Books in category Literary Criticism – Renaissance

  • Women and Race in Early Modern Texts

    Women and Race in Early Modern Texts
    Joyce Green MacDonald

    Seeing women as identified by their race and social standing as well as by their sex, this book will add depth and dimension to discussions of women's writing and of gender in Renaissance literature.

  • Shakespeare and the Medieval World

    Shakespeare and the Medieval World
    Helen Cooper

    Shakespeare and the Medieval World provides a panoramic overview that opens up new vistas within his work and uncovers the richness of his inheritance.

  • A Midsummer Night s Dream

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    William Shakespeare

    This book presents a historical overview of A Midsummer Night's Dream in performance, recommends film versions, takes a detailed look at specific productions and includes interviews with three leading Directors – Michael Boyd, Gregory …

  • Same sex Desire in Early Modern England 1550 1735

    Same-sex Desire in Early Modern England, 1550-1735
    Marie H. Loughlin

    The selection of works from many different disciplines and genres makes Same-sex desire in early modern England, 1550-1735 ideal for use in undergraduate courses in the areas of English literature, history, and gender studies.

  • Faustus on Trial

    Faustus on Trial
    Frank Baron

    In historical and cultural studies, the Early Modern Age has developed a profile of its own. The book series Frühe Neuzeit (Early Modern Age) publishes editions, monographs and collected volumes advancing fundamental research in the field.

  • 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.

  • Being Interior

    Being Interior
    Nicholas D. Paige

    Autobiography came into being when we began to see the self differently.

  • Johnson Writing and Memory

    Johnson, Writing, and Memory
    Greg Clingham

    Greg Clingham argues that this is a notion of memory that is derived from the process of historical and creative writing, and is found to be embodied in works of literature and other cultural forms.

  • 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.

  • Jonathan Swift

    Jonathan Swift
    John Stubbs

    Born in Ireland in 1667, Jonathan Swift defiantly clung to his Englishness.

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