Sexuality and Form: Caravaggio, Marlowe, and Bacon / Edition 2

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Sexuality and Form explores the insistence of the flesh as an element of carnality that resists exchange and conversion. Beginning with humanist aesthetics and the art of war, Hammill first discusses how the body gets aligned with various and subtle forms of violence. He then explores the epistemological and aesthetic spaces in the paintings of Caravaggio and Michaelangelo, the plays of Christopher Marlowe, and the scientific treatises of Francis Bacon, demonstrating how in each the flesh is bruised into visibility through poses that underwrite and belie ideals of secular civility." "Sexuality and Form is an ambitious new study of sexuality, aesthetics, and epistemology - one of the first works of its kind to bring queer theory and psychoanalysis together within a Renaissance framework.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226315195
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2002
  • Series: Chicago Series in Law and Society Ser.
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 236
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Graham L. Hammill is an assistant professor of English at the University of Notre Dame.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction: History and the Time of Sexuality 1
2 Reading Bodies: Recognition and the Violence of Form 24
3 History and the Flesh: Caravaggio's Queer Aesthetic 63
4 "The Forme of Faustus Fortunes": Knowledge, Spectatorship, and the Body in Marlowe's Doctor Faustus 97
5 Sexuality at the Epochal Threshold: Baconian Science and the Experience of History 128
6 Conclusion: Thinking Sexualities and Beyond 169
Notes 179
Index 215
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