Movement In Renaissance Literature

Author: Kathryn Banks
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319692003
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This book investigates how writers and readers of Renaissance literature deployed ‘kinesic intelligence’, a combination of pre-reflective bodily response and reflective interpretation. Through analyses of authors including Petrarch, Rabelais, and Shakespeare, the book explores how embodied cognition, historical context, and literary style interact to generate and shape responses to texts. It suggests that what was reborn in the Renaissance was partly a critical sense of the capacities and complexities of bodily movement. The linguistic ingenuity of humanism set bodies in motion in complex and paradoxical ways. Writers engaged anew with the embodied grounding of language, prompting readers to deploy sensorimotor attunement. Actors shaped their bodies according to kinesic intelligence molded by theatrical experience and skill, provoking audiences to respond to their most subtle movements. An approach grounded in kinesic intelligence enables us to re-examine metaphor, rhetoric, ethics, gender, and violence. The book will appeal to scholars and students of English, French, and Italian Renaissance literature and to researchers in the cognitive humanities, cognitive sciences, and theatre studies.
Movement in Renaissance Literature
Language: en
Pages: 249
Authors: Kathryn Banks, Timothy Chesters
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-12-27 - Publisher: Springer

This book investigates how writers and readers of Renaissance literature deployed ‘kinesic intelligence’, a combination of pre-reflective bodily response and reflective interpretation. Through analyses of authors including Petrarch, Rabelais, and Shakespeare, the book explores how embodied cognition, historical context, and literary style interact to generate and shape responses to texts.
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Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Siobhan Keenan
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-08-27 - Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

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Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Terence Cave, Deirdre Wilson
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-04-28 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Language: en
Pages: 186
Authors: Lynneth Miller Renberg, Bradley Phillis
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-22 - Publisher: Routledge

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Language: en
Pages: 376
Authors: Anderson Miranda Anderson
Categories: Civilization, Medieval
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-05-15 - Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

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