Imagining Culture, first published in 1996, discusses literature as a whole rather than a partisan interest in those who are in or out of favour, and how that literature relates to other arts as well as to philosophical, historical, and cultural contexts. This title will be of interest to students of literature and cultural studies.
Table of Contents
Imagining Culture: Crossing Boundaries in Early Modern Europe Jonathan Hart; Part 1: History, Fiction, and the Human Sciences; 1. History and Anthropology, and the History of Anthropology: Considerations on a Methodological Practice Anthony Pagden 2. The Emergence of the Paradoxical Self Eva Kushner 3. Sperone Speroni and the Labyrinthine Discourse of Renaissance Dialogue Olga Zorzi Pugliese 4. Strategies of Promotion: Some Prefatory Matter of Oviedo, Thevet, and Hakluyt Jonathan Hart; Part 2: Gender and Representation; 5. "My Honour I’ll Bequeath unto the Knife": Public Heroism, Private Sacrifice, and Early Modern Rapes of Lucrece Mercedes Maroto Camino 6. Pour une poetique de la nouvelle Gisele Mathieu-Castellani 7. Speaking Politically Correct in the Feminine Voice: Examples from the Decameron and the Heptameron Sylvie L. F. Richards; Part 3: Early Modernity/Modernity/Postmodernity; 8. Cervantes et Tirso face aux perfomatifs: Don Quichotte et Don Juan Atonio Gomez-Moriana 9. Concerning Ariosto’s Modernity: Alcina’s Case Massimo Verdicchio 10. Challenging the Order of the Sun in Gongora’s Soledades Rachel Schmidt 11. Showing and Telling: An Essay on Narrative Theory and Renaissance Drama Elizabeth M. Richard-Garza; Notes; Works cited; Contributors; Index