The Resource Renaissance discourses of desire, edited by Claude J. Summers and Ted-Larry Pebworth

Renaissance discourses of desire, edited by Claude J. Summers and Ted-Larry Pebworth

Label
Renaissance discourses of desire
Title
Renaissance discourses of desire
Statement of responsibility
edited by Claude J. Summers and Ted-Larry Pebworth
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Love and sex are preeminent subjects of Renaissance literature; however, attitudes toward these topics were hardly uniform. The discourses of desire from this period embrace works as dissimilar as sonnets on frustrated love and libertine invitations to lust. Writers both idealized and demystified sex, alternately equating it with religious transcendence or exposing it as a mere bodily itch. The fifteen essays in this volume clarify the sexual beliefs and prohibitions of the Renaissance period and examine the manifestations of those ideas in literature. Renaissance Discourses of Desire confronts important questions about the relationship of sexuality and textuality in the period using a variety of critical methods and ideological presuppositions. Some of the essays focus on the intertwining of political and sexual discourse, the difference between men and women as desiring subjects, and the erotics of criticism. The representation of homoerotics and homosexuality is discussed as is the impact of economic and social ideologies on love poetry and sexual expression. Among the texts explored are works by Shakespeare, Spenser, Donne, Carew, Herrick, Suckling, Burton, Katherine Philips, Aphra Behn, and Milton. With their varied approaches, these essays illustrate the richness of the topic and its susceptibility to a number of critical techniques. Illuminating important authors and significant texts, the essays collected here contribute to a fuller understanding of the complexities and range of seventeenth-century discourses of desire, while also helping to chart the outlines of the period's sexual ideologies and anxieties
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DLC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR535.L7
LC item number
R45 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1990
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Summers, Claude J
  • Pebworth, Ted-Larry
  • Renaissance Conference
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English poetry
  • Love poetry, English
  • Psychoanalysis and literature
  • Discourse analysis, Literary
  • Desire in literature
  • Renaissance
  • Sex in literature
  • Liefdesgedichten
  • Renaissance
  • Discourse analysis
  • Liefde
  • Seksualiteit
  • Desire in literature
  • Discourse analysis, Literary
  • English poetry
  • Love poetry, English
  • Psychoanalysis and literature
  • Renaissance
  • Sex in literature
  • England
Label
Renaissance discourses of desire, edited by Claude J. Summers and Ted-Larry Pebworth
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Publication
Note
Essays presented at the 9th biennial Renaissance Conference, University of Michigan--Dearborn, Oct. 19-20, 1990
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 284 pages
Isbn
9780826208859
Lccn
92044239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27146691
  • (OCoLC)ocm27146691
Label
Renaissance discourses of desire, edited by Claude J. Summers and Ted-Larry Pebworth
Publication
Note
Essays presented at the 9th biennial Renaissance Conference, University of Michigan--Dearborn, Oct. 19-20, 1990
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 284 pages
Isbn
9780826208859
Lccn
92044239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27146691
  • (OCoLC)ocm27146691

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