Ovid s Art and the Wife of Bath

Ovid s Art and the Wife of Bath


  • Author : Marilynn Desmond
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
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  • ISBN 10 : 0801473179


Ovid s Art and the Wife of Bath Book Description :

Ovid's Art and the Wife of Bath examines how Ovid's Ars amatoria shaped the erotic discourses of the medieval West. The Ars amatoria circulated in medieval France and England as an authoritative treatise on desire; consequently, the sexualities of the medieval West are haunted by the imperial Roman constructions of desire that emerge from Ovid's text. The Ars amatoria ironically proposes the erotic potential of violence, and this aspect of the Ars proved to be enormously influential. Ovid's discourse on erotic violence provides a script for Heloise's epistolary expression of desire for Abelard. The Roman de la Rose extends the directives of the Ars with a rhetorical flourish and poetic excess that tests the limits of Ovidian irony. While Christine de...

The Oxford Handbook of Chaucer

The Oxford Handbook of Chaucer


  • Author : Suzanne Conklin Akbari
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020-04-23
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780199582655


The Oxford Handbook of Chaucer Book Description :

As the 'father' of the English literary canon, one of a very few writers to appear in every 'great books' syllabus, Chaucer is seen as an author whose works are fundamentally timeless: an author who, like Shakespeare, exemplifies the almost magical power of poetry to appeal to each generation of readers. Every age remakes its own Chaucer, developing new understandings of how his poetry intersects with contemporary ways of seeing the world, and the place of the subject who lives in it. This Handbook comprises a series of essays by established scholars and emerging voices that address Chaucer's poetry in the context of several disciplines, including late medieval philosophy and science, Mediterranean Studies, comparative literature, vernacular theology...

Chaucer s Ovidian Arts of Love

Chaucer s Ovidian Arts of Love


  • Author : Michael A. Calabrese
  • Publisher : University Press of Florida
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
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  • ISBN 10 : 0813013011


Chaucer s Ovidian Arts of Love Book Description :

More than any other poet in Chaucer's library, Ovid was concerned with the game of love. Chaucer learned his sexual poetics from Ovid, and his fascination with Ovidian love strategies is prominent in his own writing. This book is the fullest study of Ovid and Chaucer available and the only one to focus on love, desire, and the gender-power struggles that Chaucer explores through Ovid. Michael Calabrese begins by recounting medieval biographical data on Ovid, indicating the breadth of Ovid's influence in the Middle Ages and the depth of Chaucer's knowledge of the Roman poet's life and work. He then examines two of Chaucer's most enduring and important works--Troilus and The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale--in light of Ovid's turbulent corpus, maintai...

Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis


  • Author : Alison Keith
  • Publisher : Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Ovide moralis√© (Poem)
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  • ISBN 10 : 0772720355


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Ovid Renewed

Ovid Renewed


  • Author : Charles Martindale
  • Publisher : CUP Archive
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
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  • ISBN 10 : 0521397456


Ovid Renewed Book Description :

This book is a study of Ovid and his poetry as a cultural phenomenon, conceived in the belief that such a study of tradition also casts fresh light on Ovid himself. Its main concern is with exploring the influence of Ovid on literature, especially English literature, but it also takes a wider perspective, including, for example, the visual arts. The book takes the form of a series of studies by specialists in their fields, including a number of scholars of international renown. The essays cover the period from the twelfth century, when there was an upsurge of interest in Ovid, through to the decline in his fortunes in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. They are critical and comparative in approach and collectively give a detailed sense of Ovid's...

Poetical Works

Poetical Works


  • Author : John Dryden
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1873
  • Genre:
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  • ISBN 10 : HARVARD:HWJS49


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Choice

Choice


  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Academic libraries
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  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105131538725


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