Routledge Critical Junctures in Global Early Modernities focuses on archives—historical, literary, visual—that link the analytics of critical theory and cultural studies to the early modern period in locations across the globe from 1400 to 1700. The series publishes monographs and/or edited volumes that reflect upon how early modern texts, cultural modes of expression, and visual ideations from Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe, and/or the South Pacific speak into or resonate with contemporary debates on gender, race, sexuality, and ability. In doing so, we invite books that deploy feminist, queer, critical race or disability approaches to texts, with the purpose not only of scrutinizing their socio-political meanings, but also of creating new archives that reframe different aspects of early modernity within and outside of Europe.
Pornographic Sensibilities Imagining Sex and the Visceral in Premodern and Early Modern Spanish Cultural Production
By Heather Madar
July 31, 2023
This book provides a comprehensive assessment of Dürer’s depictions of human diversity, focusing particularly on his depictions of figures from outside his Western European milieu. Heather Madar contextualizes those depictions within their broader artistic and historical context and assesses them ...
By Nicholas R. Jones, Chad Leahy
May 31, 2023
Pornographic Sensibilities stages a conversation between two fields—Medieval/Early Modern Hispanic Studies and Porn Studies—that traditionally have had little to say to each other. The collection offers innovative new approaches to the study of gendered and sexualized bodies in medieval and early ...
By José Juan Villagrana
May 16, 2022
This book reveals the relationship between apocalyptic thought, political supremacy, and racialization in the early modern world. The chapters in this book analyze apocalypse and racialization from several discursive and geopolitical spaces to shed light on the ubiquity and diversity of apocalyptic...