Secrecy and Surveillance in Medieval and Early Modern England

Kern-Stähler, Annette; Nyffenegger, Nicole Andrea (eds.) (2020). Secrecy and Surveillance in Medieval and Early Modern England. Swiss Papers in English Language and Literature: Vol. 37. Tübingen: Narr Francke Attempto

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This volume explores practices of secrecy and surveillance in medieval and early modern England. The ten contributions by Swiss and international scholars (including Paul Strohm, Sylvia Tomasch, Karma Lochrie, and Richard Wilson) address in particular the intersections of secrecy and surveillance with gender and identity, public and private spheres, religious practices, and power structures. Covering a wide range of English literary texts from Old English riddles to medieval romances, the Book of Margery Kempe and the plays and poems of Shakespeare, they seek to contribute to our understanding of the practices of secrecy, exclusion and disclosure and to the much-needed historicisation of Surveillance Studies called for in the opening article by Sylvia Tomasch.

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Book (Edited Volume)


06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies > Institute of English Languages and Literatures

UniBE Contributor:

Kern-Stähler, Annette and Nyffenegger, Nicole Andrea


800 Literature, rhetoric & criticism > 820 English & Old English literatures
400 Language > 420 English & Old English languages






Swiss Papers in English Language and Literature


Narr Francke Attempto




Nicole Andrea Nyffenegger-Staub

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16 Dec 2019 08:59

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31 Mar 2022 03:37


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