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Targoff, Ramie

Overview
Works: 12 works in 63 publications in 1 language and 3,564 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Biographies  Trivia and miscellanea  Conference papers and proceedings  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR2248, 821.3
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Most widely held works by Ramie Targoff
John Donne, body and soul by Ramie Targoff( )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 2,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Donne, one of the most brilliant poets and preachers of the English Renaissance, lived a life full of dramatic changes of fortune, and his writing reflects his wide range of experiences. His collected works vary from passionate love poems to devotional sonnets, from quiet meditations to caustic satires, and from decorous elegies to thundering sermons. For centuries readers have struggled to fuse the seemingly scattered pieces of Donne's life into a complete image of the poet and priest that does not depend on a radical division between the two. In John Donne, Body and Soul, Ramie Targoff offers a way to read Donne as a writer who returned again and again to a single great subject, one that connected to his deepest intellectual and emotional concerns." "Reappraising Donne's entire oeuvre in pursuit of the struggles and commitments that connect his most disparate works, Targoff convincingly shows that Donne believed throughout his life in the mutual necessity of body and soul. Any experience (illness, sex, or reading a book) that ignored either its spiritual or physical component was for Donne inevitably incomplete. In chapters that range from his earliest letters to his final sermon, Targoff reveals that Donne's obsessive imagining of both the natural union and the inevitable division between body and soul is the most abiding subject of his writing."--Jacket
Common prayer : the language of public devotion in early modern England by Ramie Targoff( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renaissance woman : the life of Vittoria Colonna by Ramie Targoff( Book )

5 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ramie Targoff's Renaissance Woman tells of the most remarkable woman of the Italian Renaissance: Vittoria Colonna, Marchesa of Pescara. Vittoria has long been celebrated by scholars of Michelangelo as the artist's best friend--the two of them exchanged beautiful letters, poems, and works of art that bear witness to their intimacy--but she also had close ties to Charles V, Pope Clement VII and Pope Paul III, Pietro Bembo, Baldassare Castiglione, Pietro Aretino, Queen Marguerite de Navarre, Reginald Pole, and Isabella d'Este, among others. Vittoria was the scion of an immensely powerful family in Rome during that city's most explosively creative era. Art and literature flourished, but political and religious life were under terrific strain. Personally involved with nearly every major development of this period--through both her marriage and her own talents--Vittoria was not only a critical political actor and negotiator but also the first woman to publish a book of poems in Italy, an event that launched a revolution for Italian women's writing. Vittoria was, in short, at the very heart of what we celebrate when we think about sixteenth-century Italy; through her story the Renaissance comes to life anew."--
Posthumous love : eros and the afterlife in Renaissance England by Ramie Targoff( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Dante and Petrarch, posthumous love was a powerful conviction. Like many of their contemporaries, both poets envisioned their encounters with their beloved in heaven-Dante with Beatrice, Petrarch with Laura. But as Ramie Targoff reveals in this elegant study, English love poetry of the Renaissance brought a startling reversal of this tradition: human love became definitively mortal. Exploring the boundaries that Renaissance English poets drew between earthly and heavenly existence, Targoff seeks to understand this shift and its consequences for English poetry. Targoff shows that medieval notions of the somewhat flexible boundaries between love in this world and in the next were hardened by Protestant reformers, who envisioned a total break between the two. Tracing the narrative of this rupture, she focuses on central episodes in poetic history in which poets developed rich and compelling compensations for the lack of posthumous love-from Thomas Wyatt's translations of Petrarch's love sonnets and the Elizabethan sonnet series of Shakespeare and Spencer to the carpe diem poems of the seventeenth century. Targoff's centerpiece is Romeo and Juliet, where she considers how Shakespeare's reworking of the Italian story stripped away any expectation that the doomed teenagers would reunite in heaven. Casting new light on these familiar works of poetry and drama, this book ultimately demonstrates that the negation of posthumous love brought forth a new mode of poetics that derived its emotional and aesthetic power from its insistence upon love's mortal limits
Religio medici and Hydriotaphia, or, Urne-buriall by Thomas Browne( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here this baroque master's two most enduring and admired works. In Religio Medici Browne mulls over the relation between his medical profession and his profession of the Christian faith, pondering the respective claims of science and religion, questions that are still very much alive today. The discovery of an ancient burial site in an English field prompted Browne to write Urne-Buriall, which is both an early anthropological examination of different practices of interment and a profound meditation on mortality
Renaissance woman : the life of Vittoria Colonna by Ramie Targoff( Recording )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ramie Targoff's Renaissance Woman tells of the most remarkable woman of the Italian Renaissance: Vittoria Colonna, Marchesa of Pescara. Vittoria has long been celebrated by scholars of Michelangelo as the artist's best friend-the two of them exchanged beautiful letters, poems, and works of art that bear witness to their intimacy-but she also had close ties to Charles V, Pope Clement VII and Pope Paul III, Pietro Bembo, Baldassare Castiglione, Pietro Aretino, Queen Marguerite de Navarre, Reginald Pole, and Isabella d'Este, among others. Vittoria was the scion of an immensely powerful family in Rome during that city's most explosively creative era. Art and literature flourished, but political and religious life were under terrific strain. Personally involved with nearly every major development of this period-through both her marriage and her own talents-Vittoria was not only a critical political actor and negotiator but also the first woman to publish a book of poems in Italy, an event that launched a revolution for Italian women's writing. Vittoria was, in short, at the very heart of what we celebrate when we think about sixteenth-century Italy; through her story the Renaissance comes to life anew
Love after death : concepts of posthumous love in medieval and early modern Europe by Bernhard Jussen( )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores one of the central questions that has haunted husbands and wives and lovers over the millennia of history: What kind of afterlife might they expect for their love once one or both of them have died? Focusing on the evolution of ideas about posthumous love within medieval and early modern Europe, the book includes many religions and cultures in order to understand how expectations about the afterlife differed across traditions
The subject of prayer : models of public devotion in early modern England by Ramie Targoff( )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literary critics and cultural historians have traditionally understood the English Reformation as a movement away from the ritualized and external worship of the Catholic Church towards a personal and interiorized realm of devotion. By drawing oppositional binaries between the public and private sphere, these accounts tend to emphasize the private as the authentic and originary site of early modern selfhood. This study sets out to reverse these claims, proposing instead that the early modern Church of England ushered in a new conception of public congregational practice as enabling devotional subjectivity. Mainstream English Protestants, I argue, constructed the public service of the church with an aim not to supplement so much as to constitute religious identity; rather than rely on the often impoverished and always invisible resources of the worshipper, the established churchmen sought to empower the individual's devotional voice through a standardized and collective liturgical practice
Poets in print : the case of Herbert's Temple by Ramie Targoff( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religio medici : and urn-burial by Thomas Browne( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mild-apologetisch en persoonlijk essay door de Britse medicus (1605-1682) over God, geloof en wetenschap, het leven, de dood en het hiernamaals, en de naastenliefde
The performance of prayer sincerity and theatricality in early modern England by Ramie Targoff( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The performance of prayer: Sincerity and theatricality in early modern England by Ramie Targoff( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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John Donne, body and soul
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Common prayer : the language of public devotion in early modern EnglandReligio medici and Hydriotaphia, or, Urne-buriallReligio medici : and urn-burial
Alternative Names
Targoff, Ramie D.

Languages
English (63)