The Early Modern Medea : Medea in English Literature, 1558-1688.

By: Heavey, KMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandEarly Modern Literature in History: Publisher: London : Palgrave Macmillan Limited, 2015Copyright date: ©2015Description: 1 online resource (282 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781137466242Subject(s): Literature-PhilosophyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Early Modern Medea : Medea in English Literature, 1558–1688DDC classification: 820.935109031 LOC classification: HM623Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
"Cover" -- "Contents" -- "Acknowledgements" -- "Note on the Text" -- "Introduction" -- "Modern Medea and some strategies for representation" -- "Similarity and difference: Medea as cautionary example" -- "Profit and delight" -- "Creating and interpreting Medea" -- "1 Medieval Medea" -- "Continental Medea" -- "Medea in allegorical and moralising tradition" -- "Medea in medieval English literature" -- "Medea and misogyny in Lydgate: the Troy Book and the Fall of Princes" -- "Mastering Medea in Caxton" -- "2 Translating Medea" -- "Early modern Seneca" -- "Early modern Metamorphoses" -- "Early modern Tristia" -- "Early modern Heroides" -- "3 Tragic Medea" -- "Elizabethan prose and verse" -- "Tragic drama" -- "Shakespeare’s tragic Medea" -- "Late seventeenth-century tragedy" -- "4 Comic Medea" -- "Misreading Medea in early modern prose fiction" -- "Medea in comedy and tragicomedy" -- "Parodying Medea" -- "5 Political Medea" -- "Medea, Elizabeth and Mary Queen of Scots" -- "Michael Drayton’s Medea" -- "Medea and medieval disorder" -- "Medea and the threat of Rome" -- "Medea and the English Civil Wars" -- "Medea, regicide and restoration" -- "Conclusion" -- "Women writing Medea" -- "Towards the eighteenth century" -- "Notes" -- "Select Bibliography".
Summary: This is the first book-length study of early modern English approaches to Medea, the classical witch and infanticide who exercised a powerful sway over literary and cultural imagination in the period 1558-1688. It encompasses poetry, prose and drama, and translation, tragedy, comedy and political writing.
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"Cover" -- "Contents" -- "Acknowledgements" -- "Note on the Text" -- "Introduction" -- "Modern Medea and some strategies for representation" -- "Similarity and difference: Medea as cautionary example" -- "Profit and delight" -- "Creating and interpreting Medea" -- "1 Medieval Medea" -- "Continental Medea" -- "Medea in allegorical and moralising tradition" -- "Medea in medieval English literature" -- "Medea and misogyny in Lydgate: the Troy Book and the Fall of Princes" -- "Mastering Medea in Caxton" -- "2 Translating Medea" -- "Early modern Seneca" -- "Early modern Metamorphoses" -- "Early modern Tristia" -- "Early modern Heroides" -- "3 Tragic Medea" -- "Elizabethan prose and verse" -- "Tragic drama" -- "Shakespeare’s tragic Medea" -- "Late seventeenth-century tragedy" -- "4 Comic Medea" -- "Misreading Medea in early modern prose fiction" -- "Medea in comedy and tragicomedy" -- "Parodying Medea" -- "5 Political Medea" -- "Medea, Elizabeth and Mary Queen of Scots" -- "Michael Drayton’s Medea" -- "Medea and medieval disorder" -- "Medea and the threat of Rome" -- "Medea and the English Civil Wars" -- "Medea, regicide and restoration" -- "Conclusion" -- "Women writing Medea" -- "Towards the eighteenth century" -- "Notes" -- "Select Bibliography".

This is the first book-length study of early modern English approaches to Medea, the classical witch and infanticide who exercised a powerful sway over literary and cultural imagination in the period 1558-1688. It encompasses poetry, prose and drama, and translation, tragedy, comedy and political writing.

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Katherine Heavey is a Lecturer in Early Modern English Literature at the University of Glasgow, UK. From 2010 to 2012, she held a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship at Newcastle University. She has published a number of articles on various aspects of early modern studies.

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