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Document Type

Monograph

Description

Every known society wears some form of clothing. It is central to how we experience our bodies and how we understand the sociocultural dimensions of our embodiment. It is also central to how we understand works of literature. In this innovative study, Brazil demonstrates how medieval writers use clothing to direct readers’ and spectators’ awareness to forms of embodiment. Offering insights into how poetic works, plays, and devotional treatises target readers’ kinesic intelligence—their ability to understand movements and gestures—Brazil demonstrates the theological implications of clothing, often evinced by how garments limit or facilitate the movements and postures of bodies in narratives. By bringing recent studies in the field of embodied cognition to bear on narrated and dramatized interactions between dress and body, this book offers new methodological tools to the study of clothing.

Publication Date

12-31-2018

Publisher

Medieval Institute Publications

City

Kalamazoo

ISBN

9781580443586

Keywords

clothing, embodiment, kinesis, medieval literature, theology

Disciplines

Medieval Studies

Citation for Published Book

Brazil, Sarah. The Corporeality of Clothing in Medieval Literature: Cognition, Kinesis, and the Sacred. Kalamazoo, MI: Medieval Institute Publications, 2018.

The Corporeality of Clothing in Medieval Literature: Cognition, Kinesis, and the Sacred

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