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
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new titles, together with a brief description of reviewers' academic
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Submission of Materials for Review
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Books Received for Review as of May 2005:
Abate, Corinne S. Privacy, Domesticity, and Women in Early Modern England.
Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003.
Achinstein, Sharon. Literature and Dissent in Milton's England. Cambridge:
Cambridge UP, 2003.
Adams, Alison, Stephen Rawles and Alison Saunders, eds.
A Bibliography of French Emblem Books, vol. 2: L-Z. Geneve: Droz,
Akbari, Suzanne Conklin. Seeing through the Veil: Optical Theory and
Medieval Allegory. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2004.
Alexander, Catherine M.S., and Stanley Wells, eds. Shakespeare
and Race. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2000.
Alexander, Catherine M.S., and Stanley Wells, eds. Shakespeare
and Sexuality. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2001.
Allen, Sister Prudence, R.S.M. The
Concept of Woman: The Early Humanist Reformation, 1250-1500.
Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2002.
Almond, Philip C. Demonic Possession and Exorcism in Early Modern England:
Contemporary Texts and their Cultural Contexts. Cambridge: Cambridge UP,
Almosnino, Moe ben Baruk. Regimiento de la vida Tratado de los
suenyos. Ed. John M. Zemke. Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance
Amtower, Laurel and Dorothea Kehler, eds. The Single Woman in Medieval
and Early Modern England: Her Life and Representation. Tempe: Arizona
Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2003.
Andrews, Walter G. and Mehmet Kalpakli. The Age of Beloveds: Love and
the Beloved in Early-Modern Ottoman and European Culture and Society.
Durham: Duke UP, 2005.
Appelbaum, Robert and John Wood Sweet, eds. Envisioning and English Empire:
Jamestown and the Making of the North Atlantic World. Philadelphia: U
of Pennsylvania P, 2005.
Barker, William, ed. The Adages of Erasmus.
Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2001.
Barletta, Vincent. Covert Gestures: Crypto-Islamic Literature as Cultural
Practice in Early Modern Spain. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2005.
Beaumont, Francis and John Fletcher. Philaster.
Ed. A. Gurr. Manchester: Manchester UP, 2003.
Becker, Lucinda M. Death and the Early Modern
Englishwoman. Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate, 2003.
Berry, Edward. Shakespeare and the Hunt: A
Cultural and Social Study. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2001.
Berry, Philippa and Margaret Tudeau-Clayton, eds., Textures of Renaissance
Knowledge. Manchester: Manchester UP, 2003.
Bertsch, Janet. Storytelling in the Works of Bynyan, Grimmelshausen,
Defoe, and Schnabel. Woodbridge: Camden, 2004.
Hannay, Margaret P., Noel J. Kinnamon, and Michael G. Brennan, eds, Domestic
Politics and Family Absence: The Correspondence (1588-1621) of Robert Sidney,
First Earl of Leicester, and Barbara Gamage Sidney, Countess of Leicester.
Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005.
Hansen, Niels Bugge and Sos Haugaard, eds. Angles on the English-Speaking
World. Vol. 5 in Charting Shakespearean Waters: Text and Theatre.
Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum P, 2005.
Hardie, Philip, ed. The Cambridge Companion
to Ovid. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2002.
Harmon, A.G. Eternal Bonds, True Contracts: Law and Nature in Shakespeare's
Problem Plays. Albany: SUNY P, 2004.
Harris, Frances and Michael Hunter, eds. John Evelyn and his Milieu.
London: British Library, 2003.
Harris, Jonathan Gil. Sick Economies: Drama, Mercantilism, and Disease
in Shakespeare's England. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2004.
Harvey, Elizabeth D. ed., Sensible Flesh: On Touch in Early Modern Culture.
Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2003.
Heitsch, Dorothea and Jean-François
Vallée, eds. Printed Voices: The Renaissance Culture of Dialogue.
Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2004.
Herman, Peter C. Destabilizing Milton: 'Paradise Lost' and the Poetics
of Incertitude. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Heywood, Thomas. The First and Second Parts of King Edward VI. Ed.
Richard Rowland. Manchester: Manchester UP, 2005.
Hidalgo, Pilar. Paradigms Found: Feminist, Gay, and New Historicist
Readings of Shakespeare. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2001.
Hill, John M., and Deborah M. Sinnreich-Levi, eds. The
Rhetorical Poetics of the Middle Ages: Reconstructive Polyphone: Essays
in Honor of Robert O. Payne. London: Associated UP, 2000.
Hill, Tracey. Anthony Munday and
Civic Culture: Theatre, history and power in early modern London, 1580-1633.
