Ovid and the Cultural Politics of Translation in Early Modern England

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754651550
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 5/31/2006
  • 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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