Eastern Resonances in Early Modern England

Posted on September 25, 2019

Receptions and Transformations from the Renaissance to the Romantic Period


Claire Gallien

Editeur : Palgrave

Parution : 25/09/2019

Nombre de pages : 207

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The concept of resonance collapses the binary between subject and object, perceiver and perceived, evoking a sound or image that is prolonged and augmented by making contact with another surface. This collection uses resonance as an innovative framework for understanding the circulation of people and objects between England and its multiple Asian Easts.

Moving beyond Saidian Orientalism to engage with ongoing critical conversations in the fields of connected history, material culture, and thing theory, it offers a vibrant range of case studies that consider how meanings accrue and shift through circulation and interconnection from the sixteenth to the early nineteenth century. Spanning centuries of traveling translations, narratives, myths, practices, and other cultural phenomena, Eastern Resonances in Early Modern England puts forth resonance not just as a metaphor, but a mode of investigation.

  • Introduction
    Gallien, Claire (et al.)
  • “Not Fit for Any Other Pursuit”: Shifting Places, Shifting Identities in Ludovico de Varthema’s Itinerario
    Chaudhuri, Supriya
  • “A Pattern to All Princes”: Locating the Queen of Sheba
    Dimmock, Matthe
  • Ancient Persia, Early Modern England, and the Labours of “Reception”
    Grogan, Jane
  • “Enthusiastick” Uses of an Oriental Tale: The English Translations of Ibn Tufayl’s Hayy Ibn Yaqdhan in the Eighteenth Century
    Ferlier, Louisiane (et al.)
  • The Manchu Invasion of Britain: Nomadic Resonances in Eighteenth-Century Fiction, Chinoiserie Aesthetics, and Material Culture
    Williams, Laurence
  • From Jehol to Stowe: Ornamental Orientalism and the Aesthetics of the Anglo-Chinese Garden
    Alayrac-Fielding, Vanessa
  • “A Mart for Everything”: Commercial Empire and India as Bazaar in Long Eighteenth-Century Literature
    Saglia, Diego
  • Collecting Statues in India and Transferring Them to Britain, or the Intertwined Lives of Indian Objects and Colonial Administrators (Late Eighteenth Century to Early Nineteenth Century)
    Etter, Anne-Julie