Shakespeare and the Mismeasure of Renaissance Man

Shakespeare and the Mismeasure of Renaissance Man

This is especially true of efforts to judge people as better or worse than, or equal to, one another.

Author: Paula Blank

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501726859

Category: Literary Criticism

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Shakespeare's poems and plays are rich in reference to "measure, number, and weight," which were the key terms of an early modern empirical and quantitative imagination. Shakespeare's investigation of Renaissance measures of reality centers on the consequences of applying principles of measurement to the appraisal of human value. This is especially true of efforts to judge people as better or worse than, or equal to, one another. With special attention to the Sonnets, Measure for Measure, Merchant of Venice, Othello, King Lear, and Hamlet, Paula Blank argues that Shakespeare, in his experiments with measurement, demonstrates the incommensurability of the aims and operations of quantification with human experience. From scales and spans to squares and levels to ratings and rules, Shakespeare's rhetoric of measurement reveals the extent to which language in the Renaissance was itself understood as a set of alternative measures for figuring human worth. In chapters that explore attempts to measure human feeling, weigh human equalities (and inequalities), regulate race relations, and deduce social and economic merit, Blank shows why Shakespeare's measures are so often exposed as "mismeasures"—equivocal, provisional, and as unreliable as the men and women they are designed to assess.
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Custom Common Law and the Constitution of English Renaissance Literature

Custom  Common Law  and the Constitution of English Renaissance Literature

Baker , David J. Between Nations : Shakespeare , Spenser , Marvell , and the
Question of Britain . Stanford : Stanford University Press , 1997 . ... Shakespeare
and the Mismeasure of Renaissance Man . Ithaca : Cornell University Press ,
2006 .

Author: Stephanie Elsky

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198861430

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A study of the concept of custom, the basis of England's common law, in literary experiments of sixteenth-century England and Ireland.
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Shakespeare Studies

Shakespeare Studies

Paula Blank , Shakespeare and the Mismeasure of Renaissance Man . Ithaca
and London : Cornell University Press , 2007. Pp . 214 . Reviewed by Ikuko
Kometani Measurement , numeracy , commerce and money are not ' things ' but
ideas ...

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Renaissance Food from Rabelais to Shakespeare

Renaissance Food from Rabelais to Shakespeare

Princeton, NJ: Bollingen Series. Princeton University Press. 1729-1867. Banister,
John. 1589. An Antidotarie Chyrurgicall. London. Thomas Orwin for Thomas Man.
Blank, Paula. 2006. Shakespeare and the Mismeasure of Renaissance Man.

Author: Dr Joan Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409475781

Category: History

Page: 182

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Providing a unique perspective on a fascinating aspect of early modern culture, this volume focuses on the role of food and diet as represented in the works of a range of European authors, including Shakespeare, from the late medieval period to the mid seventeenth century. The volume is divided into several sections, the first of which is "Eating in Early Modern Europe"; contributors consider cultural formations and cultural contexts for early modern attitudes to food and diet, moving from the more general consideration of European and English manners to the particular consideration of historical attitudes toward specific foodstuffs. The second section is "Early Modern Cookbooks and Recipes," which takes readers into the kitchen and considers the development of the cultural artifact we now recognize as the cookbook, how early modern recipes might "work" today, and whether cookery books specifically aimed at women might have shaped domestic creativity. Part Three, "Food and Feeding in Early Modern Literature" offers analysis of the engagement with food and feeding in key literary European and English texts from the early sixteenth to the early seventeenth century: François Rabelais's Quart livre, Shakespeare's plays, and seventeenth-century dramatic prologues. The essays included in this collection are international and interdisciplinary in their approach; they incorporate the perspectives of historians, cultural commentators, and literary critics who are leaders in the field of food and diet in early modern culture.
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The Virginia Quarterly Review

The Virginia Quarterly Review

-GEORGE W. HARRIS , AUTHOR OF REASON'S GRIEF SHAKESPEARE and
the Mannsee of Renaissance Man SHAKESPEARE AND THE MISMEASURE OF
RENAISSANCE MAN Paula Blank " In this beautifully nuanced and trenchant ...

