Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title
Bartels focuses on Marlowe's preoccupation with "strangers" and "strange" lands, and his use-and subversion-of Elizabethan stereotypes. Setting Marlovian drama in the context of England's nascent imperialism, Bartels probes the significance of the alien as the vital presence on the Renaissance stage and within Renaissance society.
Emily C. Bartels is Professor of English at Rutgers University and Associate Director of the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College. She is author of Speaking of the Moor: From "Alcazar" to "Othello", which also was published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.