Artificial Natures, Unnatural Desires and the Unconscious Other

Artificial Natures, Unnatural Desires and the Unconscious Other

St. Thomas More's Utopia and Sir Philip Sidney's New Arcadia

Scholars' Press ( 2015-08-31 )

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What is the artificial in English Renaissance Culture and Literature? On the one hand, it is any material object represented in Renaissance narrative; on the other, it is metaphorically any artificial/fictitious representation of an "objective" external reality. In Thomas More's Utopia and Philip Sidney's New Arcadia the "artificial" element assumes the dimension of a new kind of technological nature that transcends the "artifice-nature" dichotomy. In these two seminal works, artificial natures and fake desires become "natural" and real in a retrospective and unconscious fashion, thus problematizing the very nature of Renaissance reality.

Book Details:

ISBN-13:

978-3-639-76731-5

ISBN-10:

3639767314

EAN:

9783639767315

Book language:

English

By (author) :

Emmanouil Aretoulakis

Number of pages:

280

Published on:

2015-08-31

Category:

Renaissance, Enlightenment