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日 時 2015年7月 21日(火)4限 15:05~16:35
場 所 17号館 6階 17603教室
講演者 John Yamamoto-Wilson氏
(上智大学 准教授)
講演題目 How They Suffered: Constructs of Suffering in Early Modern England
内容           John Yamamoto-Wilson is a professor at Sophia University, where he teaches in the Department of English Literature and works on translation issues and Protestant and Catholic discourse in seventeenth-century England. A central purpose of his work in the field of seventeenth-century studies has been to demonstrate the continuing relevance of Catholic literature to Protestant readers.
          His recent book, Pain pleasure and perversity (Ashgate, 2013), examines seventeenth-century attitudes towards suffering. At the beginning of the seventeenth century both Catholics and Protestants, in their different ways, commonly believed that the central purpose of this life was to suffer in order to merit a place in heaven after death. By the end of the seventeenth century, however, most people had come to accept the 'doctrine of contentment'(that is, the idea that one has a right to be happy in this life). This is one of the biggest differences between the world of today and Renaissance world, and this book traces the way in which people's thinking changed in those days, leading from a society in which animals were tortured and killer for entertainment, criminals were whipped and hanged in public, and suffering was considered an inescapable and necessary part of life, to our modern way of thinking, in which suffering is to be avoided and is even considered taboo.

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