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Masculinity, gender and identity in the English Renaissance lyric, Catherine Bates

Label
Masculinity, gender and identity in the English Renaissance lyric
Title
Masculinity, gender and identity in the English Renaissance lyric
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Bates
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In early modern lyric poetry, the male poet or lover often appears not as powerful and masterly but rather as broken, abject, and feminine. Catherine Bates examines the cultural and literary strategies behind this representation and uncovers radically alternative models of masculinity in the lyric tradition of the Renaissance. Focusing on Sidney, Ralegh, Shakespeare, and Donne, she offers astute readings of a wide range of texts - a sonnet sequence, a blazon, an elegy, a complaint, and an epistle. She shows how existing critical approaches have too much invested in the figure of the authoritative male writer to be able to do justice to the truly radical nature of these alternative masculinities. Taking direction from psychoanalytic theories of gender formation, Bates develops critical strategies that make it possible to understand and appreciate what is genuinely revolutionary about these texts and about the English Renaissance lyric tradition at large
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1964-
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Bates, Catherine
Dewey number
821.309353
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Masculinity in literature
  • Identity (Philosophical concept) in literature
  • English poetry
Label
Masculinity, gender and identity in the English Renaissance lyric, Catherine Bates
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- Masochism in Astrophil and Stella -- Fort! Da! The phallus in 'What tongue can her perfections tell?' -- Abjection and melancholia in The Ocean to Cynthia -- Feminine identifications in A Lover's complaint -- The lesbian phallus in Sapho to Philaenis
Control code
ocn666916453
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 263 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511379215
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)666916453
Label
Masculinity, gender and identity in the English Renaissance lyric, Catherine Bates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- Masochism in Astrophil and Stella -- Fort! Da! The phallus in 'What tongue can her perfections tell?' -- Abjection and melancholia in The Ocean to Cynthia -- Feminine identifications in A Lover's complaint -- The lesbian phallus in Sapho to Philaenis
Control code
ocn666916453
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 263 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511379215
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)666916453

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