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by Wendy Beth Hyman


This collection of nine essays, published by Ashgate's Literary and Scientific Cultures of Early Modernity series, examines automata, automaticity, and "literary fantasies of animation" in early modern English literature

This collection of nine essays, published by Ashgate's Literary and Scientific Cultures of Early Modernity series, examines automata, automaticity, and "literary fantasies of animation" in early modern English literature. The essays helpfully contextualize the study of automata in a range of early modern philosophical, aesthetic, and religious discourses and practices: Cartesian metaphysics and Lucretian atomism, botany and hylozoism, the Protestant distrust of liturgical set forms, royal pageantry, and anti-theatrical sentiment.

This disciplinary focus is well reflected by the excellent choice of ten authors whose primary expertise is in English literary studies, and who are professionally affiliated with various departments of literature.

Literary modernism, or modernist literature, has its origins in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, mainly in Europe and North America, and is characterized by a self-conscious break with traditional ways of writing, in both poetry and prose fict.

Literary modernism, or modernist literature, has its origins in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, mainly in Europe and North America, and is characterized by a self-conscious break with traditional ways of writing, in both poetry and prose fiction.

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Addressing the history and significance of the living machine in early modern literature, the collection places literary automata of the period within their larger aesthetic, historical, philosophical and scientific contexts. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Literary and Scientific Cultures of Early Modernity

Literary and Scientific Cultures of Early Modernity. Contents: Introduction, Wendy Beth Hyman; Part 1 Creations, Creatures, and Origins: Descartes avec Milton: the automata in the garden, Scott Maisano; 'To me comes a creature': recognition, agency, and the properties of character in Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, Justin Kolb; Antique myth, early modern mechanism: the secret history of Spenser's Iron Man, Lynsey McCulloch.

Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature. Comparative Literature. I have published essays on early modern mechanical birds, Spenser’s Faerie Queene, physics and metaphysics in early modern lyric, clockwork jacquemarts and Shakespeare’s Jack Falstaff, Nashe’s Unfortunate Traveller, metaphoricity and science, and the pedagogy of book history.

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The English Renaissance was a cultural and artistic movement in.The dominant art forms of the English Renaissance were literature and music.

The English Renaissance was a cultural and artistic movement in England dating from the late 15th to the early 17th century. It is associated with the pan-European Renaissance that is usually regarded as beginning in Italy in the late 14th century. Visual arts in the English Renaissance were much less significant than in the Italian Renaissance.

The English Renaissance was a cultural and artistic movement in England dating from the early 16th century to the .

The English Renaissance was a cultural and artistic movement in England dating from the early 16th century to the early 17th century.

The Automaton in English Renaissance Literature features original essays exploring the automaton-from animated statue to anthropomorphized machine-in the poetry, prose, and drama of England in the 16th and 17th centuries. Addressing the history and significance of the living machine in early modern literature, the collection places literary automata of the period within their larger aesthetic, historical, philosophical, and scientific contexts. While no single theory or perspective conscribes the volume, taken as a whole the collection helps correct an assumption that frequently emerges from a post-Enlightenment perspective: that these animated beings are by definition exemplars of the new science, or that they point necessarily to man's triumphant relationship to technology. On the contrary, automata in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries seem only partly and sporadically to function as embodiments of an emerging mechanistic or materialist worldview. Renaissance automata were just as likely not to confirm for viewers a hypothesis about the man-machine. Instead, these essays show, automata were often a source of wonder, suggestive of magic, proof of the uncannily animating effect of poetry-indeed, just as likely to unsettle the divide between man and divinity as that between man and matter.

The Automaton in English Renaissance Literature (Literary and Scientific Cultures of Early Modernity) epub download

ISBN13: 978-0754668657

ISBN: 0754668657

Author: Wendy Beth Hyman

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: History & Criticism

Language: English

Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (August 28, 2011)

Pages: 222 pages

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