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- DescriptionThis study deals with the aesthetic manifestations of one of the world's most fiercely icophobic and anti-aesthetic religious cultures: Calvinism. It establishes the category of the Calvinesque as an aesthetic of extreme violence against the human body. In close readings of theological documents, literary texts and dramatic speeches, the book examines the extent to which language, literary imagination and theology permeate and condition each other. The book aims at providing new perspectives on literary stylistics after the religious turn in the humanities. By emphasising the pervasive impact of Protestant theology on secular Western culture and by radically questioning some of the narratives that have been crucial to Western (Protestant) identity, this study opens up historical perspectives to contemporary debates about the impact of Calvinism on political discourses, violent entertainment, disciplinary culture and an Anglo-American humanitarian porgraphy of pain.
- Author BiographyClaudia Richter studied English Literature and Religious Studies at Freie Universitat Berlin, and English and Scottish Literature at the University of Edinburgh (UK). For her MA thesis, The Aesthetics of Violence in the Drama of Christopher Marlowe, she received the Martin Lehnert Award, which is annually awarded by the German Shakespeare Society. In the past, she has been a lecturer and a researcher at Freie Universitat Berlin.
- Author(s)Claudia Richter
- PublisherPeter Lang AG
- Date of Publication13/08/2014
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Country of PublicationSwitzerland
- First Published2014
- ImprintPeter Lang AG
- Weight350 g
- Width148 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Edition StatementNew edition
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