Books Ordered for Review
EMLS invites reviews of recent scholarly works--critical editions, commentaries, and theoretical, historical, literary, or interdisciplinary criticism which centres on sixteenth- or seventeenth-century English or related literary culture. We also encourage reports of all resources which are relevant to literary studies of the period, including those available exclusively in the electronic medium.
Our aim is to publish reviews of a consistently high standard, which are both engaging and critically fair, written by a broad range of people at different stages of their academic careers with varied disciplinary backgrounds.
Requests to review books listed below, or proposals for reviews of other new titles, together with a brief description of reviewers' academic qualifications, publications or research interests should be sent to the Review Editor at Review_Editor_EMLS@arts.ubc.ca.
Books ordered for review as of April 1996:
- Aughterson, Kate. Women: A Sourcebook of Constructions of Femininity in England. New York: Routledge, 1995.
- Bennett, Susan. Performing Nostalgia: Shifting Shakespeare and the Contemporary Past. New York: Routledge, 1995.
- Breight, Curtis C. Surveillance, Militarism and Drama in the Elizabethan Era. New York: Macmillan, 1995.
- Bulman, James. Shakespeare, Theory and Performance. New York: Routledge, 1995.
- Burns, Edward ed. Reading Rochester. New York: St. Martin's P, 1995.
- Cerasano, Susan and Marion Wynne-Davies eds. Renaissance Drama by Women: Texts and Documents. New York: Routledge, 1995.
- Donne, John. The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne, Vol. 8. The Epigrams, Epithalamions, Epitaphs, Inscriptions and Miscellaneous Poems. Gary A. Stringer gen. ed. William A. McClung volume commentary. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana UP, 1995.
- Dutton, Richard. Ben Jonson: Criticism, Authority, Authorship. New York: Macmillan, 1995.
- Hamilton, Donna B and Richard Strier eds. Religion, Literature, and Politics in Post-Reformation England. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996.
- Hinds, Hilary. God's Englishwomen. Manchester: Manchester UP, 1996.
- Holmer, Joan Ozark. The Merchant of Venice: Choice, Hazard and Consequences. New York: St. Martin's P, 1995.
- Howarth, David. Images of Rule: A Social and Political Analysis of English Renaissance Art. New York: Macmillan, 1995.
- Jarvis, Simon. Scholars and Gentlemen: Shakespearean Textual Criticism and Representations of Scholarly Labour. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995.
- Kernan, Alvin. Shakespeare the King's Playwright. New Haven: Yale UP, 1995.
- Liebler, Naomi. Shakespeare's Festive Tragedy: The Ritual Foundations of Genre. New York: Routledge, 1995.
- Lindley, David. The Trials of Francis Howard. New York: Routledge, 1995.
- Luxon, Thomas. Literal Figures: Puritan Allegory and the Reformation Crisis in Representation. Chicago: U of Chigaco P, 1995.
- MacCulloch, Diarmaid. The Reign of Henry VIII: Politics, Policy and Piety. New York: St. Martin's P, 1995.
- Maley, Willy. Edmund Spenser and Cultural Identity in Early Modern Ireland. New York: Macmillan, 1995.
- Montrose, Louis. The Purpose of Playing: Shakespeare and the Cultural Politics of the Elizabethan Theatre. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1996.
- Orgel, Stephen. Impersonations. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1996.
- Parker, Douglas ed. A proper dyaloge betwene a Gentillman and an Husbandman. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1996.
- Parker, Patricia. Shakespeare from the Margins: Language, Culture, Context. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1996.
- Parry, Graham. The Trophies of Time: English Antiquarians of the Seventeenth Century. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1996.
- Pugliatti, Paula. Shakespeare the Historian. New York: St. Martin's P, 1995.
- Smith, Peter J. Social Shakespeare: Aspects of Renaissance Dramaturgy and Contemporary Society. New York: St. Martin's P, 1995.
- Todd, Margo ed. Reformation to Revolution: Politics and Religion in Early Modern England. New York: Routledge, 1994.
- Warren, Austin. Becoming What One Is. Ann Arbor: Michigan UP, 1995.
- Watkins, John. The Specter of Dido: Spenser and Virgilian Epic. New Haven: Yale UP, 1995.
- Weimann, Robert. Authority and Representation in Early Modern Discourse. Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins UP, 1996.
- Wills, Garry. Witches and Jesuits: Shakespeare's Macbeth. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995.
- Aston, Margaret. The King's Bedpost: Iconography and Reformation in a Tudor Group Portrait. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1994.
- Chernaik, Warren. Sexual Freedom in Restoration Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1995.
- Dutton, Richard. Jacobean Civic Pageants. Keele: Ryburn Renaissance Texts and Studies, Keele University Press, 1995.
- Estrin, Barbara. Laura: Uncovering Gender and Genre in Wyatt, Donne and Marvell. Durham NC: Duke UP, 1994.
- Farago, Claire ed. Reframing the Renaissance: Visual Culture in Europe and Latin America. 1450-1650. Yale: Yale UP, 1996.
- Finucci, Valeria and Regina Schwartz eds. Desire in the Renaissance: Psychoanalysis and Literature. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1994.
- Fitter, Chris. Poetry, Space, Landscape: Toward a New Theory. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1995.
- Gregerson, Linda. The Reformation of the Subject: Spenser, Milton, and the English Protestant Epic. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1995.
- Hall, Kim. Things of Darkness: Economies of Race and Gender in Early Modern England. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1995.
- Lestrigant, Frank. Mapping the Renaissance World: The Geographical Imagination in the Age of Discovery. Berkeley: U of California P, 1994.
- Marotti, Arthur. Manuscript, Print and the English Renaissance Lyric. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1995.
- Norland, Howard B. Drama in Early Tudor Britain 1485-1558. Nebraska: U of Nebraska P, 1995.
- Parr, A. Three Renaissance Travel Plays. Manchester: Manchester UP, 1996.
- Sams, Eric. The Real Shakespeare: Retrieving the Early Years, 1564-1594. New Haven: Yale UP, 1995.