A New Companion to English Renaissance Literature and Culture
February 2010, Wiley-Blackwell
- A new edition of the best-selling Companion to English Renaissance Literature, revised and updated, with 22 new essays and 19 new illustrations
- Contributions from some 80 scholars including Judith H. Anderson, Patrick Collinson, Alison Findlay, Germaine Greer, Malcolm Jones, Arthur Kinney, James Knowles, Arthur Marotti, Robert Miola and Greg Walker
- Unrivalled in scope and its exploration of unfamiliar literary and cultural territories the Companion offers new readings of both ‘literary’ and ‘non-literary’ texts
- Features essays discussing material culture, sectarian writing, the history of the body, theatre both in and outside the playhouses, law, gardens, and ecology in early modern England
- Orientates the beginning student, while providing advanced students and faculty with new directions for their research
- All of the essays from the first edition, along with the recommendations for further reading, have been reworked or updated
List of Illustrations.
1. Introduction: Michael Hattaway (New York University in London).
PART I: CONTEXTS, READINGS, AND PERSPECTIVES c.1500-c.1650:
2. The English Language of the Early Modern Period: Arja Nurmi (University of Helsinki).
3. Literacy and Education: Jean R. Brink (Henry E. Huntington Library).
4. Rhetoric: Gavin Alexander (University of Cambridge).
5. History: Patrick Collinson (University of Cambridge).
6. Metaphor and Culture in Renaissance England: Judith H. Anderson (Indiana University).
7. Early Tudor Humanism: Mary Thomas Crane (Boston College).
8. Platonism, Stoicism, Scepticism, and Classical Imitation: Sarah Hutton (Aberystwyth University).
9. Translation: Liz Oakley-Brown (Lancaster University).
10. Mythology: Jane Kingsley-Smith (Roehampton University, London).
11. Scientific Writing: David Colclough (Queen Mary, University of London).
12. Publication: Print and Manuscript: Michelle O’Callaghan (University of Reading).
13. Early Modern Handwriting: Grace Ioppolo (University of Reading).
14. The Manuscript Transmission of Poetry: Arthur F. Marotti (Wayne State University).
15. Poets, Friends, and Patrons: Donne and his Circle; Ben and his Tribe: Robin Robbins (Wadham College Oxford).
16. Law: Poetry and Jurisdiction: Bradin Cormack (University of Chicago).
17. Spenser’s Faerie Queene, Book 5: Poetry, Politics, and Justice: Judith H. Anderson (Indiana University).
18. ‘Law Makes the King’: Richard Hooker on Law and Princely Rule: Torrance Kirby (McGill University).
19. Donne, Milton, and the Two Traditions of Religious Liberty: Feisal G. Mohamed (University of Illinois).
20. Court and Coterie Culture: Curtis Perry (University of Illinois).
21. Courtship and Counsel: John Lyly’s Campaspe: Greg Walker (University of Edinburgh).
22. Bacon’s ‘Of Simulation and Dissimulation’: Martin Dzelzainis (Royal Holloway, University of London).
23. The Literature of the Metropolis: John A. Twyning (University of Pittsburgh).
24. Tales of the City: The Plays of Ben Jonson and Thomas Middleton: Peter J. Smith (Nottingham Trent University).
25. ‘An Emblem of Themselves’: Early Renaissance Country House Poetry: Nicole Pohl (Oxford Brookes University).
26. Literary Gardens, from More to Marvell: Hester Lees-Jeffries (St Catharine’s College, Cambridge).
27. English Reformations: Patrick Collinson (University of Cambridge).
28. Translations of the Bible: Gerald Hammond (University of Manchester).
29. Lancelot Andrewes’ Good Friday 1604 Sermon: Richard Harries (King’s College, London).
30. Theological Writings and Religious Polemic: Donna B. Hamilton (University of Maryland).
31. Catholic Writings: Robert S. Miola (Loyola University of Maryland).
32. Sectarian Writing: Hilary Hinds (Lancaster University).
33. The English Broadside Print, c.1550-c.1650: Malcolm Jones (University of Sheffield).
34. The Writing of Travel: Peter Womack (University of East Anglia).
35. England’s Experiences of Islam: Stephan Schmuck (Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Wales).
36. Reading the Body: Jennifer Waldron (University of Pittsburgh).
37. Physiognomy: Sibylle Baumbach (University of Giessen).
38. Dreams and Dreamers: Carole Levin (University of Nebraska).
PART II: GENRES AND MODES:
39. Theories of Literary Kinds: John Roe (University of York).
40. The Position of Poetry: Making and Defending Renaissance Poetics: Arthur F. Kinney (University of Massachusetts-Amherst).
