Renaissance Suppliants: Poetry, Antiquity, Reconciliation

Renaissance Suppliants: Poetry, Antiquity, Reconciliation

by Leah Whittington

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ISBN-13: 9780191081903
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Publication date: 06/02/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Leah Whittington is Assistant Professor of English at Harvard University. After receiving her PhD in Comparative Literature from Princeton University, she was a Mellon Fellow at the Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities. Her research and teaching focus on English Renaissance literature and its classical and Continental antecedents. She is also Associate Editor of the I Tatti Renaissance Library.

Table of Contents

Preface
1. Supplicatory Dynamics: Problems, Paradoxes, and Paradigms
2. "Spare this life": Pleading, Pardon, and the Reader in Vergil's Aeneid
3. Pity, Mercy, and Desire: Supplication and Erotic Psychology in Petrarch's Africa and Rerum Vulgarium Fragmenta
4. "Let us shame him with our knees": Constraint and Coercion in Shakespeare's Richard II and Coriolanus

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