Writing Metamorphosis in the English Renaissance : 1550-1700 /

"Taking Ovid's Metamorphoses as its starting point, this book analyses fantastic creatures including werewolves, bear-children and dragons in English literature from the Reformation to the late seventeenth century. Susan Wiseman tracks the idea of transformation through classical, literary...

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Online Access:Electronic book from EBSCO
Main Author: Wiseman, Susan.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published:New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
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  • Machine generated contents note: Introduction: writing metamorphosis; 1. Classical transformation: turning Metamorphoses; 2. Sacred transformations: animal events; 3. Transforming nature: strange fish and monsters; 4. Metamorphosis and civility: werewolves in politics, print and parish; 5. Transformation rewritten? Extreme nurture, wild children; Coda: Descartes and the disciplines.