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The Resource Spectacles of strangeness : imperialism, alienation, and Marlowe, Emily C. Bartels

Spectacles of strangeness : imperialism, alienation, and Marlowe, Emily C. Bartels

Label
Spectacles of strangeness : imperialism, alienation, and Marlowe
Title
Spectacles of strangeness
Title remainder
imperialism, alienation, and Marlowe
Statement of responsibility
Emily C. Bartels
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Oriental barbarians, black magicians, homosexuals, African queens and kings, Machiavellian Christians, Turks, and Jews - for an English audience of the sixteenth century, these are marginal, unorthodox, and strange figures. They are also the central figures in the plays of Christopher Marlowe. In Spectacles of Strangeness, Emily C. Bartels focuses on Marlowe's preoccupation with "strangers" and "strange" lands, and his use - and subversion - of Elizabethan stereotypes. Setting Marlovian drama in the context of England's nascent imperialism, Bartels probes the significance of the alien as a vital presence on the Renaissance stage and within Renaissance society. Bartels further examines the reasons that Marlowe (himself a marginalized figure as playwright, and reputedly a homosexual, spy, and atheist) turned again and again to the subject. Bartels argues that what makes Marlowe's dramas so remarkable, important, and subversive is that he evokes these cultural stereotypes only to undermine them: to expose the circumscription of difference as a political strategy, designed to advance the self, state, and status quo over and against some "other." By interrogating Marlowe's works and their relation to England's imperialism, the author helps to explain why the "alien" was such a prominent figure in the Renaissance's theatrical and extra-theatrical discourses and how imperialism influenced the development of the early modern theater and the early modern state. Drawing on new historicist methodologies and recent assessments of colonialist discourse, Spectacles of Strangeness is a stimulating study of one of the most important figures in Renaissance literature and drama
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bartels, Emily Carroll
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marlowe, Christopher
  • Marlowe, Christopher
  • Marlowe, Christopher
  • Marlowe, Christopher
  • Political plays, English
  • Alienation (Social psychology) in literature
  • Drama
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Exoticism in literature
  • Aesthetics, British
  • Spectacular, The
  • Théâtre politique anglais
  • Aliénation (Psychologie sociale) dans la littérature
  • Théâtre (Genre littéraire)
  • Impérialisme dans la littérature
  • Exotisme dans la littérature
  • Esthétique britannique
  • Spectaculaire
  • DRAMA
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Aesthetics, British
  • Alienation (Social psychology) in literature
  • Drama
  • Exoticism in literature
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Political plays, English
  • Spectacular, The
  • Imperialismus
  • Entfremdung
  • Exotismus
  • Imperialismus
Label
Spectacles of strangeness : imperialism, alienation, and Marlowe, Emily C. Bartels
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-214) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Setting the Stage. Ch. 1. Strange and Estranging Spectacles: Strategies of State and Stage -- pt. II. The Alien Abroad. Ch. 2. Reproducing Africa: Dido, Queen of Carthage and Colonialist Discourse. Ch. 3. East of England: Imperialist Self-Construction in Tamburlaine, Parts 1 and 2. Ch. 4. Capitalizing on the Jew: The Third Term in The Jew of Malta -- pt. III. The Alien at Home. Ch. 5. Demonizing Magic: Patterns of Power in Doctor Faustus. Ch. 6. The Show of Sodomy: Minions and Dominions in Edward II
Control code
ocm44959946
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 221 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781512801002
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt16ndqg5
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44959946
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Spectacles of strangeness : imperialism, alienation, and Marlowe, Emily C. Bartels
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-214) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Setting the Stage. Ch. 1. Strange and Estranging Spectacles: Strategies of State and Stage -- pt. II. The Alien Abroad. Ch. 2. Reproducing Africa: Dido, Queen of Carthage and Colonialist Discourse. Ch. 3. East of England: Imperialist Self-Construction in Tamburlaine, Parts 1 and 2. Ch. 4. Capitalizing on the Jew: The Third Term in The Jew of Malta -- pt. III. The Alien at Home. Ch. 5. Demonizing Magic: Patterns of Power in Doctor Faustus. Ch. 6. The Show of Sodomy: Minions and Dominions in Edward II
Control code
ocm44959946
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 221 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781512801002
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt16ndqg5
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44959946
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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