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

By Jyotsna G. Singh

That includes twenty one newly-commissioned essays, A spouse to the worldwide Renaissance: English Literature and tradition within the period of Expansion demonstrates how latest globalization is the results of a fancy and long old procedure 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 background of globalization via exploring its affects on English tradition and literature of the early glossy period.
  • Moves past conventional notions of Renaissance heritage normally as a revival of antiquity and offers a brand new viewpoint on England's mercantile and cross-cultural interactions with the recent and outdated Worlds of the Americas, Africa, and the East, besides with Northern Europe.
  • Illustrates how twentieth-century globalization used to be the results of a long and intricate old method associated with the emergence of capitalism and colonialism
  • Explores important themes similar to East-West family members 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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Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Burckhardt, Jacob. The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy, Vol. II, trans. S. C. G. Middlemore. Introduction, Benjamin Nelson and Charles Trinkaus. New York: Harper, 1958. Burton, Jonathan. Traffic and Turning: Islam and English Drama, 1579–1624. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2005. Dimmock, Matthew. New Turkes: Dramatizing Islam and the Ottomans in Early Modern England. Aldershot, Hampshire and Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate Press, 2005. Foster, William, ed.

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