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The Resource The poetics of English nationhood, 1590-1612, Claire McEachern

The poetics of English nationhood, 1590-1612, Claire McEachern

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The poetics of English nationhood, 1590-1612
Title
The poetics of English nationhood, 1590-1612
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Claire McEachern
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Poetics of English Nationhood is a study of the formation of English national identity during the early modern period. Claire McEachern argues for the role of Reformation religious culture in the shaping of a Tudor-Stuart nation, and examines its presence in the writings of Spenser, Shakespeare, and Drayton. She shows how in their work the concept of nationality is always fluid; it crucially depends on a sense of intimacy that seeps across and above hierarchies and boundaries. McEachern shows how different kinds of language - literary, exegetical, parliamentary - personify power, thereby sealing the intimacy which binds the nation as an imagined community. The representation of faith, motherland, and crown in Tudor-Stuart texts, she argues, continually personified English political institutions, promoting both social order and collective unity
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1963-
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McEachern, Claire
Illustrations
illustrations
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in Renaissance literature and culture
Series volume
13
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  • English literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Politics and literature
  • National characteristics, English, in literature
  • Nationalism
  • Nationalism
  • Nationalism in literature
  • Renaissance
  • Poetics
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • England
Label
The poetics of English nationhood, 1590-1612, Claire McEachern
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 198-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. This England -- 2. Sects and the single woman: Spenser's national romance -- 3. Speaking in common: Henry V and the paradox of the body politic -- 4. Putting the "poly" back into Poly-Olbion: British union and the borders of the English nation
Control code
052157031x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 239 p.
Isbn
9780521570312
Lccn
95052325
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The poetics of English nationhood, 1590-1612, Claire McEachern
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 198-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. This England -- 2. Sects and the single woman: Spenser's national romance -- 3. Speaking in common: Henry V and the paradox of the body politic -- 4. Putting the "poly" back into Poly-Olbion: British union and the borders of the English nation
Control code
052157031x
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 239 p.
Isbn
9780521570312
Lccn
95052325
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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