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The Resource Early modern English literature and the poetics of cartographic anxiety, Chris Barrett

Early modern English literature and the poetics of cartographic anxiety, Chris Barrett

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Early modern English literature and the poetics of cartographic anxiety
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Early modern English literature and the poetics of cartographic anxiety
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Chris Barrett
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eng
Summary
"The Cartographic Revolution in the Renaissance made maps newly precise, newly affordable, and newly ubiquitous. In sixteenth-century Britain, cartographic materials went from rarity to household decor within a single lifetime, and they delighted, inspired, and fascinated people across the socioeconomic spectrum. At the same time, they also unsettled, upset, disturbed, and sometimes angered their early modern readers. Early Modern English Literature and the Poetics of Cartographic Anxiety is the first monograph dedicated to recovering the shadow history of the many anxieties provoked by early modern maps and mapping in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. A product of a military arms race, often deployed for security and surveillance purposes, and fundamentally distortive of their subjects, maps provoked suspicion, unease, and even hostility in early modern Britain (in ways not dissimilar from the anxieties provoked by global positioning-enabled digital mapping in the twenty-first century). At the same time, writers saw in the resistance to cartographic logics and strategies the opportunity to rethink the way literature represents space--and everything else. This volume explores three major poems of the period--Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene (1590, 1596), Michael Drayton's Poly-Olbion (1612, 1622), and John Milton's Paradise Lost (1667, 1674)--in terms of their vexed and vexing relationships with cartographic materials, and shows how the productive protest staged by these texts redefined concepts of allegory, description, personification, bibliographic materiality, narrative, temporality, analogy, and other elemental components of literary representations."--
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Barrett, Chris
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maps
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
Series statement
Early modern literary geographies
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  • Spenser, Edmund
  • Drayton, Michael
  • Milton, John
  • English literature
  • Cartography
  • Maps in literature
  • 18.05 English literature
  • Cartography
  • English literature
  • Maps in literature
  • Great Britain
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Early modern English literature and the poetics of cartographic anxiety, Chris Barrett
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-209) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Mapping anxiety in early modern English literature -- The dream of an unmappable nation: allegory, cartography, and Spenser's Faerie Queene -- Time river body: personification and inappropriate detail in Drayton's Poly-Olbion -- Milton's Paradise Lost and the atlas of violence -- Conclusion: Wonders in the deep
Control code
999660122
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xv, 227 pages
Isbn
9780198816874
Lccn
2017950310
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)999660122
Label
Early modern English literature and the poetics of cartographic anxiety, Chris Barrett
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-209) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Mapping anxiety in early modern English literature -- The dream of an unmappable nation: allegory, cartography, and Spenser's Faerie Queene -- Time river body: personification and inappropriate detail in Drayton's Poly-Olbion -- Milton's Paradise Lost and the atlas of violence -- Conclusion: Wonders in the deep
Control code
999660122
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xv, 227 pages
Isbn
9780198816874
Lccn
2017950310
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)999660122

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