Subject and Object in Renaissance Culture

Subject and Object in Renaissance Culture

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Cambridge University Press
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Subject and Object in Renaissance Culture

This collection of essays brings together leading scholars of the early modern period, and offers a new focus on the literature and culture of the Renaissance. Traditionally, Renaissance studies has concentrated on the human subject, but these essays bring objects back into view.

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ISBN-13: 9780521454711
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/28/2003
Series: Cambridge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture Series , #8
Pages: 420
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Margreta de Grazia, Maureen Quilligan and Peter Stallybrass; Part I. Priority of Objects: 1. The ideology of superfluous things: King Lear as period piece Margreta de Grazia; 2. Rude mechanicals Patricia Parker; 3. Spenser's domestic domain: poetry property and the Early Modern subject Louis A. Montrose; Part II. Materialisations: 4. Gendering the Crown Stephen Orgel; 5. The unauthored 1539 volume in which is printed the Hecatomphile, The Flowers of French Poetry and Other Soothing Things Nancy J. Vickers; 6. Dematerialisations: textile and textual properties in Ovid, Sandys, and Spenser Ann Rosalind Jones; Part III. Appropriations: 7. Freedom service and the trade in slaves: the problem of labour in Paradise Lost Maureen Quilligan; 8. Feathers and flies: Aphra Behn and the seventeenth-century trade in exotica Margaret W. Ferguson; 9. Unlearning the Aztec Cantares (Preliminaries to a postcolonial history) Gary Tomlinson; Part IV. Fetishisms: 10. Worn worlds: clothes and identity on the Renaissance stage Peter Stallybrass; 11. The Countess of Pembroke's literal translation Jonathan Goldberg; 12. Remnants of the sacred in early modern England Stephen Greenblatt; Part V. Objections: 13. The insincerity of women Marjorie Garber; 14. Desire is death Jonathan Dollimore; Index.

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