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Winter 2018 Books Received 

Anderson, Judith H. Light and Death: Figuration in Spenser, Kepler, Donne, Milton. New York: Fordham Univ. Press, 2017. Pp. x + 318. $65.00. ISBN 978-0-8232-7277-8.

Andrea, Bernadette. The Lives of Girls and Women from the Islamic World in Early Modern British Literature and Culture. Toronto, Buffalo NY, and London: Univ. of Toronto Press, 2016. Pp. xii + 252. $65.00. ISBN 978-4875-0125-9.

Archer, Harriet, and Andrew Hadfield, eds. “A Mirror for Magistrates” in Context: Literature, History, and Politics in Early Modern England. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2016. Pp. xiv + 258. $99.99. ISBN 978-1-107-10435-8.

Blake, Liza, and Kathryn Vomero Santos, eds. Arthur Golding’s “A Moral Fabletalk” and Other Renaissance Fable Translations. MHRA Tudor and Stuart Translations 12. Gen. eds. Andrew Hadfield and Neil Rhodes. Cambridge: Modern Humanities Research Association, 2017. Pp. xviii + 576. $45.00. ISBN 978-1-78188-606-9.

Brayman, Heidi, Jesse M. Lander, and Zachary Lesser, eds. The Book in History, The Book as History: New Intersections of the Material Text: Essays in Honor of David Scott Kastan. The Beinecke Series in the History of the Book. Series ed. Kathryn James. New Haven CT: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (distributed by Yale Univ. Press), 2016 (paper only). Pp. 420. $25.00 paper. ISBN 978-0-300-22316-3.

Brotton, Jerry. This Orient Isle: Elizabethan England and the Islamic World. London: Allen Lane, 2016. Pp. xvi + 368. £20.00. ISBN 978-0-241-00402-9.

Brown, Cedric C. Friendship and its Discourses in the Seventeenth Century. Oxford and New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2016. Pp. xiv + 242. $90.00. ISBN 978-0-19-879079-2.

Browne, Sir Thomas. “Urne Buriall” and “The Garden of Cyprus.” Ed. John Carter. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1967; rprt 2016 (paper only). Pp. viii + 122. $26.99 paper. ISBN 978-1-316-60686-5.

Chapman, Alison A. The Legal Epic: “Paradise Lost” and the Early Modern Law. Chicago and London: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2017. Pp. xii + 292. $40.00. ISBN 978-0-226-43513-8.

Chapman, George. Homer’s “Odyssey.” Ed. Gordon Kendal. MHRA Tudor and Stuart Translations 21. Gen. eds. Andrew Hadfield and Neil Rhodes. Cambridge UK: Modern Humanities Research Association, 2016. Pp. x + 506. $45.00 cloth. ISBN 978-1-78188-121-7. $27.00 paper. ISBN 978-1-78188-122-4.

Chess, Simone. Male-to-Female Crossdressing in Early Modern English Literature: Gender, Performance, and Queer Relations. Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture. New York and London: Routledge, 2016. Pp. xii + 198. $145.00. ISBN 978-1-1389-5121-1.

Crawford, Jason. Allegory and Enchantment: An Early Modern Poetics. Oxford and New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2017. Pp. x + 230. $80.00. ISBN 978-0-19-878804-1.

Cummings, Brian, and James Simpson, eds. Cultural Reformations: Medieval and Renaissance in Literary History. Oxford and New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2016 (paper only). Pp. xii + 690. $70.00 paper. ISBN 978-0-1987-2447-6.

Decamp, Eleanor. Civic and Medical Worlds in Early Modern England: Performing Barbery and Surgery. Early Modern Literature in History. Gen. eds. Cedric C. Brown and Andrew Hadfield. Houndmills UK and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. Pp. xii + 282. $95.00. ISBN 978-1-137-47155-0.

Desan, Philippe, ed. The Oxford Handbook of Montaigne. Oxford Handbooks. Oxford and New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2016. Pp. xxii + 818. $150.00. ISBN 978-0-19-021533-0.

