Desire and Gender in the Sonnet Tradition

Authors: Distiller, N.

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This new study explores the poetic tradition of the love sonnet sequence in English as written by women from 1621-1931. It connects this tradition to ways of speaking desire in public in operation today, and to the development of theories of subjectivity in Western culture.

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NATASHA DISTILLER is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She is author of South Africa, Shakespeare, and Post-Colonial Culture, and co-editor of Under Construction: 'race' and identity in South Africa Today, and of the journal Social Dynamics. She has also published widely in local and international journals.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Sex, Gender, and Sexual Difference

    Distiller, Natasha

    Pages 1-20

  • Petrarchism and Psychoanalysis

    Distiller, Natasha

    Pages 21-42

  • Petrarchism in Early Modern England

    Distiller, Natasha

    Pages 43-79

  • The Petrarchism of Mary Wroth

    Distiller, Natasha

    Pages 80-97

  • Strategies of Legitimation 1796–1881

    Distiller, Natasha

    Pages 98-134

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Desire and Gender in the Sonnet Tradition
Authors
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-58383-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230583832
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-53563-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-35844-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 226
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