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New and Published Books

  1. Perspectives on the Renaissance Medal

    Portrait Medals of the Renaissance

    By Stephen K. Scher

    Edited by Stephen K. Scher

    Series: Garland Studies in the Renaissance

    The papers published in this book were delivered at two conferences held in conjunction with the exhibition, " The Currency of Fame: Portrait Medals of the Renaissance"...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 14th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 10th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 27th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 16th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Elizabethan Grotesque (Routledge Revivals)

    By Neil Rhodes

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The comic grotesque is a powerful element in a great deal of Elizabethan literature, but one which has attracted scant critical attention. In this study, first published in 1980, Neil Rhodes examines the nature of the grotesque in late sixteenth-century culture, and shows the part it played in the...

    Published June 12th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Faerie Queene (Routledge Revivals)

    By Humphrey Tonkin

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene is among the most important literary products of the Elizabethan age, and the vast sweep of its moral, political and social concerns tells us more about the age than any other work. This volume, first published in 1989, offers detailed readings of each of the poem...

    Published June 12th 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Voice Terminal Echo (Routledge Revivals): Postmodernism and English Renaissance Texts
    By Jonathan Goldberg
    To Be Published September 11th 2014
  2. Swift (Routledge Revivals)
    By W. A. Speck
    To Be Published September 11th 2014
  3. The Merry Wives of Windsor: New Critical Essays
    Edited by Evelyn Gajowski, Phyllis Rackin
    To Be Published September 17th 2014
  4. Eighteenth-Century Utopian Fiction
    By Christine Rees
    To Be Published September 30th 2014
  5. An Introduction to The Gawain-Poet
    By Ad Putter
    To Be Published October 8th 2014

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