THE SPECTACLE OF THE BODY IN LATE MEDIEVAL ENGLAND
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Why a ‘spectacle’ of the body? Why not an ‘imaginary’ of the body or ‘images’ or perhaps ‘concepts’? Even to the lay reader, the two sets – ‘spectacle’ as a category unto its own versus the remainder, especially the latter two concepts – likely evoke entrenched binaries such as dynamic vs. static views of the body. Yet not even at the most abstract conceptual level can the body be pictured as entirely static: medieval discursive practices testify to this much despite their rejection of body dynamics and change, regarded as damaging to spirituality. As we shall see, the body, whether in a strict biological sense or in metaphorical senses, was for medieval people the phenomenon most clearly anchored in earthly life. (Autoarea)
Domenii de interes:
- Anglia medievala
- Studii culturale, britanice, americane, iudaice, islamice etc.
- Studii literare