Making Space Public in Early Modern Europe

Making Space Public in Early Modern Europe

Broadening the conversation begun in Making Publics in Early Modern Europe (2009), this book examines how the spatial dynamics of public making changed the shape of early modern society.

Author: Angela Vanhaelen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135104665

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 318

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Broadening the conversation begun in Making Publics in Early Modern Europe (2009), this book examines how the spatial dynamics of public making changed the shape of early modern society. The publics visited in this volume are voluntary groupings of diverse individuals that could coalesce through the performative uptake of shared cultural forms and practices. The contributors argue that such forms of association were social productions of space as well as collective identities. Chapters explore a range of cultural activities such as theatre performances; travel and migration; practices of persuasion; the embodied experiences of lived space; and the central importance of media and material things in the creation of publics and the production of spaces. They assess a multiplicity of publics that produced and occupied a multiplicity of social spaces where collective identity and voice could be created, discovered, asserted, and exercised. Cultural producers and consumers thus challenged dominant ideas about just who could enter the public arena, greatly expanding both the real and imaginary spaces of public life to include hitherto excluded groups of private people. The consequences of this historical reconfiguration of public space remain relevant, especially for contemporary efforts to meaningfully include the views of ordinary people in public life.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Making Space Public in Early Modern Europe

Making Space Public in Early Modern Europe

Introduction. Making. Space. Public. in. Early. Modern. Europe—Performance,. Geography,. Privacy. Steven. Mullaney. and. Angela. Vanhaelen. The question that organizes this volume can be framed and answered with deceptive ease.

Author: Angela Vanhaelen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135104672

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 306

View: 977

Broadening the conversation begun in Making Publics in Early Modern Europe (2009), this book examines how the spatial dynamics of public making changed the shape of early modern society. The publics visited in this volume are voluntary groupings of diverse individuals that could coalesce through the performative uptake of shared cultural forms and practices. The contributors argue that such forms of association were social productions of space as well as collective identities. Chapters explore a range of cultural activities such as theatre performances; travel and migration; practices of persuasion; the embodied experiences of lived space; and the central importance of media and material things in the creation of publics and the production of spaces. They assess a multiplicity of publics that produced and occupied a multiplicity of social spaces where collective identity and voice could be created, discovered, asserted, and exercised. Cultural producers and consumers thus challenged dominant ideas about just who could enter the public arena, greatly expanding both the real and imaginary spaces of public life to include hitherto excluded groups of private people. The consequences of this historical reconfiguration of public space remain relevant, especially for contemporary efforts to meaningfully include the views of ordinary people in public life.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Cultures of Calvinism in Early Modern Europe

Cultures of Calvinism in Early Modern Europe

See John Loughman and John Michael Montias, Public and private spaces: Works of art in seventeenth-century Dutch houses ... Making space public in early modern Europe: Performance, geography, privacy (New York: Routledge, 2013).

Author: Crawford Gribben

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190066185

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Scholars have associated Calvinism with print and literary cultures, with republican, liberal, and participatory political cultures, with cultures of violence and vandalism, enlightened cultures, cultures of social discipline, secular cultures, and with the emergence of capitalism. Reflecting on these arguments, the essays in this volume recognize that Reformed Protestantism did not develop as a uniform tradition but varied across space and time. The authors demonstrate that multiple iterations of Calvinism developed and impacted upon differing European communities that were experiencing social and cultural transition. They show how these different forms of Calvinism were shaped by their adherents and opponents, and by the divergent political and social contexts in which they were articulated and performed. Recognizing that Reformed Protestantism developed in a variety of cultural settings, this volume analyzes the ways in which it related to the multi-confessional cultural environment that prevailed in Europe after the Reformation.
Categories: Religion

Embodiment Expertise and Ethics in Early Modern Europe

Embodiment  Expertise  and Ethics in Early Modern Europe

In Making Space Public in Early Modern Europe: Geography, Performance, Privacy, edited by Angela Vanhaelen and Joseph P. Ward, 173–189. New York: Routledge. Farago, Claire J. 1992. Leonardo da Vinci's Paragone: A Critical Interpretation ...

