On the Bookshelf: “Nation and Nurture in Seventeenth-Century English Literature”

On the Bookshelf: “Nation and Nurture in Seventeenth-Century English Literature”

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Rachel Trubowitz, professor of English, has authored “Nation and Nurture in Seventeenth-Century English Literature,” published by Oxford University Press (USA).

“Nation and Nurture in Seventeenth-Century English Literature” connects changing seventeenth-century English views of maternal nurture to the rise of the modern nation, especially between 1603 and 1675. Maternal nurture gains new prominence in the early modern cultural imagination at the precise moment when England undergoes a major paradigm shift -- from the traditional, dynastic body politic, organized by organic bonds, to the post-dynastic, modern nation, comprised of symbolic and affective relations.