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The indistinct human in Renaissance literature

Author: Jean E Feerick; Vincent Joseph Nardizzi
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Series: Early modern cultural studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"This volume argues for the necessaity of a re-articulation of the differences that separated man from other forms of life. Building on the increased attention paid in recent criticism to both plant and animal life in the Renaissance, as well as the instability of categories such as "human" and "animal," the essays in this collection argue for recognition of the persistently indistinct nature of humans, who cannot  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Indistinct human in Renaissance literature.
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
(DLC) 2011034083
(OCoLC)744287254
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jean E Feerick; Vincent Joseph Nardizzi
ISBN: 9781137015693 1137015691
OCLC Number: 795507472
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 298 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: On Vegetating Virgins: Greensickness and the Plant Realm in Early Modern Literature; H.M. Nunn --
Shakespeare's Bastard Graffs: Early Modern Family Planning and the Problem with Plants; M. Wilson --
The Roots of Oedipus in King Lear; V. Nardizzi --
'A bett'ring of nature': Grafting and Embryonic Development in The Duchess of Malfi; E. Ellerbeck --
Vegetable Love: Botany and Sexuality in Early Modern England; M. Swann --
A Heart of Stone: The Godless in Early Modern England; T.J. Werth --
'O'ersized with coagulate gore': Bodies, Blots, and Renaissance Ecologies of Inscription; J. Calhoun --
Sullied Flesh: Or, the Politics of 'Hideous Orchard[s]' in Kyd and Shakespeare; J. Feerick --
A Theater of Sensation? Shakespeare's Stony Women and the Boundaries of the Human; J. Waldron --
The Eight Animals in Shakespeare; or, Before the Human; L. Shannon --
Of Sirens and Cetacea: Shakespeare and Marine Mammals; D. Brayton --
Half-fish, Half-flesh: Dolphins, Humans, and the Early Modern Ocean; S. Mentz --
Eating Well: Cannibalism and Carnivorism in the Tales of La Fontaine, Perrault, and d'Aulnoy; M. Senior --
Culinary Transactions: Humans, Animals, and Sensations in Early Modern Cookbooks; J. Zysk.
Series Title: Early modern cultural studies.
Responsibility: edited by Jean E. Feerick and Vin Nardizzi.
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