Body Narratives

Writing the Nation and Fashioning the Subject in Early Modern England

  • Authors
  • Susanne Scholz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Susanne Scholz
      Pages 1-12
  3. The Subject’s New Body

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Susanne Scholz
      Pages 38-56
  4. The Body of the Nation

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 174-208

About this book


Body Narratives deals with the configurations in the literature and culture of sixteenth-century England. It investigates the relationship between disciplinary discourses of the human body and political body imagery in the texts of courtly writers like Spenser, Sidney, Ralegh and others, and traces its interdependence in their narratives of national identity, imperial expansion and gender difference.


culture England gender identity national identity

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