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Desire in the Renaissance [electronic resource] : psychoanalysis and literature / edited by Valeria Finucci and Regina Schwartz.

Publication:
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c1994.
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Book
1 online resource (281 p.)
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Course Book
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Subjects:
English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
Psychoanalysis and literature.
Desire in literature.
Renaissance -- England.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Drawing on a variety of psychoanalytic approaches, ten critics engage in exciting discussions of the ways the "inner life" is depicted in the Renaissance and the ways it is shown to interact with the "external" social and economic spheres. Spurred by the rise of capitalism and the nuclear family, Renaissance anxieties over changes in identity emerged in the period's unconscious--or, as Freud would have it, in its literature. Hence, much of Renaissance literature represents themes that have been prominent in the discourse of psychoanalysis: mistaken identity, incest, voyeurism, mourning, and the uncanny. The essays in this volume range from Spenser and Milton to Machiavelli and Ariosto, and focus on the fluidity of gender, the economics of sexual and sibling rivalry, the power of the visual, and the cultural echoes of the uncanny. The discussion of each topic highlights language as the medium of desire, transgression, or oppression. The section "Faking It: Sex, Class, and Gender Mobility" contains essays by Marjorie Garber (Middleton), Natasha Korda (Castiglione), and Valeria Finucci (Ariosto). The contributors to "Ogling: The Circulation of Power" include Harry Berger (Spenser), Lynn Enterline (Petrarch), and Regina Schwartz (Milton). "Loving and Loathing: The Economics of Subjection" includes Juliana Schiesari (Machia-velli) and William Kerrigan (Shakespeare). "Dreaming On: Uncanny Encounters" contains essays by Elizabeth J. Bellamy (Tasso) and David Lee Miller (Jonson).
Contents:
Front matter
CONTENTS
Introduction: Worlds Within and Without / Schwartz, Regina / Finucci, Valeria
FAKING IT: SEX, CLASS, AND GENDER MOBILITY
The Insincerity of Women / Garber, Marjorie
Mistaken Identities: Castiglio(ne)'s Practical Joke / Korda, Natasha
The Female Masquerade: Ariosto and the Game of Desire / Finucci, Valeria
OGLING: THE CIRCULATION OF POWER
Actaeon at the Hinder Gate: The Stag Party in Spenser's Gardens of Adonis / Berger, Harry
Embodied Voices: Petrarch Reading (Himself Reading) Ovid / Enterline, Lynn
Through the Optic Glass: Voyeurism and Paradise Lost / Schwartz, Regina
LOVING AND LOATHING: THE ECONOMICS OF SUBJECTION
Libidinal Economies: Machiavelli and Fortune's Rape / Schiesari, Juliana
Female Friends and Fraternal Enemies in As You Like It / Kerrigan, William
DREAMING ON: UNCANNY ENCOUNTERS
From Virgil to Tasso: The Epic Topos as an Uncanny Return / Bellamy, Elizabeth J.
Writing the Specular Son: Jonson, Freud, Lacan, and the (K)not of Masculinity / Miller, David Lee
LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS
INDEX
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Finucci, Valeria.
Schwartz, Regina M.
ISBN:
1-4008-1587-8
9786612752087
1-4008-2150-9
1-282-75208-1
1-4008-1159-7
OCLC:
700688322
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9781400821501 doi