Technology and the Early Modern Self

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März 2009



Cohen utilizes the interdisciplinary nature of contemporary literary and cultural studies to shed new light on the relationships between technologies and the people who used them during the early modern period.


Contents List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction: A New Instrument The Clockwork Self: Mechanical Clockwork and Early Modern Discipline Confessions of a Man in Print: Cataloguing Erasmian Literary Ambition Painted Words Put into the Press: The Forms and Functions of Ambition in Spenser's The Shepheardes Calender All Works and No Plays: Jonson's 1616 Folio and the Redefinition of Dramatic Authorship 175 The Nimble Gunner and the Versatile Prince: Agility and the Early Modern Military Revolution 219 Perspectives on Perspective: The Philosophic Eye and the Prehistory of the Telescope the and the Microscope 252 'A New Perspective Glass': Telescopic Discoveries of Universal Uniformity 281 'To see a World in a Grain of Sand': Microscopic Perspectives on Subvisible Wonders


ADAM MAX COHEN is Assistant Professor of English at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA.


"Cohen's straightforward manner combined with his enthusiasm and accessible prose is enought to grab any reader's interest. For academics, Cohen presents many new points and perspectives, while for those with no prior knowledge of the subject, Cohen provides a gripping introduction." - The Kelvingrove Review
EAN: 9780230609877
ISBN: 0230609872
Untertitel: Auflage 2009. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2009
Seitenanzahl: 268 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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