Multilingualism in the Drama of Shakespeare and his Contemporaries

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| University of Namur
| Utrecht University
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No literary tradition in early modern Europe was as obsessed with the interaction between the native tongue and its dialectal variants, or with ‘foreign’ languages and the phenomenon of ‘translation’, as English Renaissance drama. Originally published as a themed issue of English Text Construction 6:1 (2013), this carefully balanced collection of essays, now enhanced with a new Afterword, decisively demonstrates that Shakespeare and his colleagues were far more than just ‘English’ authors and that their very ‘Englishness’ can only be properly understood in a broader international and multilingual context. Showing a healthy disrespect for customary disciplinary borderlines, Multilingualism in the Drama of Shakespeare and his Contemporaries brings together a wide range of scholarly traditions and vastly different types of expertise. While several papers venture into previously uncharted territory, others critically revisit some of the loci classici of early modern theatrical multilingualism such as Shakespeare’s Henry V.
[Benjamins Current Topics, 73]  2015.  viii, 215 pp.
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Table of Contents
Contributors
vii–viii
Introduction
‘If but as well I other accents borrow, that can my speech diffuse’: Multilingual perspectives on English Renaissance drama
Dirk Delabastita and Ton Hoenselaars
1–16
Articles
Reading Early Modern literature through OED3: The loan word
Giles Goodland
17–40
Neighbor Hob and neighbor Lob: English dialect speakers on the Tudor stage
Lindsey Marie Simon-Jones
41–60
‘Fause Frenche Enough’: Kate’s French in Shakespeare’s Henry V
Anny Crunelle-Vanrigh
61–90
Female multilingualism in William Shakespeare and George Peele
Nely Keinänen
91–114
‘Have you the tongues?’: Translation, multilingualism and intercultural contact in The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Love’s Labour’s Lost
Liz Oakley-Brown
115–136
Social stratification and stylistic choices in Thomas Dekker’s The Shoemaker’s Holiday
Anita Auer and Marcel Withoos
137–160
Refashioning language in Richard Brome’s theatre: Comic multilingualism in action
Cristina Paravano
161–178
Interlinguicity and The Alchemist
Michael Saenger
179–202
Afterword
Double tongues
Marianne Montgomery
203–208
Index
209–216
Multilingualism in the Drama of Shakespeare and His Contemporaries reinvigorates the area by bringing together approaches and perspectives from multiple disciplines (notably, literature, theatre and linguistics), whilst maintaining accessibility and offering intellectual reward for all readers.”
“This collection of essays celebrates what Shakespeare famously called the “great feast of languages”. It gathers together eight in-depth studies of intra- and interlingual ‘heteroglossia’, ‘code-switching’, ‘multilingualism’ or ‘interlinguicity’ and their politics. These do not only range widely across English Renaissance drama but also take in their stride a wide gamut of approaches from historical linguistics to poststructuralist translation theory. This is refreshing and makes us recognise in the early modern dialogue of languages the linguistic and cultural in-betweenness of our (post)modern literature.”
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Subjects

Literature & Literary Studies

Theoretical literature & literary studies
BIC Subject: CF/2AB – Linguistics/English
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2015011000