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Conceiving desire in Lyly and Shakespeare : metaphor, cognition and eros

Author: Gillian Knoll
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2020]
Series: Edinburgh critical studies in Shakespeare and philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"To 'conceive' desire is to acknowledge the generative potential of the erotic imagination, its capacity to impart form and make meaning out of the most elusive experiences. Drawing from cognitive theories about the metaphorical nature of thought, Gillian Knoll traces the contours of three conceptual metaphors - motion, space and creativity - that shape desire in plays by John Lyly and William Shakespeare.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: John Lyly; William Shakespeare; John Lyly; William Shakespeare; John Lyly; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gillian Knoll
ISBN: 9781474428521 1474428525
OCLC Number: 1123235989
Description: xii, 273 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. Motion. Introduction : The physics and metaphysics of metaphor --
1. The erotic potential of idleness in Lyly's drama --
2. The 'raging motions' of Eros on Shakespeare's stage --
Part II. Space. Introduction : 'In love.' --
3. 'A petty world of myself' : intimacy and erotic distance in Endymion --
4. Binding the void : the erotics of place in Antony and Cleopatra --
Part III. Creativity. Introduction : Erotic subject, object, instrument --
5. Love's use in Campaspe --
6. 'You lie, in faith' : making marriage in the Taming of the Shrew --
Conclusion : Metaphorical constraints : making 'frenzy... fine'.
Series Title: Edinburgh critical studies in Shakespeare and philosophy.
Responsibility: Gillian Knoll.

Abstract:

"To 'conceive' desire is to acknowledge the generative potential of the erotic imagination, its capacity to impart form and make meaning out of the most elusive experiences. Drawing from cognitive theories about the metaphorical nature of thought, Gillian Knoll traces the contours of three conceptual metaphors - motion, space and creativity - that shape desire in plays by John Lyly and William Shakespeare. Metaphors, she argues, do more than narrate or express eros; they constitute erotic experience for Lyly's and Shakespeare's characters."--Publisher's website.

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