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Reading the Early Modern Passions
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Introduction: Reading the Early Modern Passions

PART I. EARLY MODERN EMOTION SCRIPTS
1. Against the Rule of Reason: Praise of Passion from Petrarch to Luther to Shakespeare to Herbert - Richard Strier
2. "Commotion Strange": Passion in Paradise Lost - Michael Schoenfeldt
3. Poses and Passions: Mona Lisa's "Closely Folded" Hands - Zirka Z. Filipczak
4. Compassion in the Public Sphere of Milton and King Charles - John Staines

PART II. HISTORICAL PHENOMENOLOGY
5. Melancholy Cats, Lugged Bears, and Early Modern Cosmology: Reading Shakespeare's Psychological Materialism Across the Species Barrier - Gail Kern Paster
6. English Mettle - Mary Floyd-Wilson
7. Hearing Green - Bruce Smith
8. Humoral Knowledge and Liberal Cognition in Davenant's Macbeth - Katherine Rowe
9. Five Pictures of Pathos - Gary Tomlinson

PART III. DISCIPLINARY BOUNDARIES
10. The Passions and the Interests in Early Modern Europe: The Case of Guarini's Il Pastor fido - Victoria Kahn
11. Sadness in The Faerie Queene - Douglas Trevor
12. "Par Accident": The Public Work of Early Modern Theater - Jane Tylus
13. Strange Alteration: Physiology and Psychology from Galen to Rabelais - Timothy Hampton

Notes
List of Contributors
Index
Acknowledgments

About the Author

Gail Kern Paster is Director of the Folger Shakespeare Library and the author of The Body Embarrassed: Drama and the Disciplines of Shame in Early Modern England. Katherine Rowe is Associate Professor of English at Bryn Mawr College. She is the author of Dead Hands: Fictions of Agency, Renaissance to Modern. Mary Floyd-Wilson teaches English literature at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and is the author of English Ethnicity and Race in Early Modern Drama.

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"Thanks to the collection as a whole, the complex history of the passions in the early modern mind and body will now take a more prominent place in our study of the literature, art, and music of the period."--MLR "Provides an engaging and extremely useful introduction to historicized explorations of the early modern passions through the lens of the creative arts."--Sixteenth Century Journal

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