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The Resource Occult knowledge, science, and gender on the Shakespearean stage, Mary Floyd-Wilson

Occult knowledge, science, and gender on the Shakespearean stage, Mary Floyd-Wilson

Label
Occult knowledge, science, and gender on the Shakespearean stage
Title
Occult knowledge, science, and gender on the Shakespearean stage
Statement of responsibility
Mary Floyd-Wilson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this ground-breaking study, Mary Floyd-Wilson argues that the early modern English believed their affections and behavior were influenced by hidden sympathies and antipathies that coursed through the natural world. These forces not only produced emotional relationships but they were also levers by which ordinary people supposed they could manipulate nature and produce new knowledge. Indeed, it was the invisibility of nature's secrets--or occult qualities--that led to a privileging of experimentation, helping to displace a reliance on ancient theories. Floyd-Wilson demonstrates how Renaissance drama participates in natural philosophy's production of epistemological boundaries by staging stories that assess the knowledge-making authority of women healers and experimenters. Focusing on Twelfth Night, Arden of Faversham, A Warning for Fair Women, All's Well That Ends Well, The Changeling, and The Duchess of Malfi, Floyd-Wilson suggests that as experiential evidence gained scientific ground, women's presumed intimacy with nature's secrets was either diminished or demonized." -- Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Floyd-Wilson, Mary
Dewey number
822.3/3
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2965
LC item number
.F56 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature and spiritualism
  • Women in literature
  • Occultism in literature
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Geschlecht
  • Theater
  • Okkultismus
  • Wissenschaft
Label
Occult knowledge, science, and gender on the Shakespearean stage, Mary Floyd-Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: Secret sympathies -- Women's secrets and the status of evidence in All's well that ends well -- Sympathetic contagion in Arden of Faversham and A warning for fair women -- "As secret as maidenhead": magnetic wombs and the nature of attraction in Shakespeare's Twelfth night -- Tragic antipathies in the changeling -- "To think there's power in potions": Experiment, sympathy, and the devil in The Duchess of Malfi
Control code
827518075
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9781107036321
Lccn
2012050275
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)827518075
Label
Occult knowledge, science, and gender on the Shakespearean stage, Mary Floyd-Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: Secret sympathies -- Women's secrets and the status of evidence in All's well that ends well -- Sympathetic contagion in Arden of Faversham and A warning for fair women -- "As secret as maidenhead": magnetic wombs and the nature of attraction in Shakespeare's Twelfth night -- Tragic antipathies in the changeling -- "To think there's power in potions": Experiment, sympathy, and the devil in The Duchess of Malfi
Control code
827518075
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9781107036321
Lccn
2012050275
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)827518075

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