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The automaton in English Renaissance literature 1 edition

The automaton in English Renaissance literature
Wendy Beth Hyman

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The automaton in English Renaissance literature
Wendy Beth Hyman

Published 2011 by Ashgate in Farnham, Surrey, Burlington, VT .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Introduction / Wendy Beth Hyman
Descartes avec Milton: the automata in the garden / Scott Maisano
"To me comes a creature": recognition, agency, and the properties of character in Shakespeare's The winter's tale / Justin Barnes Kolb
Antique myth, early modern mechanism: the secret history of Spenser's Iron man / Lynsey McCulloch
Orpheus and the poetic animation of the natural world / Leah Knight
The mechanical saint: early modern devotion and the language of automation / Brooke Conti
Arrow, acrobat, and phoenix: on sense and motion in English civic pageantry / Michael Witmore
"More than art": clockwork automata, the extemporizing actor, and the brazen head in Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay / Todd Andrew Borlik
"Mathematical experiments of long silver pipes": the early modern figure of the mechanical bird / Wendy Beth Hyman
Desire, nature, and automata in The bower of bliss / Nick Davis.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Series
Literary and scientific cultures of early modernity

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
820.9/356
Library of Congress
PR428.T43 H95 2011

The Physical Object

Pagination
x, 209 p. :
Number of pages
209

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25193129M
Internet Archive
automatonenglish00hyma
ISBN 10
0754668657, 0754695190
ISBN 13
9780754668657, 9780754695196
LC Control Number
2010052526
OCLC/WorldCat
694616480

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