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Bodies and Selves in Early Modern England Physiology and Inwardness in Spenser, Shakespeare, Herbert, and Milton

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ISBN-10: 0521669022

ISBN-13: 9780521669023

Edition: 1999

Authors: Michael C. Schoenfeldt, Anne Barton, Jonathan Dollimore, Marjorie Garber, Jonathan Goldberg

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Michael Schoenfeldts fascinating study explores the close relationship between selves and bodies, psychological inwardness and corporeal processes, as they are represented in early modern English literature. After Galen, the predominant medical paradigm of the period envisaged a self governed by humors, literally embodying inner emotion by locating and explaining human passion within a taxonomy of internal organs and fluids. It thus gave a profoundly material emphasis to behavioural phenomena, giving the poets of the period a vital and compelling vocabulary for describing the ways in which selves inhabit and experience bodies. In contrast to much recent work on the body which has emphasized…    
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List price: $43.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/13/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 220
Size: 6.06" wide x 9.02" long x 0.51" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Jonathan Goldberg is Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of English at Emory University in Atlanta, where he has directed the Studies in Sexualities Program since 2008. He is the author of many books, including Writing Matter, Sodometries, and Desiring Women Writing, and is the editor of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's posthumous 2012 book The Weather in Proust.

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