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This distracted globe : worldmaking in early modern literature

Author: Marcie Frank; Jonathan Goldberg; Karen Newman
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Worldmaking takes many forms in early modern literature and thus challenges any single interpretive approach. The essays in this collection investigate the material stuff of the world in Spenser, Cary, and Marlowe; the sociable bonds of authorship, sexuality, and sovereignty in Shakespeare and others; and the universal status of spirit, gender, and empire in the worlds of Vaughan, Donne, and the dastan (tale) of
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marcie Frank; Jonathan Goldberg; Karen Newman
ISBN: 9780823270286 0823270289 9780823270293 0823270297
OCLC Number: 914326160
Description: ix, 243 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: World Enough and Time / Jonathan Goldberg (with Karen Newman and Marcie Frank) --
Part I. Materiality --
1. Worldly Muck: Translating Matter in Book 2 of The Faerie Queene / Brent Dawson --
2. Extreme Cary / David Glimp --
3. Marlowe's Footstools / Aaron Kunin --
Part II. Sociality --
4. "Who Is Speaking Here?": Shakespeare's Sonnets, Modern Authorship, and the Contemporary University / Robert Matz --
5. Hamlet and the Truth About Friendship / James Kuzner --
6. "Racked...to the Uttermost": The Verges of Love and Subjecthood in The Merchant of Venice / Lara Bovilsky --
7. Cities of the Stranger / Meredith Evans --
Part III. Universality --
8. What It Feels Like to Be a Body: Humoralism, Cognitivism and the Sociological Horizon of Early Modern Religion / Daniel Juan Gil --
9. Woman as World: The Female Microcosm/Macrocosm in Shakespeare and Donne / Lynn Maxwell --
10. The Nether Lands of Chouboli's Dastan / Madhavi Menon.
Responsibility: Marcie Frank, Jonathan Goldberg, and Karen Newman, editors.

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