Bewitched and Bedeviled: A Cognitive Approach to Embodiment in Early English Possession

Bewitched and Bedeviled: A Cognitive Approach to Embodiment in Early English Possession

by K. Uszkalo

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Overview

Bewitched and Bedeviled: A Cognitive Approach to Embodiment in Early English Possession by K. Uszkalo

Narratives of possession have survived in early English medical and philosophical treatises. Using ideas derived from cognitive science, this study moves through the stages of possession and exorcism to describe how the social, religious, and medical were internalized to create the varied manifestations of demon possession in early modern England.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137512246
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 07/01/2015
Series: Cognitive Studies in Literature and Performance
Edition description: 2015
Pages: 263
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Kirsten C. Uszkalo is the Editor of 'Preternature: Critical and Historical Studies in the Preternatural.' She received her PhD from the University of Alberta.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Grounding Rage Possession 1. Early Diagnostics 2. Contemporary Theories 3. Embodied Spirituality | Embodied Cognition 4. Performance | Contamination 5. Reconciliation | Dispossession | Exorcism Conclusion: Reproducing and Representing Demoniacs

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