Violence, Trauma, and Virtus in Shakespeare's Roman Poems and Plays: Transforming Ovid
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Employing psychoanalysis, trauma theory, and materialist perspectives, this book examines Shakespeare's appropriations of Ovid's poetry in his Roman poems and plays. It argues that Shakespeare uses Ovid to explore violence, trauma, and virtus - the traumatic effects of aggression, sadomasochism, and the shifting notions of selfhood and masculinity.
Starks, Lisa S., "Violence, Trauma, and Virtus in Shakespeare's Roman Poems and Plays: Transforming Ovid" (2014). Faculty Books. 3.