Books in category Literary Criticism – Renaissance

  • The Most Disreputable Trade

    The Most Disreputable Trade
    Thomas F. Bonnell

    The third edition of this collection, published in 1810, brought the national project to its high water mark: it contained 129 poets, plus extensive translations from the Greek and Roman classics.

  • African American Gothic

    African American Gothic
    M. Wester

    Re-reading major African American literary texts such as Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Of One Blood, Cane, Invisible Man, and Corregidora African American Gothic investigates texts from each major era in African American …

  • Anne Conway

    Anne Conway
    Sarah Hutton

    This 2004 book was the first intellectual biography of one of the very first English women philosophers.

  • The Making of Johnson s Dictionary 1746 1773

    The Making of Johnson’s Dictionary 1746-1773
    Allen Reddick

    This second edition of the acclaimed study of Johnson's Dictionary incorporates new commentary and scholarship.

  • The Triumph of Augustan Poetics

    The Triumph of Augustan Poetics
    Blanford Parker

    Parker's account concludes with the ambiguous or hostile reaction to this new mode seen in the works of Samuel Johnson and others.

  • English Women s Voices 1540 1700

    English Women’s Voices, 1540-1700
    Charlotte F. Otten

  • Same Sex Desire in Early Modern England 1550 1735

    Same-Sex Desire in Early Modern England, 1550–1735
    Marie H. Loughlin

    These core texts are carefully introduced and annotated, and supplemented with illuminating contextual material from other early modern disciplines such as law, medicine, and theology.

  • The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare

    The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare
    Margreta de Grazia

    A comprehensive, readable and authoritative introduction to the study of Shakespeare.

  • Faustus on Trial

    Faustus on Trial
    Frank Baron

    In historical and cultural studies, the Early Modern Age has developed a profile of its own. The book series Frühe Neuzeit (Early Modern Age) publishes editions, monographs and collected volumes advancing fundamental research in the field.

  • The Literary Market

    The Literary Market
    Geoffrey Turnovsky

    The Literary Market examines the story of the "birth of the author" in terms of the revalorization of this negative trope in Enlightenment-era debates about the radically changing role of writers in society.

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