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New and Published Books

  1. Reading the Early Modern Dream

    The Terrors of the Night

    Edited by Sue Wiseman, Katharine Hodgkin, Michelle O'Callaghan

    Series: Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

    Dreams have been significant in many different cultures, carrying messages about this world and others, posing problems about knowledge, truth, and what it means to be human. This thought-provoking collection of essays explores dreams and visions in early modern Europe, canvassing the place of the...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Merry Wives of Windsor

    New Critical Essays

    Edited by Evelyn Gajowski, Phyllis Rackin

    Series: Shakespeare Criticism

    The Merry Wives of Windsor is a much neglected comedy by Shakespeare. Initially popular, it was subsequently dismissed and marginalised as one of his weakest plays. However, recent developments in feminist, ecocritical and new historicist criticism have led to a revival of interest, and this...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Voice Terminal Echo (Routledge Revivals)

    Postmodernism and English Renaissance Texts

    By Jonathan Goldberg

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1986, this title examines a set of English Renaissance texts by Shakespeare, Spenser, Herbert, Marvell and Milton, within the theoretic framework of postmodern thought. Following an opening chapter that argues for the value of this conjunction as a way of understanding literary...

    Published September 1st 2014 by Routledge

  4. Broken English

    Dialects and the Politics of Language in Renaissance Writings

    By Paula Blank

    Series: The Politics of Language

    The English language in the Renaissance was in many ways a collection of competing Englishes. Paula Blank investigates the representation of alternative vernaculars - the dialects of early modern English - in both linguistic and literary works of the period. Blank argues that Renaissance authors...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Sidney: The Critical Heritage

    Edited by Dr Martin Garrett, Martin Garrett

    First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Spenser Encyclopedia

    Edited by A.C. Hamilton

    'This masterly work ought to be The Elizabethan Encyclopedia, and no less.' - Cahiers ElizabethainsEdmund Spenser remains one of Britain's most famous poets. With nearly 700 entries this Encyclopedia provides a comprehensive one-stop reference tool for:* appreciating Spenser's poetry in the context...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Regal Phantasm (Routledge Revivals)

    Shakespeare and the Politics of Spectacle

    By Christopher Pye

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1989, this title explores the relationship between theater and power in the English Renaissance. Shakespeare’s Henry V, Richard II, and Macbeth are examined alongside a range of cultural materials, including philosophical and historical accounts of sovereignty, royal portraiture...

    Published August 11th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Swift (Routledge Revivals)

    By W. A. Speck

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1969, this title examines the works of Jonathan Swift from both a literary and an historical perspective. W. A. Speck first presents Swift in his historical context, analysing in particular the interplay between his religious and political views. Light is thrown on the early...

    Published July 28th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Shakespeare, the Bible, and the Form of the Book

    Contested Scriptures

    Edited by Travis DeCook, Alan Galey

    Series: Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

    Why do Shakespeare and the English Bible seem to have an inherent relationship with each other? How have these two monumental traditions in the history of the book functioned as mutually reinforcing sources of cultural authority? How do material books and related reading practices serve as specific...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Shakespeare, Trauma and Contemporary Performance

    By Catherine Silverstone

    Series: Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

    Shakespeare, Trauma and Contemporary Performance examines how contemporary performances of Shakespeare’s texts on stage and screen engage with violent events and histories. The book attempts to account for – but not to rationalize – the ongoing and pernicious effects of various forms of violence as...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. The Merry Wives of Windsor: New Critical Essays
    Edited by Evelyn Gajowski, Phyllis Rackin
    To Be Published September 24th 2014
  2. Eighteenth-Century Utopian Fiction
    By Christine Rees
    To Be Published September 30th 2014
  3. An Introduction to The Gawain-Poet
    By Ad Putter
    To Be Published October 8th 2014
  4. Twelfth Night: New Critical Essays
    Edited by James Schiffer
    To Be Published October 9th 2014
  5. Macbeth: New Critical Essays
    Edited by Nick Moschovakis
    To Be Published October 27th 2014

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