Renaissance Papers 2011

Renaissance Papers 2011

Edited by Andrew Shifflett, Edward Gieskes


Camden House



Annual volume presenting the best essays received by the Southeastern Renaissance Conference.
Renaissance Papers collects the best scholarly essays submitted each year to the Southeastern Renaissance Conference. The 2011 volume opens with three essays focused on Shakespeare: one on Pauline presences in 1 Henry 4, one on the play of letters in Love's Labour's Lost, and another on "productive violence" in Titus Andronicus. The volume then turns to links between Renaissance drama and the wider culture, with essays on Ramistic method in Marlowe's Massacre at Paris, "overflowing" emotion in generically experimental plays of the first decade of the seventeenth century, and the "birdliming" of characters in Bartholomew Fair and Othello. Next come essays devoted to a trio of lyric poets: Sir Philip Sidney, whose frustrated desire leads to the "sacrificial sublime"; Fulke Greville, whose quest for certainty is complicated by his radical Calvinism; and George Herbert, whose spiritual transformations are inspired by the machinery of court masques. The volume closes with essays showcasing a range of interests in the history of ideas: Trinitarianism in Edmund Spenser's Faerie Queene, social satire and the norms of Christian exemplarity, and the humane censorship of Cardinal Bellarmine.

Contributors: William A. Coulter, L. Grant Hamby, Bryan Herek, C. Bryan Love, Julia P. McLeod, Kara Northway, James Pearce, Paul J. Stapleton, Jessica Tooker, Lewis Walker, Kathryn Walls, Emma Annette Wilson.

Andrew Shifflett and Edward Gieskes are Associate Professors of English at the University of South Carolina, Columbia.

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November 2012
164 pages
8.5x5.5 in
Renaissance Papers
ISBN: 9781571135278
Format: Hardback
Camden House
BISAC LIT019000, LIT004130
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Walking, Waking, and the Armor of Light: Pauline Enactments in Henry IV, Part 1 - Lewis Walker
Costard's Revenge: Letters and Their Misdelivery in Love's Labour's Lost - Kara Northway
Productive Violence in Titus Andronicus - Jessica Tooker
Method in Marlowe's Massacre at Paris - Emma Annette Wilson
Ending Well: Mixed Genres and Audience Response in the London Theatrical Marketplace, 1604-06 - C. Bryan Love
Birdlime: Sticky Entrapments in Renaissance Drama - Julia McLeod
Sacrifice and Transcendence in Sir Philip Sidney's Astrophil and Stella - L. Grant Hamby
The Quest for Certainty in Fulke Greville's A Treatie of Humane Learning - Jim Pearce
Traces of the Masque in George Herbert's The Church - William A. Coulter
Una Trinitas: Una and the Trinity in Book One of The Faerie Queene - Kathryn Walls
Reconsidering the 1599 Bishops' Ban on Satire - Bryan Herek
Robert Bellarmine the Censor and Early-Modern Humanism - Paul Stapleton

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