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

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874136753
  • Publisher: University Of Delaware
  • Publication date: 10/1/2003
  • Pages: 355
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 9
Acknowledgment 13
Introduction: Opening the Borders 15
Is That a Man in Her Dress?: Transvestism, Cuckoldry, and Petrarch's Sonnet 182 in the Sixteenth Century 27
Machiavelli's Vita di Castruccio Castracani: Charismatic Spectacles and the Irony of History 54
Margaret Roper, the Humanist Political Project, and the Problem of Agency 83
Who's That in the Mirror? Thomas More's Utopia and the Problematic of the New World 109
Through the Cultural Chunnel: The (Robert)Greeneing of Louise Labe 133
What History Really Teaches: Historical Pyrrhonism in William Baldwin's A Mirror for Magistrates 150
Jessica's Belmont Blues: Music and Merriment in The Merchant of Venice 185
Shakespeare After Theory 206
Bawdy Politic: Renaissance Republicanism and the Discourse of Pricks 225
To Play the Man: Aemilia Lanyer and the Acquisition of Patronage 243
The Arts of Sympathy: Dr. Harvey, Sir Kenelm Digby, and the Arundel Circle 265
Enchanting Ravishments: Magic and Counter-Magic in Comus 298
Church History and the Cultural Geography of Eric Auerbach: Europe and Its Eastern Other 324
Contributors 350
Index 353
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