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This Distracted Globe

Marcie Frank, Jonathan Goldberg, and Karen Newman


Worldmaking takes many forms in early modern literature and thus challenges any single interpretive approach, including historicism. The essays in this collection investigate the material stuff of the world in Spenser, Cary and Marlowe; the sociable bonds of authorship, sexuality and sovereignty in Shakespeare and others; and the universal status of spirit, gender and empire in the worlds of Vaughan, Donne and the dastan (tale) of Chouboli, a Rajasthani princess. Together, these essays make the case that to address what it takes to make a world in the early modern period requires the kinds of ... More

Keywords: bodies, cosmos, desire, early modern literature, materiality/matter, Shakespeare, sexuality, theory, universality, worlds/worldmaking

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780823270286
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823270286.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marcie Frank, editor
Concordia University

Jonathan Goldberg, editor
Emory University

Karen Newman, editor
Brown University