Forms of Renaissance Thought: New Essays in Literature and Culture [NOOK Book]

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The boundaries separating Literary Studies from other kinds of humanistic inquiry are more permeable now than at any moment since the Englitenment, when disciplinary categories began to acquire their modern definition. The Forms of Renaissance Thought celebrates scholarship at these frontiers. The contributors address works of the European Renaissance as they relate both to the textured world of their origins and to a modern scholarly culture that turns to the early moderns for methodological provocation and ...
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Forms of Renaissance Thought: New Essays in Literature and Culture

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Overview

The boundaries separating Literary Studies from other kinds of humanistic inquiry are more permeable now than at any moment since the Englitenment, when disciplinary categories began to acquire their modern definition. The Forms of Renaissance Thought celebrates scholarship at these frontiers. The contributors address works of the European Renaissance as they relate both to the textured world of their origins and to a modern scholarly culture that turns to the early moderns for methodological provocation and renewal. In this way, the volume charts the most important intellectual developments that have emerged in the years since a new interest in the cultural and ideological features of the early modern imagination itself led to a rebirth of the Renaissance.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230268555
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 11/28/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author



LEONARD BARKAN teaches in the Comparative Literature Department at Princeton University. His most recent books are Unearthing the Past: Archaeology and Aesthetics in the Making of Renaissance Culture and Satyr Square: A Year, a Life in Rome. BRADIN CORMACK teaches in the English Department at the University of Chicago. In addition to essays on drama and poetry, he is author of A Power to Do Justice: Jurisdiction, English Literature, and the Rise of Common Law, 1509-1625 and co-author of Book Use, Book Theory: 1500-1700. SEAN KEILEN, a fellow of the National Humanities Center, USA, is the author of Vulgar Eloquence: On the Renaissance Invention of English Literature and essays about antiquarianism, mythography, and the classical tradition. He is also co-editor of Shakespeare: The Critical Complex.
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Table of Contents

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Introduction "The Form of Things Unknown": Renaissance Studies in a New Millennium Leonard Barkan Barkan, Leonard Bradin Cormack Cormack, Bradin Sean Keilen Keilen, Sean 1

Pt. I Reception, Renovation, Renaissance 13

1 Praxiteles' Aphrodite and the Love of Art Leonard Barkan Barkan, Leonard 15

2 English Literature in its Golden Age Sean Keilen Keilen, Sean 46

3 Translating for Queen Anne: John Florio's Decameron Michael Wyatt Wyatt, Michael 75

4 The First Reader of Shake-speares Sonnets Margreta de Grazia de Grazia, Margreta 86

Pt. II Desire and the Disorganized Body 107

5 The Play of Wanton Parts Jonathan Goldberg Goldberg, Jonathan 109

6 Shakespeare's Narcissus, Sonnet's Echo Bradin Cormack Cormack, Bradin 127

7 Coriolanus: The Rhythms and Remains of Excess Peter Holland Holland, Peter 150

8 The Joys of Martha Joyless: Queer Pedagogy and the (Early Modern) Production of Sexual Knowledge Valerie Traub Traub, Valerie 170

Pt. III Intimate Matters 199

9 Bearded Ladies in Shakespeare A. R. Braunmuller Braunmuller, A. R. 201

10 Shakespeare in Leather Anston Bosman Bosman, Anston 225

11 Digging the Dust: Renaissance Archivology William H. Sherman Sherman, William H. 246

12 Of Busks and Bodies Ann Rosalind Jones Jones, Ann Rosalind Peter Stallybrass Stallybrass, Peter 261

Index 277

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