ISBN-10:
0521786630
ISBN-13:
9780521786638
Pub. Date:
01/25/2001
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Renaissance Clothing and the Materials of Memory / Edition 1

Renaissance Clothing and the Materials of Memory / Edition 1

by Ann Rosalind Jones, Peter StallybrassAnn Rosalind Jones

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Overview

In Renaissance Clothing and the Materials of Memory Jones and Stallybrass argue that the making and transmission of fabrics and clothing were central to the making of Renaissance culture. Their examination explores the role of clothes as forms of memory transmitted from master to servant, from friend to friend, from lover to lover. This book offers a close reading of literary texts, paintings, textiles, theatrical documents, and ephemera to reveal how clothing and textiles were crucial to gender, sexuality, and religion in the Renaissance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521786638
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/25/2001
Series: Cambridge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture , #38
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 386
Product dimensions: 6.57(w) x 9.88(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; List of illustrations; Introduction: fashion, fetishism and memory in early modern England and Europe; Part I. Material Subjects: 1. The currency of clothing; 2. Composing the subject: making portraits; 3. Yellow starch: fabrications of the Jacobean court; Part II. Gendered Habits: 4. Arachne's web: Velazquez's Las Hilanderas; 5. The fate of spinning: Penelope and the Three Fates; 6. The needle and the pen: needlework and the appropriation of printed texts; Part III. Staging Clothes: 7. The circulation of clothes and the making of the English theater; 8. Transvestism and the 'body beneath': speculating on the boy actor; 9. (In)alienable possessions: Griselda, clothing and the exchange of women; 10. Of ghosts and garments: the materiality of memory on the Renaissance stage; Conclusion: the end(s) of livery; Notes; Index.

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