The Limits of Eroticism in Post-Petrarchan Narrative
Conditional Pleasure from Spenser to Marvell
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Limits of Eroticism in Post-Petrarchan Narrative by Dorothy Stephens
Book DescriptionAlthough theories of exploitation and subversion have radically changed our understanding of gender in Renaissance literature, to favour only those theories is to risk ignoring productive exchanges between 'masculine' and 'feminine' in Renaissance culture. 'Appropriation' is too simple a term to describe these exchanges - as when Petrarchan lovers flirt dangerously with potentially destructive femininity. Spenser revises this Petrarchan phenomenon, constructing flirtations whose participants are figures of speech, readers or narrative voices. His plots allow such exchanges to occur only through conditional speech, but this very conditionality powerfully shapes his work. Seventeenth-century works - including a comedy by Jane Cavendish and Elizabeth Brackley, and Upon Appleton House by Andrew Marvell - suggest that the civil war and the upsurge of female writers necessitated a reformulation of conditional erotics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521034692
(228mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 14-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Dorothy Stephens
Faerie Queene, Books Three and Four, Hardback (November 2006)
Part of a series of Spenser's great work, this title includes a general introduction, annotation, a note on the text, bibliography, glossary, and an index of characters. It also contains Spenser's letter to Raleigh and a short Life of Spenser.
Limits of Eroticism in Post-Petrarchan Narrative, Hardback (November 1998)» View all books by Dorothy Stephens
Alternative forms of eroticism in post-Petrarchan English literature of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
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