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Monarchy Print Culture and Reverence in Early Modern England

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This richly illustrated and interdisciplinary study examines the commercial mediation of royalism through print and visual culture from the second half of the seventeenth century. The rapidly growing marketplace of books, periodicals, pictures, and material objects brought the spectacle of monarchy to a wide audience, saturating spaces of daily life in later Stuart and early Hanoverian England. Images of the royal family, including portrait engravings, graphic satires, illustrations, medals and miniatures, urban signs, playing cards, and coronation ceramics were fundamental components of the political landscape and the emergent public sphere. Koscak considers the affective subjectivities made possible by loyalist commodities; how texts and images responded to anxieties about representation at moments of political uncertainty; and how individuals decorated, displayed, and interacted with pictures of rulers. Despite the fractious nature of party politics and the appropriation of royal representations for partisan and commercial ends, print media, images, and objects materialized emotional bonds between sovereigns and subjects as the basis of allegiance and obedience. They were read and re-read, collected and exchanged, kept in pockets and pasted to walls, and looked upon as repositories of personal memory, national history, and political reverence.

Monarchy Print Culture and Reverence in Early Modern England

Author : Stephanie Elaine Koscak
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This richly illustrated and interdisciplinary study examines the commercial mediation of royalism through print and visual culture from the second half of the seventeenth century. The rapidly growing marketplace of books, periodicals, pictures, and material objects brought the spectacle of monarchy to a wide audience, saturating spaces of daily life in later Stuart and early Hanoverian England. Images of the royal family, including portrait engravings, graphic satires, illustrations, medals and miniatures, urban signs, playing cards, and coronation ceramics were fundamental components of the political landscape and the emergent public sphere. Koscak considers the affective subjectivities made possible by loyalist commodities; how texts and images responded to anxieties about representation at moments of political uncertainty; and how individuals decorated, displayed, and interacted with pictures of rulers. Despite the fractious nature of party politics and the appropriation of royal representations for partisan and commercial ends, print media, images, and objects materialized emotional bonds between sovereigns and subjects as the basis of allegiance and obedience. They were read and re-read, collected and exchanged, kept in pockets and pasted to walls, and looked upon as repositories of personal memory, national history, and political reverence.

Cultural Economies of the Atlantic World

Author : Victoria Barnett-Woods
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Cultural Economies explores the dynamic intersection of material culture and transatlantic formations of "capital" in the long eighteenth century. It brings together two cutting-edge fields of inquiry—Material Studies and Atlantic Studies—into a generative collection of essays that investigate nuanced ways that capital, material culture, and differing transatlantic ideologies intersected. This ambitious, provocative work provides new interpretive critiques and methodological approaches to understanding both the material and the abstract relationships between humans and objects, including the objectification of humans, in the larger current conversation about capitalism and inevitably power, in the Atlantic world. Chronologically bracketed by events in the long-eighteenth century circum-Atlantic, these essays employ material case studies from littoral African states, to abolitionist North America, to Caribbean slavery, to medicinal practice in South America, providing both broad coverage and nuanced interpretation. Holistically, Cultural Economies demonstrates that the eighteenth-century Atlantic world of capital and materiality was intimately connected to both large and small networks that inform the hemispheric and transatlantic geopolitics of capital and nation of the present day.

The Shakespeare Newsletter

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Culture and Cultivation in Early Modern England

Author : Michael Leslie
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The Single Woman in Medieval and Early Modern England

Author : Laurel Amtower
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"During the Middle Ages and Renaissance, single women in England might occupy one or more categories in accordance with their life stages, lifestyles, and economic status. Under the rubric of the single woman are found widows; well-born 'spinsters' provided for by their families; entrepreneurs; wage earners, many of whom were servants or farm workers; nuns and the handicapped (the latter also often sheltered by the church); unwed mothers; cross-dressers, some of whom may have been lesbians; kept women; and prostitutes. This anthology mirrors the negotiations between the actual life circumstances of women and their ideological constructions on the page and stage. These multivalent negotiations in some ways sustain, in others contradict, the received notion of an increasingly vehement patriarchialism limiting opportunities for women's independence and offering few fictional models of women who found happiness outside marriage. The contributions here are divided between those who discuss the stifling effects of misogyny and those who uncover not only significant pockets of resistance to inequality but also a sheer disregard of misogynous traditions on the part of English institutions as well as individuals. This anthology will be of interest to graduate students and advanced scholars in English medieval and Renaissance studies, including social history and economics, the visual arts, and especially literature." --

Early Modern English Poetry

Author : Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English and Comparative Literature Patrick Cheney
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This text features 28 essays written by important international scholars on the major poems of the English Renaissance. It offers scholarship on subjects ranging from the invention of English verse, Petrarchism, pastoral, elegy, and satire, to women's religious verse, the place of homoeroticism and Cavalier poetry.

