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Ferguson, Gary 1963-

Works: 15 works in 84 publications in 4 languages and 3,458 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biographies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Opponent, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: BL435, 841.3
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Most widely held works by Gary Ferguson
Same-sex marriage in Renaissance Rome : sexuality, identity, and community in early modern Europe by Gary Ferguson( )

12 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Same-sex marriage is a hotly debated topic in the United States, and the world, today. From the tenor of most discussions, however, it would be easy to conclude that the idea of marriage between two people of the same sex is a uniquely contemporary phenomenon. Not so, argues Gary Ferguson in this remarkable book about a same-sex wedding ceremony in sixteenth-century Rome. The case in question involved a group of mostly Spanish and Portuguese men, arrested and executed in Rome in 1578, said to have performed same-sex wedding ceremonies in one of the city's major churches. We know about the incident from a number of sources, including the travel journal of the French essayist Michel de Montaigne. Several substantial fragments of the transcript of the men's trial have also survived, along with copies of their wills. Making use of all these documents, Ferguson brings the story to life in striking detail. He reveals not only the names of the men but also where they lived, how they were employed, and who their friends were. In particular, he unearths a surprising amount of detail about the men's sex lives, and how others responded to this information, which allows him to explore attitudes toward marriage, sex, and gender at the time. Emphasizing the instability of marriage in premodern Europe, Ferguson argues that same-sex unions should be considered part of the institution's complex and contested history"--Jacket
A companion to Marguerite de Navarre by Gary Ferguson( )

15 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most widely read today as the author of the "Heptaméron," Marguerite de Navarre (1492-1549) was known in her lifetime as a deeply religious, mystical poet. Sister of the King of France and wife of the King of Navarre, her deeds and writings expressed and sought to promote a living faith in Christ, based on the gospels, and a vision for the renewal and reform of the Church in line with the teachings of French Evangelicals such as Lefèvre d'Étaples, Guillaume Briçonnet, and Gérard Roussel. In this volume, eleven eminent scholars offer new appreciations of Marguerite's extraordinary life and rich and diverse literary œuvre, including, in addition to her short-story collection, dialogues, mirror poems, plays, songs, and an allegorical prison narrative
Queer (re)readings in the French Renaissance : homosexuality, gender, culture by Gary Ferguson( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Focus on multiple aspects of Renaissance culture, and in particular its preoccupation with the reading and rewriting of classical sources, this book examines representations of homosexuality in sixteenth-century France. Analysing a wide range of texts and topics, it presents an assessment of queer theory that is grounded in historical examples, including French translations of Boccaccio's Decameron, the poetry of Ronsard, works in praise of and satirising Henri III and his mignons, Montaigne's Essais, Brantome's Dames galantes, the figures of the androgyne and the hermaphrodite, and religious discourses and practices of penance and confession. Throughout this study, emphasis is placed on the coexistence of different models of homosexuality during the Renaissance - homosexual desire was simultaneously universal and individual, neither of these views excluding the other. Insisting equally on points of convergence and difference between Renaissance and modern understandings of homosexuality, this book works towards a historicisation of the concept of queerness."--BOOK JACKET
Mirroring belief : Marguerite de Navarre's devotional poetry by Gary Ferguson( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Largely on the basis of her great prose work L'Heptameron, Marguerite de Navarre has been accepted as an important writer of the French Renaissance. At the same time, surprisingly little attention has been devoted to the poems and verse plays which constitute such an important part of her literary legacy. Gary Ferguson uses his detailed knowledge of the richness of sixteenth-century devotional writing to re-assess Marguerite de Navarre's poetry. He shows that this genre was of particular importance during the period of religious confusion of the early Reformation, since it combines elements of both mystical and theological writing. From this basis, Ferguson offers a re-evaluation of the poetry of this devout thinker, revealing her views on issues as fundamental as the nature of justification; the role of the Church and the sacraments; the problem of faith and works; and the question of the Bible and its interpretation. The conclusion reached is that the religious questions Marguerite explores within her poetry are not only central to her own writings, but also to her age
Sonets spirituels by Anne De Marquets( Book )

