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Image ethics in Shakespeare and Spenser / James A. Knapp.

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    Knapp, James A., 1968-,

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  • Publisher

    New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

  • Subject

    English literature Early modern, 1500-1700 History and criticism

    Visual perception in literature

    Ethics in literature

    Image (Philosophy)

    Ethics England History 16th century

    Ethics England History 17th century

    Aesthetics, British 16th century

    Aesthetics, British 17th century

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Criticism and interpretation.

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Philosophy.

    Spenser, Edmund, 1552?-1599 Criticism and interpretation.

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  • ISBN

    9780230108097 (alk. paper), 0230108091 (alk. paper)

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  • Physical description

    xii, 231 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.

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Bibliography, etc. note: Includes bibliographical references and index. Formatted contents note: Introduction: image ethics -- Harnessing the visual: from illustration to ekphrasis -- From visible to invisible: Spenser's Aprill and messianic ethics -- Looking for ethics in Spenser's Faerie queene -- "To look, but with another's eyes": translating vision in A midsummer night's dream -- The ethics of temporality in Measure for measure -- "Ocular proof" and the dangers of the perceptual faith -- "Disliken the truth of your own seeming": visual and ethical truth in The winter's tale.