The Longman Anthology of British Literature The Middle Ages

Author : David Damrosch
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The Longman Anthology of British Literature is the most comprehensive and thoughtfully arranged book on the market. Approaching literature from a broad cultural perspective, the anthology offers a rich selection of fiction, drama, and poetry by major British authors. The second edition of The Longman Anthology of British Literature includes key major additions of important works, an expanded illustration program, and new translation of Beowulf. Fresh and up-to-date introductions and notes are written by an editorial team whose members are all actively engaged in teaching and in current scholarship, and one hundred illustrations show both artistic and cultural developments from the medieval period through the 18th Century. Perspectives sections shed light on individual periods, but are also positioned to link with surrounding works. Companion readings provide additional context for and special insight into key readings. For avid readers of British Literature.

The English Sermon Revised

Author : Peter E. McCullough
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Sermons have been treated by literary scholars as specimens of Renaissance prose, while historians have plundered them for historical evidence. The contributors demonstrate the pertinence of sermons to a new generation of Renaissance literary studies.

Dissertation Abstracts International

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Bible Society Record

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The Longman Anthology of British Literature

Author : David Damrosch
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The goal of this anthology is to present a wealth of poetry, prose, and drama from the full sweep of the literary history of the British Isles and its empire, and to do so in ways that will bring out both the works' original cultural contexts and their lasting aesthetic power.-Pref.

Hybrid Constitutions

Author : Vicki Hsueh
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In Hybrid Constitutions, Vicki Hsueh contests the idea that early-modern colonial constitutions were part of a uniform process of modernization, conquest, and assimilation. Through detailed analyses of the founding of several seventeenth-century English proprietary colonies in North America, she reveals how diverse constitutional thought and practice were at the time, and how colonial ambitions were advanced through cruelty toward indigenous peoples as well as accommodation of them. Proprietary colonies were governed by individuals (or small groups of individuals) granted colonial charters by the Crown. These proprietors had quasi-sovereign status over their colonies; they were able to draw on and transform English legal and political instruments as they developed constitutions. Hsueh demonstrates that the proprietors cobbled together constitutions based on the terms of their charters and the needs of their settlements. The “hybrid constitutions” they created were often altered based on interactions among the English settlers, other European settlers, and indigenous peoples. Hsueh traces the historical development and theoretical implications of proprietary constitutionalism by examining the founding of the colonies of Maryland, Carolina, and Pennsylvania. She provides close readings of colonial proclamations, executive orders, and assembly statutes, as well as the charter granting Cecilius Calvert the colony of Maryland in 1632; the Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina, adopted in 1669; and the treaties brokered by William Penn and various Lenni Lenape and Susquehannock tribes during the 1680s and 1690s. These founding documents were shaped by ambition, contingency, and limited resources; they reflected an ambiguous and unwieldy colonialism rather than a purposeful, uniform march to modernity. Hsueh concludes by reflecting on hybridity as a rubric for analyzing the historical origins of colonialism and reconsidering contemporary indigenous claims in former settler colonies such as Australia, New Zealand, and the United States.

