First published in 2000. Did people in early modern Europe have a concept of an inner self? Carla Mazzio and Douglas Trevor have brought together an outstanding group of literary, cultural, and history scholars to answer this intriguing question. Through a synthesis of historicism and psychoanalytic criticism, the contributors explore the complicated, nuanced, and often surprising union of history and subjectivity in Europe centuries before psychoanalytic theory. Addressing such topics as "fetishes and Renaissances," "the cartographic unconscious," and "the topographic imaginary," these essays move beyond the strict boundaries of historicism and psychoanalysis to carve out new histories of interiority in early modern Europe.

chapter 1|18 pages

Dreams of History An Introduction

part |1 pages

Fielding Questions

chapter 2|16 pages

Fetishisms and Renaissances

chapter 4|23 pages

Toward a Topographic Imaginary

ByEarly Modern Paris

part |1 pages

Graphic Imaginations

chapter 8|29 pages

The Interpretation of Dreams, circa 1610

ByJeffrey Masten

chapter 9|42 pages

The Melancholy of Print

ByLove's Labour's Lost

chapter 10|31 pages

George Herbert and the Scene of Writing

ByDouglas Trevor

part |1 pages

Depth Perceptions

chapter 11|12 pages

The Anus in Coriolanus

ByJonathan Goldberg

chapter 12|27 pages

Breaking the Mirror Stage

ByKathryn Schwarz

chapter 13|26 pages

The Inside Story

ByDavid Hillman

part |1 pages


chapter 15|26 pages

Weeping for Hecuba

chapter 16|21 pages

Second-Best Bed

ByMarjorie Garber