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The interpersonal idiom in Shakespeare, Donne, and early modern culture
Introduction: Other Selves Properties of a 'Self': Words and Things, 1580-1690 Persons in Play: Donne's Body and the Humoral Actor Material Others: Shakespeare's Mirrors and Other Perspectives
Joining computing and the arts at a mid-size university
This paper describes two NSF-funded collaborations among faculty members in the Computer Science, Art, Music, and English departments at a public university in the Northeast USA. Our goal has been to
Properties of a ‘Self’: Words and Things, 1580–1690
What did it mean to begin to use the word ‘self’ as a substantive term — to make it a thing rather than merely using it as an emphatic or reflexive pronoun? The question concerns not only what would
Interpersonal Soliloquy: Self and Audience in Shakespeare and Augustine
This essay re-examines the meaning of Shakespearean soliloquies in light of both historical context and performance practice, arguing that they stage the interpersonal dimensions of identity in early
Epilogue: Subjects, Objects, and Contemporary Theory
Wanting to keep to the perspectives of early modern culture, I have largely resisted the temptation throughout this book to associate its findings with those of contemporary research on selfhood. An
Introduction: Other Selves
Speaking and thinking about selves in English today depends on language that goes back only to the later seventeenth century, when words such as self, identity, and person started to take on their
Material Others: Shakespeare’s Mirrors and Other Perspectives
This chapter elaborates the interplay of perspectives in poetic and dramatic representations of selfhood by examining early modern tropes and paradigms of vision and mirroring. The complex language
‘Womans Constancy’: The Poetics of Consummation
Chapters 2 and 3 have registered two major liabilities of objectified selfhood: mutability and multiplicity. The self as a physical object changes over time; the self as a social object is