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New and Published Books

  1. Blood and Home in Early Modern Drama

    Domestic Identity on the Renaissance Stage

    By Ariane M. Balizet

    Series: Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

    In this volume, the author argues that blood was, crucially, a means by which dramatists negotiated shifting contours of domesticity in 16th and 17th century England. Early modern English drama vividly addressed contemporary debates over an expanding idea of "the domestic," which encompassed the...

    Published April 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Forgetting in Early Modern English Literature and Culture

    Lethe's Legacy

    Edited by Christopher Ivic, Grant Williams

    Series: Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

    This collection of essays historicizes and theorizes forgetting in English Renaissance literary texts and their cultural contexts. Its essays open up an area of study overlooked by contemporary Renaissance scholarship, which is too often swayed by a critical paradigm devoted to the "art of memory."...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Alchemical Poetry, 1575-1700

    From Previously Unpublished Manuscripts

    Edited by Robert M. Schuler

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Alchemy

    Of interest to interdisciplinary historians as well as those in various other fields, this book presents the first publication of 14 poems ranging from 12 to 3,000 lines. The poems are printed in the chronological order of their composition, from Elizabethan to Augustan times, but nine of them are...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  4. John Webster

    The Critical Heritage

    Edited by Don D. Moore

    The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses on a writer's work, enabling student and researcher to read the material themselves....

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  5. When Honour's at the Stake (Routledge Revivals)

    By Norman Council

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Renaissance ideas of honour had a profound influence on the English people who formed Shakespeare’s audiences. In When Honour’s at the Stake, first published in 1973, Norman Council describes the increasing importance of these ideas to the themes and structure of a number of Shakespeare’s major...

    Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Hidden Designs (Routledge Revivals)

    The Critical Profession and Renaissance Literature

    By Jonathan Crewe

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This 1986 study offers a challenging contribution to the on-going critical debate surrounding the English literary Renaissance. Although informed by the ‘new historicism’ and post-structuralism, Hidden Designs makes a plea for criticism to be practiced in its own name rather than in the name of...

    Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Embodied Cognition and Shakespeare's Theatre

    The Early Modern Body-Mind

    Edited by Laurie Johnson, John Sutton, Evelyn Tribble

    Series: Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

    This collection considers issues that have emerged in Early Modern Studies in the past fifteen years relating to understandings of mind and body in Shakespeare’s world. Informed by The Body in Parts, the essays in this book respond also to the notion of an early modern ‘body-mind’ in which...

    Published March 5th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Mary Magdalene in Medieval Culture

    Conflicted Roles

    Edited by Peter Loewen, Robin Waugh

    Series: Routledge Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture

    This innovative and multidisciplinary collection visits representations and interpretations of Mary Magdalene in the medieval and early modern periods, questioning major scholarly assumptions behind the examination of female saints and their depictions in medieval artworks, literature, and music....

    Published January 13th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Friendship and Queer Theory in the Renaissance

    Gender and Sexuality in Early Modern England

    By John S. Garrison

    Series: Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

    In this volume, the author offers a substantial reconsideration of same-sex relations in the early modern period, and argues that early modern writers – rather than simply celebrating a classical friendship model based in dyadic exclusivity and a rejection of self-interest – sought to innovate on...

    Published December 26th 2013 by Routledge

  10. The Subject of Tragedy (Routledge Revivals)

    Identity and Difference in Renaissance Drama

    By Catherine Belsey

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1985, The Subject of Tragedy takes the drama of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries as the starting point for an analysis of the differential identities of man and woman. Catherine Belsey charts, in a range of fictional and non-fictional texts, the production in the...

    Published December 3rd 2013 by Routledge