A companion to the global Renaissance : English literature by Jyotsna G. Singh

By Jyotsna G. Singh

That includes twenty one newly-commissioned essays, A better half to the worldwide Renaissance: English Literature and tradition within the period of Expansion demonstrates how state-of-the-art globalization is the results of a posh and long ancient method that had its roots in England's mercantile and cross-cultural interactions of the 16th and 17th centuries.

  • An leading edge assortment that interrogates the worldwide paradigm of our interval and provides a brand new historical past of globalization via exploring its impacts on English tradition and literature of the early sleek period.
  • Moves past conventional notions of Renaissance background frequently as a revival of antiquity and offers a brand new standpoint on England's mercantile and cross-cultural interactions with the hot and outdated Worlds of the Americas, Africa, and the East, to boot with Northern Europe.
  • Illustrates how twentieth-century globalization was once the results of a long and complicated historic method associated with the emergence of capitalism and colonialism
  • Explores important issues equivalent to East-West family and Islam; visible representations of cultural 'others'; gender and race struggles in the new economies and cultures; worldwide drama at the cosmopolitan English level, and plenty of more

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Global Traffic: Discourses and Practices of Trade in English Literature and Culture from 1550 to 1700; and Daniel Vitkus, Turning Turk: English Theatre and the Multicultural Mediterranean, among several others. For an insightful analysis of the complex dynamic between cosmopolitanism and xenophobia in early modern England, see Barbara Sebek, “Morose’s Turban” (Shakespeare Studies 35: 32–35). Also see Jean Howard, “Introduction: English Cosmopolitanism and the Early Modern Moment” (Shakespeare Studies 35: 19–23).

New York: Columbia University Press, 1999. Jyotsna G. Singh 27 Okada, Amina. Indian Miniatures of the Mughal Court, trans. Deke Dusinberre. New York: Harry N. , 1992. Poster, Mark. Foucault, Marxism, and History: Mode of Production versus Mode of Information. Cambridge: Polity, 1984. Pratt, Mary Louise. Imperial Eyes: Travel Writing and Transculturation. London: Routledge, 1992. Sebek, Barbara and Stephen Deng, eds. Global Traffic: Discourses and Practices of Trade in English Literature and Culture from 1550 to 1700.

The essays that follow elaborate on this story. Notes 1 The Armada portrait is frequently ascribed to George Gower, the Queen’s Sergeant–Painter, but Karen Hearn questions this certainty: “Apart from the portrait miniatures of the Queen, principally by Nicholas Hilliard, it is almost impossible to identify the actual artists who painted the portraits that have survived. A draft patent drawn up in 1584 would have given Gower a monopoly of her image in every format in large . . Yet no extant portraits can with certainty be ascribed to Gower himself ” (77).

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