Special Issue 24: Readings of Love and Death (2015)

Edited by Jessica Dyson, Niamh Cooney, and Jana Pridalova.


This special issue seeks to explore the cultural constructions of ‘love’ and ‘death’ in the early modern period, and in particular how these topics inform the representation and understanding of each other in early modern literature. Moreover, our contributors are concerned with the ways in which images of love and death provide opportunities to reflect upon broader religious, political and cultural concerns of the period.

Table of Contents


Conceptions of Love and Death in Early Modern Literature PDF
Jessica Dyson, Niamh Cooney, Jana Pridalova


The “Concaue Wombe”: Echo, Love and Death in A Louers Complaint PDF
Will McKenzie
"With kissing him I should have killed him first": Death in Ovid and Shakespeare’s Venus and Adonis PDF
Sarah Carter
The Politics of Love: The Broken Heart in the Caroline Context PDF
Jessica Dyson
"Desire is Death" in Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida PDF
Unhae Langis
"No tombe but throne": Robert Southwell and the Assumption and Coronation of the Virgin PDF
Lilla Grindlay

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ISSN: 1201-2459