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Intricate movements : experimental thinking and human analogies in Sidney and Spenser, Bradley Davin Tuggle

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Intricate movements : experimental thinking and human analogies in Sidney and Spenser
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Intricate movements
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experimental thinking and human analogies in Sidney and Spenser
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Bradley Davin Tuggle
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eng
Summary
Renaissance humanism takes as one of its subjects for inquiry the category of the human itself. As Intricate Movements: Experimental Thinking and Human Analogies in Sidney and Spenser shows, late sixteenth-century English poets found some remarkably radical ways to interrogate and redefine the status of humans. The recent vogue for posthumanist theory encourages a view of non-human objects and animals in Renaissance literature as pathways to essentially anti-humanist thought. On the contrary, this book argues that Sidney, Spenser, and their contemporaries employ animals, earth, buildings, and fictions as analogies employed toward a better understanding of what makes humans a special category, both ontologically and ethically. Horses and riders are studied by Sidney as a way to understand readers and writers; the 1580 Dover Straits Earthquake provides Spenser and Gabriel Harvey an opportunity to explore human emotion; liturgical spaces are represented by Sidney and Spenser in order to reassess human community; and fictional persons are interrogated by Spenser as models for human interpersonal epistemology. This volume seeks to return critical assessments of the period's engagement with the non-human back to human concerns. Focusing on several early modern analogies between human and non-human entities, Intricate Movements argues Sidney's and Spenser's thinking about the human is both radically experimental and, ultimately, humane
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Brad Tuggle earned an M.Phil. (with thesis) in Renaissance English Literature at Trinity College, Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. He then earned his Ph.D. at the University of Virginia, working with Elizabeth Fowler, James Nohrnberg, Katharine Maus, and Clare Kinney. After teaching stints at Sewanee and Spring Hill College, he is now an Associate Professor in the Honors College at The University of Alabama, his alma mater. His work has been published in Spenser Studies, Sidney Journal, and Explicator
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Tuggle, Bradley Davin,
Dewey number
808.1
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Routledge studies in Renaissance literature and culture
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  • Sidney, Philip
  • Spenser, Edmund
  • English poetry
  • Poetics
  • Human-animal relationships in literature
  • Analogy in literature
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Intricate movements : experimental thinking and human analogies in Sidney and Spenser, Bradley Davin Tuggle
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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multicolored
Contents
Renaissance poetry as humanist thought experiment -- The animal-human analogy: facing the scale of life in Prosopopoia, or, Mother Hubberds tale -- The horse-human analogy: equine poetics in Renaissance English horsemanship manuals and the writings of Philip Sidney -- The earth-human analogy: the birth and meaning of emotion in early modern England -- The community-human analogy: liturgical templates in Arcadia and the House of Busirane -- A final analogy: fiction and life, or, acknowledging the human in the House of Busirane
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9780429202469
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2019005562
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Taylor & Francis
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10.4324/9780429202469
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(OCoLC)1085621307
Label
Intricate movements : experimental thinking and human analogies in Sidney and Spenser, Bradley Davin Tuggle
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Renaissance poetry as humanist thought experiment -- The animal-human analogy: facing the scale of life in Prosopopoia, or, Mother Hubberds tale -- The horse-human analogy: equine poetics in Renaissance English horsemanship manuals and the writings of Philip Sidney -- The earth-human analogy: the birth and meaning of emotion in early modern England -- The community-human analogy: liturgical templates in Arcadia and the House of Busirane -- A final analogy: fiction and life, or, acknowledging the human in the House of Busirane
Control code
on1085621307
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780429202469
Lccn
2019005562
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
10.4324/9780429202469
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)1085621307

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