European Erotic Romance: Philhellene Protestantism, Renaissance Translation and English Literary Politics (The Manchester Spenser)

European Erotic Romance: Philhellene Protestantism, Renaissance Translation and English Literary Politics (The Manchester Spenser)

By: Victor Skretkowicz (author)Hardback

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European Erotic Romance examines the Renaissance publication and translation of the ancient Greek erotic romances, and English adaptations of the genre by Sir Philip Sidney, Shakespeare and Lady Mary Sidney Wroth. Providing fresh insight into the development of the novel, this study identifies the politicisation of erotic romance by the European philhellene (lovers of all things Greek) Protestant movement. To English translators and authors, the complex plots, well developed moralised characters (particularly female) and rhetorical styles of the ancient novels signify political and social reform. Generous quotation and translations ensure that European Erotic Romance is accessible to a broad spectrum of readers. Its organisation lends itself to use as a course text. It is suitable for use by senior undergraduates and specialists in Renaissance literature, translation, rhetoric and history. -- .

About Author

Victor Skretkowicz was an Honorary Reader of Literature at the University of Dundee -- .


Introduction Part One: Greco-Roman Romance in the Renaissance 1 The Nature of Erotic Romance Greco-Roman Romance of the Second Sophistic and the Renaissance Aphthonius, Philostratus, Ecphrasis and Artistic Style Characterisation: Theophrastus and Plutarch Philhellenism and the Allegorical Politicisation of Erotic Romance 2 Longus's Daphnis and Chloe The Novel as Ecphrasis Amyot, Translation and the Kings of France Reading, Education and Translation Translating Erotic Romance Angel Day, The Shepheards Holidaie and Accession Day, 1587 The Shepheards Holidaie, Court Drama, and Court Poets Translating Eros: Amyot, Day and Thornley George Thornley's Itch Angel Day and Dionysophanes' Garden The End: Nothing But Shepherds' Games Conclusion 3 Achilles Tatius's Leukippe and Kleitophon Rhetorics of Love European Dissemination Belleforest's French Burton and the English Philhellenes Hodges, Erotic Arousal and Sidney's Arcadia Translating the Opening Europa: An Ecphrasis Europa and Apparent Cyclic Form Kleitophon and Characterisation Kleitophon's Symbolic Dream Kleinias on Love, Sex and Marriage Kleitophon's Garden Pantheia's Dream Debate on Erotic Love Sexual Predation Melite and Thersandros The Trial and Conclusion Conclusion 4 Heliodorus's An Ethiopian Story - Theagenes and Charikleia Charikliea: Royal Foundling Renaissance Continental Translations and Philhellene Politics Sandford's Historie of Chariclia and Theagenes Underdowne's An Aethiopian Historie Fraunce, L'Isle and Gough Exemplary Characters and Moral Lessons Heliodorus's Political Romance Homeric Beginnings The Insatiable Demainete Thyamis's Erotic Dream Thyamis's Priestly Family Rhodopis: Kalasiris's Nightmare Heliodorus's Cyclic Tales Leadership and the Law Thyamis Justified The Wanton Arsake The Wicked Kybele Recognising Charikleia Language and Nationalism L'Isle's Political Panegyric Conclusion Part Two: Philhellene Erotic Romance 5 National Romance and Sidney's Arcadia Political Outlines Selective Monarchomachia Evolution of Arcadia Unfolding the Epic Cycle Sub-Plot and Exemplary Character Philisides and Tiltyard Masquing Costume, Device, and Narrative Strategy Philoclea's Bed Eroticising Renaissance Romance Erotic Romance and Erotic Sex Interest Theory, Philhellene Politics, and Erotic Romance The Novel as Theatre Legal and Political Process as Drama The End of Romance Conclusion 6 Shakespeare and Philhellene Erotic Romance Shakespeare, Amyot and North's Plutarch Amyot-North Diction and Style in Coriolanus (1608) Julius Caesar (1599), Political Identifiers and the Rhetorics of Erotic Romance Antony, Cleopatra, Octavius and the Huguenots Greville's Antony and Cleopatra: Politics and Anti-Romance Panegyric in Antony and Cleopatra (1606): the Rewards of Patronage The Winter's Tale (1609-10): Exemplary Rapprochement Jealousy, Tyranny, and the Aggressive 'Royal' Style Gendering Rhetorics: Thucydides and the Ermine Erotic Closure Cymbeline (1609-10), Rhetorical Style and the Catholic Disjunction Conclusion 7 Mary Sidney Wroth's Urania Philhellene Protestant Erotic Propaganda Disjunction at the Throne of Love A French Story The Dispossessed: Urania's Misery Theatres of Romance Interest Theory Personalised Techniques of Elision Allegorical Parallelism Urania as Anti-Romance The Great Cham and His Dynasty Urania as Roman a Clef The Metamorphosis of Mary Sidney Herbert Truth and Illusion Rodomandro's Masque Female Abuse and Martyrdom Hereditary Succession and Restoration Liberation, Restoration and Marital Union Meriana and the Macedonian Succession Romania Allegorised Closing the Sophistic Circle Urania as Sophistic Erotic Romance Conclusion Chapter 8 The Fate of a Genre The Semiotics of Erotic Romance Conclusion Bibliography Index of Place-Names General Index -- .

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  • ISBN13: 9780719079702
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9780719079702
  • ISBN10: 0719079705

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