Early Modern Literature in History

Shakespeare, Spenser and the Matter of Britain

Authors: Hadfield, A.

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Shakespeare, Spencer and the Matter of Britain examines the work of two of the most important English Renaissance authors in terms of the cultural, social and political contexts of early modern Britain. Andrew Hadfield demonstrates that the poetry of Edmund Spenser and the plays of William Shakespeare demand to be read in terms of an expanding Elizabethan and Jacobean culture in which a dominant English identity had to come to terms with the Irish, Scots and Welsh who were now also subjects of the crown.

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ANDREW HADFIELD is Professor of English at the University of Sussex. He is the author of Shakespeare and Renaissance Political Culture (2003) and Edmund Spenser's Irish Experience (1997), as well as numerous other studies of Renaissance literature and culture. He is the editor of the Cambridge Companion to Spenser (2001), and has taught at universities in Ireland, Wales, England and the USA.

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'Over the past fifteen years, the work of Andrew Hadfield has been at the forefront of examining Ireland's importance for the Elizabethan imagination. His new collection of essays...usefully assembles a number of pieces that have appeared over the past decade, with two previously unpublished papers.' - Times Literary Supplement

'Hadfield's argument is exciting and stimulating...surely deserves gratitude of Shakespeareans and Spenserians for preventing both misopolitical reading and naive politicization of the early modern texts' - Mari Mizuno, Studies in English Literature, English No.47, (Mar., 2006)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction: English Literature and Anglicised Britain

    Pages 1-11

    Hadfield, Andrew

  • Crossing the Borders: Ireland and the Irish between England and America

    Pages 12-26

    Hadfield, Andrew

  • English Colonialism and National Identity in Early Modern Ireland

    Pages 27-42

    Hadfield, Andrew

  • Malcolm in the Middle: James VI and I, George Buchanan and the Divine Right of Kings

    Pages 43-58

    Hadfield, Andrew

  • ‘Bruited Abroad’: John White and Thomas Harriot’s Colonial Representations of Ancient Britain

    Pages 59-76

    Hadfield, Andrew

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Shakespeare, Spenser and the Matter of Britain
Authors
Series Title
Early Modern Literature in History
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-50270-3
DOI
10.1057/9780230502703
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-99313-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-43191-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 220
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