The Culture of Obesity in Early and Late Modernity

Body Image in Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton, and Skelton

  • Authors
  • Elena Levy-Navarro

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Elena Levy-Navarro
    Pages 1-33
  3. Elena Levy-Navarro
    Pages 35-44
  4. Elena Levy-Navarro
    Pages 45-65
  5. Elena Levy-Navarro
    Pages 111-146
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 193-238

About this book


This book offers the first sustained examination of fatness in the early modern period.  Using readings of such major figures as Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton, and Skelton, this book considers alternative ways that fat was constructed before the introduction of the modern pathologized category of 'obesity'.


chess criticism culture obesity William Shakespeare

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