Manchester: Manchester UP, 2004.
Hintz, Carrie. An Audience of One: Dorothy Osborne's Letters to Sir William
Temple, 1652-1654. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2005.
Hirschfeld, Heather Anne. Joint Enterprises: Collaborative Drama and
the Institutionalization of the English Renaissance Theatre. Amherst and
Boston: U of Massachusetts P, 2004.
Hopkins, Lisa. Beginning Shakespeare. Manchester: Manchester UP,
Hughes, Derek and Janet Todd, Eds. The Cambridge Companion to Aphra Behn.
Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2004.
Hutchinson, Lucy. Order and Disorder.
Ed. David Norbrook. Oxford: Blackwell, 2001.
Iyengar, Sujata. Shades of Difference: Mythologies of Skin Color in Early
Modern England. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2005.
Johnson, Richard. The Seven Champions of Christendom
(1596/7). Ed. Jennifer Fellows. Aldershot, Hampshire: Ashgate,
Johnson, James William. A Profane
Wit: The Life of John Wilmot, Earl of
Rochester. Rochester: U of Rochester P, 2004.
" Jonson, Ben. Epicene, or the Silent Woman. Ed. Richard Dutton.
Manchester: Manchester UP, 2003.
Jowitt, Claire and Diane Watt.The Arts
of Seventeenth-Century Science.Aldershot: Ashgate, 2002
Justice, George L. and Nathan Tinker, eds., Women's
Writing and the Circulation of Ideas. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2002.
Keeble, N.H. ed., The Cambridge Companion
to Writing of theEnglish Revolution. Cambridge: Cambridge UP,
Kennedy, William J. The Site of Petrarchism: Early Modern National Sentiment
in Italy, France, and England. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2003.
Kermode, Lloyd, Jason Scott-Warren, and Martine Van Elk, eds. Tudor Drama
before Shakespeare, 1485-1590: New Directions for Research, Criticism, and
Pedagogy. London: Palgrave, 2004)
Kietzman, Mary Jo. The Self-Fashioning of an Early Modern Englishwoman:
Mary Carleton's Lives. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004.
King, John N. Milton and Religious Controversy. Cambridge: Cambridge
King, John N., ed. Voices of the
English Reformation: A Sourcebook. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P,
King, Kathryn. Jane Barker, Exile: A Literary
Career 1675-1725. Oxford: Clarendon P, 2000.
Kinney, Arthur F. A Companion to Renaissance Drama.
Oxford: Blackwell, 2002.
Kinney, Arthur F. Shakespeare by Stages: An
Historical Introduction. Oxford: Blackwell, 2003.
Kinney, Arthur F. Renaissance Drama: An Anthology of Plays and Entertainments.
2nd Ed. Oxford: Blackwell, 2005.
Kishi, Tetsuo and Graham Bradshaw. Shakespeare in Japan. London:
Kivistö, Sari. Creating Anti-Eloquence: Epistolae
obscurorum virorum and the Humanist Polemics on Style. Helsinki:
Societas Scientiarum Fennica, 2002.
Knapp, James A. Illustrating the Past in Early
Modern England: The Representation of History in Printed Books. Aldershot:
Knight, Stephen. Robin Hood: a mythic Biography.
Ithaca: Cornell UP, 2003.
Kreis-Schinck, Annette. Women, Writing, and the Theater
in the Early Modern Period: The Plays of Aphra Behn and Suzanne
Centlivre. Cranbury, N.J.: Associated UP, 2001.
Krug, Rebecca. Reading Families: Women's Literate
Practice in Late Medieval England. Ithaca and London:
Cornell UP, 2002.
Lampert, Lisa. Gender and Jewish Difference from Paul to Shakespeare.
Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2004.
Leahy, William. Elizabethan Triumphal Processions. Aldershot: Ashgate,
Lesser, Zachary. Renaissance Drama and the Politics of Publication: Readings
in the English Book Trade. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2005.
Leggatt, Alexander, ed. The Cambridge
Companion to Shakespearean Comedy. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2002.
Levin, Carole, Jo Eldridge Carney, and Debra Barrett-Graves, eds. Elizabeth
I: Always her own free woman. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003.
Levy, Allison, ed. Widowhood and Visual Culture
in Early Modern Europe. Aldershot, Hampshire: Ashgate,
Little, Arthur. Shakespeare Jungle Fever: National-Imperial
Re-Visions of Race, Rape, and Sacrifice. Stanford: Stanford UP, 2000.
Lodge, Thomas. A Margarite of America. Ed. Donald Beecher and Henry
D. Janzen. Toronto: CRRS, 2005.
Loewenstein, David and Janel Mueller, eds. The Cambridge History of Early
Modern English Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2002.
