A Concise Companion to English Renaissance Literature
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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).
- 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.