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The Renaissance of emotion: Understanding affect in Shakespeare and his contemporaries

Contributors

Erin Sullivan
Editor

Abstract

© Manchester University Press 2015. All right reserved. This collection of essays offers a major reassessment of the meaning and significance of emotional experience in the work of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Recent scholarship on early modern emotion has relied on a medical-historical approach, resulting in a picture of emotional experience that stresses the dominance of the material, humoral body. The Renaissance of emotion seeks to redress this balance by examining the ways in which early modern texts explore emotional experience from perspectives other than humoral medicine. The chapters in the book seek to demonstrate how open, creative and agency-ridden the experience and interpretation of emotion could be. Taken individually, the chapters offer much-needed investigations into previously overlooked areas of emotional experience and signification; taken together, they offer a thorough re-evaluation of the cultural priorities and phenomenological principles that shaped the understanding of the emotive self in the early modern period. The Renaissance of emotion will be of particular interest to students and scholars of Shakespeare and Renaissance literature, the history of emotion, theatre and cultural history, and the history of ideas.

Citation

Sullivan, E., & Meek, R. (2015). R. Meek, & E. Sullivan (Eds.), The Renaissance of emotion: Understanding affect in Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press

Book Type Book
Publication Date 2015-06
Deposit Date May 20, 2019
Publisher Manchester University Press
Pages 1-288
Book Title The Renaissance of emotion: Understanding affect in Shakespeare and his contemporaries
ISBN 9780719098956; 9780719090783
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/1809838
Publisher URL http://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/9780719090783/