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WOMEN AND GENDER IN THE EARLY MODERN WORLD

Levy Allison

Oprawa:
TWARDA

Wydawca:
Taylor and Francis

Data premiery:
2006-09-28

ISBN:
9780754654049

721,88 PLN
Wysyłamy w 21 dni

Opis produktu

From Pliny to Petrarch to PopeHennessy and beyond many have understood the obvious connection between portraiture and commemorative practice. This book expands and nuances our understanding of Renaissance portraiture: the author shows it to be complexly generated within a discourse of male anxiety and premortuary mourning. She argues that portraiture could defer memory loss or at the very least pictorially console the subject against his own potentially unmourned death. This book recognizes a sociocultural anxiety the fear not merely of death but also of being forgotten and identifies a set of pictorial literary and theoretical strategies consequently formulated to ensure memory. To explore this phenomenon this interdisciplinary but fundamentally art historical project merges early modern visual culture and critical theories of the body. The author examines an extensive selection of fifteenth and sixteenthcentury male and female portraits primarily associated with the Medici family circle and court in and against both historical writings and contemporary discourses including literary and cultural theory psychoanalysis feminism and gender studies and critical theories of race and disability. Remembering Masculinity generates new ideas about both male and female portraiture in early modern Florence raises even more questions about the experiences and representations of widowhood and mourning and reconfigures our understanding of masculinity from the early modern male body to Renaissance Man to postmodern manhood.Contents: Introduction: Disjecta Membra. Part I The Anatomy of Mourning: Mnemonic v(o)ices: The widows cleavage. Part II The Melancholy of Anatomy: The death of the fathers: Phantom limbs: Afterword: The big stiff: Bibliography: Index. ...Strikingly original ... breaks new ground through its remarkably original observations. Without doubt this provocative book makes a major contribution to the fields of gender art history history literature and disability studies. Diane Wolfthal author of Images of Rape and Professor of Art History Arizona State University

Data Publikacji: 2006-09-28

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