What does it mean to possess a voice - or to be without one? This is the question that twelve scholars of philosophy, literature, history, art history, musicology, religion, law, and classics address in Voice and Voicelessness in Medieval Europe. For medieval thinkers, the categories of voice and voicelessness were deeply embedded in definitions of the human, the divine, and the bestial. This interdisciplinary collection of far-reaching yet closely intertwined essays engages with current debates surrounding historicist models of subjectivity, the poetics and aesthetics of marginality, political theology, embodiment, performance studies, and the affective turn. In turn, Voice and Voicelessness in Medieval Europe forges connections between medieval voices and contemporary ones, giving "voices" to a fresh generation of scholars.
  • ISBN13: 9781137397058
  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Pubilcation Year: 2015
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 00264
SeriesNew Middle Ages
Publication DateSeptember 30, 2015

Voice and Voicelessness in Medieval Europe

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