Table of Contents:
  • The social structure of passion
  • Intimacy and the eroticism of social distance : Sidney's Astrophil and Stella and Spenser's Amoretti
  • Civility and the emotional topography of The Faerie queene
  • At the limits of the social world : fear and pride in Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida
  • Poetic autonomy and the history of sexuality in Shakespeare's sonnets.