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Interlinguicity Internationality and Shakespeare

Interlinguicity  Internationality  and Shakespeare

She is the author of two books, Broken English: Dialects and the Politics of
Language in Renaissance Writings (Routledge, 1996) and Shakespeare and the
Mismeasure of Renaissance Man (Cornell, 2006). Her current projects include a
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Author: Michael Saenger

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773596900

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 278

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Languages have become more mobile than ever before, producing translations, transplantations, and cohabitations of all kinds. The early modern period also witnessed profound linguistic transformation, but in very different ways. Interlinguicity, Internationality, and Shakespeare undoes the illusion that Shakespeare wrote in what we now think of as English. In a series of essays approaching Shakespeare from unique and thought-provoking perspectives, contributors from history, performance criticism, and comparative literature look at "interlinguicity," the condition of being between languages, and "internationality," the condition of being between countries. Each essay focuses on local issues, such as community identification in the Netherlands of Shakespeare’s time and the appropriation of Shakespeare in German literature in the nineteenth century, to suggest that Shakespeare never wrote "in" English because English was not then, nor is it now, an intact, knowable system. Many languages existed in sixteenth-century London, and English did not have clear limits. Interlinguicity, Internationality, and Shakespeare helps to explain the hybridity that Shakespeare embraced in all his writing. Contributors include Paula Blank (College of William and Mary), Lauren Coker (Saint Louis University), Brian Gingrich (Princeton University), Alexa Huang (George Washington University), James Loehlin (University of Texas at Austin), Scott Newstok (Rhodes College), Patricia Parker (Stanford University), Elizabeth Pentland (York University), Philip Schwyzer (University of Exeter), Gary Waite (University of New Brunswick), and Robert N. Watson (University of California, Los Angeles)
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Stylistics and Shakespeare s Language

Stylistics and Shakespeare s Language

Blank, Paula 2006. Shakespeare and the Mismeasure of Renaissance Man.
London: Ithaca and London, Cornell University Press. Booth, Stephen (ed.) 2000
[1977]. Shakespeare's sonnets Edited with analytic commentary. Yale: Nota Bene
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Author: Mireille Ravassat

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441184276

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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This innovative volume testifies to the current revived interest in Shakespeare's language and style and opens up new and captivating vistas of investigation. Transcending old boundaries between literary and linguistic studies, this engaging collaborative book comes up with an original array of theoretical approaches and new findings. The chapters in the collection capture a rich diversity of points of view and cover such fields as lexicography, versification, dramaturgy, rhetorical analyses, cognitive and computational corpus-based stylistic studies, offering a holistic vision of Shakespeare's uses of language. The perspective is deliberately broad, confronting ideas and visions at the intersection of various techniques of textual investigation. Such novel explorations of Shakespeare's multifarious artistry and amazing inventiveness in his use of language will cater for a broad range of readers, from undergraduates, postgraduates, scholars and researchers, to poetry and theatre lovers alike.
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Report

Report

Shakespeare and the Mismeasure of Renaissance Man . Ithaca : Cornell
University Press , 2006 . CAPPER , CHARLES / LILLY FELLOW IN RELIGION
AND THE HUMANITIES 2002-03 / . Margaret Fuller : An American Romantic Life .
Vol .

Author: National Humanities Center (U.S.)

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New from Cornell University Press SHAKESPEARE AND THE MISMEASURE OF
RENAISSANCE MAN PAULA BLANK “ The framing idea for this book is brilliant .
Blank relates measurement to ideas of justice in ways that are likely to be ...

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Losing Touch with Nature

Losing Touch with Nature

Literature and the New Science in Sixteenth-Century England Mary Thomas
Crane. 17. On Recorde and place value, see Paula Blank, Shakespeare and the
Mismeasure of Renaissance Man (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2006), 121.
18.

