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Eros Visible: Art, Sexuality And Antiquity In Renaissance Italy
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Focusing on the impact of the erotic revolution that swept through 16th-century Italy, Eros Visible presents a compendious, revisionist account of High Renaissance art. Through close visual analysis of artworks and careful reading of related texts, James Grantham…
Schooling Sex: Libertine Literature and Erotic Education in Italy, France, and England 1534-1685
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How did Casanova learn the theory of sex? Why did male pornographers write in the characters of women? What happens when philosophers take sexuality seriously and the sex-writers present their outrageous fantasies as an educational, philosophical quest? Schooling…
Sexuality and Gender in Early Modern Europe: Institutions, Texts, Images
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This exploration of sexuality and gender in Renaissance art and literature starts from an assumption that would have seemed unthinkable a generation ago: that the 'natural' phenomena of sex, gender and subjectivity are constructed rather than essentially…
Politics, Poetics, And Hermeneutics In Milton's Prose
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In this book, some of the most eminent critics of seventeenth-century literature and some of the liveliest younger scholars explore the interconnections among Milton's politics, poetics, and prose writings. While the essays focus on Milton's prose, they open up…
Libertines And Radicals In Early Modern London: Sexuality, Politics And Literary Culture, 1630-1685
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This study analyzes English sexual culture between the Civil Wars and the death of Charles II in unprecedented detail. James Grantham Turner examines a broad range of Civil War and Restoration texts, from sex-crime records to Milton's epics and Rochester's…