Author: Marlene L. Eberhart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000225105

Category: History

Page: 262

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Embodiment, Expertise, and Ethics in Early Modern Europe highlights the agency and intentionality of individuals and groups in the making of sensory knowledge from approximately 1500 to 1700. Focused case studies show how artisans, poets, writers, and theologians responded creatively to their environments, filtering the cultural resources at their disposal through the lenses of their own more immediate experiences and concerns. The result was not a single, unified sensory culture, but rather an entangling of micro-cultural dynamics playing out across an archipelago of contexts that dotted the early modern European world—one that saw profound transitions in ways people used sensory knowledge to claim ethical, intellectual, and practical authority.
Categories: History

Early Modern Privacy

Early Modern Privacy

... 1603–1660 (Cambridge: 2012) and Cowan B., “Rethinking Habermas, Gender and Sociability in Early Modern French and British Historiography”, in Vanhaelen A. – Ward J.P. (eds.) Making Space Public in Early Modern Europe: Geography, ...

Author: Michaël Green

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004153073

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

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An examination of instances, experiences, and spaces of early modern privacy. It opens new avenues to understanding the structures and dynamics that shape early modern societies through examination of a wide array of sources, discourses, practices, and spatial programmes.
Categories: Social Science

Early Modern Constructions of Europe

Early Modern Constructions of Europe

... in Early Modern Europe Edited by Andrea Brady and Emily Butterworth 13 Making Publics in Early Modern Europe People, ... and the Claims of the Performative James Loxley and Mark Robson 23 Making Space Public in Early Modern Europe ...

Author: Florian Kläger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317394914

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 222

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Between the medieval conception of Christendom and the political visions of modernity, ideas of Europe underwent a transformative and catalytic period that saw a cultural process of renewed self-definition or self-Europeanization. The contributors to this volume address this process, analyzing how Europe was imagined between 1450 and 1750. By whom, in which contexts, and for what purposes was Europe made into a subject of discourse? Which forms did early modern ‘Europes’ take, and what functions did they serve? Essays examine the role of factors such as religion, history, space and geography, ethnicity and alterity, patronage and dynasty, migration and education, language, translation, and narration for the ways in which Europe turned into an ‘imagined community.’ The thematic range of the volume comprises early modern texts in Arabic, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Latin, and Spanish, including plays, poems, and narrative fiction, as well as cartography, historiography, iconography, travelogues, periodicals, and political polemics. Literary negotiations in particular foreground the creative potential, versatility, and agency that inhere in the process of Europeanization, as well as a specifically early modern attitude towards the past and tradition emblematized in the poetics of the period. There is a clear continuity between the collection’s approach to European identities and the focus of cultural and postcolonial studies on the constructed nature of collective identities at large: the chapters build on the insights produced by these fields over the past decades and apply them, from various angles, to a subject that has so far largely eluded critical attention. This volume examines what existing and well-established work on identity and alterity, hybridity and margins has to contribute to an understanding of the largely un-examined and under-theorized ‘pre-formative’ period of European identity.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Staging the revolution

Staging the revolution

... gender and sociability in early modern French and British historiography', in Angela Vanhaelen and Joseph Ward (eds), Making Space Public in Early Modern Europe: Performance, Geography, Privacy (New York and London: Routledge, ...

Author: Rachel Willie

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781784996147

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Staging the revolution offers a reappraisal of the weight and volume of theatrical output during the commonwealth and early Restoration, both in terms of live performances and performances on the paper stage. It argues that the often-cited notion that 1642 marked an end to theatrical production in England until the playhouses were reopened in 1660 is a product of post-Restoration re-writing of the English civil wars and the representations of royalists and parliamentarians that emerged in the 1640s and 1650s. These retellings of recent events in dramatic form mean that drama is central to civil-war discourse. Staging the revolution examines the ways in which drama was used to rewrite the civil war and commonwealth period and demonstrates that, far from marking a clear cultural demarcation from the theatrical output of the early seventeenth century, the Restoration is constantly reflecting back on the previous thirty years.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Public and Private Playhouses in Renaissance England The Politics of Publication

   Public    and    Private    Playhouses in Renaissance England  The Politics of Publication

For examples of recent work in the Renaissance period, see Making Publics in Early Modern Europe: People, Things, ... in Early Modern Literature (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), and Making Space Public in Early Modern Europe: ...

