Body and Text in the Eighteenth Century (Paperback)

by Veronica Kelly, Dorothea Von Mucke

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Twelve scholars from the fields of English, French, and German literature here examine the complex ways in which the human body becomes the privileged semiotic model through which eighteenth-century culture defines its political and conceptual centres. In making clear that the deployment of the body varies tremendously depending on what is meant by the 'human body', the essays draw on popular literature, poetics and aesthetics, garden architecture, physiognomy, beauty manuals, pornography and philosophy, as well as on canonical works in the genres of the novel and the drama.

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Published
30/09/1994

Publisher
Stanford University Press

ISBN
9780804722681


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