Paul’s Pick of the Month, a Free Article from the Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies

Every month, Paul Chase in the Penn Press Journals department invites our blog readers to download a complimentary article from one of our many scholarly journals.

Jemcs coverPaul's Pick for January, Defining Early Modern Pornography: The Case of Venus and Adonis by Chantelle Thauvette, appears in the latest issue of the Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies.

"In the 2006 third edition of The Oxford English Dictionary, the definition of pornography was revised to include a distinction between the “erotic” and “aesthetic” feelings sexually explicit representations produce in their audiences. While this distinction is not new, its recent inclusion in the definition of pornography invites us to explore sexually explicit early modern literature, such as Shakespeare’s Venus and Adonis, in a new light," writes Thauvette.

To download this free article and learn more about the Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies, click here.

Check the Penn Press Log on February 15 for Paul's next pick.

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