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Fashioning England and the English

Literature, Nation, Gender

Editors: Orgis, Rahel, Heim, Matthias (Eds.)

  • Thanks to the diachronic span of the volume from the fifteenth to the twentieth century, the essays bear witness to changing views of England and the English in literature and to the processes by which literary texts themselves participate in these changes 
    Brings into conversation less well-known voices with a restricted number of canonical authors like Wordsworth, Woolf and Shakespeare 
    Pays attention to women writers’ negotiation of ideas of the nation and the roles female figures play in male writers’ conceptions of nationhood.
    Engages with a variety of public discourses and literary genres, ranging from religious discourse and saints’ lives to political travel narrative

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About this book

This book explores how literary texts envision England and respond to discourses and conceptions of Englishness and the English nation, especially in relation to gender and language. The essays discuss texts from the fifteenth to the twentieth century and bear witness to changing views of England and the English, highlighting the importance of religion, economy, landscape, the spectre of the “other” and language in this discourse. The volume pays attention to women writers’ reflection on the nation and the roles female figures play in male writers’ visions of nationhood. It brings into conversation less well-known voices like those of Osbern Bokenham, Thomas Deloney, Eleanor Davies and Jacquetta Hawkes with canonical authors—William Shakespeare, William Wordsworth, Jane Austen and Virginia Woolf—and opens a space for exploring the interplay of dominant and variant voices in the fashioning of England.

About the authors

Rahel Orgis is Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. She is the author of Narrative Structure and Reader Formation in Lady Mary Wroth’s Urania (2017) and has published articles on early modern prose fiction and drama in the Sidney Journal, SPELL and ELR.

Matthias Heim works as digital publications manager for hep publishing in Berne, Switzerland. He has undertaken research on the space of war in early modern plays and investigated Shakespeare’s low-frequency vocabulary through computer-aided statistics at the University of Neuchâtel. Currently he explores how battlefield images in cinema shape modern readings of battles in Shakespeare’s plays.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Orgis, Rahel (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

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  • Engendering a Sense of Englishness: The Use of the Mother Tongue in Osbern Bokenham’s “Vita Sanctae Margaretae”

    Rupp, Katrin

    Pages 23-45

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  • Tricking Sir George into Marriage: The Utopian Moral Reform of the English Commonwealth in Thomas Deloney’s Jack of Newbury

    Orgis, Rahel

    Pages 47-69

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  • Shakespeare’s Style, Shakespeare’s England

    Craig, Hugh

    Pages 71-95

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  • Gendering the Archipelago: Nation, State and Empire in the Prophetic Writings of Lady Eleanor Davies

    Ivic, Christopher (et al.)

    Pages 97-118

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eBook 83,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-92126-6
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover 106,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-92125-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fashioning England and the English
Book Subtitle
Literature, Nation, Gender
Editors
  • Rahel Orgis
  • Matthias Heim
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-92126-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-92126-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-92125-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXI, 322
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations
Topics