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Go Figure: Energies, Forms, and Institutions in the Early Modern World

Judith H. Anderson and Joan Pong Linton

Abstract

This book addresses theories of the figure and practices of figuration ranging from classical rhetoric and biblical exegesis to semiotics, psychoanalysis, and socio-politics. Situating theory in history, the essays in this volume focus on verbal and visual texts from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, and they explore science, sacramental poetics, romance and lyric narrative, and the natural world in still lifes, prayer, parasites, and politics. They engage the work of poets, painters, storytellers, and playwrights. While the theories that inform them are many and various, they share a ... More

Keywords: figuration, image, description, Jean-François Lyotard, figure, discourse, sense, signification

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780823233496
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823233496.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Judith H. Anderson, editor
Department of English, Indiana University

Joan Pong Linton, editor
Department of English, Indiana Unversity