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  • Women and Epistolary Agency in Early Modern Culture, 1450�1690

    1st Edition

    Edited by James Daybell, Andrew Gordon

    Women and Epistolary Agency in Early Modern Culture, 1450–1690 is the first collection to examine the gendered nature of women’s letter-writing in England and Ireland from the late-fifteenth century through to the Restoration. The essays collected here represent an important body of new work by a…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Renaissance Literature and Linguistic Creativity

    1st Edition

    By James Harmer

    Renaissance Literature and Linguistic Creativity interrogates notions of linguistic creativity as presented in English literary texts of the late sixteenth century. It considers the reflections of Renaissance English writers upon the problem of how linguistic meaning is created in their work. The…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Women and Shakespeare's Cuckoldry Plays

    Shifting Narratives of Marital Betrayal, 1st Edition

    By Cristina León Alfar

    How does a woman become a whore? What are the discursive dynamics making a woman a whore? And, more importantly, what are the discursive mechanics of unmaking? In Women and Shakespeare’s Cuckoldry Plays: Shifting Narratives of Marital Betrayal, Cristina León Alfar pursues these questions to tease…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Staging Power in Tudor and Stuart English History Plays

    History, Political Thought, and the Redefinition of Sovereignty, 1st Edition

    By Kristin M.S. Bezio

    Staging Power in Tudor and Stuart English History Plays examines the changing ideological conceptions of sovereignty and their on-stage representations in the public theaters during the Elizabethan and early Stuart periods (1580-1642). The study examines the way in which the early modern stage…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Sir John Denham (1614/15-1669) Reassessed

    The State's Poet, 1st Edition

    Edited by Philip Major

    Sir John Denham (1614/15–1669) Reassessed shines new light on a singular, colourful yet elusive figure of seventeenth-century English letters. Despite his influence as a poet, wit, courtier, exile, politician and surveyor of the king's works, Denham, remains a neglected figure. The original essays…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Renaissance Mad Voyages

    Experiments in Early Modern English Travel, 1st Edition

    By Anthony Parr

    A vogue for travel ’stunts’ flourished in England between 1590 and the 1620s: playful imitations or burlesques of maritime enterprise and overland travel that collectively appear to be a response to particular innovations and developments in English culture. This study is the first full length…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Robert Armin and Shakespeare's Performed Songs

    1st Edition

    By Catherine A. Henze

    After Robert Armin joined the Chamberlain's Men, singing in Shakespeare's dramas catapulted from 1.25 songs and 9.95 lines of singing per play to 3.44 songs and 29.75 lines of singing, a virtually unnoticed phenomenon. In addition, many of the songs became seemingly improvisatory—similar to Armin's…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Skepticism and Belief in Early Modern England

    The Reformation of Moral Value, 1st Edition

    By Melissa M. Caldwell

    The central thesis of this book is that skepticism was instrumental to the defense of orthodox religion and the development of the identity of the Church of England. Examining the presence of skepticism in non-fiction prose literature at four transitional moments in English Protestant history…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • The Circulation of Knowledge in Early Modern English Literature

    1st Edition

    By Sophie Chiari

    With its many rites of initiation (religious, educational, professional or sexual), Elizabethan and Jacobean education emphasized both imitation and discovery in a struggle to bring population to a minimal literacy, while more demanding techniques were being developed for the cultural elite. The…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Reading Humility in Early Modern England

    1st Edition

    By Jennifer Clement

    While humility is not especially valued in modern Western culture, Jennifer Clement argues here, it is central to sixteenth- and seventeenth-century understandings of Christian faith and behavior, and is vital to early modern concepts of the self. As this study shows, early modern literary…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Sovereigns and Subjects in Early Modern Neo-Senecan Drama

    Republicanism, Stoicism and Authority, 1st Edition

    By Daniel Cadman

    Sovereigns and Subjects in Early Modern Neo-Senecan Drama examines the development of neo-Senecan drama, also known as ’closet drama’, during the years 1590-1613. It is the first book-length study since 1924 to consider these plays - the dramatic works of Mary Sidney, Samuel Daniel, Samuel Brandon,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Mermaids and the Production of Knowledge in Early Modern England

    1st Edition

    By Tara E. Pedersen

    We no longer ascribe the term ’mermaid’ to those we deem sexually or economically threatening; we do not ubiquitously use the mermaid’s image in political propaganda or feature her within our houses of worship; perhaps most notably, we do not entertain the possibility of the mermaid’s existence.…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

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