Renaissance Space (EASM160)

30 credits

Renaissance Space focuses on the literary production of space and place in the early modern period, from imaginary islands and fairy kingdoms to the literature of travel and exploration. The three main segments of the syllabus focus on the representation (and complex interrelationship) of Imagined Space, British Space, and Global Space. The module traces debates over the nature and meanings of these spaces and places, through works including plays by Shakespeare and Marlowe, Spenser's epic Faerie Queene, early prose fiction by Nashe, and texts emerging from locales ranging from Mughal India to the American colonies.