Between Spenser and Swift: English Writing in Seventeenth-Century Ireland
While recent studies of Edmund Spenser and Jonathan Swift have firmly relocated both writers in their Irish as well as their English context, English writing in Ireland between these monolithic figures has been largely neglected. This study explores in detail the literary territory between Spenser and Swift. Examining a range of texts, from fragments to sophisticated publications such as economic improvement manuals, histories, plays, romances and poems, Deana Rankin demonstrates how writers in Ireland articulated the transition from soldier to settler across this century of war and political turmoil. She illuminates both centre and periphery by revealing for the first time the richness of English writing in Ireland during the period and its sustained engagement with canonical English literature, including Shakespeare, Sidney and Milton. Historians and literary scholars will find much to discover in this significant contribution to early modern British studies.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Between soldier and settler the English parliamentary writing of Ireland
Writing the Irish subject 163341
An Aphorismical Discovery of Treasonable Faction the search for citizenship 164252
Hannibal in Capua
Relating the Truth of Things Past
Staging resolution Restoration romance and the Dublin theatre
Other editions - View all
action Anglesey Aphorismical appeared army attempt Barry battle become Bellings Bellings's Cambridge campaigns Castlehaven Catholic century Chapter Charles civil colonial Confederation conquest Contemporary court Cromwell cultural death detail discipline Dublin Earl early edition Elizabethan enemy England example exile experience figure final follow force further future Gilbert give hand Henry History honour Ibid interest Ireland Irish James John Kilkenny king Kingdom land language late later Lawrence Letter literary London Lord manuscript Memoirs military narrative native never O'Neill offer Old English Ormond Orrery Oxford particular past Philip play poem political present Protestant published reader reading rebellion rebels recent reference remained reports Restoration returned rhetorical Richard romance rule settlement Sidney soldier Spenser stage Swift sword translation turned University Press View Ware wars writing written
All Book Search results »
Women's Writing in the British Atlantic World: Memory, Place and History ...
No preview available - 2007