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Metamorphosis: The Changing Face of Ovid in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

"This collection of fifteen essays examines the literary influence of Ovid’s Metamorphoses from the late Middle Ages to the seventeenth century. Such notable authors as Christine de Pizan, Gower, Chaucer, Petrarch, Scève, Cervantes, Góngora, and Milton are explored. By concentrating on Ovid’s most influential work, the volume fills a specific niche in the general literature of classical influences in medieval and early modern Europe."

-David Marsh, Rutgers University

ALISON KEITH is Professor of Classics and Women’s Studies, Medieval Studies, and Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto. She is the author of The Play of Fictions: Studies in Ovid’s Metamorphoses (Ann Arbor 1992) and Engendering Rome: Women in Latin Epic (Cambridge 2000), and has written extensively on gender and genre in Latin literature and the construction of gender in Roman culture.

STEPHEN RUPP is Associate Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature, and Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Allegories of Kingship: Calderón and the Anti-Machiavellian Tradition (Penn State 1996) and articles on early modern Spanish drama and Cervantes.

"This collection of fifteen essays examines the literary influence of Ovid’s Metamorphoses from the late Middle Ages to the seventeenth century. Such notable authors as Christine de Pizan, Gower, Chaucer, Petrarch, Scève, Cervantes, Góngora, and Milton are explored. By concentrating on Ovid’s most influential work, the volume fills a specific niche in the general literature of classical influences in medieval and early modern Europe."

-David Marsh, Rutgers University

ALISON KEITH is Professor of Classics and Women’s Studies, Medieval Studies, and Comparative Literature at the Unive...

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book Details

  • Page Count:

    350 pages

  • Publication Year:

    2007

  • Publisher:

    Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, Victoria University in the University of Toronto
  • Series:

    • Essays and Studies 13

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