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 brand new globalization is the results of a fancy and long old method that had its roots in England's mercantile and cross-cultural interactions of the 16th and 17th centuries.
- An cutting edge assortment that interrogates the worldwide paradigm of our interval and gives a brand new background of globalization by way of exploring its affects on English tradition and literature of the early sleek period.
- Moves past conventional notions of Renaissance heritage more often than not 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, in addition with Northern Europe.
- Illustrates how twentieth-century globalization used to be the results of a long and intricate historic method associated with the emergence of capitalism and colonialism
- Explores very important themes similar to East-West family 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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Global Traffic: Discourses and Practices of Trade in English Literature and Culture from 1550 to 1700. New York: Palgrave, 2008. Sebek, Barbara. “Morose’s Turban,” Shakespeare Studies 35 (2007): 32–8. Sidney, Philip. Sir Philip Sidney: The Major Works. Ed. Katherine Duncan Jones. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989. 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.
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A companion to the global Renaissance : English literature and culture in the era of expansion by Jyotsna G. Singh