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The Serpent's Gift: Gnostic Reflections on the Study of Religion

Jeffrey J. Kripal

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226453804
eISBN:
9780226453828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226453828.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

“Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field.” With those words in Genesis, God condemns the serpent for tempting Adam and Eve, and the serpent ... More


Complete Writings: Letterbook, Dialogue on Adam and Eve, Orations

Isotta Nogarola

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226590073
eISBN:
9780226590097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226590097.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Renowned in her day for her scholarship and eloquence, Isotta Nogarola (1418–66) remained one of the most famous women of the Italian Renaissance for centuries after her death. And because she was ... More


The Book of Minor Perverts: Sexology, Etiology, and the Emergences of Sexuality

Benjamin Kahan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226607818
eISBN:
9780226608006
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226608006.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

The Book of Minor Perverts: Sexology, Etiology, and the Emergences of Sexuality theorizes a historical etiological method as an alternative to the epistemological approaches that play such a vital ... More


Snakes and Women: Recognition, Knowledge, and Sovereignty

Peggy McCracken

in In the Skin of a Beast: Sovereignty and Animality in Medieval France

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226458922
eISBN:
9780226459080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226459080.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter turns to self-sovereignty in order to interrogate the relationship between autonomy, choice, and desire, and authority over others. It begins with a study of portrayals of Eve in a ... More


: Naked Sharing

John Paul Ricco

in The Decision Between Us: Art and Ethics in the Time of Scenes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226717777
eISBN:
9780226113371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226113371.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In this chapter, the author reads a number of key texts by Jean-Luc Nancy on bodies, nakedness and being-with, in order to elaborate a theory of co-existence in terms of a shared exposure to the ... More


The Traitors of Heaven and Earth

Alison A. Chapman

in The Legal Epic: Paradise Lost and the Early Modern Law

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226435138
eISBN:
9780226435275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226435275.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter argues that Milton taps contemporary early modern debates about the nature of treason for his depiction of sin in Paradise Lost. Political upheavals in the middle of the seventeenth ... More


The Arch-Felon

Alison A. Chapman

in The Legal Epic: Paradise Lost and the Early Modern Law

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226435138
eISBN:
9780226435275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226435275.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

In Book 4 of Paradise Lost, Milton depicts Satan in terms of the successive laws that he violates, and the trajectory he plots is a careful one. Satan moves from relatively minor crimes such as ... More


The Sole Propriety of Adam and Eve

Alison A. Chapman

in The Legal Epic: Paradise Lost and the Early Modern Law

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226435138
eISBN:
9780226435275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226435275.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter shows that Milton applies basic early modern ideas of legality--and specifically of property ownership--to Adam and Eve in their sinless condition. He uses words like "sole propriety" ... More


Acts of Possession

Alison A. Chapman

in The Legal Epic: Paradise Lost and the Early Modern Law

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226435138
eISBN:
9780226435275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226435275.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter traces several points in Books 9 and 10 of Paradise Lost when Milton shows characters misusing basic principles of law in order to persuade themselves to sin. Milton shows that the fall ... More


Begging Pardon

Alison A. Chapman

in The Legal Epic: Paradise Lost and the Early Modern Law

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226435138
eISBN:
9780226435275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226435275.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Although Milton received two different kinds of pardons after the Restoration, scholars have not previously connected this experience to his depictions of pardons in Paradise Lost. This chapter ... More


An Apostle for Every Nation

in All the Names of the Lord: Lists, Mysticism, and Magic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226388700
eISBN:
9780226388724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388724.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The concept of seventy two diseases in man and its correlative notion of a human body made of seventy two parts harboring illness and decay belong to the domain of anthropological imagination. In the ... More


Silvan S. Tomkins’s Affect Theory

Ruth Leys

in The Ascent of Affect: Genealogy and Critique

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226488424
eISBN:
9780226488738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226488738.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

A discussion of the work of Silvan S. Tomkins, who helped reinvigorate the study of the emotions in the 1960s by proposing a new theory of affect. Through the twin influences of Darwin and the new ... More


Eve’s Curse

Kimberly A. Hamlin

in From Eve to Evolution: Darwin, Science, and Women's Rights in Gilded Age America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226134611
eISBN:
9780226134758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226134758.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter One argues that the Genesis creation story played a defining role in debates about women’s rights for generations and that this is why so many women responded enthusiastically to Darwinian ... More


The Great Gender Debate (1451)

in Complete Writings: Letterbook, Dialogue on Adam and Eve, Orations

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226590073
eISBN:
9780226590097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226590097.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Isotta Nogarola, an Italian-born French author and Ludovico Foscarini, a Venetian governor, debated the question in 1451 of whether Adam or Eve had committed the greater sin when they ate of the Tree ... More


After Sedgwick: The Gordian Knot of the Great Paradigm Shift

Benjamin Kahan

in The Book of Minor Perverts: Sexology, Etiology, and the Emergences of Sexuality

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226607818
eISBN:
9780226608006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226608006.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This afterword, “After Sedgwick: The Gordian Knot of the Great Paradigm Shift,” attempts to work through two fundamental impasses in the historiography of sexuality: (1) Does the invention of ... More


Before “Paul Smaïl”

Christopher L. Miller

in Impostors: Literary Hoaxes and Cultural Authenticity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226590950
eISBN:
9780226591148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226591148.003.0034
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

As part three of Impostors begins, the enigma and problematic identities of Jack-Alain Léger (né Daniel-Louis Théron) are introduced, and his various pseudonyms are reviewed. His Paul Smaïl hoax was ... More


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