Renaissance Papers 1999

Renaissance Papers 1999

Edited by T. H. Howard-Hill, Philip Rollinson


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Camden House



Newest annual volume of selected essays on aspects of the Renaissance.
Renaissance Papers is a collection of the best scholarly essays on all aspects of the Renaissance submitted each year to the Southeastern Renaissance Conference, organized originally in the early 1950s by scholars at Duke University and the universities of North and South Carolina. This year's annual volume, the forty-sixth to be published by the Conference and the fourth by Camden House, is the most substantial ever, containing twelve articles. Five articles on Shakespeare range from alchemy and hermaphroditism in Sonnet 20 to Leontes and skepticism in The Winter's Tale. There are two pieces on Milton, one involving his feminine representation of himself as author, the other attempting a breakthrough in interpretation of Samson Agonistes. There are also literary studies of Mucedorus, the most popular play in the English Renaissance, and of Spenser's two female protagonists, Britomart and Amoret. There are also an examination of the power struggles in an Italian convent, a new assessment of Stephen Gardiner's role in the Counter-Reformation in England, and a study of the early characteristics of Cromwell in the press of the English Civil War.


January 2000
175 pages
8x5 in
Renaissance Papers
ISBN: 9781571131720
Format: Hardback
Camden House
BISAC HIS037020, LIT019000
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Table of Contents

Family and Faction in a Milanese Convent, Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries -
`The King's Good Servant, But God's First': Stephen Gardiner and the Early English Reformation - Karen Guest
Britomart and Amoret: Reading Escape in Spenser's Mysticism - Melinda Spencer
Hortensio's Role in Closing The Taming of the Shrew's Induction - Mary Free
Mucedorus's Wild Man: Disorderly Acts on the Early Modern Stage - Abigail Scherer
`A Madman's epistles are no gospels': Alienation in Twelfth Night and Anti-Martinist Discourse - L. Caitlin Jorgensen
Goodly Physic: Disease, Purgation, and Anatomical Display in Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida - Christopher J. Crosbie
Sex in a Bottle: The Alchemical Distillation of Shakespeare's Hermaphrodite in Sonnet 20 - Peggy Munoz Simonds
Bearing Parts: Leontes' Skeptical Delivery of Perdita in Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale - Connie Snyder Mick
`The Valiant Champion Lieut-General Cromwell'; `So perfect a hater of images': Oliver Cromwell and the Civil War Press - Vivienne S. Johnson
Arrested Spiritual Development in Milton's Samson Agonistes - Kent R. Lehnhof

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