Tilting the English Renaissance against the present moment, examines how the interpretive experience of emotion produces social bonds
Drew Daniel is Assistant Professor of English at the Johns Hopkins University.
"... a powerfully engaging and deeply rewarding study of melancholy in English Renaissance literature." Graham Hammill, University at Buffalo, SUNY "In this stimulating, inventive, and moving volume by one of Shakespeare studies' most brilliant ad original emerging voices, Drew Daniel uses the history of melancholy in order to map the haptic loops and iconic postures that bind together thinking, feeling, and making in art and life. Along the way he answers questions that really matter, such as how melancholy forges friendships among misanthropes, and why fashion makes us sad." Julia Reinhard Lupton, author of Thinking with Shakespeare: Essays on Politics and Life