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    John Sellars (2007). Justus Lipsius's De Constantia, A Stoic Spiritual Exercise. Poetics Today 28 (3):339-62.
    This essay offers an introduction to Justus Lipsius's dialogue De Constantia, first published in 1584. Although the dialogue bears a superficial similarity to philosophical works of consolation, I suggest that it should be approached as a spiritual exercise written by Lipsius primarily for his own benefit.
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  2. Eileen Sweeney (2007). Abelard's Historia Calamitatum and Letters: Self as Search and Struggle. Poetics Today 28 (2):303-336.
    In this essay, I offer an interpretation of Abelard's Historia Calamitatum and letters exchanged with Heloise, arguing that both are informed by the attempt to look below the surfaces of language, self, and action to a reality beneath and to achieve authenticity, by which I mean coherence between surface and depth. This reading shows an emerging sense of self and self-knowledge based on the relationship between external act and internal intention. While using traditional medieval narrative forms, I argue, Abelard gives (...)
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