of neo-platonic love and the Petrarchan tensions of unattainable love are revisited, with a focus on parodic and darker strains of erotic desire, such as Priapic and Dionysian energies, lustful fantasy and violent eros. The dynamics of interacting tales is explored through their structural ability to adapt to the stage. Myth in Renaissance culture ultimately emerges not merely as near-inexhaustible source material for the Elizabethan and Jacobean arts, but as a creative process in and of itself
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
822.3/3
Illustrations
plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2955.O86
LC item number
S47 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Lafont, Agnès
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  • Pleasure in literature
  • Renaissance
  • Eroticism in literature
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Ovid
  • Rezeption
  • Erotik
  • Mythos
Label
Shakespeare's erotic mythology and Ovidian Renaissance culture, edited by Agnès Lafont
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
List of figures and plates -- Notes on contributors -- Acknowledgements -- Textual notes -- Introduction: interacting with Eros: Ovid and Shakespeare / Agnes Lafont -- Part I: Erotic Aesthetics and Printing Politics: Ovid's 'meta-metamorphosis': book illustration and the circulation of erotic iconographical patterns / Ilaria Andreoli -- Political uses of erotic power in an Elizabethan mythological programme: dangerous interactions with Diana in Hardwick Hall / Agnes Lafont -- Part II: Shakespeare's Erotic Power of Imagination: Erotic fancy-fantasy in Venus and Adonis, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Anthony and Cleopatra / Francois Laroque -- Erotic perspectives: when Pyramus and Thisbe meet Hero and Leander in Romeo and Juliet / Janice Valls-Russell -- Part III: Shakespeare's Erotic Power of Recreation (and Miscreation) -- Parodic Interactions with Darker Desires: Priapus in Shakespeare: luxuriant gardens and luxurious brothels / Frederic Delord -- Parody and the erotic beast: relocating Titania and Bottom / Stuart Sillars -- Flirting with Erotic Taboos: Cupid, infantilism and maternal desire on the early modern stage / Jane Kingsley-Smith -- Queering Pygmalion: Ovid, Euripides and The Winter's Tale / Sarah Annes Brown -- Deadly Rapture: The 'new Gorgon': Eros, terror. and violence in Macbeth / Marguerite Tassi -- Part IV: Coda -- Femmina masculo e masculo femmina : Ovidian mythical structures, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and As You Like It / Yves Peyre -- General bibliography -- Index
Control code
827848918
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 202 pages, 8 pages of plates
Isbn
9781409451310
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012050697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)827848918
Label
Shakespeare's erotic mythology and Ovidian Renaissance culture, edited by Agnès Lafont
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
List of figures and plates -- Notes on contributors -- Acknowledgements -- Textual notes -- Introduction: interacting with Eros: Ovid and Shakespeare / Agnes Lafont -- Part I: Erotic Aesthetics and Printing Politics: Ovid's 'meta-metamorphosis': book illustration and the circulation of erotic iconographical patterns / Ilaria Andreoli -- Political uses of erotic power in an Elizabethan mythological programme: dangerous interactions with Diana in Hardwick Hall / Agnes Lafont -- Part II: Shakespeare's Erotic Power of Imagination: Erotic fancy-fantasy in Venus and Adonis, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Anthony and Cleopatra / Francois Laroque -- Erotic perspectives: when Pyramus and Thisbe meet Hero and Leander in Romeo and Juliet / Janice Valls-Russell -- Part III: Shakespeare's Erotic Power of Recreation (and Miscreation) -- Parodic Interactions with Darker Desires: Priapus in Shakespeare: luxuriant gardens and luxurious brothels / Frederic Delord -- Parody and the erotic beast: relocating Titania and Bottom / Stuart Sillars -- Flirting with Erotic Taboos: Cupid, infantilism and maternal desire on the early modern stage / Jane Kingsley-Smith -- Queering Pygmalion: Ovid, Euripides and The Winter's Tale / Sarah Annes Brown -- Deadly Rapture: The 'new Gorgon': Eros, terror. and violence in Macbeth / Marguerite Tassi -- Part IV: Coda -- Femmina masculo e masculo femmina : Ovidian mythical structures, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and As You Like It / Yves Peyre -- General bibliography -- Index
Control code
827848918
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 202 pages, 8 pages of plates
Isbn
9781409451310
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012050697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)827848918

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