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Fractured Men: Feminism and Neoplatonism in Mid-Sixteenth-Century France

Todd W. Reeser

in Setting Plato Straight: Translating Ancient Sexuality in the Renaissance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226307008
eISBN:
9780226307145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307145.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter considers how feminism and male-male love can operate in tension. Same-sex male sexuality was sometimes perceived as misogynistic in pro-woman arguments in the early-modern debate over ... More


Written Words

Neil Kenny

in Death and Tenses: Posthumous Presence in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198754039
eISBN:
9780191815782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754039.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Humanists routinely claimed that written words could extend a writer’s life posthumously. But the claim was accompanied by widespread anxiety that this potential would not be realized. This section ... More


Spoken Words

Neil Kenny

in Death and Tenses: Posthumous Presence in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198754039
eISBN:
9780191815782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754039.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Following the analysis of how tenses helped imbue the deceased’s actions with posthumous presence, this section explores how tenses did the same for the words that the deceased had actually or ... More


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