Alien Albion: Literature and Immigration in Early Modern by Scott Oldenburg

By Scott Oldenburg

Using either canonical and underappreciated texts, Alien Albion argues that early sleek England used to be a ways much less unified and xenophobic than literary critics have formerly instructed. Juxtaposing literary texts from the interval with felony, non secular, and monetary files, Scott Oldenburg uncovers how immigrants to England cast ties with their English hosts and the way these relationships have been mirrored in literature that imagined inclusive, multicultural communities.

Through discussions of civic pageantry, the performs of dramatists together with William Shakespeare, Thomas Dekker, and Thomas Middleton, the poetry of Anne Dowriche, and the prose of Thomas Deloney, Alien Albion demanding situations assumptions in regards to the origins of English nationwide identification and the significance of spiritual, classification, and native identities within the early glossy era.

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