Early Modern Cultural Studies 1500–1700
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Wax Impressions, Figures, and Forms in Early Modern Literature

Wax Works

Authors: Maxwell, Lynn M.

  • Contributes to the areas of object studies and material studies
  • Examines posthumanism in early modern texts
  • Engages examples from art, literature, philosophy, and science
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This book explores the role of wax as an important conceptual material used to work out the nature and limits of the early modern human. By surveying the use of wax in early modern cultural spaces such as the stage and the artist’s studio and in literary and philosophical texts, including those by William Shakespeare, John Donne, René Descartes, Margaret Cavendish, and Edmund Spenser, this book shows that wax is a flexible material employed to define, explore, and problematize a wide variety of early modern relations including the relationship of man and God, man and woman, mind and the world, and man and machine. 

About the authors

Lynn M. Maxwell is Assistant Professor of English at Spelman College, USA, where she teaches courses in early modern literature and Shakespeare. Her work has been previously published in Criticism: A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts and The Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies.


Buy this book

eBook $44.99
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  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: August 20, 2019
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Hardcover $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-16931-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Wax Impressions, Figures, and Forms in Early Modern Literature
Book Subtitle
Wax Works
Authors
Series Title
Early Modern Cultural Studies 1500–1700
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-16932-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-16932-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-16931-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 224
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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