The Return of Theory in Early Modern English Studies

Tarrying with the Subjunctive

  • Paul Cefalu
  • Bryan Reynolds

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Tarrying with the Subjunctive, an Introduction

    1. Paul Cefalu, Bryan Reynolds
      Pages 1-17
  3. New Formalisms and Cognitivism

  4. Political Theology and the Religious Turn

  5. Rematerialisms

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 319-326

About this book


This collection looks at the growing rapprochement between contemporary theory and early modern English literary-cultural studies. With sections on posthumanism and cognitive science, political theology, and rematerialism and performance, the essays incorporate recent theoretical inquiries into new readings of early modern texts.


Cultural Studies culture drama economy English literature English studies idealism Imagination literary theory time William Shakespeare work

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul Cefalu
    • 1
  • Bryan Reynolds
    • 2
  1. 1.Lafayette CollegeEastonUSA
  2. 2.University of California-IrvineUSA

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