publication . Doctoral thesis . 2016

Echo-critical Poetic Narcissisms: Being Transformed in Petrarca, Ronsard, and Shakespeare

Yinger, Melissa;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
Abstract
AbstractEcho-critical Poetic Narcissisms: Being Transformed in Petrarca, Ronsard, and ShakespeareMelissa Yinger “Narcissism” is a term that was popularized by Freud in the twentieth century, but whose roots date back to the first century C.E., to a story from Ovid’s Metamorphoses. In Ovid’s story, Narcissus is a beautiful youth who falls in love with his image in a pool and wastes away, leaving only the Narcissus flower. Only slightly less famous is the story of Echo, with which Narcissus’s story is intertwined. Echo is a wood nymph who, in punishment for her garrulousness, is denied her ability to speak for herself and is permitted only to return the speech ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Literature, English literature, Philosophy, ecocriticism, Francesco Petrarca, humanism, Pierre de Ronsard, poetics, William Shakespeare
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