Violence, Trauma, and Virtus in Shakespeare's Roman Poems and Plays: Transforming Ovid

Violence, Trauma, and Virtus in Shakespeare's Roman Poems and Plays: Transforming Ovid

by L. Starks-Estes

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349468188
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2014
Edition description: 1st ed. 2014
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Lisa S. Starks-Estes is Associate Professor of English at University of South Florida St. Petersburg, USA, where she directs the MLA in Liberal Studies Program. She has published articles, edited special issues of journals, and co-edited book collections on sexuality and violence in Renaissance drama, Shakespeare on screen, and other topics.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction PART I: LOVE'S WOUND: VIOLENCE, TRAUMA, AND OVIDIAN TRANSFORMATION IN SHAKESPEARE'S ROMAN POEMS AND PLAYS 1. The Origin of Love: Ovidian Lovesickness and Trauma in Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis 2. Shakespeare's Perverse Astraea, Martyr'd Philomel, and Lamenting Hecuba: Ovid, Sadomasochism, and Trauma in Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus 3. Dido and Aeneas 'Metamorphis'd': Ovid, Marlowe, and the Masochistic Scenario in Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra PART II: TRANSFORMING BODIES: TRAUMA, VIRTUS, AND THE LIMITS OF NEO-STOICISM IN SHAKESPEARE'S ROMAN POEMS AND PLAYS 4. 'A wretched image bound': Neo-Stoicism, Trauma, and the Dangers of the Bounded Self in Shakespeare's The Rape of Lucrece 5. Bleeding Martyrs: The Body of the Tyrant/Saint, the Limits of 'Constancy,' and the Extremity of the Passions in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar 6. 'One whole wound': Virtus, Vulnerability, and the Emblazoned Male Body in Shakespeare's Coriolanus Coda: Philomela's Song: Transformations of Ovid, Trauma, and Masochism in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and Cymbeline Bibliography Index?

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