41. Epic: Rachel Falconer (University of Sheffield).
42. Playhouses, Performances, and the Role of Drama: Michael Hattaway (New York University in London).
43. Continuities between ‘Medieval’ and ‘Early Modern’ Drama: Michael O’Connell (University of California Santa Barbara).
44. Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy: A. J. Piesse (Trinity College Dublin).
45. Boys’ Plays: Edel Lamb (University of Sydney).
46. Drama of the Inns of Court: Alan H. Nelson (University of California Berkeley) and Jessica Winston (Idaho State University).
47. ‘Tied to rules of flattery’? Court Drama and the Masque: James Knowles (University College Cork).
48. Women and Drama: Alison Findlay (Lancaster University).
49. Political Plays: Stephen Longstaffe (University of Cumbria).
50. Jacobean Tragedy: Rowland Wymer (Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge).
51. Caroline Theatre: Roy Booth (Royal Holloway, University of London).
52. John Ford, Mary Wroth, and the Final Scene of ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore: Robyn Bolam (St Mary’s University College, Twickenham).
53. Local Drama and Custom: Thomas Pettitt (University of Southern Denmark).
54. The Critical Elegy: John Lyon (University of Bristol).
55. Allegory: Clara Mucci (University of Chieti, Italy).
56. Pastoral: Michelle O’Callaghan (University of Reading).
57. Romance: Helen Moore (Corpus Christi Oxford).
58. Love Poetry: Diana E. Henderson (MIT).
59. Music and Poetry: David Lindley (University of Leeds).
60. Wyatt’s ‘Who so list to hunt’: Rachel Falconer (University of Sheffield).
61. The Heart of the Labyrinth: Mary Wroth’s Pamphilia to Amphilanthus: Robyn Bolam (St Mary’s University College, Twickenham).
62. Ovidian Erotic Poems: Boika Sokolova (University of California/University of Notre Dame/British American Drama Academy).
63. John Donne’s Nineteenth Elegy: Germaine Greer (University of Warwick).
64. Traditions of Complaint and Satire: John N. King (Ohio State University).
65. Folk Legends and Wonder Tales: Thomas Pettitt (University of Southern Denmark).
66. ‘Such pretty things would soon be gone’: The Neglected Genres of Popular Verse, 1480-1650: Malcolm Jones (University of Sheffield).
67. Religious Verse: Elizabeth Clarke (University of Warwick).
68. Herbert’s ‘The Elixir’: Judith Weil (University of Manitoba).
69. Conversion and Poetry in Early Modern England: Molly Murray (Columbia University).
70. Prose Fiction: Andrew Hadfield (University of Sussex).
71. The English Renaissance Essay: Churchyard, Cornwallis, Florio’s Montaigne, and Bacon: John Lee (University of Bristol).
72. Diaries and Journals: Elizabeth Clarke (University of Warwick).
73. Letters: Jonathan Gibson (Royal Holloway, University of London).
PART III: ISSUES AND DEBATES:
74. Identity: A. J. Piesse (Trinity College Dublin).
75. Sexuality: A Renaissance Category?: James Knowles (University College Cork).
76. Was There a Renaissance Feminism?: Jean E. Howard (Columbia University).
77. Drama as Text and Performance: Andrea Stevens (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).
78. The Debate on Witchcraft: James Sharpe (University of York).
79. Reconstructing the Past: History, Historicism, Histories: James R. Siemon (Boston University).
80. Race: A Renaissance Category?: Margo Hendricks (University of California at Santa Cruz).
81. Writing the Nations: Nicola Royan (University of Nottingham).
82. Early Modern Ecology: Ken Hiltner (University of California Santa Barbara).