Wiley
Wiley.com
Print this page Share
E-book

A Concise Companion to English Renaissance Literature

Donna Hamilton (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-69539-5
288 pages
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
A Concise Companion to English Renaissance Literature (0470695390) cover image

Description

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.
See More

Table of Contents

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).

Index

See More

Author Information

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).
See More

The Wiley Advantage


  • 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

Related Titles

Back to Top