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Violence, trauma, and virtus in Shakespeare's Roman poems and plays : transforming Ovid.

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Lisa S. Starks

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January 2014

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July 2014




Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction PART I: LOVE'S WOUND: VIOLENCE, TRAUMA, AND OVIDIAN TRANSFORMATION IN SHAKESPEARE'S ROMAN POEMS AND PLAYS 1. The Origin of Love: Ovidian Lovesickness and Trauma in Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis 2. Shakespeare's Perverse Astraea, Martyr'd Philomel, and Lamenting Hecuba: Ovid, Sadomasochism, and Trauma in Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus 3. Dido and Aeneas 'Metamorphis'd': Ovid, Marlowe, and the Masochistic Scenario in Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra PART II: TRANSFORMING BODIES: TRAUMA, VIRTUS, AND THE LIMITS OF NEO-STOICISM IN SHAKESPEARE'S ROMAN POEMS AND PLAYS 4.'A wretched image bound': Neo-Stoicism, Trauma, and the Dangers of the Bounded Self in Shakespeare's The Rape of Lucrece 5.Bleeding Martyrs: The Body of the Tyrant/Saint, the Limits of 'Constancy,' and the Extremity of the Passions in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar 6.'One whole wound': Virtus, Vulnerability, and the Emblazoned Male Body in Shakespeare's Coriolanus Coda: Philomela's Song: Transformations of Ovid, Trauma, and Masochism in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and Cymbeline Bibliography Index.


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