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 this period. -- .
About the Author
Richard Meek is Lecturer in English at the University of HullErin Sullivan is Lecturer and Fellow in the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham -- .
- Contributor: Richard Meek
- Imprint: Manchester University Press
- ISBN13: 9781526116918
- Number of Pages: 288
- Packaged Dimensions: 138x216mm
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Manchester University Press
- Release Date: 2017-06-02
- Binding: Paperback / softback
- Biography: Richard Meek is Lecturer in English at the University of HullErin Sullivan is Lecturer and Fellow in the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham -- .