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The Resource Sexuality and citizenship : metamorphosis in Elizabethan erotic verse, Jim Ellis

Sexuality and citizenship : metamorphosis in Elizabethan erotic verse, Jim Ellis

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Sexuality and citizenship : metamorphosis in Elizabethan erotic verse
Title
Sexuality and citizenship
Title remainder
metamorphosis in Elizabethan erotic verse
Statement of responsibility
Jim Ellis
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Based for the most part on Ovid's Metamorphoses, epyllia retell stories of the dalliances of gods and mortals, most often concerning the transformation of beautiful youths. This short-lived genre flourished and died in England in the 1590s. Epyllia were produced mainly by and for the young men of the Inns of Court, where the ambitious came to study law and to sample the pleasures London had to offer. Jim Ellis provides detailed readings of fifteen examples of the epyllion, considering the poems in their cultural milieu and arguing that these myths of the transformations of young men are at the same time stories of sexual, social, and political metamorphoses." "Examining both the most famous (Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis and Marlowe's Hero and Leander) and some of the more obscure examples of the genre (Hiren, the Fair Greek and The Metamorphosis of Tobacco), Ellis moves from considering fantasies of selfhood, through erotic relations with others, to literary affiliation, political relations, and finally to international issues such as exploration, settlement, and trade. Offering a revisionist account of the genre of the epyllion, Ellis transforms theories of sexuality, literature, and politics of the Elizabethan age, making an erudite and intriguing contribution to the field."--Jacket
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N$T
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1964-
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Ellis, Jim
Index
index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Phoenix. Supplementary Volume
Series volume
Volume 43
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  • Ovid
  • Ovid
  • Ovid
  • Ovid
  • English poetry
  • Sex in literature
  • Erotic poetry, English
  • English poetry
  • Metamorphosis in literature
  • Citizenship in literature
  • Young men in literature
  • Poésie anglaise
  • Poésie érotique anglaise
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Art appreciation
  • Citizenship in literature
  • English poetry
  • English poetry
  • Erotic poetry, English
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Metamorphosis in literature
  • Sex in literature
  • Young men in literature
  • England
Label
Sexuality and citizenship : metamorphosis in Elizabethan erotic verse, Jim Ellis
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of York, Toronto
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-284) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : heterosexuality and citizenship in the Elizabethan epyllion
  • The metamorphosis of the subject
  • 'Bold sharpe Sophister[s]' : rhetoric and education
  • 'More lovely than a man' : the metamorphosis of the youth
  • 'Yon's one Italionate' : sodomy and literary history
  • 'The Thracian fields and company of men' : the erotics of political fraternity
  • 'Riot, revelling and rapes' : sexual violence and the nation
  • Conclusion : nymphs and tobacconalias
Control code
ocn806953029
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 292 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442679863
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5b00f
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)806953029
Label
Sexuality and citizenship : metamorphosis in Elizabethan erotic verse, Jim Ellis
Publication
Copyright
Note
Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of York, Toronto
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-284) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : heterosexuality and citizenship in the Elizabethan epyllion
  • The metamorphosis of the subject
  • 'Bold sharpe Sophister[s]' : rhetoric and education
  • 'More lovely than a man' : the metamorphosis of the youth
  • 'Yon's one Italionate' : sodomy and literary history
  • 'The Thracian fields and company of men' : the erotics of political fraternity
  • 'Riot, revelling and rapes' : sexual violence and the nation
  • Conclusion : nymphs and tobacconalias
Control code
ocn806953029
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 292 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442679863
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5b00f
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)806953029

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