Award Date

1-1-1995

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

English

Number of Pages

238

Abstract

Most political scientists locate the rise of ethno-nationalism in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. English ethno-nationalism is developed throughout that period through a xenophobic identification of racial, religious, and national others. This study examines how Thomas Kyd, Christopher Marlowe, Willian Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, and Thomas Middleton promote English ethno-nationalism through the use of stereotypes, especially the collection of stereotypes known as the Black Legend of Spain. Chapter one outlines the theory and psychology of ethno-nationalism, laying the foundation for subsequent chapters devoted to specific plays, including Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy, Marlowe's The Jew of the Malta, Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, Jonson's The Masque of Blackness and The Masque of Beauty, and Middleton's A Game At Chess.

Keywords

Ben; Christopher; Drama; Early; Ethno; Jonson; Jonson, Ben; Jonson, Ben; Kyd; Kyd, Thomas; Kyd, Thomas; Marlowe; Marlowe, Christopher; Middleton; Middleton, Thomas; Modern; Marlowe, Christopher; Middleton, Thomas; Nation; Nationalism; Promoting; Rise; Shakespeare; Shakespeare, William; Shakespeare, William; Thomas; William

Controlled Subject

British literature; English literature--Irish authors; Irish literature; Theater; Ethnology--Study and teaching

File Format

pdf

File Size

5386.24 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/g79s-3qwt


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