Scottish Colonial Literature: Writing the Atlantic, 1603-1707 (Edinburgh Critical Studies in Atlantic Literatures and Cultu) Cover Image
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This book focuses on three undertakings at Nova Scotia (1620s), East New Jersey (1680s) and the Isthmus of Panama, then known as Darien (1690s). Analysing works written in the larger context of the Scottish Atlantic, it examines how the Atlantic influenced seventeenth-century Scottish literature and vice versa. The relationship between art and ideology is key to the author's discussion as Sandrock argues early modern writing employed utopianism as a tool for empire-building and as a means of claiming power over the Atlantic.

About the Author

Kirsten Sandrock is Lecturer in English Philology at the University of Goettingen in Germany. She is the author of Gender and Region: Maritime Fiction in English by Canadian Women, 1976-2005 (Wissner, 2009). She has published on Atlantic literature, early modern literature, Canadian studies, Scottish literature and culture and postcolonial literatures.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781474464000
ISBN-10: 1474464009
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication Date: February 16th, 2021
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Edinburgh Critical Studies in Atlantic Literatures and Cultu