"I know a Bank ... ": A Midsummer Night's Dream, fairies, and the erotic history of England
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摘要Early modern England was a contested site in terms of the value and purpose of the erotic, a quality being reformulated as Protestants aimed to make a larger space for it within married life, even as they struggled to contain its unpredictable energies. The poet Edmund Spenser explores the nature of the erotic insistently, repulsed by its potential lewdness but valuing its ability to generate impassioned moral energy and aesthetic beauty. Shakespeare continues Spenser's reformulations of the erotic, with particular reference to Book Three of The Faerie Queene. Specifically, in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare utilizes the concept of fairies, creatures that were for generations associated with both the English landscape and the feminine erotic, to dramatize, along Spenserian lines, how erotic, even lustful, passion can become a potential route to religious conversion, specifically to Protestantism.
著者Gleckman J
期刊名稱Shakespeare
詳細描述Shakespeare: Journal of the British Shakespeare Association.
出版年份2014
月份1
日期2
卷號10
期次1
出版社ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
頁次23 - 45
國際標準期刊號1745-0918
電子國際標準期刊號1745-0926
語言英式英語
關鍵詞eroticism; marriage; Protestantism; sexuality; The Faerie Queene
Web of Science 學科類別Literature; Literature, British Isles; Theater

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