Reading Sensations in Early Modern England

  • Authors
  • Katharine A. Craik

Part of the Early Modern Literature in History book series (EMLH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Katharine A. Craik
    Pages 1-10
  3. Katharine A. Craik
    Pages 11-34
  4. Katharine A. Craik
    Pages 135-138
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 139-200

About this book


How did Renaissance literature affect readers' minds, bodies and souls? In what ways did the history of literary experience overlap with the history of humours and emotions? This book argues that a new aesthetic vocabulary based on the theory of the passions was formulated in the Renaissance to describe the affective power of literature.


England English literature humour poetry Renaissance

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