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The Eighteenth-Century Body 9780820458625

The Eighteenth-Century Body

Art, History, Literature, Medicine

ISBN-10: 0820458627
ISBN-13: 9780820458625
PUBLISHER: Peter Lang Publishing, Incorporated
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Product Description: Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., New York, Wien, 2002. The papers collected in this volume are selected from the proceedings of a conference held at St Hilda's College, Oxford, in 2001. The eighteenth century - an age of empiricism - saw understanding the body as central to the science of man. In medicine, literature and the arts the theme of corporeality focused debates about - correct human responses, expressing emotion, representing beauty and cultivating relationships. These papers set out to examine how the body came to the fore as communicative medium, hygienic complex and object of artistic as well as scientific investigation and literary presentation. Contents: Angelica Goodden: Introduction - Ros Ballaster: The Body as Fiction: Eighteenth-Century Tales of the Orient - Guy Callan: Marivaux's L'lle des esclaves and the Anthropology of Ritual: Status Reversal and Elevation, Liminality and Communitas - Anne Deneys-Tunney: La Semiotisation du corps feminin dans le roman libertin du XVIII e] siecle - Michel Delon: Les Couleurs du corps: roman pornographique et debats esthetiques au XVIII e] siecle - George Rosseau: Priapic Passages and 'Trading in Trifles': Penis and Pornography in the Eighteenth Century - Elena Russo: The Burlesque Body in Diderot's Les Bijoux indiscrets - Beatrice Fink: Your Are Not Necessarily What You Eat - Anne C. Vila: The Scholar's Body: Health, Sexuality and the Ambiguous Pleasures of Thinking in Eighteenth-Century France - Angelica Goodden: Angelica Kauffman: Attenuating the Body - Susan L. Siegfried: Reinventing Relics and Napoleon's Regal Body."

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CATEGORY: Art, History, Literary Criticism, Medical

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