And Never Know the Joy: Sex and the Erotic in English Poetry (DQR Studies in Literature 36)

And Never Know the Joy: Sex and the Erotic in English Poetry (DQR Studies in Literature 36)

By: C. C. Barfoot (volume_editor)Paperback

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"And Never Know the Joy" : Sex and the Erotic in English Poetry promises the reader much to enjoy and to reflect on: riddles and sex games; the grammar of relationships; the cunning psychology of bodily fantasies; sexuality as the ambiguous performance of words; the allure of music and its instruments; the erotics of death and remembrance, are just a few of the initial themes that emerge from the twenty-five articles to be found in this volume, with many an invitation "to seize the day". Reproduction, pregnancy, and fear; discredited and degraded libertines; the ventriloquism of sexual objects; the ease with which men are reduced to impotence by the carnality of women; orgasm and melancholy; erotic mysticism and religious sexuality; the potency and dangers of fruit and flowers; the delights of the recumbent male body and of dancing girls; the fertile ritual use of poetic texts; striptease and revolution; silent women reclaimed as active vessels, are amongst the many engaging topics that emerge out of the ongoing and entertaining scholarly discussion of sex and eroticism in English poetry.

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Contents

Preface Janine ROGERS: Riddling Erotic Identity in Early English Lyrics Kevin Teo Kia CHOONG: Bodies of Knowledge: Embodying Riotous Performance in the Harley Lyrics Luisella CAON: The Pronouns of Love and Sex: Thou and Ye Among Lovers in The Canterbury Tales Bart VELDHOEN: Reason versus Nature in Dunbar's "Tretis of the Twa Mariit Wemen and the Wedo" Glyn PURSGLOVE: Prick-Song Ditties: Musical Metaphor in the Bawdy Verse of the Early Modern Period Mark LLEWELLYN: "Cease Thy Wanton Lust": Thomas Randolph's Elegy, the Cult of Venetia, and the Possibilities of Classical Sex Rebecca C. POTTER: The Nymph's Reply Nine Months Later Tracy WENDT LEMASTER: Lowering the Libertine: Feminism in Rochester's "The Imperfect Enjoyment" Kari Boyd Mcbride: "Upon a Little Lady": Gender and Desire in Early Modern English Lyrics Lisa Marie LIPIPIPATVONG: "Freeborn Joy": Sexual Expression and Power in William Blake's Visions of the Daughters of Albion Nowell MARSHALL: Of Melancholy and Mimesis: Social Bond(age)s in Visions of the Daughters of Albion Monika LEE: "Happy Copulation": Revolutionary Sexuality in Blake and Shelley Daniel BRASS: "Bursting Joy's Grape" in Keats' Odes C.C. BARFOOT: "In This Strang Labourinth How Shall I Turne?": Erotic Symmetry in Four Female Sonnet Sequences Britta ZANGEN: Christina Rossetti's "Goblin Market": The Eroticism of Female Mystics Fahri OZ: "To Take Were to Purloin": Sexuality in the Narrative Poems of Christina Rossetti J.D. BALLAM: Renaissance Erotic in the Poetry of John Addington Symonds R. van BRONSWIJK: The Brilliance of Gas-Lit Eyes: Arthur Symons' Erotic Auto-Voyeurism Observed Andrew HARRISON: The Erotic in D.H. Lawrence's Early Poetry Nephie J. CHRISTODOULIDES: Triangulation of Desire in H.D.'s Hymen Peg ALOI: "Smile, O Voluptuous Cool-Breath'd Earth": Erotic Imagery and Context in Contemporary Ritual Authorship Wim TIGGES: Two Tongues in One Mouth: Erotic Elements in Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill's Irish Poetry and Its English Translations Sandie BYRNE: Sex in the "Sick, Sick Body Politic": Tony Harrison's Fruit Cheryl Alexander MALCOLM: (Un)Dressing Black Nationalism: Nikki Giovanni's (Counter)Revolutionary Ethics Wolfgang GORTSCHACHER: Biblio-Erotic and Jewish Erotic Configurations in Georgia Scott's The Penny Bride Notes on Contributors Index I: Selected Motifs, Topics, Themes Index II: Authors, Texts and Publications, Selected Proper Names

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  • publication date: 01/01/2006
  • ISBN13: 9789042020764
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 490
  • ID: 9789042020764
  • weight: 733
  • ISBN10: 9042020768

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