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Futile PleasuresEarly Modern Literature and the Limits of Utility

Futile Pleasures: Early Modern Literature and the Limits of Utility

Corey McEleney

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823272655
eISBN:
9780823272709
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823272655.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Futile Pleasures examines the contradictory role that pleasure played in early modern English writers’ attempts to justify the utility and value of poetry. Drawing on the methodological resources of ... More

Hollow MenWriting, Objects, and Public Image in Renaissance Italy

Hollow Men: Writing, Objects, and Public Image in Renaissance Italy

Susan Gaylard

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251742
eISBN:
9780823252855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251742.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Hollow Men analyzes texts and art objects from the late 14th to the late 16th centuries to show that Renaissance theories of emulating classical heroes generated a deep skepticism about ... More

Light and DeathFiguration in Spenser, Kepler, Donne, Milton

Light and Death: Figuration in Spenser, Kepler, Donne, Milton

Judith H. Anderson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823272778
eISBN:
9780823272822
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823272778.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Death, light, figuration, and, especially, analogical expressions of figuration are the primary subjects of this book. They generate associated interests: the relation of literature and science, the ... More

The Melancholy AssemblageAffect and Epistemology in the English Renaissance

The Melancholy Assemblage: Affect and Epistemology in the English Renaissance

Drew Daniel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251278
eISBN:
9780823252701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251278.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book considers melancholy as an “assemblage,” as a network of dynamic, interpretive relationships between persons, bodies, texts, spaces, structures, and things. In doing so, it parts ways with ... More

The Poetics of Ruins in Renaissance Literature

The Poetics of Ruins in Renaissance Literature

Andrew Hui

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823273355
eISBN:
9780823273393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273355.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

When we think of ruins and literature, we usually think of Romanticism. The Poetics of Ruins in Renaissance Literature dislodges this critical commonplace by locating European literature’s ... More

Renaissance Posthumanism

Renaissance Posthumanism

Joseph Campana and Scott Maisano (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269556
eISBN:
9780823269594
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269556.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This collection of essays argues that contemporary “critical posthumanisms,” even as they distance themselves from particular iconic representations of the Renaissance (e.g. Leonardo da Vinci’s ... More

The Storm at SeaPolitical Aesthetics in the Time of Shakespeare

The Storm at Sea: Political Aesthetics in the Time of Shakespeare

Christopher Pye

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823265046
eISBN:
9780823266678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265046.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The Storm at Sea: Political Aesthetics in the Time of Shakespeare counters a tradition of cultural analysis that judges considerations of aesthetic autonomy in the early modern context to be either ... More

This Distracted Globe

This Distracted Globe

Marcie Frank, Jonathan Goldberg, and Karen Newman (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823270286
eISBN:
9780823270323
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270286.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Worldmaking takes many forms in early modern literature and thus challenges any single interpretive approach, including historicism. The essays in this collection investigate the material stuff of ... More

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