Author: Mary Thomas Crane

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421415321

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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During the scientific revolution, the dominant Aristotelian picture of nature, which cohered closely with common sense and ordinary perceptual experience, was completely overthrown. Although we now take for granted the ideas that the earth revolves around the sun and that seemingly solid matter is composed of tiny particles, these concepts seemed equally counterintuitive, anxiety provoking, and at odds with our ancestors’ embodied experience of the world. In Losing Touch with Nature, Mary Thomas Crane examines the complex way that the new science’s threat to intuitive Aristotelian notions of the natural world was treated and reflected in the work of Edmund Spenser, Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare, and other early modern writers. Crane breaks new ground by arguing that sixteenth-century ideas about the universe were actually much more sophisticated, rational, and observation-based than many literary critics have assumed. The earliest stages of the scientific revolution in England were most powerfully experienced as a divergence of intuitive science from official science, causing a schism between embodied human experience of the world and learned explanations of how the world works. This fascinating book traces the growing awareness of that epistemological gap through textbooks and natural philosophy treatises to canonical poetry and plays, presciently registering and exploring the magnitude of the human loss that accompanied the beginnings of modern science.
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Program of the Annual Meeting

Program of the     Annual Meeting

... and Demonic Possession SHAKESPEARE AND THE MISMEASURE OF
CARTOGRAPHIES OF in the Middle Ages POLICING PARIS TSARDOM
RENAISSANCE MAN The Origins of Modern Immigration Nancy Caciola
CONJUNCTIONS OF ...

Author: American Historical Association. Meeting

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ISBN: OSU:32435079285193

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Program of the Annual Meeting American Historical Association

Program of the Annual Meeting   American Historical Association

... and Demonic Possession SHAKESPEARE AND THE MISMEASURE OF
CARTOGRAPHIES OF in the Middle Ages POLICING PARIS Nancy Caciola
TSARDOM RENAISSANCE MAN The Origins of Modern Immigration
CONJUNCTIONS OF ...

Author: American Historical Association

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ISBN: WISC:89091895961

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Some programs include also the programs of societies meeting concurrently with the association.
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Choice

Choice

Shakespeare and the mismeasure of Renaissance man. Cornell, 2006. 214p bibl
index afp ISBN 0801444756, $39.95; ISBN 9780801444753, $39.95 As she
examines the numerous references to measurement in Shakespeare's poems
and ...

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Justice Women and Power in English Renaissance Drama

Justice  Women  and Power in English Renaissance Drama

Debora Kuller Shuger , Political Theologies in Shakespeare ' s England : the
Sacred and the State in Measure for Measure ... Paula Blank , Shakespeare and
the Mismeasure of Renaissance Man ( Ithaca and London : Cornell University
Press ...

Author: Andrew J. Majeske

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: UOM:39015080856811

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 193

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Justice, Women, and Power in English Reniassance Drama is a collection of essays that explores the relationship of gender and justice as represented in English Renaissance drama. Many of the essays are concerned with interrogating the ways that women relied upon and/or reacted to the legal (and overarching political) systems in early modern England. Other essays examine issues involving the role of narrative, evidence, and gendered expectations about justice in the plays of this time period. An implicit concern of these essays is whether women were empowered or dis-empowered in this interaction with the legal/political system.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Times Index

The Times Index

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ISBN: UOM:39015066388656

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Indexes the Times and its supplements.
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Shakespeares Klangwelten

Shakespeares Klangwelten

Paula Blank , Shakespeare and the Mismeasure of Renaissance Man , S . 187 ) .
The Merchant of Venice galt lange Zeit als ein Beispiel für Shakespeares
Dramatisierung von equity – zu Unrecht , wie Bilello klarmacht . Bei Portias in
diesem ...

Author: Sabine Schülting

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ISBN: 3897095084

Category: Sound in literature

Page: 297

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Categories: Sound in literature