The Resource Cupid in early modern literature and culture, Jane Kingsley-Smith

Cupid in early modern literature and culture, Jane Kingsley-Smith

Label
Cupid in early modern literature and culture
Title
Cupid in early modern literature and culture
Statement of responsibility
Jane Kingsley-Smith
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Cupid became a popular figure in the literary and visual culture of post-Reformation England. He served to articulate and debate the new Protestant theory of desire, inspiring a dark version of love tragedy in which Cupid kills. But he was also implicated in other controversies, as the object of idolatrous, Catholic worship and as an adversary to female rule: Elizabeth I's encounters with Cupid were a crucial feature of her image-construction and changed subtly throughout her reign. Covering a wide variety of material such as paintings, emblems and jewellery, but focusing mainly on poetry and drama, including works by Sidney, Shakespeare, Marlowe and Spenser, Kingsley-Smith illuminates the Protestant struggle to categorise and control desire and the ways in which Cupid disrupted this process. An original perspective on early modern desire, the book will appeal to anyone interested in the literature, drama, gender politics and art history of the English Renaissance"--
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
820.9/351
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR428.D47
LC item number
K56 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Cupid in early modern literature and culture, Jane Kingsley-Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. Cupid, art and idolatry; 2. Cupid, death and tragedy; 3. Cupid, chastity and rebellious women; 4. Cupid and the boy: the pleasure and pain of boy-love; 5. 'Cupid and Psyche': the return of the sacred?
Control code
000045986489
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 264 p.
Isbn
9780521767613
Lccn
2010033345
Other physical details
ill.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b24999398
System control number
cbo052176761X

Library Locations

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