Issue 4: Touch Me, Touch Me Not

Issue 4, Winter 2014–5

Edited by Erin E. Benay and Lisa M. Rafanelli

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Touch me, touch me not: senses, faith and performativity in early modernity: introduction

Erin E. Benay (Case Western Reserve University) and Lisa M. Rafanelli (Manhattanville College)

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A touching compassion: Dürer’s haptic theology

Shira Brisman (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

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Blind suffering: Ribera’s non-visual epistemology of martyrdom

Itay Sapir (Université du Québec à Montréal)

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Disciplining the tongue: Archbishop Antoninus, the Opera a ben vivere and the regulation of women’s speech in renaissance Florence

Theresa Flanigan (The College of Saint Rose)

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Sensing the image: gender, piety and images in late medieval Tuscany

Catherine Lawless (Trinity College Dublin)

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Vox clamantis in deserto: The Johannesschüssel: senses and silences

Barbara Baert (KU Leuven)

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To have and to hold: possessing the sacred in the late renaissance

Erin E. Benay (Case Western Reserve University)

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Performing the renaissance body and mind: somaesthetic style and devotional practice at the Sacro Monte di Varallo

Allie Terry-Fritsch (Bowling Green State University)

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Alienata da’ sensi: reframing Bernini’s S. Teresa

Andrea Bolland (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

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Finishing touches: an afterword

Alice E. Sanger (The Open University) and Siv Tove Kulbrandstad Walker (Independent Scholar)

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