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The constant flow of people, ideas, and commodities across the Atlantic propelled the development of a public sphere and a transnational urban imaginary, influencing national and international cultural and political intersections and innovations. The contr
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The constant flow of people, ideas, and commodities across the Atlantic propelled the development of a public sphere and a transnational urban imaginary, influencing national and international cultural and political intersections and innovations. The contr
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Fay and von Morzé's perspective-changing collection explains how larger sociospatial forces shape cities and their inhabitants. This edition presents a new direction for urban, Atlantic, and cultural studies to reveal an exciting interdisciplinary panorama." - Stephen Shapiro, Professor of English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick, UK
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230341401
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 2/21/2013
  • Series: New Urban Atlantic Series
  • Pages: 292
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Fay is a Professor of English and Director of the Research Center for Urban Cultural History at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA. Her most recent monograph is Fashioning Faces: The Portraitive Mode in British Romanticism , and she is author of 'Wordsworth, Bostonian Chivalry and the Uses of Art' for Wordsworth in American Literary Culture, 1802-1902, edited by Joel Pace and Matthew Scott.

Leonard von Morzé is Associate Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA. His essays have appeared in Early American Studies, Literature Compass, Symbiosis, and Teaching the Transatlantic Eighteenth Century.

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Table of Contents


1. Atlantic Urban Transfers in Early Modernity: Mazagão from Africa to the Americas; Jorge Correia
2. From Colonial Subjectivity to 'Enlightened' Selfhood: The Spatial Rhetoric of the Plaza de Armas of Havana, Cuba, 1771-1828; Paul Niell
3. Urban Driftwood: Mobile Catholic Markers and the Extension of the Seventeenth-Century Atlantic Public Sphere; Karin Vélez

4. The Plymouth Rock of Old England?: James Cropper, Atlantic Anti-Slavery, and Liverpool's Civic Identity; Keith Mason
5. Romancing Post-Napoleonic Britain: The Metrical Tale and The Fabulation of Simón Bolívar; Joselyn Almeida-Beveridge
6. Imperial Cosmopolitanism and the Making of an Indigenous Intelligentsia: African Lawyers in Colonial Urban Lagos; Bonny Ibhawoh

7. Leonora Sansay's Anatopic Imagination; Michael Drexler
8. Transatlantic Loops and Urban Anonymity in Mary Shelley's Lodore; Cynthia S. Williams
9.The Spanish Archive and the Remapping of U.S. History in Washington Irving's Columbus; Lindsay DiCuirci
Section IV: Cultures of Performance
10. Meere Strangers: Indigenous and Urban Performances in Algonquian London, 1580-1630; Coll Thrush
11. Theater in the Combat Zone: Military Theatricals at Philadelphia, 1778; David Worrall

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