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‘What is the matter with yowe Christen men?’: English Colonial Literature, 1555–1625

Andrew Hadfield

in Literature, Travel, and Colonial Writing in the English Renaissance 1545–1625

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199233656
eISBN:
9780191696626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233656.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter demonstrates the ways in which various forms of colonial literature—from the reign of Mary to that of James I—were forced to reflect upon the enterprises they were encouraging, and to ... More


A Hard Place to Write About

David Roessel

in In Byron's Shadow: Modern Greece in the English and American Imagination

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195143867
eISBN:
9780199871872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143867.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses the difficulty writers faced in writing about Greece at the start of the 1920s. It argues that a new conception of Greece, one not based on classical or Romantic texts, ... More


The Grounds of English Literature

Christopher Cannon

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199230396
eISBN:
9780191696459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230396.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The centuries just after the Norman Conquest are the forgotten period of English literary history. In fact, the years 1066–1300 witnessed an unparalleled ingenuity in the creation of written forms, ... More


‘The Double-Armed Man’

Simon Barker

in War and Nation in the Theatre of Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627653
eISBN:
9780748652228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627653.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter presents a description of the work of M. J. D. Cockle who, just over a century ago, undertook his taxonomy of the military prose of the early modern period. It also discusses how ... More


Novel Atmographies: Eighteenth-Century Weather Writing and the Atmospheres of Robinson Crusoe

Jayne Elizabeth Lewis

in Air’s Appearance: Literary Atmosphere in British Fiction, 1660–1794

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226476698
eISBN:
9780226476711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226476711.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Daniel Defoe’s turbulent prose gives away his personal interest toward what he termed “the History and Reality of Apparitions,” not to mention his apparent interest in weather—both of which can be ... More


Drama and Political Education

in Political Communication and Political Culture in England, 1558-1688

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804783620
eISBN:
9780804784580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783620.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter looks at history plays and tragedies. It pays attention to the changing link between English historical writing and the dramatic treatment of historical events. It specifically analyzes ... More


The ordered state: Power, authority, and the written word

Lynda Mugglestone

in Samuel Johnson and the Journey into Words

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199679904
eISBN:
9780191760099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679904.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language, Lexicography

This chapter considers the state of the written language that is established by means of the Dictionary, in both intention and actuality. A particular focus lies in the conflicting models of order ... More


The Indian Novel in English to 1950

Shyamala A. Narayan

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 9: The World Novel in English to 1950

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199609932
eISBN:
9780191869761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199609932.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter examines the Indian novel in English. It is an historical fact that the novel in India developed under the stimulus received from the West; but the potentialities for the novel already ... More


Mothering India: Women's Fiction in English Shaping Cultural History (1890-1947)

Susmita Roye

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190126254
eISBN:
9780190991623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190126254.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Mothering India concentrates on early Indian women’s fiction, not only evaluating their contribution to the rise of Indian Writing in English (IWE), but also exploring how they reassessed and ... More


Introduction: Mothering India

Susmita Roye

in Mothering India: Women's Fiction in English Shaping Cultural History (1890-1947)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190126254
eISBN:
9780190991623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190126254.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Indian Writing in English (IWE) today boasts of internationally renowned writers, both male and female. In comparison to the vast amount of critical work on contemporary women writers, the roots of ... More


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