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Renaissance Configurations

Voices/Bodies/Spaces, 1580–1690

  • Gordon McMullan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Turning the Key

  3. Desiring Difference

  4. Naming/Locating

  5. Voicing the Past

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 257-263

About this book


Renaissance Configurations is a ground-breaking collection of essays on the structures and strategies of Early Modern culture - as embodied in issues of gender, sexuality and politics - by a group of critics from the new generation of Early Modern specialists. The essays focus on the relations of public and private, of verbal and spatial, of textual and material, reading and re-reading texts, both canonical and non-canonical, with a textual and historical rigour often considered lacking in work with theoretical premises. The collection as a whole offers a clear sense of the direction to be taken by Early Modern studies over the next decade.


culture gender poetry Prostitution Renaissance William Shakespeare

Editors and affiliations

  • Gordon McMullan
    • 1
  1. 1.King’s CollegeLondonUK

About the editors

ROS BALLASTER Teaches English literature, Mansfield College, Oxford MARK THORNTON BURNETT Teaches in the School of English, Queen's University, Belfast KATE CHEDGZOY Lecturer in English, the University of Warwick HELEN HACKETT Lecturer in English, University College, London AMANDA PIESSE Teaches English literature, Trinity College, Dublin MICHAEL PINCOMBE Teaches English literature, University of Newcastle upon Tyne SASHA ROBERTS Research Fellow, Roehampton Institute, London ANN THOMPSON Professor of English Literature and Head of Department, Roehampton Institute, London SUZANNE TRILL Lecturer in English, Queen's University, Belfast SUSAN J. WISEMAN Fellow of the School of Advanced Study, University of Warwick

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