The Resource Medieval Venuses and Cupids : sexuality, hermeneutics, and English poetry, Theresa Lynn Tinkle

Medieval Venuses and Cupids : sexuality, hermeneutics, and English poetry, Theresa Lynn Tinkle

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Medieval Venuses and Cupids : sexuality, hermeneutics, and English poetry
Title
Medieval Venuses and Cupids
Title remainder
sexuality, hermeneutics, and English poetry
Statement of responsibility
Theresa Lynn Tinkle
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The book establishes the range of meanings bestowed on the deities through the later Middle Ages, and draws on feminist and cultural theories to offer new models for interpreting both academic Latin discourses and vernacular poetry. Since one of the deities' most prominent roles in later Middle English literature is that of sponsoring poetry, this study finally focuses on a Chaucerian poetics of Venus and Cupid
  • Medieval Venuses and Cupids analyzes the transformations of the love deities in later Middle English Chaucerian poetry, academic Latin discourses on classical myth (including astrology, natural philosophy, and commentaries on classical Roman literature), and French conventions that associate Venus and Cupid with Ovidian arts of love. Whereas existing studies of Venus and Cupid contend that they always and everywhere represent two loves (good and evil), the author argues that medieval discourses actually promulgate diverse, multiple, and often contradictory meanings for the deities. Venus is understood simultaneously as a planet, as a historical woman (a prostitute, a lustful woman, or a queen), and as a symbol of philosophical or spiritual truths (the dangers of cupidity, the joys of sexual pleasure, or the bonds of love that unify the cosmos). Cupid similarly is depicted as both male and female, blind and sighted, child and adult, playful and sinister, angelic and demonic
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
821/.109352
Index
index present
LC call number
PR317.S48
LC item number
T56 1996eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Medieval Venuses and Cupids : sexuality, hermeneutics, and English poetry, Theresa Lynn Tinkle
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Beyond Binary Thinking: The Two, Three, or Ten Loves -- Ch. 2. Semiotic Nomads -- Ch. 3. Ambiguous Signs, Contingent Truths -- Ch. 4. From Latin to Vernacular: On Poetry and Other Sensual Pleasures -- Ch. 5. Myths of a Venereal Nature -- Ch. 6. Unnatural Acts -- Ch. 7. Remedia Amoris -- Ch. 8. Venus, Cupid, and English Poetry
Control code
ocn901271223
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (294 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804725156
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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.b33284131
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)901271223
  • ebsco0804764808

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