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Title The hurt(ful) body : performing and beholding pain, 1600-1800 / edited by Tomas Macsotay, Cornelis van der Haven, Karel Vanhaesebrouck
Published Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2017
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Contents Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Figures; List of contributors; Introduction; Part I Performing bodies; 1 Spectacle and martyrdom: bloody suffering, performed suffering and recited suffering in French tragedy (late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries); 2 The Massacre of the Innocents: infanticide and solace in the seventeenth-century Low Countries; 3 To travel to suffer: towards a reverse anthropology of the early modern colonial body; Part II Beholders; 4 'I feel your pain': some reflections on the (literary) perception of pain; 5 Masochism and the female gaze
11 The economics of pain: pain in Dutch stock trade discourses and practices, 1600-1750Epilogue; Index
6 Epicurean tastes: towards a French eighteenth-century criticism of the image of pain7 Wounding realities and 'painful excitements': real sympathy, the imitation of suffering and the visual arts after Burke's sublim; 8 Forced witnessing of pain and horror in the context of colonial and religious massacres: the case of the Irish Rebellion, 1641-53; Part III Institutions; 9 Theatrical torture versus dramatic cruelty: subjection through representation or praxis; 10 Palermo's past public executions and their lingering memory
Summary Brings into mutual dialogue several existing strands of the study of pain and embodied violence. The volume's two-fold approach, themed both on the hurt and hurt-inducing body, is unique. It encompasses both the victim's presence as an image or performed event of pain and the transmitted burden or 'pain' experienced by the watching audience
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Literature, Modern -- 17th century -- History and criticism
Literature, Modern -- 18th century -- History and criticism
Pain in literature
Pain in the performing arts
Performing arts -- History -- 17th century
Performing arts -- History -- 18th century
ART -- Performance.
ART -- Reference.
Literature, Modern.
Pain in literature.
Pain in the performing arts.
Performing arts.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Haven, Kornee van der, editor
Macsotay, Tomas, editor
Vanhaesebrouck, Karel, editor
ISBN 1526113511 (electronic bk.)
152611352X (electronic bk.)
9781526113511 (electronic bk.)
9781526113528 (electronic bk.)