Item description for Reading the Ovidian Heroine: "Metamorphoses" Commentaries, 1100-1618 (Mnemosyne, Bibliotheca Classica Batava Supplementum) by Kathryn L. McKinley...
This study investigates the reception of Ovid's heroines in "Metamorphoses" commentaries written between 1100 and 1618. The Ovidian heroine offers a telling window onto medieval and early modern clerical constructions of gender and selfhood. In the context of classical representations of the feminine, the book examines Ovid's engagement of the heroine to explore problems of intentionality. The second part of the study presents commentaries by such clerics as William of Orleans, the "Vulgate" commentator, Thomas Walsingham, and Raphael Regius, illustrating the reception of the Ovidian heroine in medieval France and England as well as in Renaissance Italy and Germany. The works analyzed here show that clerical readings of the feminine in Ovid reflect greater heterogeneity than is commonly alleged. Both moralizing summaries and Latin editions used as schooltexts are discussed.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.5" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.8" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2001
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004117962 ISBN13 9789004117969
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More About Kathryn L. McKinley
Kathryn McKinley is Associate Professor of English at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She has published several studies on Ovid in medieval England (both in manuscript contexts and vernacular poetry). Her book, Reading the Ovidian Heroine: Metamorphoses Commentaries 1100 1618 (2001) is the first extended study of clerical readings of gender in medieval and early modern commentaries on Ovid. She is currently at work on a book-length study of Chaucer's House of Fame.