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The Male Body in Medicine and Literature$
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Andrew Mangham and Daniel Lea

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781786940520

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781786940520.001.0001

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The Poetics of Anatomy

The Poetics of Anatomy

John Donne’s Dissection of the Male Body1

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(p.17) Chapter One The Poetics of Anatomy
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The Male Body in Medicine and Literature
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Jamie McKinstry

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781786940520.003.0002

Jamie McKinstry examines the early modern history of anatomical dissection as an exploratory process of formalising knowledge and of encountering the unexpected within. The sixteenth-century journey inside the body has parallels, McKinstry argues, with the contemporaneous exploration of the New World and in Donne’s poetry he sees reflected a linked throwing-off of ignorance and an embracing of new physical metaphors.

Keywords:   John Donne, Anatomy, Dissection, American history, History of Medicine

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