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A Concise Companion to English Renaissance Literature

ISBN: 978-0-470-69539-5
288 pages
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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This Concise Companion launches students into the study of English Renaissance literature through the central contexts that informed it.
  • Places the poetry within contexts such as: economics; religion; empire and exploration; education, humanism and rhetoric; censorship and patronage; royal marriage and succession; treason and rebellion; “others” in England; private lives; cosmology and the body; and life-writing.
  • Incorporates recent developments in the field, as well as work soon to be published.
  • Entices students to explore the subject further.
  • Provides new syntheses that will be of interest to scholars.
  • All the contributors are highly regarded scholars and teachers.
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    Notes on Contributors.

    Introduction: Donna B. Hamilton (University of Maryland).

    1 Economics: S. P. Cerasano (Colgate University).

    2 Religion: Donna B. Hamilton (University of Maryland).

    3 Royal Marriage and the Royal Succession: Paul E. J. Hammer (University of St Andrews).

    4 Patronage, Licensing, and Censorship: Richard Dutton (Ohio State University).

    5 Humanism, Rhetoric, Education: Peter Mack (University of Warwick).

    6 Manuscripts in Early Modern England: Heather Wolfe (Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC).

    7 Travel, Exploration, and Empire: Ralph Bauer (University of Maryland).

    8 Private Life and Domesticity: Lena Cowen Orlin (University of Maryland).

    9 Treason and Rebellion: Andrew Hadfield (University of Sussex).

    10 Shakespeare and the Marginalized “Others”: Carole Levin (University of Nebraska).

    11 Cosmology and the Body: Cynthia Marshall (Rhodes College).

    12 Life-Writing: Alan Stewart (Columbia University).

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    Donna B. Hamilton is Professor of English at the University of Maryland. Her previous publications include Virgil and 'The Tempest': The Politics of Imitation (1990), Shakespeare and the Politics of Protestant England (1992), Religion, Literature and Politics in Post-Reformation England (co-edited with Richard Strier, 1996), Anthony Munday and the Catholics, 1560-1633 (2005), and an edition of Middleton's The Puritan (2005).
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    • A concise, cutting-edge survey of English Renaissance literature from 1575-1625.
    • Launches students into the study of English Renaissance literature by way of the central contexts that informed it.
    • Places the poetry within contexts such as: economics; religion; empire and exploration; education, humanism and rhetoric; censorship and patronage; royal marriage and succession; treason and rebellion; “others” in England; private lives; cosmology and the body; and life-writing.
    • Incorporates recent developments in the field, as well as work soon to be published.
    • Entices students to explore the subject further.
    • Provides new syntheses that will be of interest to scholars.
    • All the contributors are highly regarded scholars and teachers.
    See More

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