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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (3): 387–395.
Published: 01 September 2021
..., in other words, do we engage textual remnants to locate traces of embodied action? A forum midway through the issue offers speculative and provocative answers to this question, and an afterword takes a wider view of the enterprise to think through its implications for periodization and historical analysis...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (3): 497–507.
Published: 01 September 2021
...W. B. Worthen What does it mean to think about embodiment without bodies? This essay pursues a question central to all categories of performance—theatrical and extratheatrical—in the early modern period. It explores that question by considering the actions assigned to performers by early modern...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (3): 487–495.
Published: 01 September 2021
... that actively produced cultural understandings, rather than merely representing preexisting views. Embodied knowledge is often thought of as a “repertoire” of actions outside the documentary “archive” of official history; performers of the repertoire are thus crucial for the transmission of cultural memory. 1...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (3): 553–575.
Published: 01 September 2021
... that Pantheisticon induced its participants to actually think. It convened a group in person for the purposes of an embodied action: to collectively reflect upon metaphysics and natural philosophy. The structure of Pantheisticon mimics a path of initiation into the Socratic Society. The preface confronts...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (3): 453–473.
Published: 01 September 2021
... consists of a culture's events that are not reproducible in a written archive, but instead “enact embodied memory” as “ephemeral, nonreproducible knowledge [the transmission of which] requires presence.” 60 Villagers witnessing the rebels’ actions or perambulating with them participated in the ephemeral...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2010) 40 (2): 273–297.
Published: 01 May 2010
... through the poem, the essay draws out examples of medieval agents participating in the craft of forgiveness with varying degrees of inadequacy when compared with Jesus Christ, the embodiment of forgiveness. It focuses on two versions of community in the poem: the political model of forgiveness in the Mede...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (2): 317–343.
Published: 01 May 2011
... and embodiment of divine truth in action that demonstrates a person’s complete adoption into the divine will. Werke and perfection in love also accomplish a transformation of the outer body into the inner. In a telling linguistic desig- nation, of the two references to the body in the List — one in her...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 483–501.
Published: 01 September 2022
... without actually consuming the elements; the priest receives the elements for those who attend Mass “in clene lyfe, and . . . devoutely” (176). 18 Having received the body of Christ both sacramentally and virtually, the recipient must continue to embody virtues and perform virtuous works...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (2): 305–330.
Published: 01 May 2009
..., or, as was at least as likely, failed to adapt to the new demands. The answer begins with the assumption that cognition is embodied. No matter how abstract the subjects of one’s thoughts, they are produced upon a material base of flesh, blood, neurons, and neurotransmitters. And, thus, it is the bodies...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (3): 577–585.
Published: 01 September 2021
... the limits and purposes of commodified embodiment—acting—as means to a wider, historical understanding of embodiment, of bodies in and as action.” By contrast, the “instruction manuals” for most medieval plays are often at variance with the bodies and actions they purport to capture, so we need a different...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2013) 43 (1): 71–98.
Published: 01 January 2013
... to embody what cannot be embodied, to enact the unveiling of what can never truly be unveiled. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 a “Quod me nutrit me destruit”: Discovering the Abject...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2024) 54 (2): 299–332.
Published: 01 May 2024
... is at stake in such fusion. If we examine Roger's hybrid body and its actions in light of ideas about prostheticized bodies developed in disability studies, we can better understand the complexity of premodern notions of embodiment, thingly relics, and the interactions of human and Passion relic matter...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (2): 283–312.
Published: 01 May 2001
..., embodies, like Archimago the “guilefull great Enchaunter” (I.ii.Argument), all the political and rhetorical threats to England’s Protes- tant regime.19 Guile’s Catholic appearance in particular follows Protestant propaganda, which proclaimed that the Jesuits were plotting...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (2): 315–337.
Published: 01 May 2016
.... Fitzgerald / Performance Anxiety and the Passion  327 In staging the Passion without an embodied Christ, in displacing the suffering onto one of the “torturers” who then becomes a slapstick object of ridicule, in framing this action with the narrative of a rich merchant who enables...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (3): 509–531.
Published: 01 September 2021
..., it became clear that mountebanks were not simply the foreign equivalent of English peddlers, nor were they a strictly continental phenomenon at all: mountebanks staged embodied performances throughout the English kingdom, mounting their trademark banks (platforms) in fairs, fields, and public squares...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 567–591.
Published: 01 September 2022
... made a similar argument about the role of love qua good will/God's will in the exercise of virtuous actions. 30 Like Erasmus, Duke Senior mollifies the potential austerity of the Stoic sage with an embodied openness to what sensation properly entertained might teach him about his own condition...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 533–565.
Published: 01 September 2022
... extends beyond the feeling (however potent) of regret into the realm of alleviatory action. When Lear encounters Poor Tom, the “poor, naked wretch,” whose suffering embodies the words of his prayer, Lear responds to the creature not with loving charity, but with something very different indeed...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (3): 597–622.
Published: 01 September 2023
... this experience; it is through their experiences (often embodied ones, but also their cognitive actions) that readers “join in” the text as designed by the author. 67 The “joint attention” approach does not shy away from intentionalism. In fact, intention is its very basis: authorial intention...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (1): 41–67.
Published: 01 January 2022
... suffering or, for that matter, the nonhuman world itself. Second, to what extent is ecological suffering anthropogenic—caused by human action—and to what extent does it spiral beyond human responsibility? Christ III leads the reader to experience the impossibility of fully understanding catastrophe...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (3): 477–486.
Published: 01 September 2021
... reconsider James's entry with special attention to the king not as part of a spectacle, but as an embodied performer: James himself and his actions. This public, embodied (urban) performance would have been “essential for producing and ratifying” James's authority over his subjects. 10 I also consider how...