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Bodies and Selves in Early Modern England : Physiology and Inwardness in Spenser, Shakespeare, Herbert, and Milton - Michael C. Schoenfeldt

Bodies and Selves in Early Modern England

Physiology and Inwardness in Spenser, Shakespeare, Herbert, and Milton

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Michael Schoenfeldt's fascinating study explores the close relationship between selves and bodies, psychological inwardness and corporeal processes, as they are represented in English Renaissance 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 behavioral phenomena, giving the poets of the period a vital and compelling vocabulary for describing the ways in which selves inhabit and experience bodies.

'... this study offers resourceful and inspired readings of central texts in English poetry, presented in elegant style and including some rather memorable witticisms.' Anglia

Preface
Bodies of rule: embodiment and inwardness in early modern England
Fortifying inwardness: Spenser's castle of moral health
The matter of inwardness: Shakespeare's sonnets
Digestion and devotion: George Herbert's consuming subject
Temperance and temptation: the alimental vision in Paradise Lost
Afterword
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ISBN: 9780521630733
ISBN-10: 0521630738
Series: Cambridge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 28th January 2000
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.49