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Historicism, Psychoanalysis, and Early Modern Culture

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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Overview

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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This work contains 16 academic essays by as many authors, including Mazzio (English, Univ. of Michigan), Trevor (teaching fellow, English, Harvard), and Marjorie Garber, who edits the "Culture Work" series, of which this is the sixth book. Most of the authors are from English departments and write heady stuff, in this case contrasting and melding epistemologies of Marx and Freud to delve into 15th- and 16th-century individuality (subjectivity). Those familiar with Judith Butler, Jacques Lacan, Slavoj Zizek, and Joan Copjec, who are often referred to, will be comfortable with the language and some of the arguments. However, only general readers with backgrounds in the chapter topics (e.g., Shakespeare, Villon) or those who enjoy brilliant speculation on rarefied ideas will be rewarded. "The Inside Story" by David Hillman (the only psychologist here) concerns the boundaries of inner and outer, the spatial metaphor as found in Hamlet. This is material for historians in general and of culture and medicine in particular, as well as psychoanalytically sophisticated literary critics.--E. James Lieberman, George Washington Univ. Sch. of Medicine, Washington, DC Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
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Carla Mazzio is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Michigan. She is the coeditor of The Body in Parts (Routledge, 1997) and Social Control and the Arts (1991). Douglas Trevor is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Iowa.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
Acknowledgments
1 Dreams of History: An Introduction 1
2 Fetishisms and Renaissances 20
3 Dreams of Field: Early Modern (Dis)Positions 36
4 Toward a Topographic Imaginary: Early Modern Paris 59
5 "To Please the Wiser Sort": Violence and Philosophy in Hamlet 82
6 Abel Drugger's Sign and the Fetishes of Material Culture 110
7 Erotic Islands: Contours of Villon's Printed Testament (1489) 136
8 The Interpretation of Dreams, circa 1610 157
9 The Melancholy of Print: Love's Labour's Lost 186
10 George Herbert and the Scene of Writing 228
11 The Anus in Coriolanus 260
12 Breaking the Mirror Stage 272
13 The Inside Story 299
14 Sorcery and Subjectivity in Early Modern Discourses of Witchcraft 325
15 Weeping for Hecuba 350
16 Second-Best Bed 376
Contributors 397
Index 401
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