Renaissance Self Fashioning

Renaissance Self Fashioning

Now a classic text in literary studies, Renaissance Self-Fashioning continues to be of interest to students of the Renaissance, English literature, and the new historicist tradition, and this new edition includes a preface by the author on ...

Author: Stephen Greenblatt

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226027043

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 332

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Renaissance Self-Fashioning is a study of sixteenth-century life and literature that spawned a new era of scholarly inquiry. Stephen Greenblatt examines the structure of selfhood as evidenced in major literary figures of the English Renaissance—More, Tyndale, Wyatt, Spenser, Marlowe, and Shakespeare—and finds that in the early modern period new questions surrounding the nature of identity heavily influenced the literature of the era. Now a classic text in literary studies, Renaissance Self-Fashioning continues to be of interest to students of the Renaissance, English literature, and the new historicist tradition, and this new edition includes a preface by the author on the book's creation and influence. "No one who has read [Greenblatt's] accounts of More, Tyndale, Wyatt, and others can fail to be moved, as well as enlightened, by an interpretive mode which is as humane and sympathetic as it is analytical. These portraits are poignantly, subtly, and minutely rendered in a beautifully lucid prose alive in every sentence to the ambivalences and complexities of its subjects."—Harry Berger Jr., University of California, Santa Cruz
Categories: Literary Criticism

Stephen Greenblatt s Renaissance Self Fashioning

Stephen Greenblatt s Renaissance Self Fashioning

In a series of brilliant readings, Greenblatt shows how identity is constructed in the work of Shakespeare, Marlowe, Spenser and other Renaissance writers.

Author: Liam Haydon

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780429818745

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 96

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What is a self? Greenblatt argues that the 16th century saw the awakening of modern self-consciousness, the ability to fashion an identity out of the culture and politics of one’s society. In a series of brilliant readings, Greenblatt shows how identity is constructed in the work of Shakespeare, Marlowe, Spenser and other Renaissance writers. A classic piece of literary criticism, and the origins of the New Historicist school of thought, Renaissance Self-Fashioning remains a critical and challenging text for readers of Renaissance literature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Renaissance Self fashioning and the Antiquities Collection of Isabella D Este Gonzaga

Renaissance Self fashioning and the Antiquities Collection of Isabella D Este Gonzaga

Provides an overview of the collection in relation to its role in shaping the Marchesa's public identity.

Author: Chelsea Neal

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:950859846

Category: Art

Page: 70

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Discusses the role Isabella d'Este, Marchesa of Mantua and her art collecting played in redefining the position of women in general, and particularly, her own position in the Renaissance court. Provides an overview of the collection in relation to its role in shaping the Marchesa's public identity.
Categories: Art

Material Self fashioning and the Renaissance Culture of Improvement

Material Self fashioning and the Renaissance Culture of Improvement

This dissertation argues that in Renaissance discourses of the body the body is progressively evacuated of the spirit, as we move from texts of the late Medieval period to texts of the Jacobean period.

Author: Sheetal Lodhia

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ISBN: OCLC:263298824

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This dissertation argues that in Renaissance discourses of the body the body is progressively evacuated of the spirit, as we move from texts of the late Medieval period to texts of the Jacobean period. Where New Historicists have suggested that the practice of "self-fashioning," which dictates behaviour, speech and dress, takes place in the Renaissance, I argue that there was a material self-fashioning of the body occurring simultaneously. Such corporeal fashioning, motivated by desire for physical improvement, frustrates the extent to which the soul shapes the body. My Introduction lays theoretical and historical groundwork, situating the body/soul relationship in relation to Christian theology, Senecan-Stoicism, Epicureanism and philosophical materialism. Discourses of artistic creation, informed by neo-Platonism, also influence corporeal fashioning in that the most radical bodily modifications are imagined through literature, where artificers are often privileged as creators. Chapter One examines "The Miracle of the Black Leg," a transplant, by the doctor-Saints Cosmas and Damian, of a Moor's black leg to a white Sacristan, whose gangrenous leg is amputated. In written and pictorial representations Cosmas and Damian, initially figured as Saints, are later presented as doctors who perform a medical procedure. Alongside the doctors' increasing agency, the black leg itself, inflected by Renaissance notions of Moors and Moorishness, troubles the soul's immanence in the body. Chapter Two examines Elizabeth I's practices of bodily fashioning through her wigs, dentures and cosmetics. I argue that Elizabeth's symbolic value, which includes components of monarchical rule, as well as attitudes toward female beauty, is always already pre-empted by her body. In Book III of The Faerie Queene, moreover, Edmund Spenser writes an alternative history of England through Britomart's body to provide an heir to Elizabeth's otherwise heirless throne. Chapters Three and Four perform close readings of Book II of The Faerie Queene, Thomas Tomkis's Lingua, Thomas Middleton's The Maiden's Tragedy and Revenger's Tragedy, and John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi. I argue that both the allegorical and theatrical modes demand a level of materialism that paradoxically makes the body the centre of attention, and anticipates Cartesian mechanistic dualism.
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Creation Imitation Fabrication

