Early Modern Literary Studies

Early Modern Literary Studies (ISSN 1201-2459) is a refereed journal serving as a formal arena for scholarly discussion and as an academic resource for researchers in the area. Articles in EMLS examine English literature, literary culture, and language during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries; responses to published papers are also published as part of a Readers' Forum. Reviews evaluate recent work as well as academic tools of interest to scholars in the field. EMLS is committed to gathering and to maintaining links to the most useful and comprehensive internet resources for Renaissance scholars, including archives, electronic texts, discussion groups, and beyond.

EMLS is published by agreement with, and with the support of, the Humanities Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University.

For EMLS content from 1994 to 2012 see http://extra.shu.ac.uk/emls. The content there includes:


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Special Issue 22: Communities and Companionship in Early Modern Literature and Culture (2014)

Edited by Bronwen Price and Páraic Finnerty.

This special issue on early modern literature offers a set of new essays that re-evaluate the inter-relationship between communities and companionship across a range of contexts and genres.

Table of Contents


Introduction PDF
Bronwen Price, Páraic Finnerty


‘More Women: More Weeping’: The Communal Lamentation of Early Modern Women in the Works of Mary Sidney Herbert and Mary Wroth PDF
Marion Wynne-Davies
Drinking and Good Fellowship: Alehouse Communities, Gestures of Social Self-Definition and the Anxiety of Social Displacement in the Broadside Ballad PDF
Stella Achilleos
Seraphic Companions: The Friendship between Elizabeth Gauden and Simon Patrick PDF
Cornelia Wilde
Falling in Love and Language: Earthly Companionship and Spiritual Loss in Paradise Lost PDF
Rosamund Paice
Worlds within Worlds: Community, Companionship and Autonomy in Margaret Cavendish’s The Blazing World PDF
Bronwen Price

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