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 state-of-the-art globalization is the results of a posh and long historic 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 gives a brand new heritage of globalization by means of exploring its impacts on English tradition and literature of the early smooth period.
- Moves past conventional notions of Renaissance historical past as a rule as a revival of antiquity and provides 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 used to be the results of a long and complicated old procedure associated with the emergence of capitalism and colonialism
- Explores very important themes corresponding 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 level, and lots of more
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Singh 17 modern period. ” Global networks of exchange in the Renaissance not only implied commercial and economic transactions, but also, as Smith illuminates, refigured European systems of signification, in this instance sodomy, in grappling with new and variable categories of difference evoked by the “others” they encountered. V Networks of Exchange: Traveling Objects In charting the travels of Englishmen in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries (belatedly following the Spaniards and Portuguese) in the last section, it is apparent that the travelers were often drawn by the imperatives of trade, commerce, and profit, as much as by curiosity, personal ambition, or national pride.
Malta, as Vaughan reminds us, was regarded as “a liminal space, where a broad cross-section of cultures, religions, and nationalities mingled and struggled for domination” in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. In his representation of Jews in Malta, for instance, Marlowe draws on both negative and positive associations, as collaborators with the Turkish enemy and as defenders of Europeans in his portrayal of Barabas. ” Whether depicting tragic scapegoats or comic butts for jokes, English Renaissance drama frequently deployed figures of “otherness” – outsiders – who evoked social, cultural, and religious anxieties in an expanding world.
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A companion to the global Renaissance : English literature and culture in the era of expansion by Jyotsna G. Singh