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“Talking Turk”: Linguistic Otherness in Massinger’s The Renegado (1624)

July 8, 2014

Othello and Desdemona in Venice, Théodore Chassériau, 1850

“Are we turned Turks and to ourselves do that / Which heaven hath forbid the Ottomites?” (Othello 2.3.164-5)

Sophie Battell (Cardiff University) will be giving a paper today at the Durham University conference “On the Fringes: Outsiders and Otherness in the Medieval and Early Modern Worlds”. Her paper is entitled “Talking Turk: Linguistic Otherness in Massinger’s The Renegado (1624)”. Mark Truesdale from Cardiff University will also be giving a paper at the conference, entitled “‘I will cracke thy crowne’: The Carnivalesque Politics of the Fifteenth-Century King and Commoner Tradition”.

Find out more here.

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