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  1. Androids and Intelligent Networks in Early Modern Literature and Culture

    Artificial Slaves

    By Kevin LaGrandeur

    Series: Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

    Awarded a 2014 Science Fiction and Technoculture Studies Prize Honourable Mention. This book explores the creation and use of artificially made humanoid servants and servant networks by fictional and non-fictional scientists of the early modern period. Beginning with an investigation of the roots...

    Published December 18th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Patrons and Patron Saints in Early Modern English Literature

    By Alison Chapman

    Series: Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

    This book visits the fact that, in the pre-modern world, saints and lords served structurally similar roles, acting as patrons to those beneath them on the spiritual or social ladder with the word "patron" used to designate both types of elite sponsor. Chapman argues that this elision of patron...

    Published December 4th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Music and Gender in English Renaissance Drama

    By Katrine K. Wong

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    This book offers a survey of how female and male characters in English Renaissance theatre participated and interacted in musical activities, both inside and outside the contemporary societal decorum. Wong’s analysis broadens our understanding of the general theatrical representation of music, or...

    Published November 13th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Antony and Cleopatra

    New Critical Essays

    Edited by Sara M. Deats

    Series: Shakespeare Criticism

    Complementing other volumes in the Shakespeare Criticism Series, this collection of twenty original essays will expand the critical contexts in which Antony and Cleopatra can be enjoyed as both literature and theater. The essays will cover a wide spectrum of topics and utilize a diversity of...

    Published October 28th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Ecocriticism and Early Modern English Literature

    Green Pastures

    By Todd A. Borlik

    Series: Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

    In this timely new study, Todd A. Borlik reveals the surprisingly rich potential for the emergent "green" criticism to yield fresh insights into early modern English literature. Deftly avoiding the anachronistic casting of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century authors as modern environmentalists, he...

    Published May 29th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Representing the Plague in Early Modern England

    Edited by Rebecca Totaro, Ernest B. Gilman

    Series: Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

    This collection offers readers a timely encounter with the historical experience of people adapting to a pandemic emergency and the corresponding narrative representation of that crisis, as early modern writers transformed the plague into literature. The essays examine the impact of the plague on...

    Published April 19th 2012 by Routledge

  7. English Tragedy before Shakespeare

    The Development of Dramatic Speech

    By Wolfgang Clemen

    First published in English 1961, this reissue relates the problems of form and style to the development of dramatic speech in pre-Shakespearean tragedy. The work offers positive standards by which to assess the development of pre-Shakespearean drama and, by tracing certain characteristics in...

    Published March 1st 2012 by Routledge

  8. Shakespeare and the Economic Imperative

    “What’s aught but as ‘tis valued?”

    By Peter F. Grav

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Despite the volume of work Shakespeare produced, surprisingly few of his plays directly concern money and the economic mindset. Shakespeare and the Economic Imperative examines the five plays that do address monetary issues (The Comedy of Errors, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Merchant of Venice,...

    Published February 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  9. Richard II

    New Critical Essays

    Edited by Jeremy Lopez

    Series: Shakespeare Criticism

    Arguably the first play in a Shakespearean tetralogy, Richard II is a unique and compelling political drama whose themes still resonate today. It is one of the few Shakespeare plays written entirely in verse and its format presents unique theatrical challenges. Politically engaged and controversial...

    Published February 6th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Memory in Shakespeare's Histories

    Stages of Forgetting in Early Modern England

    By Jonathan Baldo

    Series: Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

    A distinguishing feature of Shakespeare’s later histories is the prominent role he assigns to the need to forget. This book explore the ways in which Shakespeare expanded the role of forgetting in histories from King John to Henry V, as England contended with what were perceived to be traumatic...

    Published December 21st 2011 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. The Merry Wives of Windsor: New Critical Essays
    Edited by Evelyn Gajowski, Phyllis Rackin
    To Be Published September 25th 2014
  2. Eighteenth-Century Utopian Fiction
    By Christine Rees
    To Be Published October 1st 2014
  3. Twelfth Night: New Critical Essays
    Edited by James Schiffer
    To Be Published October 8th 2014
  4. An Introduction to The Gawain-Poet
    By Ad Putter
    To Be Published October 9th 2014
  5. Macbeth: New Critical Essays
    Edited by Nick Moschovakis
    To Be Published October 28th 2014

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