11 editions published in 1997 in 4 languages and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ces poèmes ont été publiés en 1605 vingt ans après la mort de la religieuse de Poissy, Anne de Marquets. De la méditation à l'exhortation, de l'exposition doctrinale à l'exégèse allégorique, l'inspiration de la poétesse, qui s'inscrit dans la tradition irénique, marque chaque poème de son empreinte
Narrative worlds : essays on the nouvelle in fifteenth- and sixteenth- century France( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Narrative Worlds is a volume of essays devoted to the nouvelle, one of the most representative genres of the French Renaissance. Contributors examine the ways in which the nouvelle's narrative procedures produce imaginary "worlds," defined as much by fantasy, phantasm, and unreality as by realism. The purpose of the volume is thus to analyze this important literary form in terms of its own rhetorical procedures, and not merely as a realistic "window" that opens onto 15th- and 16th-century France. As such, it marks a significant departure from much of the scholarly literature that has been devoted to this less-studied genre to date. The volume will be of interest to scholars and students of French medieval and Renaissance literature, and in particular to those concerned with early narrative fiction."--BOOK JACKET
L'homme en tous genres : masculinités, textes et contextes( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Re)Inventing the past : essays on French early modern culture, literature and thought in honour of Ann Moss( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'homme en tous genres : masculinités, textes et contextes( )

2 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les évêques, les lettres et les arts( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative worlds : essays on the nouvelle in fifteenth- and sixteenth- century France( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sonets spirituels by Anne( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La construction des identités de genre à la renaissance à travers les discours didactiques, édifiants et polémiques imprimés à la Renaissance (1483-1594) by Tatiana Clavier( )

1 edition published in 2016 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

To begin, this work proposes an inquiry into three interrelated areas of interest : a review of studies on gender construction during the Renaissance period ; an overview of current knowledge concerning social relations between the sexes extending from the central Middle Ages to the end of the XVIth century ; a review of textual production of the period and the indexed cataloguing of some 324 didactic, moralizing and polemical documents printed between 1475 and 1594, which contributed to the construction of gender identities and to the codification of social norms and ideals on the question of male-female relations during this period.The second part of this thesis is concerned with the description of a corpus represented by the three most widely distributed works in each of seven distinct categories: princely institutions, moral treatises, women's institutions, model compilations on the lives of noteworthy men and women, and finally texts devoted to the question of women, marriage and love. The selected works are presented in their historical context (publication and reception), taking into account their subjective point of view, their material nature, the traditions according to which they are inscribed, the sources available to authors, and the distinct readerships. The final part of this work will concern itself with the various injunctions formulated by authors, and with the latter's expressed opinions on education and gender relations. This part will examine the level of intense confrontation existing between partisans and adversaries of gender equality, as well as the complexity and contradictions that characterise the selected discursive examples
Spirits of the wild : the world's great nature myths by Gary Ferguson( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Zestig mythen en legenden over de natuur uit diverse delen van de wereld
Plumes royales : l'art épistolaire chez les souverains et souveraines de Navarre et de France au XVIe siècle. by Chloé Pardanaud-Landriot( )

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

The first part shows what is known toda y about the Royals of Navarre and France in the sixteenth century. It lists thepublications of their writings as well as different researchers' points of view about them up to now. Finally it specifiesunder which criteria the studied corpus bas been established (choice of letters, unpublished works).The second part describes the cultural and material contexts of the royal correspondence. It demonstrates the genre ofletter writing during the Renaissance period, the education and culture of princes and princesses as weil as the materialconstraints which influenced the ability of writing their letters.The last two parts are devoted to the study of letters. The language used by the kings and queens depended on therelationship between them and their correspondents. This makes a distinction between letters to members of the publicand those intended for personal correspondence. Beyond this distinction, it is noticed thal the differences in styledepend also on the exercising (or not) of royal authority, as well as on the gender of the writer. The different genresused in writing are in no way "natural" but dictated by society in order to address specific requirements.From these works the following hypothesis can be made: the kings' and queens' practices of letter writing influencedthe theories of the period. Furtherrnore, this study confirms thal beyond the practice of a universal way of writing, themajority of kings and queens bad their own unique persona! style
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Queer (re)readings in the French Renaissance : homosexuality, gender, culture
Mirroring belief : Marguerite de Navarre's devotional poetryNarrative worlds : essays on the nouvelle in fifteenth- and sixteenth- century France(Re)Inventing the past : essays on French early modern culture, literature and thought in honour of Ann MossNarrative worlds : essays on the nouvelle in fifteenth- and sixteenth- century FranceSpirits of the wild : the world's great nature myths
Alternative Names
Gary Ferguson American professor of French

Gary Ferguson Amerikaans filoloog

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