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The Reformation of Emotions in the Age of Shakespeare
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The Reformation of Emotions in the Age of Shakespeare

Steven Mullaney

Abstract

The crises of faith that traumatized Reformation Europe precipitated crises of individual and collective identity. Structures of feeling and structures of belief underwent a lasting transformation; there was a reformation of social emotions—a necessary recalibration of community—as well as a Reformation of faith. It is an informing belief of this study that our most lasting and moving works of culture are what they are—lasting and moving—because they are so deeply rooted in the soil of their times, complexly engaged with what is at risk in the historical moment and unsettled in the collective ... More

Keywords: historical consciousness, affective technologies, structures of feeling, reformation of emotions, Elizabethan, collective memory, cultural performances, historical trauma, history of emotions, phenomenology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780226547633
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226117096.001.0001

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Steven Mullaney, author

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