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Ovidian Myth and Sexual Deviance in Early Modern English Literature

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Sarah Carter
    Pages 1-13
  3. Sarah Carter
    Pages 14-52
  4. Sarah Carter
    Pages 53-80
  5. Sarah Carter
    Pages 162-165
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 166-212

About this book


Carter explores early modern culture's reception of Ovid through the manipulation of Ovidian myth by Shakespeare, Middleton, Heywood, Marlowe and Marston. With a focus on sexual violence, homosexuality, incest and idolatry, Carter analyses how depictions of mythology represent radical ideas concerning gender and sexuality.


culture Early Modern English English English literature gender literature myth perfect violence William Shakespeare

About the authors

SARAH CARTER is a Lecturer in Early Modern literature and has taught at several universities in the UK, most recently at the University of Hull and the University of Sheffield, UK. She researches the reception of Ovid and gender, and has published articles in this area as well as educational guides to Shakespeare's plays.

Bibliographic information


'With a wonderfully attentive critical eye to the nuances of meaning about the most provocative and secret domain of desire inspired by Ovid, this meticulously researched, engagingly written and convincingly argued book pushes the early modern criticism of sexuality in new directions...This is an accessible and interesting book.' - Goran Stanivukovic, Saint Mary's University, Canada