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The Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature

Garrett A. Sullivan, Jr. (General Editor), Alan Stewart (General Editor), Rebecca Lemon (Associate Editor), Nicholas McDowell (Associate Editor), Jennifer Richards (Associate Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-9449-5
1360 pages
January 2012, Wiley-Blackwell
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Featuring entries composed by leading international scholars, The Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature presents comprehensive coverage of all aspects of English literature produced from the early 16th to the mid 17th centuries.

  • Comprises over 400 entries ranging from 1000 to 5000 words written by leading international scholars
  • Arranged in A-Z format across three fully indexed and cross-referenced volumes
  • Provides coverage of canonical authors and their works, as well as a variety of previously under-considered areas, including women writers, broadside ballads, commonplace books, and other popular literary forms
  • Biographical material on authors is presented in the context of cutting-edge critical discussion of literary works.
  • Represents the most comprehensive resource available for those working in English Renaissance literary studies
  • Also available online as part of the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature, providing 24/7 access and powerful searching, browsing and cross-referencing capabilities

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Volume I

List of entries ix

Notes on contributors xv

Introduction xlv

Acknowledgements liii

English Renaissance Literature A-F 1

Volume II

List of entries ix

Notes on contributors xv

English Renaissance Literature G-O 375

Volume III

List of entries ix

Notes on contributors xv

English Renaissance Literature P-Z 757

Index 1089

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Editors
Garrett A. Sullivan, Jr. is Professor of English at Penn State University. He is the author of The drama of landscape: land, property, and social relations on the early modern stage (1998) and Memory and forgetting in English Renaissance drama: Shakespeare, Marlowe, Webster (2005).

Alan Stewart is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, and International Director of the Centre for Editing Lives and Letters, University of London. He is the author of Close Readers: Humanism and Sodomy in Early Modern England (1997), and Shakespeare's Letters (2008), and editor of volume I of the Oxford Francis Bacon, Early writings, 1584-1596 (forthcoming).

Associate Editors
Rebecca Lemon is Associate Professor of English at the University of Southern California. She is author of Treason by words: literature, law, and rebellion in Shakespeare's England (2006) and one of the editors for The Blackwell companion to literature and the Bible (2009).

Nicholas McDowell is Associate Professor of English at the University of Exeter. His publications include Poetry and allegiance in the English Civil Wars: Marvell and the cause of wit (2008), and he is co-editor for The Oxford handbook of Milton (2009).

Jennifer Richards is head of the School of English Literature, Language, and Linguistics, and Professor of Early Modern Literature and Culture at Newcastle University. Her publications include Rhetoric (2007) in the New Critical Idiom series.

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“In this respect, the Encyclopedia brings together a very wide range of material that would otherwise not be so easily accessible. To some extent, it even redresses the canonical centrality of the well-known names by locating them very firmly within their own historical context and in relation to the literary culture of the time.”  (Journal of the Northern Renaissance, 1 December 2012)

“As such, it would be a strong contender for any academic library, of good use in a public library, and will work best when placed alongside the online Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature, though this is not essential to get value from the set.”  (Reference Reviews, 1 December 2012)

“Summing Up: Recommended.  Lower-division undergraduates through graduate students.”  (Choice, 1 July 2012)
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