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Revenge and gender in classical, medieval, and Renaissance literature.

Author: Lesel Dawson; Fiona McHardy
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press 2018.
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Revenge and Gender from Classical to Renaissance Literature' looks at a range of literary and historical texts to provide an understanding of wider historical continuities and discontinuities in representations of revenge and thereby establishing some of the key paradigms for the way that the relationship between revenge and gender has been configured. The collection brings together approaches from literary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lesel Dawson; Fiona McHardy
ISBN: 9781474414098 1474414095
OCLC Number: 1043475842
Description: 416 pages
Responsibility: Lesel Dawson; Fiona McHardy.

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Revenge and Gender from Classical to Renaissance Literature' looks at a range of literary and historical texts to provide an understanding of wider historical continuities and discontinuities in representations of revenge and thereby establishing some of the key paradigms for the way that the relationship between revenge and gender has been configured. The collection brings together approaches from literary criticism, gender theory, feminism, drama, philosophy, and ethics to allow greater discussion between these subjects and across historical periods and to provide a more complex and nuanced understanding of the ways in which ideas about gender and revenge interrelate. It demonstrates that revenge acts frequently cross-question the very cultural and literary tropes they seem to reinforce since they disrupt as well as affirm conventional cultural constructions about how gender roles shape displays of passion and ideas of agency.

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