Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 July 2015

272 Pages

8.5 x 5.5 inches

ISBN: 9780719090783

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The Renaissance of emotion

Understanding affect in Shakespeare and his contemporaries

edited by Richard Meek and Erin Sullivan

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Offers a major reassessment of the field of early modern emotion and its development over the past decade
  • Challenges the field's focus on embodiment by illustrating the many 'immaterial' dimensions of early modern emotion
  • Provides new readings of emotional experience in early modern literature through the consideration of its religious, philosophical, rhetorical, linguistic, dramatic and performative engagements
  • Considers Shakespeare's particular role in the understanding and representation of emotion in the period