New PDF release: Shakespeare's Erotic Mythology and Ovidian Renaissance

By Agnès Lafont

ISBN-10: 1138254630

ISBN-13: 9781138254633

ISBN-10: 1409451313

ISBN-13: 9781409451310

Taking cross-disciplinary and comparative techniques to the volume’s topic, this intriguing selection of essays bargains a reassessment of Shakespeare’s erotic and Ovidian mythology inside of classical and continental aesthetic contexts. via broad exam of mythological visible and textual fabric, students discover the transmission and reinvention of Ovidian eroticism in Shakespeare’s performs to teach how early sleek artists and audiences jointly engaged in redefining methods of considering excitement. in the collection’s broad-ranging research of erotic mythology in Renaissance tradition, every one bankruptcy analyses particular circumstances of textual and pictorial transmission, reception, and model. via numerous serious ideas, individuals hint Shakespeare’s use of erotic fabric to map out the politics and aesthetics of delight, unravelling the ways that mythology informs inventive construction. bought acceptions of neo-platonic love and the Petrarchan tensions of not possible love are revisited, with a spotlight on parodic and darker lines of erotic hope, akin to Priapic and Dionysian energies, lustful delusion and violent eros. The dynamics of interacting stories is explored via their structural skill to conform to the degree. fantasy in Renaissance tradition finally emerges no longer purely as near-inexhaustible resource fabric for the Elizabethan and Jacobean arts, yet as an artistic procedure in and of itself.

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Taking cross-disciplinary and comparative ways to the volume’s topic, this fascinating selection of essays bargains a reassessment of Shakespeare’s erotic and Ovidian mythology inside of classical and continental aesthetic contexts. via wide exam of mythological visible and textual fabric, students discover the transmission and reinvention of Ovidian eroticism in Shakespeare’s performs to teach how early glossy artists and audiences jointly engaged in redefining methods of considering excitement.

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