Research Programs: Summer Stipends

Period of Performance

6/1/2004 - 8/31/2004

Funding Totals

$5,000.00 (approved)
$5,000.00 (awarded)

The Subject of Britain, 1603-1660

FAIN: FT-52412-04

Christopher Stephen Ivic
SUNY Research Foundation, College at Potsdam (Potsdam, NY 13676-2200)

My project explores the ways in which various seventeenth-century subjects responded to the emergence of a multi-national British state. My work is informed by the new British historiography, a plural political history that has paved the way for literary historians to glean valuable new perspectives on literary and extra-literary texts in light of the wider British context that informed, indeed enabled, their production. In pursuit of these rich possibilities, my project focuses on a range of cultural texts and artifacts devoted to Britain and Britishness produced between 1603 and 1660, a crucial period of cultural interaction in the British Isles.