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Image ethics in Shakespeare and Spenser

Author: James A Knapp
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
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Focusing on works by Shakespeare and Spenser, this study shows the connection between visuality and ethical action in early modern English literature. James A. Knapp places early modern debates about the value of visual experience into dialogue with subsequent philosophical and ethical efforts. Image Ethics in Shakespeare and Spenser is a study of the connection between visuality and ethical action in early modern
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Genre/Form: Elektronisches Buch
Named Person: William Shakespeare; Edmund Spenser
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James A Knapp
ISBN: 9780230117136 0230117139
OCLC Number: 732265428
Notes: Epublication based on: ISBN 9780230108097, 2011.
Description: Online-Datei (244 p.)
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Contents: Introduction: Image Ethics * Harnessing the Visual: From Illustration to Ekphrasis * From Visible to Invisible: Spenser's "Aprill" and Messianic Ethics * Looking for Ethics in Spenser's Faerie Queene * "To look, but with another's eyes": Translating Vision in A Midsummer Night's Dream * The Ethics of Temporality in Measure for Measure * "Ocular proof" and the Dangers of the Perceptual Faith * "Disliken the truth of your own seeming": Visual and Ethical Truth in The Winter's Tale
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