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New Transculturalisms, 1400–1800
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Sounding Otherness in Early Modern Drama and Travel

Uncanny Vibrations in the English Archive

Authors: Wood, Jennifer Linhart

  • Demonstrates the significance of sound in cross-cultural encounters in early modern drama and travel writing
  • Features QR codes in each chapter, giving readers access to sound recordings of the instruments discussed 
  • Appeals to students and scholars of Renaissance drama, travel literature, British literature, Shakespeare, sound and sensory studies, historical phenomenology, new materialisms, and music history
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  • Due: July 16, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-12224-9
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About this book

Sounds are a vital dimension of transcultural encounters in the early modern period. Using the concept of the soundwave as a vibratory, uncanny, and transformative force, Jennifer Linhart Wood examines how sounds of foreign otherness are experienced and interpreted in cross-cultural interactions around the globe. Many of these same sounds are staged in the sonic laboratory of the English theater: rattles were shaken at Whitehall Palace and in Brazil; bells jingled in an English masque and in the New World; the Dallam organ resounded at Topkapı Palace in Istanbul and at King’s College, Cambridge; and the drum thundered across India and throughout London theaters. This book offers a new way to conceptualize intercultural contact by arguing that sounds of otherness enmesh bodies and objects in assemblages formed by sonic events, calibrating foreign otherness with the familiar self on the same frequency of vibration.

About the authors

Jennifer Linhart Wood teaches at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and works for Shakespeare Quarterly at the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: July 16, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-12224-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: June 18, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-12223-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sounding Otherness in Early Modern Drama and Travel
Book Subtitle
Uncanny Vibrations in the English Archive
Authors
Series Title
New Transculturalisms, 1400–1800
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-12224-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-12224-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-12223-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 374
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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