Opening the Borders: Inclusivity in Early Modern Studies: Essays in Honor of James V. Mirollo

Opening the Borders: Inclusivity in Early Modern Studies: Essays in Honor of James V. Mirollo

by James V. Mirollo
     
 

ISBN-10: 087413675X

ISBN-13: 9780874136753

Pub. Date: 10/01/2003

Publisher: University Of Delaware

One of the most encouraging developments over the last several years has been the increasing interdisciplinarity of early modern studies and the easing of the rhetorical excesses emanating from the so-called "Theory Wars." This anthology collectively recognizes this development and provides exemplars of this eclectic practice. Rather than privileging one approach…  See more details below

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One of the most encouraging developments over the last several years has been the increasing interdisciplinarity of early modern studies and the easing of the rhetorical excesses emanating from the so-called "Theory Wars." This anthology collectively recognizes this development and provides exemplars of this eclectic practice. Rather than privileging one approach over the other, this volume collects essays that are consciously and deliberately diverse. Early modern studies is increasingly devoted to opening the borders between supposedly discrete areas of study, including supposedly antithetical theoretical approaches.

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ISBN-13:
9780874136753
Publisher:
University Of Delaware
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword9
Acknowledgment13
Introduction: Opening the Borders15
Is That a Man in Her Dress?: Transvestism, Cuckoldry, and Petrarch's Sonnet 182 in the Sixteenth Century27
Machiavelli's Vita di Castruccio Castracani: Charismatic Spectacles and the Irony of History54
Margaret Roper, the Humanist Political Project, and the Problem of Agency83
Who's That in the Mirror? Thomas More's Utopia and the Problematic of the New World109
Through the Cultural Chunnel: The (Robert)Greeneing of Louise Labe133
What History Really Teaches: Historical Pyrrhonism in William Baldwin's A Mirror for Magistrates150
Jessica's Belmont Blues: Music and Merriment in The Merchant of Venice185
Shakespeare After Theory206
Bawdy Politic: Renaissance Republicanism and the Discourse of Pricks225
To Play the Man: Aemilia Lanyer and the Acquisition of Patronage243
The Arts of Sympathy: Dr. Harvey, Sir Kenelm Digby, and the Arundel Circle265
Enchanting Ravishments: Magic and Counter-Magic in Comus298
Church History and the Cultural Geography of Eric Auerbach: Europe and Its Eastern Other324
Contributors350
Index353

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