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Author Knapp, James A., 1968- author.

Title Immateriality and early modern English literature : Shakespeare, Donne, Herbert / James A. Knapp.

Publication Info. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2020].

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Description 1 online resource.
Series Edinburgh critical studies in Shakespeare and philosophy
Edinburgh critical studies in Shakespeare and philosophy.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Shakespeare's Naught -- Immateriality and the Language of Things -- Part 1: Being. 'There are more things in heaven and earth': Material and Immaterial Substance and Early Modern Ontology -- 'For I must nothing be': Richard II and the Immateriality of Self -- ''Tis insensible then?': Concept and Action in 1 Henry IV -- Part 2: Believing -- The Visible and the Invisible: Seeing the Earthly--Believing the Spiritual -- 'When though knowest this, thou knowest': Intention, Intuition, and Temporality in Donne's Anatomy of the World -- 'a brittle crazy glass': George Herbert and the Experience of the Divine -- Part 3: Thinking -- Cognition and its Objects, or Ideas and the Substance of Spirit(s) -- 'Thinking makes it so': Mind, Body, and Spirit in The Rape of Lucrece, Hamlet, and Much Ado About Nothing -- 'Neither Fish nor Flesh, nor Good Red Herring': Phenomenality, Representation, and Experience in The Tempest.
Summary "Immateriality and Early Modern English Literature explores how early modern writers responded to rapidly shifting ideas about the interrelation of their natural and spiritual worlds. It provides six case studies of works by Shakespeare, Donne and Herbert, offering new readings of important literary texts of the English Renaissance alongside detailed chapters outlining attitudes towards immateriality in works of natural philosophy, medicine and theology. Building on the importance of addressing material culture in order to understand early modern literature, Knapp demonstrates how the literary imagination was shaped by changing attitudes toward the immaterial realm."-- Publisher description.
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Subject English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
Chronological Term 1500-1700
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: 9781474457101
ISBN 9781474457125 (electronic bk.)
1474457126 (electronic bk.)