TITLE

"You serued God he set you free": Self, Nation, and Celebration in the Wager-Voyaging Adventure of Richard Ferris

AUTHOR(S)
Manous, Michael Lee
PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
Early Modern Literary Studies;Sep2007, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on a pamphlet written by Richard Ferris, about his most dangerous and memorable adventure of Richard Ferris in 1590. With his pamphlet, Ferris, having just completed a dangerous sea voyage from London to Bristol, extended the performance of his voyaging stunt from the social world of wagering play to the larger world of the marketplace, earning himself and his voyage a brief fame. As Ferris's wager voyage modelled individual, self-initiated action that represented an extension of both his own occupational mobility and the mobility of those endeavoring for England in the war against Spain, it also came to be understood by some of his contemporaries as that which offered an example of the nation in action-of an England made up of actors, not just subjects.
ACCESSION #
27402841

 

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