Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Number of Pages
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.
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
British literature; English literature--Irish authors; Irish literature; Theater; Ethnology--Study and teaching
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Phillips, David Elwood, "Promoting the nation: The rise of ethno-nationalism and early modern drama" (1995). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 3006.