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Handbook of English Renaissance Literature

Edited by: Ingo Berensmeyer

This handbook of English Renaissance literature serves as a reference for both students and scholars, introducing recent debates and developments in early modern studies. Using new theoretical perspectives and methodological tools, the volume offers exemplary close readings of canonical and less well-known texts from all significant genres between c. 1480 and 1660. Its systematic chapters address questions about editing Renaissance texts, the role of translation, theatre and drama, life-writing, science, travel and migration, and women as writers, readers and patrons. The book will be of particular interest to those wishing to expand their knowledge of the early modern period beyond Shakespeare.

  • New insights on English Renaissance literature
  • Combines systematic questions and close readings
  • Contributions by acclaimed experts in the field

Author Information

Ingo Berensmeyer, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany.

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Audience: Academics (Anglophone Literary and Cultural Studies), Students (BA, MA and PhD level), Libraries, Institutes