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Dissent and Authority in Early Modern Ireland: The English Problem from Bale to Shakespeare

Dissent and Authority in Early Modern Ireland: The English Problem from Bale to Shakespeare

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Jane Wong
May 28, 2019

Dissent and Authority in Early Modern Ireland: The English Problem from Bale to Shakespeare examines the problems that beset the Tudor administration of Ireland through a range of selected 16th century English narratives. This book is primarily concerned with the period between 1541 and 1603. This...

Milton in the New Scientific Age: The Revolution to Newton

Milton in the New Scientific Age: The Revolution to Newton

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Catherine G. Martin
April 23, 2019

Milton and the New Scientific Age represents significant advantages over all previous volumes on the subject of Milton and science, as it includes contributions from top scholars and prominent beginners in a broad number of fields. Most of these fields have long dominated work in both Milton and...

Intricate Movements: Experimental Thinking and Human Analogies in Sidney and Spenser

Intricate Movements: Experimental Thinking and Human Analogies in Sidney and Spenser

1st Edition

Bradley Davin Tuggle
March 07, 2019

Renaissance humanism takes as one of its subjects for inquiry the category of the human itself. As Intricate Movements: Experimental Thinking and Human Analogies in Sidney and Spenser shows, late sixteenth-century English poets found some remarkably radical ways to interrogate and redefine the...

Cervantes and the Early Modern Mind

Cervantes and the Early Modern Mind

1st Edition

Isabel Jaen Portillo, Julien J. Simon
February 28, 2019

The interrelation of mind and literature is a relatively unexplored topic in the field of early modern studies. Moreover, there has been insufficient dialogue between humanists and scientists on how fictional and scientific accounts of the mind contribute together to the view that early modern...

Anti-Black Racism in Early Modern English Drama: The Other “Other”

Anti-Black Racism in Early Modern English Drama: The Other “Other”

1st Edition

Matthieu Chapman
January 17, 2019

This is the first book to deploy the methods and ensemble of questions from Afro-pessimism to engage and interrogate the methods of Early Modern English studies. Using contemporary Afro-pessimist theories to provide a foundation for structural analyses of race in the Early Modern Period, it engages...

Fortification and Its Discontents from Shakespeare to Milton: Trouble in the Walled City

Fortification and Its Discontents from Shakespeare to Milton: Trouble in the Walled City

1st Edition

Adam N. McKeown
January 07, 2019

Fortification and Its Discontents from Shakespeare to Milton gives new coherence to the literature of the early modern Atlantic world by placing it in the context of radical changes to urban space following the Italian War of 1494-1498. The new walled city that emerged in the sixteenth and...

Freedom and Censorship in Early Modern English Literature

Freedom and Censorship in Early Modern English Literature

1st Edition

Sophie Chiari
October 22, 2018

Broadening the notion of censorship, this volume explores the transformative role played by early modern censors in the fashioning of a distinct English literature in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. In early modern England, the Privy Council, the Bishop of London and the Archbishop of...

Mythologies of Internal Exile in Elizabethan Verse: Six Studies

Mythologies of Internal Exile in Elizabethan Verse: Six Studies

1st Edition

A.D. Cousins
October 17, 2018

Writers of the English Renaissance, like their European contemporaries, frequently reflect on the phenomenon of exile—an experience that forces the individual to establish a new personal identity in an alien environment. Although there has been much commentary on this phenomenon as represented in...

The Early Modern Grotesque: English Sources and Documents 1500-1700

The Early Modern Grotesque: English Sources and Documents 1500-1700

1st Edition

Liam E Semler
October 17, 2018

  The Early Modern Grotesque: English Sources and Documents 1500-1700 offers readers a large and fully annotated collection of primary source texts addressing the grotesque in the English Renaissance. The sources are arranged chronologically in 120 numbered items with accompanying explanatory...

Blood and Home in Early Modern Drama: Domestic Identity on the Renaissance Stage

Blood and Home in Early Modern Drama: Domestic Identity on the Renaissance Stage

1st Edition

Ariane M. Balizet
August 23, 2018

In this volume, the author argues that blood was, crucially, a means by which dramatists negotiated shifting contours of domesticity in 16th and 17th century England. Early modern English drama vividly addressed contemporary debates over an expanding idea of "the domestic," which encompassed the...

Eros and Music in Early Modern Culture and Literature

Eros and Music in Early Modern Culture and Literature

1st Edition

Claire Bardelmann
May 16, 2018

What is the relationship between Eros and music? How does the intersection of love and music contribute to define the perimeter of Early Modern love? The Early Moderns hold parallel discourses on the metaphysical doctrines of love and music as theories of harmony. Statements of love as music, of...

Jonson, the Poetomachia, and the Reformation of Renaissance Satire: Purging Satire

Jonson, the Poetomachia, and the Reformation of Renaissance Satire: Purging Satire

1st Edition

Jay Simons
May 16, 2018

Does satire have the ability to effect social reform? If so, what satiric style is most effective in bringing about reform? This book explores how Renaissance poet and playwright Ben Jonson negotiated contemporary pressures to forge a satiric persona and style uniquely his own. These pressures were...

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