publication . Doctoral thesis . 2016

Ibi et cor tuum: The Twin Perils of Studium and Otium in English Renaissance Intellectual Culture

Obi, Gertrude;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
My dissertation, “Ibi et cor tuum: The Twin Perils of Studium and Otium in English Renaissance Intellectual Culture,” investigates the ways in which the temptations posed by intellectual labor were conceptualized and navigated by English Renaissance humanists. The competition pitting the vita activa against the vita contemplativa, which every age—including ours—must resolve anew, generated a spate of writings engaging with the mixed legacy of classical and medieval Christian attitudes towards the cultivation of knowledge for its own sake.My first chapter traces the discourse of intellectual labor as leisure from the Aristotelian concept of schole through its tra...
Subjects
free text keywords: English literature, amicitia, intellectual labor, Marlowe, Christopher, Milton, John, More, Thomas, otium
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