Ovidian Myth and Sexual Deviance in Early Modern English Literature

Hardcover | June 15, 2011

bySarah Carter

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Carter explores early modern culture's reception of Ovid through the manipulation of Ovidian myth by Shakespeare, Middleton, Heywood, Marlowe and Marston. With a focus on sexual violence, homosexuality, incest and idolatry, Carter analyses how depictions of mythology represent radical ideas concerning gender and sexuality.

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Carter explores early modern culture's reception of Ovid through the manipulation of Ovidian myth by Shakespeare, Middleton, Heywood, Marlowe and Marston. With a focus on sexual violence, homosexuality, incest and idolatry, Carter analyses how depictions of mythology represent radical ideas concerning gender and sexuality.

SARAH CARTER is a Lecturer in Early Modern literature and has taught at several universities in the UK, most recently at the University of Hull and the University of Sheffield, UK. She researches the reception of Ovid and gender, and has published articles in this area as well as educational guides to Shakespeare's plays.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.56 inPublished:June 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230244238

ISBN - 13:9780230244238

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Rape, Revenge and Verse: Philomela
'Chastity's first martyr': Lucrece
'That female wanton boy': Ganymede, Iphis, and Myths of Same Sex Desire
'Not perfect boy nor perfect wench': Hermaphroditus
Objects of Desire: Pygmalion, Myrrha, Adonis 
Conclusion
Notes
Index

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"With a wonderfully attentive critical eye to the nuances of meaning about the most provocative and secret domain of desire inspired by Ovid, this meticulously researched, engagingly written and convincingly argued book pushes the early modern criticism of sexuality in new directions...This is an accessible and interesting book."--Goran Stanivukovic, Saint Mary's University, Canada