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Renaissance Posthumanism

Joseph Campana and Scott Maisano (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269556
eISBN:
9780823269594
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269556.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This collection of essays argues that contemporary “critical posthumanisms,” even as they distance themselves from particular iconic representations of the Renaissance (e.g. Leonardo da Vinci’s ... More


Titian’s Flaying of Marsyas: Thresholds of the Human and the Limits of Painting

Stephen J. Campbell

in Renaissance Posthumanism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269556
eISBN:
9780823269594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269556.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

“Titian’s Flaying of Marsyas: Thresholds of the Human and the Limits of Painting” engages not only Renaissance humanism, in the eponymous late painting of Titian, and contemporary posthumanism, in ... More


Beauty Cuts the Knot

Evelleen Richards

in Darwin and the Making of Sexual Selection

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226436906
eISBN:
9780226437064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226437064.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 4 extends this analysis through an examination of Darwin’s early readings in British empiricist aesthetics, notably the writings of Joshua Reynolds, Edmund Burke, and Francis Jeffrey. It is ... More


Alfonso and the Eloquence of Bacchus

Tim Shephard

in Echoing Helicon: Music, Art and Identity in the Este Studioli, 1440-1530

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199936137
eISBN:
9780199381241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936137.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Alfonso d’Este is best known to music historians for losing the large and celebrated chapel choir that had been maintained by his father Ercole. This chapter reassesses Alfonso’s music patronage, ... More


The Bembo Collection, and Evocations of Noniano

Gareth D. Williams

in Pietro Bembo on Etna: The Ascent of a Venetian Humanist

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190272296
eISBN:
9780190272319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190272296.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 7 focuses on Pietro Bembo’s renown as a collector of antiquities, books, manuscripts, contemporary art, and scientific instrumentation. De Aetna’s relevance to this topic lies partly in its ... More


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