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The Resource Translations of Power : Narcissim and the Unconscious in Epic History, Elizabeth J. Bellamy

Translations of Power : Narcissim and the Unconscious in Epic History, Elizabeth J. Bellamy

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Translations of Power : Narcissim and the Unconscious in Epic History
Title
Translations of Power
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Narcissim and the Unconscious in Epic History
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Elizabeth J. Bellamy
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eng
Summary
Elizabeth J. Bellamy here casts new theoretical light on the Renaissance genre of the dynastic epic. Drawing upon Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis to illuminate the emergence of an epic "subjecthood," she focuses on Virgil's Aeneid, Ariosto's Orlando furioso, Tasso's Gerusalemme liberata, and Spenser's Faerie Queene in an attempt to demonstrate how the operations of the unconscious may be interpreted within narrative history. Bellamy first evaluates the psychoanalytic approach to epic as a possible alternative to the new historicism. Turning to the Aeneid, she discusses Freud's'neurotic'relation to Rome as a founding image for a historical unconscious. She then interweaves a genealogy of epic subjecthood with the motif of the translatio imperii, likening the'translations of power'that constitute the translatio imperii to extended meditations on the fate of Troy throughout literary history. According to Bellamy, the epic genre manifests a repeated displacement and repression of its Trojan origins, and the doomed city of Troy represents the locus of epic's own narrative narcissism. Offering provocative analyses of epic temporality and of the function of the death drive in epic narrative, she concludes that dynastic epic may be seen as a structure of narcissistic desire which undermines the capacity of the epic to embody a fully articulated historical subject. Translations of Power will enliven current debates among scholars and students of Renaissance culture, literary theory, gender studies, and psychoanalytic criticism
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Bellamy, Elizabeth J
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In English
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non fiction
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  • Psychoanalysis in literature
  • Narcissism in literature
  • Subconsciousness in literature
  • Epic poetry
  • European poetry
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • FICTION
  • Epic poetry
  • European poetry
  • Narcissism in literature
  • Psychoanalysis in literature
  • Subconsciousness in literature
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Translations of Power : Narcissim and the Unconscious in Epic History, Elizabeth J. Bellamy
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Contents
  • CHAPTER SIX. Obsessional Time: Waiting for Death in Epic
  • Frequently Cited Secondary Sources
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • CHAPTER ONE. Psychoanalyzing Epic History
  • CHAPTER TWO. A Disturbance of Memory in Carthage
  • CHAPTER THREE. Habendi Libido: Ariosto's Armor of Narcissism
  • CHAPTER FOUR. Troia Vittrice: Reviving Troy in the Woods of Jerusalem
  • CHAPTER FIVE. The Alienating Structure of Prophecy in "Faerie Lond"
Control code
on1129181180
Extent
1 online resource (280 pages)
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online
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9781501733376
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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JSTOR
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10.7591/9781501733376
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22573/ctvv2b6m4
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)1129181180
Label
Translations of Power : Narcissim and the Unconscious in Epic History, Elizabeth J. Bellamy
Publication
Copyright
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
  • CHAPTER SIX. Obsessional Time: Waiting for Death in Epic
  • Frequently Cited Secondary Sources
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • CHAPTER ONE. Psychoanalyzing Epic History
  • CHAPTER TWO. A Disturbance of Memory in Carthage
  • CHAPTER THREE. Habendi Libido: Ariosto's Armor of Narcissism
  • CHAPTER FOUR. Troia Vittrice: Reviving Troy in the Woods of Jerusalem
  • CHAPTER FIVE. The Alienating Structure of Prophecy in "Faerie Lond"
Control code
on1129181180
Extent
1 online resource (280 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501733376
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9781501733376
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvv2b6m4
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1129181180

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