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    DescriptionBringing together scholars from literature and the history of ideas, Passions and Subjectivity in Early Modern Culture explores new ways of negotiating the boundaries between cognitive and bodily models of emotion, and between different versions of the will as active or passive. In the process, it juxtaposes the historical formation of such ideas with contemporary philosophical debates. It frames a dialogue between rhetoric and medicine, politics and religion, in order to examine the relationship between mind and body and between experience and the senses. Some chapters discuss literature, in studies of Shakespeare, Donne, and Milton; other essays concentrate on philosophical arguments, both Aristotelian and Galenic models from antiquity, and new mechanistic formations in Descartes, Hobbes and Spinoza. A powerful sense of paradox emerges in treatments of the passions in the early modern period, also reflected in new literary and philosophical forms in which inwardness was displayed, analysed and studied-the autobiography, the essay, the soliloquy-genres which rewrite the formation of subjectivity. At the same time, the frame of reference moves outwards, from the world of interior states to encounter the passions on a public stage, thus reconnecting literary study with the history of political thought. In between the abstract theory of political ideas and the inward selves of literary history, lies a field of intersections waiting to be explored. The passions, like human nature itself, are infinitely variable, and provoke both literary experimentation and philosophical imagination. Passions and Subjectivity in Early Modern Culture thus makes new connections between embodiment, selfhood and the emotions in order to suggest both new models of the self and new models for interdisciplinary history.

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    Passions and Subjectivity in Early Modern Culture
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    Edited by Brian Cummings, Edited by Freya Sierhuis
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 260
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 748 g
    ISBN 13: 9781472413642
    ISBN 10: 1472413644

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    Includes 3 b&w illustrations
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    17 December 2013
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    Brian Cummings is Anniversary Professor of English at the University of York, UK. Freya Sierhuis is Research Fellow at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat, Germany.
    Table of contents
    Contents: Introduction, Brian Cummings and Freya Sierhius; Part 1 Intersubjectivity, Ethics, Agency: Passion and intersubjectivity in the early modern period, Christopher Tilmouth; Affective physics: affectus in Spinoza's ethics, Russ Leo; Donne's passions: emotion, agency and language, Brian Cummings. Part 2 Embodiment, Cognition, Identity: Melancholy, passions and identity in the renaissance, Angus Gowland; Montaigne's soul: passions and freedom in the Essais, Felicity Green; Uncertain knowing, blind vision, and active passivity: subjectivity, sensuality and emotion in Milton's epistemology, Katharine Fletcher. Part 3 Politics, Affects, Friendship: Friendship and freedom of speech in the work of Fulke Greville, Freya Sierhuis; A passion for the past: the politics of nostalgia on the early Jacobean stage, Isabel Karremann; 'Not truth but image maketh passion': Hobbes on instigation and appeasing, Ioannis D. Evrigenis. Part 4 Religion, Devotion, Theology: 'A sensible feeling, touching and groping': metaphor and sensory experience in the English Reformation, Joe Moshenska; 'Tears of passion' and 'inordinate lamentation': complicated grief in Augustine and Donne, Katrin Ettenhuber; Passions, politics and subjectivity in Philip Massinger's The Emperor of the East, Adrian Streete. Part 5 Philosophy and the Early Modern Passions: The fallacy of 'that within': Shakespeare meets Wittgenstein, Daniella Jancso; 'The greatest share of endless pain': the spectral sacramentality of pain in Milton's Paradise Lost, Bjorn Quiring; 'Not passion's slave': Hamlet, Descartes and the passions, Stephan Laque; Afterword, Brian Cummings and Freya Sierhuis; Bibliography; Index.