Journals Higher Education
Important OUP's Response to COVID-19 Learn more



Published: 30 October 2014

402 Pages | 15 black-and-white halftones


ISBN: 9780198712947

Also Available As:


Also Available In:

Bookseller Code (AJ)

Feeling Pleasures

The Sense of Touch in Renaissance England

Joe Moshenska

  • The first book to explore the sense of touch in Renaissance England
  • Includes extended discussions of canonical English poets including Spenser, Shakespeare, and Milton
  • Examines unusual and eyecatching areas of renaissance culture including tickling, faith healing, Chinese medicine
  • Makes links between literature and several other disciplines
  • Raises unusual methodological questions about how we access the past and how we might put something as ubiquitous but elusive as a human sense into historical context