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Early Modern Literature in History

Family Politics in Early Modern Literature

Editors: Crawforth, Hannah, Lewis, Sarah (Eds.)

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  • Addresses a real gap in knowledge in the field: the Early Modern familyExamines hitherto overlooked non-canonical texts such as parental advice books and housewife manuals
  • Features contributions from a wide-range of international (chiefly US and UK) academics, featuring well-known figures alongside earlier career academics
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This book considers the ways that family relationships (parental, marital, sibling or other) mimic, and stand in for, political ones in the Early Modern period, and vice versa. Bringing together leading international scholars in literary-historical fields to produce scholarship informed by the perspective of contemporary politics, the volume examines the ways in which the family defines itself in transformative moments of potential crisis – birth and death, maturation, marriage – moments when the family is negotiating its position within and through broader cultural frameworks, and when, as a result, family ‘politics’ become most apparent.

About the authors

Hannah Crawforth is Senior Lecturer in Early Modern Literature at King’s College, London, UK, where she is also a founding member of the London Shakespeare Centre. She is the author of Etymology and the Invention of English in Early Modern Literature (2013), co-author, with Sarah Dustagheer and Jennifer Young, of Shakespeare in London (2015), and co-editor, with Elizabeth Scott-Baumann, of On Shakespeare’s Sonnets: A Poets’ Celebration (2016).

Sarah Lewis is Lecturer in Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature at King’s College London, UK. She has also lectured at University College Dublin, University of Roehampton, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and Shakespeare’s Globe. She is currently working on her first monograph, Time and Gender in Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-51144-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-51143-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Family Politics in Early Modern Literature
Editors
  • Hannah Crawforth
  • Sarah Lewis
Series Title
Early Modern Literature in History
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-51144-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-51144-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-51143-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 270
Number of Illustrations
4 illustrations in colour
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