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 …

  • Thomas Betterton

    Thomas Betterton
    David Roberts

    Restoration London's leading actor and theatre manager Thomas Betterton has not been the subject of a biography since 1891.

  • Same Sex Desire in Early Modern England 1550â 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 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.

  • The Shakespearean Stage Space

    The Shakespearean Stage Space
    Mariko Ichikawa

    The Shakespearean Stage Space explores the original staging of plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries in Renaissance playhouses.

  • Mapping Gendered Routes and Spaces in the Early Modern World

    Mapping Gendered Routes and Spaces in the Early Modern World
    Professor Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks

    Essays in this volume address this question from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, with topics key to the ‘spatial turn’, such as borders and their permeability, actual and metaphorical spatial crossings, travel and displacement, …

  • Romanticism

    Sharon Ruston

    Guides in the series help to orientate students as they begin a new module or area of study, providing concise information on the historical, cultural, literary and critical context and acting as an initial map of the knowledge needed to …

  • Romeo and Juliet

    Romeo and Juliet
    William Shakespeare

    This major new edition of Shakespeare's greatest tragedy of love argues that that play is ultimately Juliet's.

  • Curiosities and Texts

    Curiosities and Texts
    Marjorie Swann

    Through this wide-ranging series of case studies, Swann addresses two important questions: How was the collection, which was understood as a form of cultural capital, appropriated in early modern England to construct new social selves and …

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