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Rabelais

Cave Terence

in The Cornucopian Text: Problems of Writing in the French Renaissance

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158356
eISBN:
9780191673290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158356.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines cornucopian text problems in French Renaissance writing in the context of Francois Rabelais' works. It suggests that Rabelais' notion of the book as a cornucopia can be observed ... More


Seducing Socrates: The Silenus in Erasmus and Rabelais

Todd W. Reeser

in Setting Plato Straight: Translating Ancient Sexuality in the Renaissance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226307008
eISBN:
9780226307145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307145.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter focuses on the sixteenth-century reception of Alcibiades’s seduction speech in the Symposium. Erasmus is aware of the issue of homoerotics, particularly in The Handbook of the Christian ... More


Rabelais’s Silenic Regime: The Fundamentals of Gargantua

Judith Roof

in Renaissance Posthumanism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269556
eISBN:
9780823269594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269556.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

“Rabelais’ Silenic Regime: The Fundamentals of Gargantua” appropriates the figure of the silenic box, which confounds distinctions of inside and outside and whose description precedes the account of ... More


Clean and Dirty Words

in Less Rightly Said: Scandals and Readers in Sixteenth-Century France

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762922
eISBN:
9780804773546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762922.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Against the backdrop of the Catholic “rhetoric of exclusion,” this chapter examines the humanistic tradition of serio ludere, with which reform-minded authors sought to challenge the powerful ... More


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