Rhetorics of Bodily Disease and Health in Medieval and Early by Jennifer C. Vaught

By Jennifer C. Vaught

Susan Sontag in "Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors" issues to the very important connection among metaphors and physically health problems, and even though her analyses bargains in general with glossy literary works. This choice of essays examines the monstrous quantity to which rhetorical figures relating to ailment and health and wellbeing - metaphor, simile, pun, analogy, image, personification, allegory, oxymoron, and metonymy - tell medieval and early glossy literature, faith, technology, and drugs in England and its surrounding eu context. in line with the severe development over the last decade to foreground the problem of the physique and the feelings, those essays song the improvement of sustained, nuanced rhetorics of physically affliction and health-physical, emotional, and non secular. The participants to this assortment strategy their interesting topics from quite a lot of well timed, theoretical, and interdisciplinary views, together with the philosophy of language, semiotics, and linguistics; ecology; women's and gender reviews; faith; and, the historical past of medication. The essays specialise in works by way of Dante, Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Donne, and Milton between others; the genres of epic, lyric, satire, drama, and the sermon; and cultural historical past artifacts resembling medieval anatomies, the mathematics of plague accounts of mortality, meteorology, and clinical courses for fit regimens.

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