An Ovidian Poetics of Exile: Renaissance Crossovers with the Tristia

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Sophie Jane Buckingham

Abstract

This article foregrounds some of the basic principles contained within Ovid’s Tristia, a series of epistles written whilst he was exiled from Augustan Rome in A.D. 8. It seeks to find nuances and reapplications of this long-overlooked work in Renaissance England, and looks at translation practice and poets of the sixteenth century who were indebted to Ovid’s ‘exile poetics’ in their own compositions. 

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Author Biography

Sophie Jane Buckingham, University of East Anglia

Sophie Buckingham is a PhD Candidate and Associate Tutor in the department of Medieval and Early Modern Literature at the University of East Anglia. Her research focuses upon tracing an Ovidian 'poetics of exile' throughout the literature of the sixteenth century. Sophie has previously worked in marketing and within the research-funding offices at UEA, vetting research proposals for submission to government funding bodies. She is a keen musician, sings soprano in the UEA choir, and enjoys playing Chopin in her spare time.

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