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The Resource Pope, Homer, and manliness : some aspects of eighteenth-century classical learning, Carolyn D. Williams

Pope, Homer, and manliness : some aspects of eighteenth-century classical learning, Carolyn D. Williams

Label
Pope, Homer, and manliness : some aspects of eighteenth-century classical learning
Title
Pope, Homer, and manliness
Title remainder
some aspects of eighteenth-century classical learning
Statement of responsibility
Carolyn D. Williams
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The conflict between masculine and feminine values in eighteenth-century classical learning is problematic and controversial. In Carolyn D. Williams' searching study, Pope's Homer becomes a richly complex focus for new, gendered explorations into the nature of the masculine 'rule'. For two thousand years, Homer's Iliad and Odyssey were used to teach privileged boys how to become manly citizens. Pope's Homer ensured the continuation of this tradition throughout the eighteenth century. Pope, Homer, and Manliness sets this process in its social, political, and literary context as part of a continuous debate on masculinity, pointing up the centrality, for both Pope and Homer, of feminine as well as masculine concerns. As the subject of gendered reading, Pope's Homer emerges as the fissured relic of a struggle to preserve masculine dignity from the encroachments of feminine characters and values within the text, and of female readers and critics. Carolyn D. Williams throws new light on the conflict between masculine and feminine values by focusing on the problems and difficulties of defining masculinity in the first place. Pope, Homer, and Manliness commands a knowledge of classical and early modern literature which has so far rarely been brought to bear on gender studies. This fascinating study reveals that 'masculinity' must here be seen not as an absolute standard, but as the product of unceasing conflict between competing and unstable models
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, Carolyn D.
Dewey number
821/.5
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3637.M36
LC item number
W55 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pope, Alexander
  • Pope, Alexander
  • Homer
  • Masculinity in literature
  • Translating and interpreting
  • Literature and society
  • Greek language
  • Classicism
  • Epic poetry, Greek
  • English poetry
  • Poetry
  • Social values in literature
  • Patriarchy in literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Men in literature
Label
Pope, Homer, and manliness : some aspects of eighteenth-century classical learning, Carolyn D. Williams
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780415056007.pdf
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-211) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Manliness in early modern Britain -- 1. Manliness and the body politic -- 2. Manly learning -- pt. II. Gender in Pope's Homer -- 3. Manly ways -- 4. Father of virtue -- 5. The other sex -- 6. The judgment of ladies -- pt. III. The poet speaks -- 7. My country's poet
Control code
ocm25203623
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
220 pages
Isbn
9780415056007
Lccn
92004020
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)25203623
Label
Pope, Homer, and manliness : some aspects of eighteenth-century classical learning, Carolyn D. Williams
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780415056007.pdf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-211) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Manliness in early modern Britain -- 1. Manliness and the body politic -- 2. Manly learning -- pt. II. Gender in Pope's Homer -- 3. Manly ways -- 4. Father of virtue -- 5. The other sex -- 6. The judgment of ladies -- pt. III. The poet speaks -- 7. My country's poet
Control code
ocm25203623
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
220 pages
Isbn
9780415056007
Lccn
92004020
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)25203623

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