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Deploying literary analysis, theories of emotion from the sciences and humanities, and an archival account of Tudor history, Emotion in the Tudor Court examines how literature both reflects and constructs the emotional dynamics of life in the Renaissance court. In it, Bradley J. Irish argues that emotionality is a foundational framework through which historical subjects embody and engage their world, and thus can serve as a fundamental lens of social and textual analysis.

Spanning the sixteenth century, Emotion in the Tudor Court explores Cardinal Thomas Wolsey and Henrician satire; Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, and elegy; Sir Philip Sidney and Elizabethan pageantry; and Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, and factional literature. It demonstrates how the dynamics of disgust,envy, rejection, and dread, as they are understood in the modern affective sciences, can be seen to guide literary production in the early modern court.

By combining Renaissance concepts of emotion with modern research in the social and natural sciences, Emotion in the Tudor Court takes a transdisciplinary approach to yield fascinating and robust ways to illuminate both literary studies and cultural history. 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. List of Abbreviations
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 3-18
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  1. Chapter 1. The Disgusting Cardinal Thomas Wolsey
  2. pp. 19-54
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  1. Chapter 2. The Envious Earl of Surrey
  2. pp. 55-92
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  1. Chapter 3. The Rejected Earl of Leicester, the Rejected Sir Philip Sidney
  2. pp. 93-136
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  1. Chapter 4. The Dreading, Dreadful Earl of Essex
  2. pp. 137-178
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 179-230
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 231-235
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780810136410
Related ISBN
9780810136403
MARC Record
OCLC
1012345196
Pages
248
Launched on MUSE
2018-01-03
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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