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Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture


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From Shakespeare to Jonson, Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture looks at both the literature and culture of the early modern period. This series is our home for cutting-edge, upper-level scholarly studies and edited collections. Considering literature alongside theatre, popular culture, race, gender, ecology, space, and other subjects, titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics.

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Making Space Public in Early Modern Europe Performance, Geography, Privacy

Making Space Public in Early Modern Europe: Performance, Geography, Privacy

1st Edition

Edited By Angela Vanhaelen, Joseph P. Ward
March 20, 2013

Broadening the conversation begun in Making Publics in Early Modern Europe (2009), this book examines how the spatial dynamics of public making changed the shape of early modern society. The publics visited in this volume are voluntary groupings of diverse individuals that could coalesce through ...

Dramatists and their Manuscripts in the Age of Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton and Heywood Authorship, Authority and the Playhouse

Dramatists and their Manuscripts in the Age of Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton and Heywood: Authorship, Authority and the Playhouse

1st Edition

By Grace Ioppolo
January 18, 2006

This book presents new evidence about the ways in which English Renaissance dramatists such as William Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, Thomas Heywood, John Fletcher and Thomas Middleton composed their plays and the degree to which they participated in the dissemination of their texts to theatrical ...

Shakespeare, Jonson, and the Claims of the Performative

Shakespeare, Jonson, and the Claims of the Performative

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By James Loxley, Mark Robson
March 11, 2013

This book will constitute an original intervention into longstanding but insistently relevant debates around the significance of notions of ‘performativity’ to the critical analysis of early modern drama. In particular, the book aims to: show how the investigation of performativity can enable ...

Family and the State in Early Modern Revenge Drama Economies of Vengeance

Family and the State in Early Modern Revenge Drama: Economies of Vengeance

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By Chris McMahon
December 22, 2011

In this book, McMahon considers Early Modern revenge plays from a political science perspective, paying particular attention to the construction of family and state institutions. Plays set for close study are The Spanish Tragedy, Hamlet, The Revenger’s Tragedy, The Malcontent and The Duchess of ...

Women, Murder, and Equity in Early Modern England

Women, Murder, and Equity in Early Modern England

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By Randall Martin
October 10, 2012

This book presents the first comprehensive study of over 120 printed news reports of murders and infanticides committed by early modern women. It offers an interdisciplinary analysis of female homicide in post-Reformation news formats ranging from ballads to newspapers. Individual cases are ...

Ecocriticism and Early Modern English Literature Green Pastures

Ecocriticism and Early Modern English Literature: Green Pastures

1st Edition

By Todd A. Borlik
May 30, 2012

In this timely new study, Todd A. Borlik reveals the surprisingly rich potential for the emergent "green" criticism to yield fresh insights into early modern English literature. Deftly avoiding the anachronistic casting of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century authors as modern environmentalists, he ...

Representing the Plague in Early Modern England

Representing the Plague in Early Modern England

1st Edition

Edited By Rebecca Totaro, Ernest B. Gilman
April 20, 2012

This collection offers readers a timely encounter with the historical experience of people adapting to a pandemic emergency and the corresponding narrative representation of that crisis, as early modern writers transformed the plague into literature. The essays examine the impact of the plague on ...

Fictions of Old Age in Early Modern Literature and Culture

Fictions of Old Age in Early Modern Literature and Culture

1st Edition

By Nina Taunton
August 15, 2011

Fiction of Old Age in Early Modern Literature and Culture is a new and timely exploration of the issues and circumstances at work in representations of old age in the early modern period. It deals with both factual and literary material drawn from a range of genres as a means of rounding out ...

Making Publics in Early Modern Europe People, Things, Forms of Knowledge

Making Publics in Early Modern Europe: People, Things, Forms of Knowledge

1st Edition

Edited By Bronwen Wilson, Paul Yachnin
May 16, 2011

The book looks at how people, things, and new forms of knowledge created "publics" in early modern Europe, and how publics changed the shape of early modern society. The focus is on what the authors call "making publics" — the active creation of new forms of association that allowed people to ...

Moral Play and Counterpublic

Moral Play and Counterpublic

1st Edition

By Ineke Murakami
February 07, 2011

In this study, Murakami overturns the misconception that popular English morality plays were simple medieval vehicles for disseminating conservative religious doctrine. On the contrary, Murakami finds that moral drama came into its own in the sixteenth century as a method for challenging normative ...

Prophecy and Sibylline Imagery in the Renaissance Shakespeare’s Sibyls

Prophecy and Sibylline Imagery in the Renaissance: Shakespeare’s Sibyls

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By Jessica L. Malay
April 07, 2010

This book restores the rich tradition of the Sibyls to the position of prominence they once held in the culture and society of the English Renaissance. The sibyls — figures from classical antiquity — played important roles in literature, scholarship and art of the period, exerting a powerful ...

Staging Early Modern Romance Prose Fiction, Dramatic Romance, and Shakespeare

Staging Early Modern Romance: Prose Fiction, Dramatic Romance, and Shakespeare

1st Edition

Edited By Mary Ellen Lamb, Valerie Wayne
January 26, 2010

This collection recovers the continuities between three forms of romance that have often been separated from one another in critical discourse: early modern prose fiction, the dramatic romances staged in England during the 1570s and 1580s, and Shakespeare’s late plays. Although Pericles, Cymbeline,...

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