Creation  Imitation  Fabrication

Author: Kathleen Olive

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:224397192

Category: Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages

Page: 1176

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Categories: Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages

Self Fashioning and Assumptions of Identity in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia

Self Fashioning and Assumptions of Identity in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia

In Self-Fashioning and Assumptions of Identity in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia, chapter authors assert the applicability of Stephen Greenblatt's self-fashioning theory, originally framed within Elizabethan England, to medieval and early ...

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004291003

Category: History

Page: 382

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In Self-Fashioning and Assumptions of Identity in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia, chapter authors assert the applicability of Stephen Greenblatt's self-fashioning theory, originally framed within Elizabethan England, to medieval and early modern Iberia in the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries.
Categories: History

The Renaissance

The Renaissance

7 PSYCHOANALYSIS AND RENAISSANCE CULTURE Stephen Greenblatt What
was self - fashioning in the Renaissance ? To scholars working within the
Burckhardtian tradition , Renaissance self - fashioning was the stance an
individual ...

Author: John Jeffries Martin

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415260620

Category: History

Page: 328

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The Renaissance paradigm in crisis - Politics, language and power - Individualism, identity and gender - Art, science and humanism - Religion: tradition and innovation.
Categories: History

New Literary Histories

New Literary Histories

9 Stephen Greenblatt and new historicism Self - fashioning Stephen Greenblatt's
Renaissance Self - Fashioning , published in 1980 , was one of the leading
works which enabled new historicism to be discerned as a specific critical
movement ...

Author: Claire Colebrook

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719049873

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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Why is histricism a problem? Why do we need a new historicism? This text considers these questions and aims to show that the problem of historicism, and new historicism, is more than just a problem of knowledge-validity and that new historicism is not so much an answer to the difficulties of history writing but the opening of new questions.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Moments of Negotiation

Moments of Negotiation

CHAPTER TWO Writing the Renaissance When I first conceived of this book
several years ago , I intended to explore the ... cling to the human subject and to
self - fashioning , even in suggesting the absorption or corruption or loss of the
self .

Author: Jürgen Pieters

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9053565027

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 342

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Moments of Negotiation offers the first book-length and indepth analysis of the New Historicist reading method, which the American Shakespeare-scholar Stephen Greenblatt introduced at the beginning of the 1980s. Ever since, Greenblatt has been hailed as the prime representative of this movement, whose critical acclaim has been one of the dominant trends in recent literary and cultural studies. In this new book, Jürgen Pieters attempts to fill a remarkable lacuna in the critical reception of Greenblatt's work. The book's aim is to provide a thorough analysis of the theoretical background of Greenblatt's method. This involves not only a close reading of Greenblatt's sources—the book offers introductory surveys of the work of Mikhail Bakhtin, Michel Foucault, Louis Althusser, Pierre Macherey, Michel de Certeau, Jean-François Lyotard, Raymond Williams and Stuart Hall—but also a critique of the way in which he adapts and transforms their original insights in the framework of his own interdisciplinary method. This book is of interest to students and scholars coming from a diverse range of fields: literary theory, cultural history, early modern studies, Shakespeare studies,theory and practice of history.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Representing the English Renaissance

Representing the English Renaissance

"An exciting collection of essays on English Renaissance literature and culture, this book contributes substantially to the contemporary renaissance in historical modes of critical inquiry.

Author: Stephen Greenblatt

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520061306

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 372

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"An exciting collection of essays on English Renaissance literature and culture, this book contributes substantially to the contemporary renaissance in historical modes of critical inquiry."--Margaret W. Ferguson, Columbia University "An exciting collection of essays on English Renaissance literature and culture, this book contributes substantially to the contemporary renaissance in historical modes of critical inquiry."--Margaret W. Ferguson, Columbia University
Categories: Literary Criticism

Scholarly Self Fashioning and Community in the Early Modern University

Scholarly Self Fashioning and Community in the Early Modern University

Thirty years ago, Stephen Greenblatt, in his seminal study, Renaissance Self-
Fashioning, focused his attention on six of the literary greats of Renaissance
England.7 While the concept of 'self-fashioning' has since been adapted to a
broad ...

