A New Companion to English Renaissance Literature and Culture, Volume One and Two

A New Companion to English Renaissance Literature and Culture, Volume One and Two

Editor(s): Michael Hattaway

Published Online: 16 MAR 2010 12:00AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405187626

Online ISBN: 9781444319019

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319019

About this Book

In this revised and greatly expanded edition of the Companion, 80 scholars come together to offer an original and far-reaching assessment of English Renaissance literature and culture.

  • A new edition of the best-selling Companion to English Renaissance Literature, revised and updated, with  22 new essays and 19 new illustrations
  • Contributions from some 80 scholars including Judith H. Anderson, Patrick Collinson, Alison Findlay, Germaine Greer, Malcolm Jones, Arthur Kinney, James Knowles, Arthur Marotti, Robert Miola and Greg Walker
  • Unrivalled in scope and its exploration of unfamiliar literary and cultural territories the Companion offers new readings of both 'literary' and 'non-literary' texts
  • Features essays discussing material culture, sectarian writing, the history of the body, theatre both in and outside the playhouses, law, gardens, and ecology in early modern England
  • Orientates the beginning student, while providing advanced students  and faculty with new directions for their research
  • All of the essays from the first edition, along with the recommendations for further reading, have been reworked or updated

Table of contents

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  1. Part One: Contexts, Readings, and Perspectives c.1500-c.1650

  2. Part Two: Genres and Modes

  3. Part Three: Issues and Debates

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