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Structures of Feeling in Seventeenth-Century Cultural Expression / Susan McClary.

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McClary, Susan author.
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Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2017]
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Between the waning of the Renaissance and the beginning of the Enlightenment, many fundamental aspects of human behaviour - from expressions of gender to the experience of time - underwent radical changes. While some of these transformations were recorded in words, others have survived in non-verbal cultural media, notably the visual arts, poetry, theatre, music, and dance. Structures of Feeling in Seventeenth-Century Cultural Expression explores how artists made use of these various cultural forms to grapple with human values in the increasingly heterodox world of the 1600s.Essays from prominent historians, musicologists, and art critics examine methods of non-verbal cultural expression through the broad themes of time, motion, the body, and global relations. Together, they show that seventeenth-century cultural expression was more than just an embryonic stage within Western artistic development. Instead, the contributors argue that this period marks some of the most profound changes in European subjectivities.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgments
Illustrations
Introduction: On Bodies, Affects, and Cultural Identities in the Seventeenth Century
McClary, Susan
Part I: The Science of Affect
1. Disciplining Feeling: The Seventeenth-Century Idea of a Mathematical Theory of the Emotions
Garber, Daniel
2. Clockwork or Musical Instrument? Some English Theories of Mind-Body Interaction before and after Descartes
Gouk, Penelope
3. The Sound World of Father Mersenne
Christensen, Thomas
Part II: Colonial Extensions
4. 'Voluntary Subjection': France's Theory of Colonization/ Culture in the Seventeenth Century
Melzer, Sara E.
5. Fear of Singing (Episodes from Early Latin America)
Tomlinson, Gary
6. The Illicit Voice of Prophecy
Bloechl, Olivia
Part III: The Politics of Opera
7. Daphne's Dilemma: Desire as Metamorphosis in Early Modern Opera
Heller, Wendy
8. A Viceroy behind the Scenes: Opera, Production, Politics, and Financing in 1680s Naples
Stein, Louise K.
Part IV: Baroque Bodies
9. Crashaw and the Metaphysical Shudder; Or, How to Do Things with Tears
Rambuss, Richard
10. 'Law's Bloody Inflictions': Judicial Wounding and Resistance in Seventeenth-Century England
Covington, Sarah
11. Excursions to See 'Monsters': Odd Bodies and Itineraries of Knowledge in the Seventeenth Century
Hoffmann, Kathryn A.
Part V: Toward a History of Time and Subjectivity
12. Temporality and Ideology: Qualities of Motion in Seventeenth-Century French Music
Mcclary, Susan
13. Temporal Interventions: Music, Modernity, and the Presentation of the Self
Leppert, Richard
Contributors
Index
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Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9781442685857
OCLC:
1004871792
Publisher Number:
10.3138/9781442685857 doi
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