Echoes of Desire: English Petrarchism and Its Counterdiscourses (Paperback)
Echoes of Desire variously invokes and interrogates a number of historicist and feminist premises about Tudor and Stuart literature by examining the connections between the anti-Petrarchan tradition and mainstream Petrarchan poetry. It also addresses some of the broader implications of contemporary critical methodologies. Heather Dubrow offers an alternative to the two predominant models used in previous treatments of Petrarchism: the all-powerful poet and silenced mistress on the one hand and the poet as subservient patron on the other.
About the Author
Heather Dubrow is Professor and Rev. John Boyd, SJ Chair of English at Fordham University. She is the author of The Challenges of Orpheus: Lyric Poetry and Early Modern England, Genre, and the book of poetry Forms and Hollows.