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Harris, Jonathan Gil [Hrsg.]:
Indography : writing the 'Indian' in early modern England / edited by Jonathan Gil Harris. - Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. - vi, 271 S. - (Signs of Race)
ISBN 978-0-230-34137-1
£ 60,00 / US$ 90,00
DDC: 820.9352997

In the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, Europeans invented 'Indians' and populated the world with them. The global history of the term 'Indian' remains largely unwritten and this volume, taking its cue from Shakespeare, asks us to consider the proximities and distances between various early modern discourses of the Indian. Through new analysis of English travel writing, medical treatises, literature, and drama, contributors seek not just to recover unexpected counter-histories but to put pressure on the ways in which we understand race, foreign bodies, and identity in a globalizing age that has still not shed deeply ingrained imperialist habits of marking difference. [Verlagsinformation]

Acknowledgments. vii
Introduction: Forms of Indography. 1
Jonathan Gil Harris
1. How To Make an Indian: Religion, Trade, and Translation in the Legends of Mõnçaide and Gaspar da Gama. 23
Bindu Malieckal
2. Looking for Loss, Anticipating Absence: Imagining Indians in the Archives and Depictions of Roanoke's Lost Colony. 43
Gina Caison
3. From First Encounter to 'Fiery Oven': The Effacement of the New England Indian in Mourt's Relation and Histories of the Pequot War. 57
Thomas Cartelli
4. Trafficking in Tangomóckomindge: Ethnographic Materials in Harriot's A Briefe and True Report. 71
Kevin Boettcher
5. Translation and Identity in the Dialogues in the English and Malaiane Languages. 85
Melissa Walter
6. Playing Indian: John Smith, Pocahontas, and a Dialogue about a Chain of Pearl. 105
Karen Robertson
7. Tobacco, Union, and The Indianized English. 117
Craig Rustici
8. Sick Ethnography: Recording the Indian and the Ill English Body. 133
Jonathan Gil Harris
9. Spenser's "Men of Inde": Mythologizing the Indian through the Genealogy of Faeries. 151
Marion Hollings
10. From Lunacy to Faith: Orlando's Own Private India in Robert Greene's Orlando Furioso. 169
James W. Stone
11. "Enter Orlando with a scarf before his face": Indians, Moors, and the Properties of Racial Transformation in Robert Greene's The Historie of Orlando Furioso. 183
Gavin Hollis
12. "Does this become you, Princess?": East Indian Ethopoetics in John Fletcher's The Island Princess. 197
Jeanette N. Tran
13. Playing an Indian Queen: Neoplatonism, Ethnography, and The Temple of Love. 209
Amrita Sen
14. Made in India: How Meriton Latroon Became an Englishman. 223
Carmen Nocentelli
15. "A Well-Born Race": Aphra Behn's The Widow Ranter; or, The History of Bacon in Virginia and the Place of Proximity. 235
Sara Eaton
Afterword: Naming and Un-naming "all the Indies": How India Became Hindustan. 249
Jyotsna G. Singh
Notes on Contributors. 257
Index. 261

JONATHAN GIL HARRIS Professor and director of the Graduate Studies Department of English at George Washington University, USA. He is the author of Foreign Bodies and the Body Politic: Discourses of Social Pathology in Early Modern England; Sick Economies: Drama, Mercantilism and Disease; Untimely Matter in the Time of Shakespeare; Shakespeare and Literary Theory; and Marvellous Repossessions: The Tempest, Globalization, and the Waking Dream of Paradise. He is the editor, with Natasha Korda, of Staged Properties in Early Modern English Drama, and the editor of the 3rd New Mermaids edition of Thomas Dekker's The Shoemaker's Holiday. He is also associate editor of Shakespeare Quarterly. Profile page.

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Harris: Indography, 2012