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Language, Discourse, Society

Literature, Politics and Law in Renaissance England

Editors: Sheen, E., Hutson, L. (Eds.)

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This collection features the work of both established and up-and-coming scholars in the UK and US, with contributors including Peter Goodrich, Lorna Hutson, Erica Sheen and David Colclough studying the period of the English Renaissance from the 1520s to the 1660s. This wide-ranging study, working on the edge of new historicism as well as book history, covers topics such as libel/slander and literary debate, legal textual production, authorship and the politics of authorial attribution and theatre and the law.

About the authors

DAVID COLCLOUGH Lecturer in English, Queen Mary, University of London, UK PETER GOODRICH Professor of Law, Cardozo School of Law, New York, USA INA HABERMANN Lecturer in English Literature & Cultural Studies, University of Erlangen SUBHA MUKHERJI Lecturer and Director of Studies in English, Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, UK MARCUS NEVITT Lecturer in English Literature, University of Sheffield, UK MICHELLE O'CALLAGHAN Senior Lecturer in English, Oxford Brookes University, UK ALAN STEWART Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, New York, USA and Associate Director of the AHRB Centre for Editing Lives and Letters, London, UK LUKE WILSON Associate Professor of English, Ohio State University, USA SUE WISEMAN Teaches in the School of English and Humanities, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction: Renaissance, Law and Literature

    Sheen, Erica (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • Amici curiae: Lawful Manhood and Other Juristic Performances in Renaissance England

    Goodrich, Peter

    Pages 23-49

  • Instigating Treason: the Life and Death of Henry Cuffe, Secretary

    Stewart, Alan

    Pages 50-70

  • ‘Unmanly Indignities’: Adultery, Evidence and Judgement in Heywood’s A Woman Killed with Kindness

    Mukherji, Subha

    Pages 71-99

  • ‘She has that in her belly will dry up your ink’: Femininity as Challenge in the ‘Equitable Drama’ of John Webster

    Habermann, Ina

    Pages 100-120

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Literature, Politics and Law in Renaissance England
Editors
  • E. Sheen
  • L. Hutson
Series Title
Language, Discourse, Society
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-59766-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230597662
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-98399-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-43051-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 242
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations
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