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The Resource Writing Metamorphosis in the English Renaissance : 1550-1700, Susan Wiseman, (electronic resource)

Writing Metamorphosis in the English Renaissance : 1550-1700, Susan Wiseman, (electronic resource)

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Writing Metamorphosis in the English Renaissance : 1550-1700
Title
Writing Metamorphosis in the English Renaissance
Title remainder
1550-1700
Statement of responsibility
Susan Wiseman
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Taking Ovid's Metamorphoses as its starting point, this book analyses fantastic creatures including werewolves, bear-children and dragons in English literature from the Reformation to the late seventeenth century. Susan Wiseman tracks the idea of transformation through classical, literary, sacred, physiological, folkloric and ethnographic texts. Under modern disciplinary protocols these areas of writing are kept apart, but this study shows that in the Renaissance they were woven together by shared resources, frames of knowledge and readers. Drawing on a rich collection of critical and historical studies and key philosophical texts including Descartes' Meditations, Wiseman outlines the importance of metamorphosis as a significant literary mode. Her examples range from canonical literature, including Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Tempest, to Thomas Browne on dragons, together with popular material, arguing that the seventeenth century is marked by concentration on the potential of the human, and the world, to change or be changed.--
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Wiseman, Susan
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • English literature
  • Animals, Mythical, in literature
  • Metamorphosis in literature
  • Monsters in literature
Label
Writing Metamorphosis in the English Renaissance : 1550-1700, Susan Wiseman, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781107300460
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: writing metamorphosis -- 1. Classical transformation: turning Metamorphoses -- 2. Sacred transformations: animal events -- 3. Transforming nature: strange fish and monsters -- 4. Metamorphosis and civility: werewolves in politics, print and parish -- 5. Transformation rewritten? Extreme nurture, wild children -- Coda: Descartes and the disciplines
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CR9781107300460
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unknown
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1 online resource (x, 245 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107041653
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)879022764
Label
Writing Metamorphosis in the English Renaissance : 1550-1700, Susan Wiseman, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781107300460
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: writing metamorphosis -- 1. Classical transformation: turning Metamorphoses -- 2. Sacred transformations: animal events -- 3. Transforming nature: strange fish and monsters -- 4. Metamorphosis and civility: werewolves in politics, print and parish -- 5. Transformation rewritten? Extreme nurture, wild children -- Coda: Descartes and the disciplines
Control code
CR9781107300460
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 245 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107041653
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)879022764

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