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

By Jyotsna G. Singh

That includes twenty one newly-commissioned essays, A significant other to the worldwide Renaissance: English Literature and tradition within the period of Expansion demonstrates how cutting-edge globalization is the results of a fancy 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 heritage of globalization by way of exploring its impacts on English tradition and literature of the early sleek period.
  • Moves past conventional notions of Renaissance background ordinarily as a revival of antiquity and offers a brand new viewpoint on England's mercantile and cross-cultural interactions with the hot and previous 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 intricate historic approach associated with the emergence of capitalism and colonialism
  • Explores very important subject matters equivalent to East-West kinfolk and Islam; visible representations of cultural 'others'; gender and race struggles in the new economies and cultures; international drama at the cosmopolitan English degree, and lots of more

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Introduction. Forum: English Cosmopolitanism and the Early Modern Moment,” Shakespeare Studies 35 (2007): 19–23. Howard, Jean E. Theatre of a City: The Places of London Comedy, 1598–1642. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006. Jardine, Lisa. Worldly Goods: A New History of the Renaissance. New York and London: W. W. Norton, 1996. Kamps, Ivo and Jyotsna G. Singh, eds. Travel Knowledge: European “Discoveries” in the Early Modern Period. New York: Palgrave, 2001. MacLean, Gerald, ed.

Singh, Jyotsna G. “Islam in the European Imagination in the Early Modern Period,” in Voices of Tolerance in an Age of Persecution. Ed. Vincent P. Carey, Washington, DC: The Folger Shakespeare Library, 2004, 84–92. Spurr, David. The Rhetoric of Empire: Colonial Discourse in Journalism, Travel Writing, and Imperial Administration. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1993. Subrahmanyam, Sanjay. “A Tale of Three Empires: Mughals, Ottomans, and Hapsburgs in a Comparative Context,” Common Knowledge 12/1 (2006): 66–92.

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