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Archipelagic identities : literature and identity in the Atlantic Archipelago, 1550-1800

Author: Philip Schwyzer; Simon Mealor
Publisher: Aldershot ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text explores the invention and interplay of national, regional and linguistic identities in the literatures of early modern Britain and Ireland. The volume includes innovative work by leading  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Schwyzer; Simon Mealor
ISBN: 0754635848 9780754635840
OCLC Number: 230763410
Description: x, 232 pages : maps
Contents: Contents: Introduction; Philip Schwyzer; An uncertain union (a dialogue), David Baker and Willy Maley; Part I Looking for Britain: This pleasant and sceptred isle: insular fantasies of national identity in Anne Dowriche's The French Historie and William Shakespeare's Richard II, Kate Chedgzoy; Whose pastorals? William Browne of Tavistock and the Singing of Britannia, Gillian Wright; Defoe, Scotland and Union, John Kerrigan; Part II Spenser's Islands: Marrying waterways: politicizing and gendering the landscape in Spenser's Faerie Queene River-Marriage Canto, Joan Fitzpatrick; From Irish countries to English counties: state sovereignty and territorial reorganization in early modern Ireland, Swen Voekel; Spenser and the Stuart succession, Andrew Hadfield; Part III Representing the Nation: Provincial identification and the struggle over representation in Thomas Coryat's Crudities (1611), Melanie Ord; The complaint of Caledonia: Scottish identity and the female voice, Murray G.H. Pittock; 'A witty book, but mostly feigned': William Richards' Wallography and perceptions of Wales in later 17th-century England, Michael Roberts; Part IV Immigrants and Emigrants: 'Signes of a Stranger': the English language and the English Nation in the late 16th century, Emma Smith; O Belle Tamise: the development of a Huguenot pastoral mode in Elizabethan England, Simon Mealor; 'Our British land': Anne Bradstreet's Atlantic perspective, Christopher Ivic; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Philip Schwyzer and Simon Mealor.

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