Not only geocentric astronomy and the dogmas of Catholic Christianity suffered turmoil and upset; also called into question
was the Aristotelian conception of a hierarchically structured universe permeated with value.
For example, Jacobs argues that, because the wife's adultery in Chaucer's The Ship man's Tale cures a sick marriage, the sexual exclusivity demanded of married partners is called into question
, a fundamental challenge to church law.
Damisch has little patience with the positivistic narratives that have been told about the history of perspective, and this attitude may well have to do with his awareness of the way in which such narratives have been called into question
by the work of Jacques Derrida.
* Possible craters elsewhere were called into question
. Elongated depressions in Argentina, formerly considered the result of a glancing meteorite blow (SN: 1/25/92, p.55), may in fact have resulted from wind erosion, says Arthur L.
called into question
the absolutist assertions of the Elizabethan state" (xi); the second part explores A Midsummer Night's Dream in light of these "formal means," and specifically discusses the "play's reworkings of the gendered political mythology of the monarch, Queen Elizabeth" (xii).
Consciously at least, identity is not called into question
; rather, the focus is memory and the terrible struggle, as Berger notes, to "reappropriate" the past.
As basic assumptions about the therapy are called into question
, some investigators wonder aloud about the wisdom of pursuing more widespread human trials.
Thus the assumption that one can easily discern Milton's judgment of historical figures and events from his poetic representations is usefully called into question
. Though one could wish for a fuller treatment of Paradise Regained and Samson Agonistes than is provided, Fallon has nonetheless given us an important study, one that enriches our sense of how historical experience is mediated by imagination even as it illuminates central passages of Milton's major poetry.
A few pages later, she dispenses with the question of how male actors would have portrayed female characters by writing that "if, however, a Jacobean actor portrayed Lady Macbeth as excessively masculine, her feminine nature could have been called into question
; that is, audiences might not have been willing to 'believe' they were seeing a woman.