The Resource Spenser's Ovidian poetics, M.L. Stapleton

Spenser's Ovidian poetics, M.L. Stapleton

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Spenser's Ovidian poetics
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Spenser's Ovidian poetics
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M.L. Stapleton
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eng
Summary
No history of the longstanding critical tradition of exploring the Spenser-Ovid relationship has been written. In this book Professor Stapleton constructs such a critical history: the annotations of E.K. in The Shepheardes Calender (1579), the Enlightenment editions of The Faerie Queene, the philological mode of the Spenser Variorum (1932-57), and the recent, innovative work of Harry Berger and Colin Burrow. Aside from occasional articles, no truly comprehensive analysis of their kinship as love poets exists, either. The author explores Spenser's emulation of Ovid's amatory poetics. His humanist education trained him to find or construct analogues and etiological patterns in classical texts. Therefore, his early study of translation, intensive reading, and "versifying" as an interrelated process guaranteed a densely allusive, metamorphic Ovidian poetics as a natural result. The author's predecessors focus almost exclusively on the Metamorphoses as intertext, but do not often distinguish between early modern Latin editions of the poem and translations such as Arthur Golding's. Although Spenser read Ovid in his native language, during the quarter-century of his writing career, his countrymen such as Shakespeare, Donne, and Lodge imitate and recast the ancient author. During this English aetas Ovidiana, a translation industry arises simultaneously so that the entire corpus is rendered into English, from Golding's Metamorphoses (1567) to Wye Saltonstall's Ex Ponto (1638). Since the sixteenth century did not often read or hear a Roman poet in prose renditions, the author uses Renaissance poetical verse translations (with the Latin text) to explore Spenser's variegated use of Ovid: how he sounded as early modern English poetry. The introduction traces a history of the Spenser-Ovid site then accounts for the importance of imitatio and moralization to Spenser's developing poetics. The first four chapters analyze the influence of the Tristia, Heroides, and Metamorphoses on the 1590 Faerie Queene and The Shepheardes Calender. The concluding chapters demonstrate the presence of the Ars amatoria and Amores in Amoretti and Epithalamion and Fowre Hymnes. Spenser's Ovidian Poetics is intended to complement works such as Leonard Barkan's The Gods Made Flesh, Jonathan Bate's Shakespeare and Ovid, Raphael Lyne's Ovid's Changing Worlds: English Metamorphoses 1567-1632, and important essays by Colin Burrow. In the words of Paul Alpers, Professor Stapleton does not wish "to oppose the historical and aesthetic" but to understand Spenser's "claim to relative autonomy" in his emulation and reconfiguration of his predecessors
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1958-
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Stapleton, M. L.
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2367.A62
LC item number
S73 2009
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Spenser, Edmund
  • Ovid
  • Spenser, Edmund
  • Ovidius Naso, Publius
  • Spenser, Edmund
  • Ovidius
  • Spenser, Edmund
  • Spenser, Edmund
  • Ovidius Naso, Publius
  • Ovid
  • Spenser, Edmund
  • Allusions in literature
  • Imitation in literature
  • English literature
  • Rezeption
  • Rezeption
  • Allusions in literature
  • English literature
  • Imitation in literature
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
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Spenser's Ovidian poetics, M.L. Stapleton
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-264) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : "seem to emulate, and hope to overgo" : a critical history -- Colin Clout and old palemon read the Tristia -- "So swelles myne inward minde" : the Heroides and Spenser -- Spenser's golding -- Anamorphic and metamorphic patterning in Spenser -- "Loue my lewd pilott" : Spenser's Ars amatoria -- Devoid of guilty shame : Ovidian tendencies in Spenser's erotic poetry
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9780874130805
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009017233
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)319601784
  • (OCoLC)ocn319601784
Label
Spenser's Ovidian poetics, M.L. Stapleton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-264) 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
Contents
Introduction : "seem to emulate, and hope to overgo" : a critical history -- Colin Clout and old palemon read the Tristia -- "So swelles myne inward minde" : the Heroides and Spenser -- Spenser's golding -- Anamorphic and metamorphic patterning in Spenser -- "Loue my lewd pilott" : Spenser's Ars amatoria -- Devoid of guilty shame : Ovidian tendencies in Spenser's erotic poetry
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9780874130805
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009017233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)319601784
  • (OCoLC)ocn319601784

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