Urban Identity and the Atlantic World by E. Fay

Urban Identity and the Atlantic World

EditorE. Fay, L. Von Morze

Hardcover | February 21, 2013

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The constant flow of people, ideas, and commodities across the Atlantic propelled the development of a public sphere and a transnational urban imaginary, influencing national and international cultural and political intersections and innovations. The contributors in Urban Identity and the Atlantic World explore the multiple ways in which a growing urban consciousness was integrated into the more cosmopolitan and transnational creation of an Atlantic public sphere. Wide-ranging, this volume brings together research using a variety of interdisciplinary approaches from social history to literary studies, and from indigenous studies and Africana studies to theatre history.

About The Author

Elizabeth Fay is a Professor of English and Director of the Research Center for Urban Cultural History at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA. Her most recent monograph is Fashioning Faces: The Portraitive Mode in British Romanticism , and she is author of 'Wordsworth, Bostonian Chivalry and the Uses of Art' for Wordsworth in ...
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Title:Urban Identity and the Atlantic WorldFormat:HardcoverDimensions:292 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:February 21, 2013Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230341403

ISBN - 13:9780230341401

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1. Atlantic Urban Transfers in Early Modernity: Mazagão from Africa to the Americas; Jorge Correia
2. From Colonial Subjectivity to 'Enlightened' Selfhood: The Spatial Rhetoric of the Plaza de Armas of Havana, Cuba, 1771-1828; Paul Niell
3. Urban Driftwood: Mobile Catholic Markers and the Extension of the Seventeenth-Century Atlantic Public Sphere; Karin Vélez

4. The Plymouth Rock of Old England?: James Cropper, Atlantic Anti-Slavery, and Liverpool's Civic Identity; Keith Mason
5. Romancing Post-Napoleonic Britain: The Metrical Tale and The Fabulation of Simón Bolívar; Joselyn Almeida-Beveridge
6. Imperial Cosmopolitanism and the Making of an Indigenous Intelligentsia: African Lawyers in Colonial Urban Lagos; Bonny Ibhawoh

7. Leonora Sansay's Anatopic Imagination; Michael Drexler
8. Transatlantic Loops and Urban Anonymity in Mary Shelley's Lodore; Cynthia S. Williams
9.The Spanish Archive and the Remapping of U.S. History in Washington Irving's Columbus; Lindsay DiCuirci
Section IV: Cultures of Performance
10. Meere Strangers: Indigenous and Urban Performances in Algonquian London, 1580-1630; Coll Thrush
11. Theater in the Combat Zone: Military Theatricals at Philadelphia, 1778; David Worrall

Editorial Reviews

"Fay and von Morzé's perspective-changing collection explains how larger sociospatial forces shape cities and their inhabitants. This edition presents a new direction for urban, Atlantic, and cultural studies to reveal an exciting interdisciplinary panorama." - Stephen Shapiro, Professor of English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick, UK