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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2024) 54 (1): 165–201.
Published: 01 January 2024
... has since then challenged art historians’ interpretation of Goya's true intentions. Discussions have delved into whether the painting was meant to be a “caricature” of its subjects. This article revisits this problem by historicizing the debate on caricature in relation to the revival of physiognomy...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 503–531.
Published: 01 September 2022
... of the actual experience of living, sinning, and suffering in this present age. 45 Again and again in the course of his book, he invites his readers to identify with the figures represented in his tales, to read these sinners under judgment not just as caricatures of vice but as images of our own possible...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (3): 471–492.
Published: 01 September 2003
... in Byzantine art, which again naturally stem from the “orthodox” side, and tend equally to reduce their subjects to caricatures and stereotypes. 17 So Byzantine heresy is doubly difŽcult for the historian. On the one hand, the Cameron / How to Read Heresiology...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (2): 323–347.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., criticisms advanced in Book 1 belong to an actual cultural current that characterized some sections of the early Quattrocento humanist environment. As it emerges from its caricature in Book 1, this cultural current was inspired by an ideal of extreme classi- cism that elected few authors as the only...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (1): 55–85.
Published: 01 January 2023
... of scripture, their critics argued that in practice the godly subjected scripture to a confirmation bias by slavishly adhering to a modern Genevan tradition invented by John Calvin. 17 Hooker's account of the godly was clearly a caricature designed to serve polemical purposes. 18 Laudianism obviously...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 533–565.
Published: 01 September 2022
..., Edgar is forfeit. Yet he chooses for his disguise the reviled Bedlam beggar or “Abraham Man,” an over-the-top caricature of false poverty and manipulative cozenage. In choosing so conspicuous a fraudster as his disguise, then, Edgar must prioritize something beyond mere camouflage. 5 What this figure...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (3): 513–543.
Published: 01 September 2016
... of collective norms to individual freedoms, the moral and ecological disasters caused by capital- ism, the categories of meaning and value — one finds only ugly caricatures. Thomas Pfau’s contribution to this special issue remarks on the “venomous” character of responses to Gregory’s book; I am struck...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (1): 143–159.
Published: 01 January 2009
... a means to reconciliation, providing the embattled couple with a shared sense of purpose. The arrogant Spaniard — a familiar caricature —  is brought low through trickery and becomes the play’s scapegoat. The humbling of Cacafogo is actually preceded by a striking scene of Spanish...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (2): 331–373.
Published: 01 May 2009
... psychoanalysis, neglects the cultural tradition of the entire male body phallicized by an erect stance. Without resorting to caricature, Rembrandt encapsulated the per- ceived essential difference between the two sexes in small etchings he signed and dated in 1631 (see figs. 1–  2).11 An aging...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (2): 373–391.
Published: 01 May 2007
... in many ways, and it is with this understand- ing that I will use the terms race and racial in this study.6 My argument assumes, in brief, that the caricatured figure of the giant is used in Arthurian romance as a means of reflecting on the subtler, and more fraught, problems of racial and ethnic...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (2): 369–391.
Published: 01 May 2011
... resemblance to Skelton’s domes- tic caricatures Crafty Conveyance and Sir John Double-­Cope). The Bowge revises those structures yet again, for it situates its protagonist not in the thick of a corrupted secular order but rather as an exile from that order. Its tempters may have roots in the same...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (3): 469–491.
Published: 01 September 2007
... or as recur- sive — from the first, a periodic fantasy. 1953, 1918 I let two dates stand as a mere caricature of the twentieth century: 1918, for one specific association but also because the end of World War I is a conve- nient point at which to mark the calamitous effects of nationalism in Europe...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (1): 45–68.
Published: 01 January 2014
... by the sixteenth-­century reformers that had not already been deployed by their medieval predecessors.”8 Gillespie rightly points out the continuities among pre-­Reformation writers and sixteenth-­ century reformers who rely on Lollard critiques and caricatures to draft their own versions of the religious...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (2): 317–343.
Published: 01 May 2011
... body (inner and outer) are theologically necessary, yet this thought provides little consolation. The promise that is constantly lived as deferral and delay coun- ters any caricature one may have of mystics engaged in a seemingly inces- santly direct têtetête with divinity. Nothing could...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (2): 293–321.
Published: 01 May 2020
...- text; the sight of its results was. No image of late medieval judicial cruelty has been more enduring than Huizinga s caricature of the dull, animal- like enjoyment, the county fair- like amusement . . . provided for the people by its perverse sickness. 46 Yet this vision of puerile brutes...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (3): 549–577.
Published: 01 September 2007
... plays of the 1590s, both English and Roman, the people dwindle into caricatures of the many-headed beast. This is true in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, in which the people rip apart Cinna the poet, and in Heywood’s Edward IV, where they threaten to sack the city of London and are only held off...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (1): 7–35.
Published: 01 January 2010
... and Robert- son’s) one-sided caricature of Darwinism. With natural selection, Darwin bequeathed to the study of medieval drama a perfectly fruitful, nonteleologi- cal analogy for historical change, of which Chambers, with some important modifications, has made the best use to date. However...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (3): 487–519.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., they climb up and are confronted by the caricature of their sacred patron. Outraged, town officials order the arrest of Buffalmacco and the seizure of his goods. From the safety of Florence, Buffalmacco mocks the town’s attempted retaliation. Sacchetti’s novella raises the possibility...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (1): 113–146.
Published: 01 January 2001
... are wearing masks, for their caricatured corporeality is wholly consonant with other textual and pictorial representations of Muslims as a monstrous, racial other. The Saracens of Cordova participate in the same program of abjecting representation as the verbal descriptions...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2020) 50 (2): 233–268.
Published: 01 May 2020
... Comnena s Alexiad, which includes a caricature of a warrior- priest whose dying words boast of his martial prowess.80 Moreover, newly estab- lished European landholders in the Near East were known to press pilgrims into service; by 1104, as Alan Murray notes, the practice of enlisting pilgrims to help...