‘Parrots and Pieces of Eight’: Recent Trends in Pirate Studies

Jowitt, Claire (2003) ‘Parrots and Pieces of Eight’: Recent Trends in Pirate Studies. Literature Compass, 1 (1). ISSN 1741-4113

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Abstract

This article explores the figure of the pirate in literature and criticism. In particular it pays attention to some of the ways literary critics and cultural historians have suggested pirates should be understood: whether as political or sexual radicals, as interceptors of and disrupters to networks of economic and cultural exchange, or as key, if often unrecognised, players in the formation of Empire. The role of pirates and piracy is examined in a number of genres here, but the complex and contradictory ways these exciting but dangerous figures are represented in Renaissance drama is of central concern.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
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Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2016 00:14
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2020 22:13
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/59936
DOI: 10.1111/j.1741-4113.2004.00015.x

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