John Donne and the Ideology of Colonization

  title={John Donne and the Ideology of Colonization},
  author={T. G. S. Cain},
  journal={English Literary Renaissance},
  pages={440 - 476}
  • T. Cain
  • Published 1 September 2001
  • History, Art
  • English Literary Renaissance
N one of his most erotic poems Donne sees his mistress as an “America [a] Newfound land” whom his roving hands may explore and H exploit, and who is his own, private “kingdom, safeliest when with one man manned.” It is widely assumed that the converse ofhis metaphor is also true, that he saw America as a woman, and Virginia as virgin territory to be enjoyed, explored and exploited in a similarly uncomplicated way. His attitudes toward the colonization ofAmerica and his views on the native… 

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  • John
  • Art, Psychology
  • 2017
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    For a reassessment ofthe political dimensions of the sermons, seeJohn DonneJournal I I (1992). especially Jeanne Shami

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    • 1986

    The Monarchy ofWit and the Republic of Letters : Donne ’ s Politics , ” in

    • Soliciting Inferpretafion : Literary Theory and Seventeenrh - Century English Poetry
    • 1990

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    • Soliciting Inferpretafion: Literary Theory and Seventeenrh-Century English Poetry
    • 1990

    , “ All Donne , ” in Harvey and Maus , pp . 37 - 67 ; and ‘ John Donne , Kingsman ? ” in The Mental World ojfhe Jambean Court

      Donne's Political Intervention in the Parliament of 1629

        All Donne

        • The Mental World ojfhe Jambean Court
        • 1991