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
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
Books ordered or received for review as of December 1996:
Blank, Paula. Broken English: Dialects and the Politics of Language
in Renaissance Writings. New York: Routledge, 1996.
Breight, Curtis C. Surveillance, Militarism and Drama in the Elizabethan
Era. New York: St. Martin's P, 1995.
Bristol, Michael. Big Time Shakespeare. New York: Routledge,
Bulman, James, ed. Shakespeare, Theory and Performance. New
York: Routledge, 1995.
Cook, Patrick. Milton, Spenser and the Epic Tradition. Brookfield,
VT: Scolar P, 1996.
Donne, John. The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne, Vol.
8. The Epigrams, Epithalamions, Epitaphs, Inscriptions and Miscellaneous
Poems. General editor Gary A. Stringer, Volume commentary William A.
McClung. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana UP, 1995.
Grantley, Darryll and Peter Roberts, eds. Christopher Marlowe and
English Renaissance Culture. Brookfield VT: Scolar P, 1996.
Grell, Ole Peter and Andrew Cunningham, eds. Religio Medici: Medicine
and Religion in Seventeenth Century England. Brookfield, VT: Scolar
Harvey, P. D. A. Mappa Mundi: The Hereford World Map. Toronto:
U of Toronto P, 1996.
Hawkes, Terence. Alternative Shakespeare, vol. 2. New York:
Holmer, Joan Ozark. The Merchant of Venice: Choice, Hazard and Consequences.
New York: St. Martin's P, 1995.
Jardine, Lisa. Reading Shakespeare Historically. New York: Routledge,
Jehlan, Myra and Michael Warner, eds. The English Literatures of
America. New York: Routledge, 1996.
Joughin, John. Shakespeare and National Culture. Manchester:
Manchester UP, Jan. 1997.
Kernan, Alvin. Shakespeare the King's Playwright. New Haven:
Yale UP, 1995.
MacCulloch, Diarmaid. The Reign of Henry VIII: Politics, Policy
and Piety. New York: St. Martin's P, 1995.
Mucciolo, John M. Shakespeare's Universe: Essays in Honor of W.R.
Elton. Brookfield, VT: Scolar P, 1996.
Murray, Jacqueline and Konrad Eisenbichler, eds. Desire and Discipline:
Sex and Sexuality in the Premodern West. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1996.
Owens, W. R. and Lizbeth Goodman. Shakespeare, Aphra Behn and the
Canon. New York: Routledge, 1996.
Pritchard, R.E., ed. Lady Mary Wroth: Poems. Keele: Keele UP,
Purkiss, Diane. The Witch in History. New York: Routledge, 1996.
Roberts, Peter. Christopher Marlowe and English Renaissance Culture.
Brookfield, VT: Scolar P, 1996.
Rogers, John. The Matter of Revolution: Science, Poetry, and Politics
in the Age of Milton. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1996.
Smith, Peter J. Social Shakespeare: Aspects of Renaissance Dramaturgy
and Contemporary Society. New York: St. Martin's P, 1995.
Thompson, Ann. Women Reading Shakespeare. Manchester: Manchester
Thompson, Craig R., ed and trans. The Colloquies of Erasmus.
Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1996.
Todd, Margo, ed. Reformation to Revolution: Politics and Religion
in Early Modern England. New York: Routledge, 1994.
Watkins, John. The Specter of Dido: Spenser and Virgilian Epic.
New Haven: Yale UP, 1995.
Breitenberg, Mark. Anxious Masculinity in Early Modern England.
Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1996.
Burns, Edward, ed. Reading Rochester. New York: St. Martin's
Carroll, William S. Fat King, Lean Beggar: Representations of Poverty
in the English Renaissance. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1996.
Cerasano, Susan and Marion Wynne-Davies, eds. Renaissance Drama
by Women: Texts and Documents. New York: Routledge, 1995.
Chedzoy, K., ed. Voicing Women: Gender and Sexuality in Early Modern
Writing. Keele: Keele UP, 1996.
Chernaik, Warren. Sexual Freedom in Restoration Literature.
Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1995.
Dutton, Richard. Ben Jonson: Criticism, Authority, Authorship.
New York: Macmillan, 1995.
Dutton, Richard, ed. Jacobean Civic Pageants. Keele: Ryburn
Renaissance Texts and Studies, Keele UP, 1995.
Farago, Claire, ed. Reframing the Renaissance: Visual Culture in
Europe and Latin America. 1450-1650. Yale: Yale UP, 1996.
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.
Hamilton, Donna B., and Richard Strier, eds. Religion, Literature,
and Politics in Post-Reformation England. Cambridge: Cambridge UP,
Hinds, Hilary. God's Englishwomen. Manchester: Manchester UP,
Howarth, David. Images of Rule: A Social and Political Analysis
of English Renaissance Art. New York: Macmillan, 1995.
Lindley, David. The Trials of Francis Howard. New York: Routledge,
Maley, Willy. Edmund Spenser and Cultural Identity in Early Modern
Ireland. New York: Macmillan, 1995.
Marotti, Arthur. Manuscript, Print and the English Renaissance Lyric.
Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1995.
Montrose, Louis. The Purpose of Playing: Shakespeare and the Cultural
Politics of the Elizabethan Theatre. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1996.