Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Storm at Sea
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Christopher Pye

Abstract

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 anachronistic or an index of political disengagement. The book argues that for a post-theocratic era in which the mise en forme of the social domain itself was for the first time at stake, the problem of the aesthetic lay at the very core of the political; it is precisely through its engagement with the question of aesthetic autonomy that the early modern work most profoundly explores its relation t ... More

Keywords: Shakespeare, aesthetics, Renaissance, political theory, Leonardo, Hobbes, Schmitt, Sovereignty, psychoanalysis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780823265046
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823265046.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Pye, author
Williams College