Staging Nationhood

Author : Jaecheol Kim
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The primary purpose of the present dissertation is to explore the burgeoning national imaginations staged in Elizabethan and Jacobean dramas, emphasizing how early modern English nationhood began to emerge by negotiating geo-political and cultural liminalities. This project specifically pays attention to "chorographical" accounts of Renaissance dramas: as the word's etymology--"khoros (region)"--Suggests, this kind of writing illustrates regional consciousness, linking it with national sensibilities. Thus by reading early modern dramas as staged chorography the project surveys tensions between the centralized nation-state and still powerful regional allegiances in Elizabethan-Jacobean England. As leading theorists of nationhood such as Benedict Anderson, Eric Hobsbawm, and Homi Bhabha claim, one of the idées reçues of nationhood is that it is a post-eighteenth-century phenomenon.^Nonetheless, early modern literary historians have identified nationalist desire in sixteenth-century English history. For example, while for Richard Helgerson the time of English Renaissance and Reformation was indeed the historical era of nationalist writings, Liah Greenfeld argues that English nationalism as developed by the Tudors was "not the birth of a nation; it was the birth of the nations, the birth of nationalism." In this respect, the rise of public theatres in sixteenth-century England was the materialistic response par excellence to the formation of the centralized nation-state.^If medieval religious drama was performed all over the British Isles, from Chester to York to Dublin to Glasgow to Cornwall, English Renaissance drama was, despite play troupes' occasional performances in provincial areas, a phenomenon almost exclusively observable in London, a result of geopolitical, demographic, material, and metropolitan centralizations on a national scale. Since Tom Nairn, Hannah Arendt, and Homi Bhabha have argued that the sense of nationness is "ambiguity" or "in-betweenness," the question--how early modern theatres negotiate cultural and topographical liminalities--forms a crucial debate for the present project.^Each chapter of this dissertation surveys the Renaissance stage's persistent representations of in-between topographical loci such as the uncentralized English regions above the Humber, the Lancastrian Duchy territories, the suburbs and liberties of metropolitan London, colonial-outposts such as Milford Haven (in Wales) and the Irish Pale, and English ports/forts like Dover that are open to Continental influences. The project demonstrates that early modern national politics heavily gravitate into these culturally and nationally hybrid realms, negotiating national alterities. Other than regional-topographical issues, the persistent concerns of this dissertation are the definitions of nationhood and understanding of the key elements of the sense of nationhood.^These are, indeed, vexed questions, for as José Carlos Mariategui states, the nation "is an abstraction, an allegory, a myth that does not correspond to a reality that can be scientifically defined." At a rational level, nationhood is impossible to define and it is marked only by absence, although it might be traced through its metaphoric effects. To fully grasp this paradox, the present research largely defines nationhood as a metaphoric form structurally "articulated" and "over(in)determined" by various social elements and close to what Stuart Hall calls historically articulated "conjuncture." By stressing early modern English nationhood primarily as an historical "articulation," the project rejects any theoretical attempts which define "nation" as a pan-historical, trans-geopolitical or universal concept.^As the word "conjuncture" implies, early modern nationalism is articulated by various social elements such as class, gender, ethno-racial factors, print-capitalism, discursive practices, topographical representation, memories of the past, regionalism, metropolitanism, and colonialism. National imaginations in this period are formed by various metaphors and allegories such as "fraternity," "natio (birth/nature)," "patria (fatherland)," "elect community," "commonwealth" and an "organic body (defined by immunity)." Readings of Elizabethan-Jacobean dramas in the project analyze and translate these national metaphors in terms of socio-political contexts.^Discussions of early modern English nationalism also inevitably raise questions such as what is the effect of absolutism in creating centralized English nationhood? what is the difference between the early modern English monarchy and nation? if my project mainly discusses "English" nationhood, what is its relationship to the national claim of Union under the name of Britain or Albion after the accession of King James? who and what groups are Others defined against English nationhood? and how is English nationalism articulated with colonialism or anti-colonialism? These questions are explored in the chapters of the dissertation.

Prince Henry Revived

Author : Timothy Wilks
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There can be few examples of intensive fashioning and self-fashioning by a Renaissance figure more remarkable than Prince Henry (1594-1612). Two decades after the appearance of Roy Strong's revelatory Henry Prince of Wales and England's Lost Renaissance this collection of essays reexamines the extraordinary artistic and cultural response to Prince Henry and presents many new findings in the context of recent scholarship.

Paperbound Books in Print

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Aphra Behn

Author : Mary Ann O'Donnell
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This annotated bibliography constitutes a thoroughly revised and more easily readable study of Behn's publications, of those edited or translated by her, of publications that included her works, and of writings ascribed to her, along with an annotated bibliography of over 1600 works about her from 1671 to 2001, with an unannotated update covering 2002. The augmented primary bibliography describes all known editions and issues of her works to 1702, and adds a catalogue of editions to 2002, including on-line sources. The secondary bibliography adds close to 1000 items published since 1984 to the original 600 of the first edition along with about 175 more from 1671 to 1984, with attention to materials not in English. New appendices include a list of dedicatees, actors, recent productions (with reviews), and provenances. This volume will be invaluable for book dealers, collectors and librarians, as well as students and scholars of Aphra Behn and of Restoration literature.

Religious Ideology and Cultural Fantasy

Author : Arthur F. Marotti
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In this new book, Arthur F. Marotti analyzes some of the rhetorical and imaginative means by which the Catholic minority and the Protestant majority defined themselves and their religious and political antagonists in early modern England. He considers Catholic writings that have been relatively neglected, as well as the discourse of anti-Catholicism. Straddling the boundary of history and literature, this study offers an intriguing cultural history that focuses on the ideologized fantasies and language found on both sides of the early modern Christian religious divide.Marotti focuses on the period between the arrival of the first Jesuit missionaries in England in 1580 and the climax of ongoing religious conflict in the Restoration-era "Popish Plot" and the 1688 "Glorious Revolution." In a series of thematically focused essays, he covers such issues as the relationship of print culture to the residual Catholic culture in Elizabethan England; recusant women, Jesuits and the cultural "othering" of Catholics, martyrdom accounts, the manuscript circulation of Catholic martyrdom accounts; polemically charged Catholic and Protestant narratives of conversion; and the depiction of Catholic plots or outrages and providential Protestant deliverances in the construction of Protestant English history and identity.This important and eagerly anticipated book makes a substantial contribution to our understanding of Catholicism and anti-Catholicism in the early modern period. It also points to a cultural dynamic in Anglo-American history that persisted far into the modern era.

Index to Theses with Abstracts Accepted for Higher Degrees by the Universities of Great Britain and Ireland and the Council for National Academic Awards

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