Author: Richard Kirwan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317059202

Category: History

Page: 232

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A greater fluidity in social relations and hierarchies was experienced across Europe in the early modern period, a consequence of the major political and religious upheavals of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. At the same time, the universities of Europe became increasingly orientated towards serving the territorial state, guided by a humanistic approach to learning which stressed its social and political utility. It was in these contexts that the notion of the scholar as a distinct social category gained a foothold and the status of the scholarly group as a social elite was firmly established. University scholars demonstrated a great energy when characterizing themselves socially as learned men. This book investigates the significance and implications of academic self-fashioning throughout Europe in the early modern period. It describes a general and growing deliberation in the fashioning of individual, communal and categorical academic identity in this period. It explores the reasons for this growing self-consciousness among scholars, and the effects of its expression - social and political, desired and real.
Categories: History

Self fashioning and Metamorphosis in Early Modern English Literature

Self fashioning and Metamorphosis in Early Modern English Literature

I need not rehearse here the impact of Stephen Greenblatt ' s Renaissance Self -
Fashioning , with its stress on the fashioning of a self as ' in effect the
Renaissance version of . . . control mechanisms , the cultural system of meanings
that ...

Author: Olav Lausund

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025804431

Category: English literature

Page: 259

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Categories: English literature

Love s Shadow

Love s Shadow

See Stephen Greenblatt, “Preface: Fashioning Renaissance Self- Fashioning,” in
Renaissance Self- Fashioning (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1981), xi–
xvii for the climate of the time. Greenblatt would establish the subjectivist ...

Author: Paul A. Bové

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780674977150

Category: Criticism

Page: 464

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It is no wonder literary criticism is so sullen. It is too philosophical, too much indebted to the dour Walter Benjamin, wedded to aestheticized helplessness. Lit crit needs new inspirations: the sober cheer of Wallace Stevens; the loving eye of Rembrandt; romance, melodrama, and wit. Let there be more poetry, Paul Bové says, and less cynicism.
Categories: Criticism

Shakespeare s Tragedies and Modern Critical Theory

Shakespeare s Tragedies and Modern Critical Theory

THE CRITICISM OF DOLLIMORE AND BELSEY HAS AFFINITIES WITH that of
the American critic Stephen Greenblatt, whose Renaissance Self-Fashioning (
1980) inaugurates the new historicist school. Greenblatt's study is premised on
what ...

Author: James Cunningham

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838637116

Category: Drama

Page: 238

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Individual chapters deal with cultural materialism, new historicism, poststructuralism, and feminist criticism. The theoretical basis of each critical mode is examined and some representative critiques analyzed. Most importantly, in each chapter the various interpretations are tested against Shakespeare's texts, and the strengths and weaknesses of the different readings are assessed.
Categories: Drama

Modal Subjectivities

Modal Subjectivities

A study of the transition from modal to tonal music in Western Europe, and the parallel transition from pre-modern to modern sensibilities in Western Europe, using the Italian madrigal as a case study.

Author: Susan McClary

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520234932

Category: Music

Page: 374

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Covers the span of the sixteenth-century polyphonic madrigal, from its early manifestations in Philippe Verdelot's settings of Machiavelli in the 1520s through the chromatic experiments of Carlo Gesualdo.
Categories: Music

Renaissance Humanism Modern Humanism s

Renaissance Humanism   Modern Humanism s

Stephen J. Greenblart faBt self-fashioning als imaginares Beherrschen und
bemachtigendes Insinuieren in das BewuBtsein des Anderen auf. Cf.
Renaissance Self-Fashioning. From More to Shakespeare (Chicago: Chicago UP
, 1980) 9: ...

Author: Walter Göbel

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015054446029

Category: Humanism

Page: 334

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Categories: Humanism

Historicizing Renaissance Selfhood

Historicizing Renaissance Selfhood

Despite the fact that the theme of nobility was somewhat old and even appeared
irrelevant to the issue of “ self - fashioning , " 2 Poggio's De nobilitate has some
merit as a means to explore the Renaissance intellectual's selfhood and the ...

Author: Byung-Chul Lim

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000094865114

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Page: 514

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Sidney Newsletter

Sidney Newsletter

Reviews of Recent Books Stephen Greenblatt , Renaissance Self - Fashioning :
From More to Shakespeare , Chicago : Chicago University Press , 1980 . In
Stephen Greenblatts Renaissance Self - Fashioning : From More to Shakespeare
, the ...

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ISBN: IND:30000126649486

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