The Gendering of Melancholia : Feminism, Psychoanalysis, and the Symbolics of Loss in Renaissance Literature (eBook, 2018) [WorldCat.org]
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The Gendering of Melancholia : Feminism, Psychoanalysis, and the Symbolics of Loss in Renaissance Literature

Author: Juliana Schiesari
Publisher: Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press, [2018] ©1992
Series: Cornell paperbacks.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The pantheon of renowned melancholics--from Shakespeare's Hamlet to Walter Benjamin--includes no women, an absence that in Juliana Schiesari's view points less to a dearth of unhappy women in patriarchal culture than to the lack of significance accorded to women's grief. Through penetrating readings of texts from Aristotle to Kristeva, she illuminates the complex history of the symbolics of loss in Renaissance  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 91055529
(OCoLC)24669247
Material Type: Document, Government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Juliana Schiesari
ISBN: 9781501718373 1501718371
OCLC Number: 1091686763
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Preface --
Introduction --
Chapter 1. The Gendering of Freud's "Mourning and Melancholia" --
Chapter 2. Black Humor? Gender and Genius in the Melancholic Tradition --
Chapter 3. Appropriating the Work of Women's Mourning: From Petrarch to Gaspara Stampa, and from Isabella di Morra to Tasso --
Chapter 4. Soverchia maninconia: Tasso's Hydra --
Chapter 5. Mourning the Phallus? (Hamlet, Burton, Lacan and "Others") --
Index
Series Title: Cornell paperbacks.
Responsibility: Juliana Schiesari.
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The pantheon of renowned melancholics-from Shakespeare's Hamlet to Walter Benjamin-includes no women, an absence that in Juliana Schiesari's view points less to a dearth of unhappy women in  Read more...

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"A masterful interweaving of diverse strains of contemporary criticism which offers a powerful and consistent feminist perspective. Juliana Schiesari's strong analyses of texts by women writers are Read more...

 
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