Author: Eoin Price

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137494924

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 95

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At the start of the seventeenth century a distinction emerged between 'public', outdoor, amphitheatre playhouses and 'private', indoor, hall venues. This book is the first sustained attempt to ask: why? Theatre historians have long acknowledged these terms, but have failed to attest to their variety and complexity. Assessing a range of evidence, from the start of the Elizabethan period to the beginning of the Restoration, the book overturns received scholarly wisdom to reach new insights into the politics of theatre culture and playbook publication. Standard accounts of the 'public' and 'private' theatres have either ignored the terms, or offered insubstantial explanations for their use. This book opens up the rich range of meanings made available by these vitally important terms and offers a fresh perspective on the way dramatists, theatre owners, booksellers, and legislators, conceived the playhouses of Renaissance London.
Categories: Performing Arts

Blood and Home in Early Modern Drama

Blood and Home in Early Modern Drama

12 The Uses of the Future in Early Modern Europe Edited by Andrea Brady and Emily Butterworth 13 Making Publicsin ... of the Performative James Loxley andMarkRobson 23 Making Space Public in Early Modern Europe Performance, Geography, ...

Author: Ariane M. Balizet

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317961949

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 198

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In this volume, the author argues that blood was, crucially, a means by which dramatists negotiated shifting contours of domesticity in 16th and 17th century England. Early modern English drama vividly addressed contemporary debates over an expanding idea of "the domestic," which encompassed the domus as well as sex, parenthood, household order, the relationship between home and state, and the connections between family honor and national identity. The author contends that the domestic ideology expressed by theatrical depictions of marriage and household order is one built on the simultaneous familiarity and violence inherent to blood. The theatrical relation between blood and home is far more intricate than the idealized language of the familial bloodline; the home was itself a bloody place, with domestic bloodstains signifying a range of experiences including religious worship, sex, murder, birth, healing, and holy justice. Focusing on four bleeding figures—the Bleeding Bride, Bleeding Husband, Bleeding Child, and Bleeding Patient—the author argues that the household blood of the early modern stage not only expressed the violence and conflict occasioned by domestic ideology, but also established the home as a site that alternately reified and challenged patriarchal authority.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Sexuality and Memory in Early Modern England

Sexuality and Memory in Early Modern England

11 Staging Early Modern Romance Prose Fiction, Dramatic Romance, and Shakespeare Edited by Mary Ellen Lamb and ... Claims of the Performative James Loxley and Mark Robson 23 Making Space Public in Early Modern Europe Performance, Geography,

Author: John S. Garrison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317548874

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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This volume brings together two vibrant areas of Renaissance studies today: memory and sexuality. The contributors show that not only Shakespeare but also a broad range of his contemporaries were deeply interested in how memory and sexuality interact. Are erotic experiences heightened or deflated by the presence of memory? Can a sexual act be commemorative? Can an act of memory be eroticized? How do forms of romantic desire underwrite forms of memory? To answer such questions, these authors examine drama, poetry, and prose from both major authors and lesser-studied figures in the canon of Renaissance literature. Alongside a number of insightful readings, they show that sonnets enact a sexual exchange of memory; that epics of nationhood cannot help but eroticize their subjects; that the act of sex in Renaissance tragedy too often depends upon violence of the past. Memory, these scholars propose, re-shapes the concerns of queer and sexuality studies – including the unhistorical, the experience of desire, and the limits of the body. So too does the erotic revise the dominant trends of memory studies, from the rhetoric of the medieval memory arts to the formation of collective pasts.
Categories: Literary Criticism