The Resource Vision, the gaze, and the function of the senses in Celestina, James F. Burke, (electronic resource)

Vision, the gaze, and the function of the senses in Celestina, James F. Burke, (electronic resource)

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Vision, the gaze, and the function of the senses in Celestina
Title
Vision, the gaze, and the function of the senses in Celestina
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James F. Burke
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eng
Summary
The plot of the late-medieval Spanish work Celestina (1499) centers on the ill-fated love of Calisto and Melibea and the fascinating character of their intermediary, Celestina. In this ground-breaking rereading of the play, James F. Burke offers a new interpretation of the characters' actions by analyzing medieval theories of perception that would have influenced the composition of Celestina. Drawing upon a variety of texts and thinkers-including the medieval theories of Thomas Aquinas, the Renaissance treatises of Marsilio Ficino, the classical philosophy of Aristotle, and the modern psychology of Jacques Lacan-Burke relates ancient and medieval theories of sensory functions to modern understandings. He demonstrates that modern concepts of "the gaze" have their premodern analogy in the idea of an all-encompassing sensory field, both visual and auditory, that surrounded and enveloped each individual. Touching on medieval theories of the "evil eye," the sonic sphere, and "the banquet of the senses," Burke offers a new perspective on the use and manipulation of sensory input by the characters of Celestina. This book will be welcomed not only by students of Spanish literature but also by those interested in new ways of approaching medieval and Renaissance texts
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1939-
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Burke, James F.
Dewey number
862/.2
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Penn State studies in Romance literatures
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  • Rojas, Fernando de
  • Vision in literature
  • Gaze in literature
  • Senses and sensation in literature
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Vision, the gaze, and the function of the senses in Celestina, James F. Burke, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780271072364
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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11645653
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MWT11645653
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Vision, the gaze, and the function of the senses in Celestina, James F. Burke, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780271072364
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11645653
Publisher number
MWT11645653
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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