Описание: Through examining some of the everyday items that helped establish a person's masculinity or femininity, this book offers a new analysis of gender identity in early modern English literature and culture. Individual chapters focus on items such as codpieces, handkerchiefs, beards, and hair. Fisher argues that these seemingly peripheral parts were in fact constitutive, and consequently that early modern gender was materialized through a relatively wide range of parts or features, and that it was also often conceptualized as being malleable. The book deliberately brings together sexual characteristics (beard growth and hair length) and gendered accessories (codpieces and handkerchiefs) in order to explore the limitations of using the modern conceptual distinction between sex and gender to understand early modern ideas about masculinity and femininity. Materializing Gender engages with a range of historical materials including drama, poetry, portraiture, medical texts, and polemical tracts, and a range of theoretical issues.
Описание: Mapping has become a key term in current critical discourse, describing a particular cognitive mode of gaining control over the world, of synthesising cultural and geographical information, and of successfully navigating both physical and mental space. In this 2001 collection, an international team of renaissance scholars analyses the material practice behind this semiotic concept. By examining map-driven changes in gender identities, body conception, military practices, political structures, national imaginings and imperial aspirations, the essays in this volume expose the multi-layered investments of historical 'paper landscapes' in the politics of space. Ranging widely across visual and textual artifacts implicated in the culture of mapping, from the literature of Shakespeare, Spenser, Marlowe and Jonson, to representations of body, city, nation and empire, Literature, Mapping, and the Politics of Space argues for a thorough re-evaluation of the impact of cartography on the shaping of social and political identities in early modern Britain.
Описание: From examining 13 studies of representations of rape in medieval and early modern literature by such authors as Chaucer, Shakespeare and Spenser, this volume argues that some form of sexual violence against women serves as a foundation of Western culture.
Описание: Advances theoretical, historical and literary analysis of masculinity and sexuality in medieval literature. This book analyzes key texts of medieval literature, including Chaucer`s "Canterbury Tales", to advance understanding of queer masculinities. It addresses the ways in which medievalism serves as a queered and queering academic discipline.
Описание: This book reads the surprisingly widespread representations of cannibals and cannibalism in medieval English literature as political metaphors that were central to England`s on-going process of articulating cultural and national identity.
Автор: Citrome, Jeremy Название: Surgeon in medieval english literature ISBN: 1403968462 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781403968463 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 8359 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The medieval English surgeon was subject to a huge variety of cultural perceptions, ranging from that of pitiless butcher to sanctified healer. This work employs the language of contemporary psychoanalysis to explain how surgical metaphors became an important tool of ecclesiastical power in the wake of the Fourth Lateran Council of 1215.
Описание: OHCREL offers an investigation of the many diverse ways in which literary texts of the classical world have been responded to and refashioned by English writers. Covering English literature from the early Middle Ages to the present, it both synthesizes existing scholarship and presents new research. This third volume covers the years 1660-1790.
Описание: A study of medieval attitudes towards the ventriloquism of God`s and Christ`s voices through human media, which reveals a progression from an orthodox view of divine vocal power to an anxiety over the authority of the priest`s voice to a subversive take on the divine voice that foreshadows Protestant devotion.
Описание: Medieval literature contains many figures caught at the interface between life and death - the dead return to place demands on the living, while the living foresee, organize or desire their own deaths. Jane Gilbert's original study examines the ways in which certain medieval literary texts, both English and French, use these 'living dead' to think about existential, ethical and political issues. In doing so, she shows powerful connections between works otherwise seen as quite disparate, including Chaucer's Book of the Duchess and Legend of Good Women, the Chanson de Roland and the poems of Francois Villon. Written for researchers and advanced students of medieval French and English literature, this book provides original, provocative interpretations of canonical medieval texts in the light of influential modern theories, especially Lacanian psychoanalysis, presented in an accessible and lively way.
Описание: This study explores the relationship between ideology and subjectivity in late medieval literature, documenting the trajectory of antimercantile ideology against major developments in economic theory and practice in the later Middle Ages.
Описание: A collection of essays on medieval literature and culture. It reflects the erosion of the traditional, rigid boundary between medieval and early modern literature. It explores the extent to which medieval literature is in dialogue with other cultural products, including the literature of other countries, manuscripts and religion.
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