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'Never was I the golden cloud': Ovidian myth, ambiguous speaker and the narrative in the sonnet sequences by Petrarch, Sidney and Spenser

Kambaskovic-Sawyers, Danijela

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While the sonnets of the Petrarchan discourse receive continuous critical attention, mechanisms used to bind sonnet sequences into integrated works of fiction remain unexamined. This essay looks at the way Petrarch, Sidney and Spenser employ refracted Ovidian myth to create ambiguous first-person speakers for Il Canzoniere, Astrophil and Stella and Amoretti, in order to suggest that the sonneteers used shifting self-fictionalization and poetics of subtextual ambiguity to foster reader...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorKambaskovic-Sawyers, Danijela
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-08T22:44:50Z
dc.identifier.issn0269-1213
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/37572
dc.description.abstractWhile the sonnets of the Petrarchan discourse receive continuous critical attention, mechanisms used to bind sonnet sequences into integrated works of fiction remain unexamined. This essay looks at the way Petrarch, Sidney and Spenser employ refracted Ovidian myth to create ambiguous first-person speakers for Il Canzoniere, Astrophil and Stella and Amoretti, in order to suggest that the sonneteers used shifting self-fictionalization and poetics of subtextual ambiguity to foster reader involvement and perception of the sequence as an integral work, a concern which betrays the presence of novelistic thinking.
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell
dc.sourceRenaissance Studies
dc.subjectKeywords: Petrarch, Francesco Petrarca; Poetry; Renaissance literature; Sidney, Philip; Spenser, Edmund
dc.title'Never was I the golden cloud': Ovidian myth, ambiguous speaker and the narrative in the sonnet sequences by Petrarch, Sidney and Spenser
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume21
dc.date.issued2007
local.identifier.absfor200503 - British and Irish Literature
local.identifier.ariespublicationu9313329xPUB150
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationKambaskovic-Sawyers, Danijela, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue5
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage637
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage661
local.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1477-4658.2007.00356.x
dc.date.updated2015-12-08T10:48:09Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-51249151862
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