|Module Title||REPRESENTING JEWS, TURKS AND PIRATES ON THE RENAISSANCE STAGE|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Claire E Jowitt|
|Semester||Intended for use in future years|
|Next year offered||N/A|
|Next semester offered||N/A|
|Course delivery||Seminars / Tutorials||Seminar. 2 hours per week|
2. to situate these depictions in relation to popular Renaissance stereotypes and beliefs about these groups;
3. to explore and interrogate the extent to which Renaissance dramatists undermined or supported the stereotypes;
4. to enable students to locate the stage representation of Jews, Turks and pirates in relation to the wider political and cultural concerns of Renaissance England.
1. Fictions of Difference
Primary text: Marlowe's "The Jew 0f Malta" (1589-91)
2. Fictions of Difference II
Primary text: Robert Greene, "Selimus, Emperor of the Turks" (1594)
3. 'The Pound of Flesh': Ritual Murder, Sexuality and Circumcision
Primary text: Shakespeare's "Merchant 0f Venice" (1600)
4. Turks, Pirates and Jews
Primary text: Robert Daborne "A Christian Turned Turk" (1612)
5. Turks, Pirates and Apostasy
Primary texts: Philip Massinger, "The Renegado" (1623)
Emily C. Bartels, 'Malta, the Jew and Fictions of Difference: Colonialist Discourse in Marlowe's The Jew 0f Malta', English Literary Renaissance, 20, (1996), 1-16.
Emily C. Bartels, Spectacles of Strangeness: Imperialism. Alienation and Marlowe (1993)
Jack D'Amico, The Moor in English Renaissance Drama, (1991)
Frank Felsenstein, Anti-Semitic Stereotypes: A Paradigm of Otherness in English Popular Culture 1660-1830, ( 1995).
Stephen Greenblatt, Renaissance Self-Fashioning, (1980)
Stephen Greenblatt, Learning to Curse: Essays in Early Modern Culture (1990)
Lisa Jardine, Reading Shakespeare Historically, (1996)
David Katz, The Jews in the History of England, (1994)
David Katz, Sabbath and Sectarianism in Seventeenth-Century England (1988)
Frank E. Manuel, The Broken Sta.IJ. Judaism Through Christian Eyes (1992)
Nabil Matar, Turks, Moors and Englishmen in the Age of Discovery (1999)
James Shapiro, Shakespeare and the Jews, (1996).
This module is at CQFW Level 7