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Fecal matters in early modern literature and art : studies in scatology

Author: Jeff Persels; Russell Ganim
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016. ©2004
Series: Studies in European cultural transition, v. 21.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The subject of excrement or faeces is normally the domain of clinicians or puerile comedy. However this collection explores the subject from an academic perspective by examining past writings from a  Read more...

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Fecal matters in early modern literature and art.
Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016
(DLC) 2003023570
(OCoLC)53477287
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Persels; Russell Ganim
ISBN: 9781351936835 1351936832 9781315255361 1315255367
OCLC Number: 974711276
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 192 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Scatology, the last taboo --
The "Honorable art of farting" in continental Renaissance literature / Barbara C. Bowen --
"The wife multiplies the secret" (AaTh 1381D): some fortunes of an exemplary tale / Geoffrey R. Hope --
Dr. Rabelais and the medicine of scatology / David LaGuardia --
"The mass and the fart are sisters": scatology and Calvinist rhetoric against the mass, 1560-1563 / Jeff Persels --
Community, commodities, and commodes in the French nouvelle / Emily E. Thompson --
Pissing glass and the body crass: adaptations of the scatological in Théophile / Russell Ganim --
Scatology as political protest: a "Scandalous" medal of Louis XIV / Jeanne Morgan Zarucchi --
Foolectomies, fool enemas, and the Renaissance Anatomy of folly / Glenn Ehrstine --
Holy and unholy shit: the pragmatic context of scatological curses in early German Reformation satire / Josef Schmidt, with Mary Simon --
Expelling from top and bottom: the changing role of scatology in images of peasant festivals from Albrecht Dürer to Pieter Bruegel / Alison G. Stewart --
Tamburlaine's Urine / Joseph Tate --
"The wronged breeches": cavalier scatology / Peter J. Smith.
Series Title: Studies in European cultural transition, v. 21.
Responsibility: edited by Jeff Persels, Russell Ganim.

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