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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Main Author: Wiseman, Susan (Author)
Format: Book
Published:New York : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Edition:First paperback edition.
Table of Contents:
  • 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.