Shakespeare's ocean : an ecocritical exploration /

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Author / Creator:Brayton, Daniel.
Imprint:Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2012.
Description:1 online resource
Series:Under the sign of nature
Under the sign of nature.
Subject:Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Knowledge -- Natural history.
Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Knowledge -- Natural history.
Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616.
Sea in literature.
DRAMA -- Shakespeare.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Natural history.
Sea in literature.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:"Study of the sea--both in terms of human interaction with it and its literary representation--has been largely ignored by ecocritics. In Shakespeare's Ocean, Dan Brayton foregrounds the maritime dimension of a writer whose plays and poems have had an enormous impact on literary notions of nature and, in so doing, plots a new course for ecocritical scholarship. Shakespeare lived during a time of great expansion of geographical knowledge. The world in which he imagined his plays was newly understood to be a sphere covered with water. In vital readings of works ranging from The Comedy of Errors to the valedictory The Tempest, Brayton demonstrates Shakespeare's remarkable conceptual mastery of the early modern maritime world and reveals a powerful benthic imagination at work."--Project Muse.
Other form:Print version: 9780813932262 0813932262