Ovid and the Cultural Politics of Translation in Early Modern England

Ovid and the Cultural Politics of Translation in Early Modern England

by Liz Oakley-Brown
     
 

ISBN-10: 075465155X

ISBN-13: 9780754651550

Pub. Date: 05/31/2006

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

In Ovid and the Cultural Politics of Early Modern England, Liz Oakley-Brown considers English versions of the Metamorphoses—a poem concerned with translation and transformation on a multiplicity of levels—as important sites of social and historical difference from the fifteenth to the early eighteenth centuries. Through the exploration of a range of…  See more details below

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In Ovid and the Cultural Politics of Early Modern England, Liz Oakley-Brown considers English versions of the Metamorphoses—a poem concerned with translation and transformation on a multiplicity of levels—as important sites of social and historical difference from the fifteenth to the early eighteenth centuries. Through the exploration of a range of canonical and marginal texts, from Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus to women's embroideries of Ovidian myths, Oakley-Brown argues that translation is central to the construction of national and gendered identities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754651550
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
05/31/2006
Series:
Studies in European Cultural Transition
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
General editor's preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Translation and transformation
Titus Andronicus and the sexual politics of translation
The heterotopic place of translation: The Third Part of the Countesse of Pembrokes Ivychurch. Entituled, Amintas Dale
Violence in translation: George Sandys's Metamorphosis Englished
From Sandys's Ghost to Samuel Garth: Ovid's Metamorphoses in early eighteenth-century England
In Arachne's trace: women as translators of the Metamorphoses
The curious case of Caxton's Ovid
Epilogue: Translation and fragmentation
Bibliography
Index

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