Early Modern Literary Studies

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2016: Rome and Home: The Cultural Uses of Rome in Early Modern English Literature

Edited by Daniel Cadman, Andrew Duxfield, and Lisa Hopkins.


This special issue explores the influence of ancient Roman history and culture upon the literature and culture of early modern England.

Table of Contents


Introduction: Rome and Home PDF
Daniel Cadman, Andrew Duxfield


'Urging helpless patience': Domesticity, Stoicism, and Setting in The Comedy of Errors PDF
Erin Weinberg
Triangulating Rome: Du Bellay, Spenser, and the Fantasy of Perspective PDF
Timothy Duffy
Caesar in Elsinore and Elsewhere: Topicality and Roman History PDF
Laurie Johnson
Political Acts and Political Acting: Roman Gesture and Julius Caesar PDF
Miranda Fay Thomas
‘Of Higher State | Than Monarch, King or World’s Great Potentate’: The Name of Caesar in Early Modern English Drama PDF
Domenico Lovascio
The Changing Faces of Virtue: Plutarch, Machiavelli and Shakespeare's Coriolanus PDF
Patrick Thomas Ashby
Shakespeare’s Citizens and the 99%: Accommodating the Occupy Movement in Productions of Coriolanus PDF
Kate Wilkinson

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