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The Body in Parts Fantasies of Corporeality in Early Modern Europe (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0415916941
ISBN-13: 9780415916943
Sku: 30065231
Publish Date: 5/14/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.25H x 6.25L x 1T
Pages:  376
 
An examination of how the body--its organs, limbs, and viscera--were represented in the literature and culture of early modern Europe. This provocative volume demonstrates, the symbolism of body parts challenge our assumptions about "the body" as a fundamental Renaissance image of self, society, and nation.
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The Body in Parts examines how the body -- its organs, limbs, viscera -- were represented in the literature and culture of early modern Europe. Why did sixteenth and seventeenth century medical, religious, and literary texts portray the body part by part, rather than as an entity? And what does this view of the human body tell us about society's view of part and whole, of individual and universal in the early modern period? As this provocative volume demonstrates, the symbolics of body parts challenges our assumptions about "the body" as a fundamental Renaissance image of self, society, and nation. The Body in Parts presents new work by some of the leading figures in Renaissance literature and culture: -- Nancy Vickers on corporeal fragments -- Peter Stallybrass on the foot -- Marjorie Gather on joints -- Stephen Greenblatt on bodily marking and mutilation -- Gail Kern Paster on the nervous system -- Michael Schoenfeldt on the belly -- Jeffrey Masten on the anus -- Katherine Park on the clitoris -- Kathryn Schwartz on the breast -- Sergei Lobanov-Rostovsky on the eye -- Katherine Rowe on the hands -- Scott Stevens on the heart and brain -- Carla Mazzio on the tongue -- David Hillman on the entrails.

The Body In Parts examines how the body--its organs, limbs, and viscera--were represented in the literature and culture of early modern Europe. Why did sixteenth- and seventeenth-century medical, religious, and literary texts so often imagine the body part by part? What does this view of the human body tell us about social conceptions of part and whole, of individual and universal in the early modern period? As this provocative volume demonstrates, the symbolics of body parts challenge our assumptions about "the body" as a fundamental Renaissance image of self, society, and nation.

The Body In Parts presents work by some of the leading figures in Renaissance literature and culture: Nancy Vickers on corporeal fragments; Peter Stallybrass on the foot; Marjorie Garber on joints; Stephen Greenblatt on bodily marking and mutilation; Gail Kern Paster on the nervous system; Michael Schoenfeldt on the belly; Jeffrey Masten on the anus; Katharine Park on the clitoris; Kathryn Schwarz on the|breast; Sergei Lobanov-Rostovsky on the eye; Katherine Rowe on the hands; Scott Stevens on the heart and brain; Carla Mazzio on the tongue; and David Hillman on the entrails.

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This historical examination of how the body was represented in early modern Europe is organized by body part, with contributions by leading authorities in Renaissance literature and culture.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0376
Product attributePublisher:   Routledge
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