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The Tears of Sovereignty: Perspectives of Power in Renaissance Drama

Philip Lorenz


The Tears of Sovereignty – Perspectives of Power in Renaissance Drama examines the representation of sovereignty in canonical works of the Renaissance: Shakespeare's Richard II, Measure for Measure and The Winter's Tale, Lope de Vega's Fuenteovejuna, and Calderón de la Barca's Life is a Dream. Structured as a series of questions and answers regarding the concept of sovereignty, each chapter is organized around a key representational operation performed on a “body” of power increasingly spectacularized, sacralized, de-sacralized, and, above all, troped in various ways: from the analogical relat ... More

Keywords: Sovereignty, Political Theology, Metaphorology (Hans Blumenberg), Scholasticism, Baroque, Francisco Suárez, Psychoanalytic theory, Biopolitics, Autoimmunity, State of Exception

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780823251308
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823251308.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Philip Lorenz, author
Cornell University