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Title: The development of the impotency poem into early modern English literature
Author: Lavery, Hannah
ISNI:       0000 0001 3605 7103
Awarding Body: Sheffield
Current Institution: University of Sheffield
Date of Award: 2008
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In this thesis I explore some of the key influences and lines of descent whereby we arrive at the Restoration 'imperfect enjoyment' poem. I demonstrate how the notion of 'influence' as a necessary part of the development of the impotency poem leads to satiric reinterpretation in reference to different cultural and historical contexts. This recognises the tradition's vitality and force, allowing the impotency poem to transgress cultural and linguistic boundaries with ease, and yet maintains a clear focus on the core elements of the original impotency poems.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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