Renaissance Papers 2003

April 2004
6 black and white illustrations
192 pages
8.5x5.5 in
Renaissance Papers
ISBN: 9781571132970
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
Camden House
BISAC LIT019000, LIT015000

Renaissance Papers 2003

Edited by Christopher Cobb, M. Thomas Hester

Essays on Shakespeare, Elizabeth Cary, Erasmus, George Puttenham, William Tyndale, and the Virginia Company, among other topics.
Renaissance Papers is a collection of the best scholarly essays submitted each year to the Southeastern Renaissance Conference. The conference accepts papers on all subjects relating to the Renaissance -- music, art, history, literature, etc. -- from scholars all over North America and the world. Of the ten essays in the 2003 volume, three have to do with Shakespeare; among the topics here are Shakespeare and social uprising in The Merchant of Venice, politics and masculinity in Julius Caesar, and the churching of women in Taming of the Shrew; another essay on Renaissance drama focuses attention on Elizabeth Cary's Mariam. Other essays consider Erasmus and the problem of strife, George Puttenham as a comedic artificer, the hermeneutics of William Tyndale, the editorial disputes in The Adventures of Master F.J., the wooing of Amoret and Scudamour, and the "writing" of the Virginia Company. Contributors: Jessica Wolfe, Gerald Snare, Jon Pope, Elizabeth Watson, Wayne Erickson, Mary Free, Amy Scott, Aaron Landau, Jeanne Roberts, and Jay Stubblefield.
M. Thomas Hester is professor of English, and Christopher Cobb is assistant professor of English, both at North Carolina State University.

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Table of Contents

Homer, Erasmus, and the Problem of Strife - Jessica Wolfe
William Tyndale Among the Demons - Gerald Snare
The Printing of "this written book": G. T. and H. W.'s Editorial Disputes in The Adventures of Master F. J. - Jon C. Pope
George Puttenham as Comedic Artificer - Elizabeth Watson
Amoret and Scudamour Woo and Wed: Two Courtly Histories and a Stalemate - Wayne Erickson
Strange Bedfellows: "The Churching of Women" and The Taming of the Shrew - Mary Free
"Romans, countrymen, and lovers": Performing Politics, Sovereign Amity and Masculinity in: Julius Caesar - Amy Scott
"Rouse Up a Brave Mind": The Merchant of Venice and Social Uprising in the 1590s - Aaron Landau
Revenge Tragedy and Elizabeth Cary's Marian - Jeanne A. Roberts
"very worthely sett in printe": Writing the Virginia Company of London - Jay Stubblefield

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