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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 117–139.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Margaret Healy In the political turmoil of mid-seventeenth-century England, both socio-political utopias and dystopias were repeatedly imagined through corporeal images and medical metaphors and narratives. The new iatrochemistry—Paracelsian and subsequently Helmontian medicine—featured especially...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Marion Turner Medical language permeated all kinds of texts in premodern Europe, including legal, literary, devotional, political, autobiographical, and philosophical writings. The essays in this special issue are particularly interested in the functions of metaphor and of narrative. Many thinkers...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (2): 331–373.
Published: 01 May 2009
... modern culture, the fluids were multiple and metaphoric, inviting a range of erotic wordplays and visual puns about urine, semen, water, and wine. The sexual economy was as much characterized by liquidity as it was obsessed with penile penetration. The somatics and semiotics of early modern masculinity...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 89–115.
Published: 01 January 2016
... between judicial and penal procedures and the medicalized body. Across Caulier's successive interventions in the querelle , medical language at first complements then ultimately supplants juridical discourse. Unlike the “punitive” metaphors identified by Susan Sontag, medicalized language empowers...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (2): 225–255.
Published: 01 May 2009
... experienced God, each other, and the world. Examining metaphor and imagery that adopts features of the natural world, this essay thinks through the implications for twelfth-century people's spiritual lives of the idea that God, through the Incarnation, entered not nature, but creation. In particular...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (2): 393–416.
Published: 01 May 2011
... bodily functions are a visceral metaphor for the disordered state of late medieval Scotland. Despite the theatrical power of such misogynistic stereotypes, antifeminism is not actually the endpoint of Lindsay's political satire. Rather, it is the tool through which Lindsay critiques the corrupt Catholic...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2019) 49 (3): 609–631.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Kellie Robertson; Sarah Kay; Nicolette Zeeman Late medieval writers were enamored with metaphors of scale for imagining mankind in relation to the rest of the created world. This article takes the minor mundus — the idea of the human as a “lesser world” patterned after the greater, cosmic one...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 7–31.
Published: 01 January 2016
...A. W. Strouse Christian writers have often conceptualized reading and writing in terms of uncircumcision. This study begins to uncover that long-standing literary-theoretical tradition. It describes how early Christian theologians, following Saint Paul, discussed allegory with metaphors...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (3): 505–521.
Published: 01 September 2015
... in print. Specifically, Whitney restructures humanist notions of reading-as-gathering around “huswifely” textile work by drawing on the rich semantic context of the word slip . Situating Whitney's A Sweet Nosgay in the material culture from which she drew her metaphors illuminates its relationship...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (2): 321–344.
Published: 01 May 2014
... political philosophy of John Fortescue and George Buchanan. Much more than a broadly gendered metaphor for queenly submission, this language of royal imprisonment derives its legitimacy from discourses that touch upon the very ideological foundations of English and Scottish monarchy. © 2014 by Duke...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2006) 36 (3): 619–642.
Published: 01 September 2006
..., poetry, and utopia. Consider the fol- lowing four fragments and micrographic images as an ironically gigantesque sequence of epigraphs to an essay concerned not so much with elucidation of Milton’s fallen angels as with the meanings and consequences of the fall of metaphor itself in the premodern...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2002) 32 (3): 519–542.
Published: 01 September 2002
... the thirteenth and seven- teenth centuries—a period he is tempted to call “the Age of the Mirror”— the mirror metaphor shifted. Once a figure of divine ideality, the mirror became a metaphor for human consciousness and originality.11 Deborah Shuger, however, resists the tacit link between the inven...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (2): 367–393.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of writing in the ancient world, while also conjuring an important topos in classical philoso- phy: the metaphor of an image impressed in wax. This metaphor of the wax impression is a prominent feature of premodern descriptions of mental activ- ity, particularly theories of perception, imagination...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (1): 61–87.
Published: 01 January 2016
... deployed the image of the surgeon-­confessor, healing the wounds of sin: indeed, Jeremy Citrome has pointed out that, after the Fourth Lateran Council, while literal sur- gery was marginalized by the church, metaphorical surgery was increasingly discussed.19 Henry of Lancaster’s Livre de Seyntz...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2000) 30 (3): 575–599.
Published: 01 September 2000
... to signify a range of personal and social desires and yet sufficiently mystified to dazzle. Alchemy is both the subject and the overar- ching metaphor of The Canon’s Yeoman’s Tale and The Alchemist. In both, the tenor of that metaphor gestures toward a capitalism yet to come...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (2): 229–252.
Published: 01 May 2008
... of the stage that accounts for smell operate? What might it say about the construction of social difference? By shifting focus from the visual realm toward other metaphoric and mate- rial discourses of the body, I argue that a sixteenth-century stage devoid of smell is anachronistic. Three remarkably...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2002) 32 (2): 305–326.
Published: 01 May 2002
... that he wields but a private space which he can lay claim to. In the Middle Ages, as A. C. Spearing puts it in a slightly different context, “possession of such a private space is an index of the power that is exercised outside . . . it.”6 But what happens when the privacy of this metaphorical space...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2000) 30 (3): 519–545.
Published: 01 September 2000
... notions of the Middle Ages were implicated in the processes of colonization, including the historical precedents such notions conferred and the metaphors they furnished for colonists. What, then, did the Middle Ages look like in colonial Sydney? Imaginary...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (1): 147–173.
Published: 01 January 2022
... not always echo those of the “real world” things that a poem is purportedly about. The point is to manage all resources more efficiently, not to let even metaphorical or poetic growth get out of hand, to direct it in the proper channels. In that vision, the only untrammeled growth is for management...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (3): 533–565.
Published: 01 September 2022
... to Edgar's intensely physical performance of Poor Tom, is the prominent deployment of bodily metaphors—traditionally employed as a figuration of community and commonality—appropriated in the service of dissecting the undeserving from the social body, and consequently exiling them from the realm of charity...