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Violence, Trauma, and Virtus in Shakespeare's Roman Poems and Plays

Transforming Ovid

Authors: Starks-Estes, L.

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Employing psychoanalysis, trauma theory, and materialist perspectives, this book examines Shakespeare's appropriations of Ovid's poetry in his Roman poems and plays. It argues that Shakespeare uses Ovid to explore violence, trauma, and virtus - the traumatic effects of aggression, sadomasochism, and the shifting notions of selfhood and masculinity.

About the authors

Lisa S. Starks-Estes is Associate Professor of English at University of South Florida St. Petersburg, USA, where she directs the MLA in Liberal Studies Program. She has published articles, edited special issues of journals, and co-edited book collections on sexuality and violence in Renaissance drama, Shakespeare on screen, and other topics.

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“Starks-Estes book is very accessible for both undergraduate and graduate-level teaching; her writing style is lively and engaging and her argument on Shakespeare’s use of Ovid as a means for representing trauma is nuanced, yet straightforward. … Violence, Trauma, and Virtus in Shakespeare’s Roman Poems and Plays: Transforming Ovid offers the first study of Shakespeare that focuses exclusively on trauma theory and therefore provides an important contribution to early modern scholarship.” (Nicola M. Imbrascio, This Rough Magic, thisroughmagic.org, December, 2015)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-59

    Starks-Estes, Lisa S.

  • The Origin of Love: Ovidian Lovesickness and Trauma in Venus and Adonis

    Pages 63-82

    Starks-Estes, Lisa S.

  • Shakespeare’s Perverse Astraea, Martyr’d Philomel, and Lamenting Hecuba: Ovid, Sadomasochism, and Trauma in Titus Andronicus

    Pages 83-97

    Starks-Estes, Lisa S.

  • Dido and Aeneas ‘Metamorphis’d’: Ovid, Marlowe, and the Masochistic Scenario in Antony and Cleopatra

    Pages 98-112

    Starks-Estes, Lisa S.

  • ‘A wretched image bound’: Neo-Stoicism, Trauma, and the Dangers of the Bounded Self in The Rape of Lucrece

    Pages 115-128

    Starks-Estes, Lisa S.

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eBook $69.99
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Hardcover $109.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $89.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-46818-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Violence, Trauma, and Virtus in Shakespeare's Roman Poems and Plays
Book Subtitle
Transforming Ovid
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-34992-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137349927
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-34991-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-46818-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 236
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