This volume of essays contributes to our understanding of the ways in which the Jesuits employed emotions to “change hearts”—that is, convert or reform—both in Europe and in the overseas missions. The early modern Society of Jesus excited and channeled emotion through sacred oratory, Latin poetry, plays, operas, art, and architecture; it inflamed young men with holy desire to die for their faith in foreign lands; its missionaries initiated dialogue with and ‘accommodated’ to non-European cultural and emotional regimes. The early modern Jesuits conducted, in all senses of the word, much of the emotional energy of their times. As such, they provide a compelling focus for research into the links between rhetoric and emotion, performance and devotion, from the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries.
Yasmin Haskell is Chair of Latin and Director of the Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition at the University of Bristol, UK. She is a Partner Investigator in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions. She has published widely on the Latin culture of the early modern Society of Jesus.
Raphaële Garrod is Associate Professor of early modern French and a fellow of Magdalen College at the University of Oxford, UK. She was a postdoctoral researcher and remains an associate member of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions. She works at the intersection of early modern French literature and intellectual history from the mid-sixteenth to the mid-seventeenth century.
Table of contents
Acknowledgments List of Illustrations Editorial Note Preface> Jan Bloemendal
Introduction Yasmin Haskell and Raphaële Garrod 1
Senecan Catharsis in Nicolas Caussin’s Felicitas (1620): A Case Study in Jesuit Reconfiguration of Affects Raphaële Garrod 2
Performing the Passions: Pierre Brumoy’s De motibus animi between Didactic and Dramatic Poetry Yasmin Haskell 3
Passions on the Jesuit Stage: Systems of Affects in Eighteenth-Century Jesuit Theater Poetics Nienke Tjoelker 4
“In what storms of blood from Christ’s flock is Japan swimming?” Gratia Hosokawa and the Performative Representation of Japanese Martyrdom in Mulier Fortis (1698) Makoto Harris Takao 5
The Angel and Ameri(c)a: Performing the “New World” in José Manuel Peramás’s De invento Novo Orbe inductoque illuc Christi sacrificio (1777) Maya Feile Tomes 6
Si potes exemplo moveri, non propiore potes: Emotional Reciprocity in Laurent Le Brun’s Nova Gallia Peter O’Brien 7
“I began to teach […]”: Emotion and Performance in Isaac Jogues’s Letter to Father Jean Filleau John Gallucci 8
Performing Emotions at the Canonization of Ignatius of Loyola and Francis Xavier in the Southern Low Countries Ralph Dekoninck, Maarten Delbeke, Annick Delfosse and Koen Vermeir 9
Jesuits and Music in Guam and the Marianas, 1668–1769 David R.M. Irving 10 Jesuit Visual Preaching and the Stirring of the Emotions in Iberian Popular Missions Juan Luis González García 11 “Such fragile jewels”: The Emotional Role of Chinese Porcelain in Early Modern Jesuit Missions Susan Broomhall Envoi“Don Mancio, Nephew of the King of Hizen”: Echoes of the Japanese Tenshō Mission to Europe in 1585 in the Portrait of Sukemasu Itô by Domenico Tintoretto Paola Di Rico and Marino Viganò
All interested in Jesuit history, emotions, the links between rhetoric and emotion, performance and devotion.