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Explores the role of the mind in creating erotic experience on the early modern stage To 'conceive' desire is to acknowledge the generative potential of the erotic imagination, its capacity to impart form and make meaning out of the most elusive experiences. Drawing from cognitive theories about the metaphorical nature of thought, Gillian Knoll traces the contours of three conceptual metaphors - motion, space and creativity - that shape desire in plays by John Lyly and William Shakespeare. Metaphors, she argues, do more than narrate or express eros; they constitute erotic experience for Lyly's…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Explores the role of the mind in creating erotic experience on the early modern stage To 'conceive' desire is to acknowledge the generative potential of the erotic imagination, its capacity to impart form and make meaning out of the most elusive experiences. Drawing from cognitive theories about the metaphorical nature of thought, Gillian Knoll traces the contours of three conceptual metaphors - motion, space and creativity - that shape desire in plays by John Lyly and William Shakespeare. Metaphors, she argues, do more than narrate or express eros; they constitute erotic experience for Lyly's and Shakespeare's characters. Gillian Knoll is Assistant Professor of English at Western Kentucky University.
Autorenporträt
Gillian Knoll is Assistant Professor in English at Western Kentucky University. Her publications include "'Binding the Void': The Erotics of Place in Antony and Cleopatra." Criticism 58.2 (Forthcoming, 2017) and "How to Make Love to the Moon: Intimacy and Erotic Distance in John Lyly's Endymion." Shakespeare Quarterly 65.2 (2014): 164-79.