Sederi Yearbook 28



Sederi 28
Sederi 28 — 2018
EDITOR
Ana Sáez-Hidalgo
MANAGING EDITOR
Francisco J. Borge López
REVIEW EDITOR
María José Mora
ISSN 1135-7789

 


Zümre Gizem Yılmaz,“’The sweet fruition of an earthly crown’: Elemental mastery and ecophobia in Tamburlaine the Great and Doctor Faustus.” SEDERI 28 (2018): 79–96.

 

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Abstract

Although the elements have been exploited for human ends in early modern discursive practices, they have so saturated social and cultural life that writers of the period could not avoid mentioning elemental formations. Marlowe’s Tamburlaine, Part I and Part II (1587) and Doctor Faustus (1592) are significant representatives of early modern English drama that highlight the inter-relationships between the human body and the elements. This study examines elemental agency, to show how the agential capacity of the four classical elements unveils ecophobic treatment; and how the ecophobic strain in the human psyche is reflected in Christopher Marlowe’s Tamburlaine and Doctor Faustus.

Keywords: ecophobia; elemental ecocriticism; Christopher Marlowe; Tamburlaine; Doctor Faustus.

 

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