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Literature and Popular Culture in Early Modern England / Edition 3

Literature and Popular Culture in Early Modern England / Edition 3

by Andrew Hadfield, Matthew Dimmock
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ISBN-13: 9780754665809
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Pages: 234
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Matthew Dimmock is Senior Lecturer in English and co-director of the Centre for Early Modern Studies at the University of Sussex. He is is the author of New Turkes: Dramatizing Islam and the Ottomans in Early Modern England (Ashgate, 2005), co-editor of Cultural Encounters Between East and West, 1453-1699 (CSP, 2004) and editor of William Percy’s Mahomet and His Heaven: A Critical Edition (Ashgate, 2007). He is currently working on a monograph concerning the Prophet Muhammad in Christian thought. Andrew Hadfield is Professor of English at the University of Sussex. He is the author of a number of works on early modern literature, politics and culture, including Literature, Politics and National Identity: Reformation to Renaissance (Cambridge University Press, 1994); Spenser’s Irish Experience: Wilde Fruit and Salvage Soyl (Clarendon, 1997) and Shakespeare, Spenser and the Matter of Britain (Palgrave, 2003). His most recent book, Shakespeare and Republicanism (Cambridge University Press, 2005), was awarded the Roland H. Bainton prize for literature by the Sixteenth Century Society of America. He is also the editor of Renaissance Studies.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction, Matthew Dimmock and Andrew Hadfield; Part I Defining Early Modern English Popular Culture: 'Popular culture': a category for analysis?, Sue Wiseman; Orality, print and popular culture: Thomas Nashe and Marshall McLuhan, Neil Rhodes; 'Thomas the Scholar' versus 'John the Sculler': defining popular culture in the early 17th century, Michelle O'Callaghan; What is a chapbook?, Lori Humphrey Newcombe. Part II Varieties of Popular Culture: The disguised king in early English ballads, Linda Hutjens; 'Popu-love': sex, love and 16th century print culture, Ian Moulton; What kind of horse is it? Popular devotional reading during the 16th century, Elisabeth Salter; 'Of the incomparable treasure of the Holy Scriptures': the Geneva Bible in the early modern household, Femke Molekamp; 'Extraordinary discourses of vnnecessarie matter': Spenser's Shepheardes Calender and the almanac tradition, Abigail Shinn; Civil conflicts and common brawls: humanist astrology and the Italianate tale in Robert Greene's Planetomachia, Nandini Das; Elizabeth I at Tilbury and popular culture, Thomas Healy; Macbeth and old wives' tales: gendering conflicts in Burke's amphibious subject, Mary Ellen Lamb; Powder for padlocks: the rhetoric of thanksgiving and the politics of flight in Caroline plague, Kevin Killeen; Afterword, Peter Burke; Index.

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