Early Modern Exchanges


Worldling, Stranger, Citizen: Cosmopolitanism and Migration in Early Modern England

19 May 2022, 4:00 pm–5:30 pm

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This UCL English seminar is the final event in the Race, Power, and Poetics series: A cross-period examination of the inextricability of its central terms that considers the implication of poetic practices and shaping role in racial and ideological dynamics. coordinated by Dr Lara Choksey, Dr Rachel E. Holmes, and Dr Xine Yao in the UCL English Department.

This event is free.

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Carol Bowen

The seventeenth-century writer James Howell claimed to have ‘come tumbling out into the World…a Cosmopolite’. This paper examines how early modern writers drew on the language and ideas of cosmopolitanism, shaped by Stoic and Cynic philosophies and their early Christian afterlives, to engage with debates about travel, migration, and citizenship. 

About the Speaker

Natalya Din-Kariuki

Associate Professor at University of Warwick

Natalya Din-Kariuki is Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick. She took her BA, MSt, and DPhil degrees at the University of Oxford. From 2016 to 2019, she was Lecturer in English at Worcester College, Oxford, where she taught literature from 1550 to 1830, including Shakespeare, as well as topics in critical theory and contemporary literature. She has held visiting fellowships at the University of Leeds, the Folger Institute in Washington, DC., and the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh.

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