Shakespeare and the new science in Early Modern Culture

Shakespeare e la nuova scienza nella Cultura Early Modern

Maria Del Sapio Garbero (a cura di)

ISBN: 978-88-6995-001-8
Caratteristiche: 2016 • 14,4x22,3 cm • 384 pagine • brossura

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Shakespeare’s modernity resides in the highly cognitive potential of his language and in the way different paradigms overlap in his works, in a phase in which newly problematized models of cognition brought about by the new science – or “the new philosophy” as John Donne called it – were deeply complicating the way human beings saw themselves and the universe. How is this revolutionized epistemic framework catalyzed in Shakespeare’s art? And how does Shakespeare’s art contribute to it? There is a crucial epistemic core in his works which demands to be dealt with from the perspective of an integrated form of knowledge. The authors of this book take up just such a challenge, finding a guide in the Renaissance dialogue among the ‘Artes’, the name that at the time – the time of Leonardo, Copernicus, Vesalius, Michelangelo, Kepler, Galileo, Bruno, Bacon – was applied to both abstract and empirical domains of knowledge.

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Maria Del Sapio Garbero is Full Professor of English Literature at Roma Tre University. She is the author of Il bene ritrovato. Le figlie di Shakespeare dal King Lear ai romances (Bulzoni 2005). She has also edited La traduzione di Amleto nella cultura europea (Marsilio 2002), Identity, Otherness and Empire in Shakespeare’s Rome (Ashgate 2009), and co-edited Questioning Bodies in Shakespeare’s Rome (V&R Unipress, 2010). Recent publications include the essay Shakespeare’s Maternal Transfigurations (Ashgate, 2015).

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