Shakespeare, Spenser, And The Crisis In Ireland by Christopher HighleyShakespeare, Spenser, And The Crisis In Ireland by Christopher Highley

Shakespeare, Spenser, And The Crisis In Ireland

byChristopher Highley

Paperback | January 29, 2007

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Christopher Highley's book explores the most serious crisis the Elizabethan regime faced: its attempts to subdue and colonize the native Irish. Through a range of literary representations from Shakespeare and Spenser, and contemporaries such as John Hooker, John Derricke, George Peele and Thomas Churchyard he shows how these writers produced a complex discourse about Ireland that cannot be reduced to a simple ethnic opposition. Highley argues that the confrontation between an English imperial presence and a Gaelic "other" was a profound factor in the definition of an English poetic self.
Title:Shakespeare, Spenser, And The Crisis In IrelandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:January 29, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521030838

ISBN - 13:9780521030830


Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Elizabeth's other isle; 1. Spenser's Irish courts; 2. Reversing the conquest: deputies, rebels and Shakespeare's 2 Henry VI; 3. Ireland, Wales and the representation of England's borderlands; 4. The Tyrone rebellion and the gendering of colonial resistance in 1 Henry VI; 5. 'A softe kind of warre': Spenser and the female reformation of Ireland; 6. 'If the Cause be not good': Henry V and Essex's Irish campaign; Notes; List of works cited; Index.

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