Making Space Public In Early Modern Europe: Performance, Geography, Privacy by Angela VanhaelenMaking Space Public In Early Modern Europe: Performance, Geography, Privacy by Angela Vanhaelen

Making Space Public In Early Modern Europe: Performance, Geography, Privacy

EditorAngela Vanhaelen, Joseph P. Ward

Hardcover | March 20, 2013

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Broadening the conversation begun inMaking Publics in Early Modern Europe(2009), this book examines how the spatial dynamics of public making changed the shape of early modern society. The publics visited in this volume are voluntary groupings of diverse individuals that could coalesce through the performative uptake of shared cultural forms and practices. The contributors argue that such forms of association were social productions of space as well as collective identities. Chapters explore a range of cultural activities such as theatre performances; travel and migration; practices of persuasion; the embodied experiences of lived space; and the central importance of media and material things in the creation of publics and the production of spaces. They assess a multiplicity of publics that produced and occupied a multiplicity of social spaces where collective identity and voice could be created, discovered, asserted, and exercised. Cultural producers and consumers thus challenged dominant ideas about just who could enter the public arena, greatly expanding both the real and imaginary spaces of public life to include hitherto excluded groups of private people. The consequences of this historical reconfiguration of public space remain relevant, especially for contemporary efforts to meaningfully include the views of ordinary people in public life.

Angela Vanhaelen is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Art History and Communicataion Studies at McGill University, Canada.Joseph Ward is Associate Professor  and Chair of the Department of History at the University of Mississippi, US.
Title:Making Space Public In Early Modern Europe: Performance, Geography, PrivacyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:318 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.98 inPublished:March 20, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415661099

ISBN - 13:9780415661096


Table of Contents

IntroductionSteven Mullaney and Angela VanhaelenPart I: Performative Spatial Pratices 1. What's Hamlet to Habermas? Spatial Literacy, Theatrical Publication, and the Publics of Early Modern Public Stage Steven Mullaney2.English Coffeehouses and French Salons: Rethinking Habermas, Gender and Sociability in Early Modern French and British HistoriographyBrian Cowan 3. Viewing the Paper Stage: Civil War, Print, Theatre and the Public SphereRachel Willie4. Place, Space, and Public Formation in the Drama of the Spanish EmpireMargaret R. GreerPart II: Spaces Between: Transforming Journeys and Geographies5. Assembling the Archipelago: Isolarii and the Horizons of Early Modern Public MakingBronwen Wilson6. "Now through you made public for everyone": John Ogilby'sBritannia(1675), the 1598 Peutinger Map Facsimile, and the Shaping of Public Space Meredith Donaldson Clark7. "Exposed to Everyone's Eyes": The Urban Prospect and the Publicity of Representation in Israel Silvestre's Profile of the City of Rome, 1687 Elena Napolitano8. Sensing Space and Making PublicsMarlene Eberhart9. Town and Country: The Geography of the English Literary PublicKevin PaskPart III: The Potential of the Private10. Negotiating the 'forum politicum' and the 'forum conscientiae': John Calvin and the Religious Origins of the Modern Public SphereTorrance Kirby12. Painting the Visible Church: The Calvinist Art of Making Publics Angela Vanhaelen13. Matrices of Force: Spinozist Monism and Margaret Cavendish'sDescription of a New World, Called the Blazing WorldMeredith Evans13. The Reformation of Space in Shakespeare's Playhouse Paul Yachnin