Love, Harold. English Clandestine
Satire, 1660-1702. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2004.
Lyly, John. Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit and
Euphues and His England. Ed. Leah Scragg. Manchester: Manchester
Lynch , Beth. John Bunyan and the
Language of Conviction. Cambridge: Brewer, 2004.
Smyth, Adam. 'Profit & Delight': Printed Miscellanies in England,
1640-1682. Detroit: Wayne State UP, 2004.
Smyth, Adam, ed. A Pleasing Sinne: Drink and Conviviality in 17th-Century
England. Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2004.
Sokol, B.J., and Mary Sokol. Shakespeare's
Legal Language. London: Athlone Press, 2000.
Sondergard, Sidney L. Sharpening Her Pen: Strategies
of Rhetorical Violence by
Early Modern English Women Writers. Selinsgrove
and London: Susquehanna UP and Associated UP, 2002.
Spolsky, Ellen. Satisfying Skepticism: Embodied
Knowledge in the Early Modern World. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2001.
Stanivukovic, Goran V. ed. Ovid and the Renaissance
Body. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2001.
Starks, Lisa S. and Courtney Lehmann. The Reel
Shakespeare. London: Associated UP, 2002.
Stevenson, Jane, and Peter Davidson, eds. Early Modern
Women Poets. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2001.
Strohm, Paul. Politique: Languages of Statecraft between Chaucer and
Shakespeare. Notre Dame: U of Notre Dame P, 2005.
Stubbe, Philip. The Anatomie of Abuses.
Ed. Margaret Jane Kidnie. Tempe, Arizona: RETS, 2002.
Suzuki, Mihoko. Subordinate Subjects: Gender, the
Political Nation, and Literary Form in England, 1588-1688.
Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003.
Tasso, Torquato. Jerusalem Delivered.
Ed. and trans. Anthony M. Esolen. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2000.
Taylor, Nancy, ed. Cousins in Love: The Letters of Lydia DuGard, 1665-1672,
with a new edition of The Marriages of Cousin Germans by Samuel DuGard.
Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2003.
Thomson, Leslie, ed. All is But Fortune. U of
Washington P 2000.
Thurgood, Rose and Cicely Johnson. Scripture Women. Ed. Naomi Baker.
Nottingham: Trent Editions, 2005.
Totaro, Rebecca. Suffering in Paradise: The Bubonic Plague in English
Literature from More to Milton. Pittsburgh: Duquesne UP, 2005.
Trevor, Douglas. Poetics of Melancholy in Early Modern England. Cambridge:
Cambridge UP, 2004.
Vaughan, Virginia Mason. Performing Blackness on English Stages, 1500-1800.
Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2005.
Vicente, Marta V. and Luis R. Corteguera, eds. Women, Texts, and Authority
in the Early Modern Spanish World. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003.
Warkentin, Germaine, ed. The Queen's Majesty's Passage & Related
Documents. Toronto: CRRS, 2004.
Warnicke, Retha M. The Marrying of Anne of
Cleves. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2000.
Waters, Claire M. Angels and Earthly Creatures: Preaching, Performance,
and Gender in the Later Middle Ages. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania Press,
Watt, Diane. Secretaries of God: Women Prophets in
Late Medieval and Early Modern England. Woodbridge, Suffolk:
Boydell & Brewer, 2001.
Weaver, Elissa B. Convent Theatre in Early Modern
Italy: Spiritual Fun and Learning for Women. Cambridge: Cambridge
Weil, Judith. Service and Dependency in Shakespeare's Plays. Cambridge:
Cambridge UP, 2005.
Weissberger, Barbara F. Isabel Rules: Constructing Queenship, Wielding
Power. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2004.
Wells, Robin Headlam. Shakespeare on Masculinity.
Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2000.
Weston, Elizabeth Jane. Collected Writings.
Ed. and trans. Donald Cheney and Brenda M. Hosington. Toronto: U
of Toronto P, 2000.
Whalen, Robert. The Poetry of Immanence: Sacrament
in Donne & Herbert. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2002.
Wiggins, Peter DeSa. Donne, Castiglione, and
the Poetry of Courtliness. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2001.
Wills, Adele. Texts Through History. London: Routledge, 2004.
Wilson, Emily R. Mocked with Death: Tragic Overliving from Sophocles
to Milton. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP. 2004.
Winkelman, Michael A. Marriage Relationships in Tudor Political Drama.
Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005.
Withington, Phil. The Politics of Commonwealth: Citizens and Freemen
in Early Modern England. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2005.