Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine

Humorality in Early Modern Art, Material Culture, and Performance

Editors: Kenny, Amy, Peterson, Kaara L. (Eds.)

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  • Explores how Galenic humorality extends to early modern art, dramatic performance, and material objects
  • Contributes to the study of early modern material culture, medical humanities, affect studies, and theater history
  • Examines how objects and activities may be understood as essentially humoral in conception
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Humorality in Early Modern Art, Material Culture, and Performance seeks to address the representation of the humors from non-traditional, abstract, and materialist perspectives, considering the humorality of everyday objects, activities, and performance within the early modern period. To uncover how humoralism shapes textual, material, and aesthetic encounters for contemporary subjects in a broader sense than previous studies have pursued, the project brings together three principal areas of investigation: how the humoral body was evoked and embodied within the space of the early modern stage; how the materiality of an object can be understood as constructed within humoral discourse; and how individuals’ activities and pursuits can connote specific practices informed by humoralism. Across the book, contributors explore how diverse media and cultural practices are informed by humoralism. As a whole, the collection investigates alternative humoralities in order to illuminate both early modern works of art as well as the cultural moments of their production. 

About the authors

Amy Kenny teaches at University of California, Riverside, USA, and has a PhD in early modern literature and culture. Her first monograph, entitled Humoral Wombs on the Shakespearean Stage (Palgrave Macmillan), was published in 2019.

Kaara L. Peterson is Associate Professor of English at Miami University of Ohio, USA. Her books include Popular Medicine, Hysterical Disease, and Social Controversy in Shakespeare's England (2010) and, with Deanne Williams, The Afterlife of Opheila (Palgrave Macmillan 2012).

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Humorality in Early Modern Art, Material Culture, and Performance
Editors
  • Amy Kenny
  • Kaara L. Peterson
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-77618-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-77618-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-77617-6
Series ISSN
2634-6435
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 207
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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