Ditchfield, Simon, and Helen Smith, eds. Conversions: Gender and Religious Change in Early Modern Europe. Manchester and New York: Manchester Univ. Press (distributed by Oxford Univ. Press), 2017. Pp. xvi + 338. $110.00. ISBN 978-0-7190-9915-1.

Donne, John. Sermons Preached at St Paul’s Cathedral, 1626. Ed. Mary Ann Lund. The Oxford Edition of the Sermons of John Donne 12. Gen. ed. Peter McCullough. Oxford and New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2017. Pp. lx + 372. $190.00. ISBN 978-0-19-957858-0.

Eggert, Katherine. Disknowledge: Literature, Alchemy, and the End of Humanism in Renaissance England. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press (in cooperation with Folger Shakespeare Library), 2015. Pp. xii + 356. $55.00. ISBN 978-0-8122-4751-0.

Eklund, Hillary, ed. Ground-Work: English Renaissance Literature and Soil Science. Medieval & Renaissance Literary Studies. Gen. ed. Rebecca Totaro. Pittsburgh PA: Duquesne Univ. Press, 2017. Pp. viii + 296. $70.00. ISBN 978-0-8207-0499-9.

Engel, William E., Rory Loughnane, and Grant Williams, eds. The Memory Arts in Renaissance England: A Critical Anthology. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2016. Pp. xviii + 382. $99.99 cloth. ISBN 978-1-107-08681-4. $29.99 paper. ISBN 978-1-107-45167-4.

Escobedo, Andrew, ed. Edmund Spenser in Context. Literature in Context. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2016. Pp. xx + 388. $120.00. ISBN 978-1-107-09453-6.

Fenton, Mary C., and Louis Schwartz, eds. With Wandering Steps: Generative Ambiguity in Milton’s Poetics. Medieval & Renaissance Literary Studies. Gen. ed. Rebecca Totaro. Pittsburgh PA: Duquesne Univ. Press, 2017. Pp. xx + 244. $70.00. ISBN 978-0-8207-0488-3.

Gibbons, Daniel R. Conflicts of Devotion: Liturgical Poetics in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century England. Notre Dame IN: Univ. of Notre Dame Press, 2017. Pp. x + 338. $60.00. ISBN 978-0-268-10134-3.

Glomski, Jacqueline, and Isabelle Moreau, eds. Seventeenth-Century Fiction: Text and Transmission. Oxford and New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2016. Pp. xii + 228. $95.00. ISBN 978-0-19-873726-1.

Grzegorzewska, Małgorazata. George Herbert and Post-phenomenology: A Gift for Our Times. Transatlantic Studies in British and North American Culture. Ed. Marek Wilczyński. Bern: Peter Lang, 2016. Pp. 248. $60.95. ISBN 978-3-631-66152-9.

Grzegorzewska, Małgorzata, Jean Ward, and Mark Burrows, eds. Breaking the Silence: Poetry and the Kenotic Word. Transatlantic Studies in British and North American Culture 10. Ed. Marek Wilczyński. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Edition/Peter Lang GmbH, 2015. Pp. 268. $72.95. ISBN 978-3-631-65514-6.

Hile, Rachel E. Spenserian Satire: A Tradition of Indirection. The Manchester Spenser. Gen. ed. J. B. Lethbridge. Manchester and New York: Manchester Univ. Press (distributed by Oxford Univ. Press), 2017. Pp. viii + 202. $100.00. ISBN 978-0-7190-8808-7.

Hoxby, Blair, and Ann Baynes Coiro, eds. Milton in the Long Restoration. Oxford and New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2016. Pp. xx+ 636. $135.00. ISBN 978-0-19-876977-4.

Hui, Andrew. The Poetics of Ruins in Renaissance Literature. Verbal Arts: Studies in Poetics. Series eds. Lazar Fleishman and Haun Saussy. New York: Fordham Univ. Press, 2016. Pp. xii + 284. $95.00 cloth. ISBN 978-0-8232-7335-5. $28.00 paper. ISBN 978-0-8232-7431-4.

King, Andrew, and Matthew Woodcock, eds. Medieval into Renaissance: Essays for Helen Cooper. Woodbridge UK and Rochester NY: D. S. Brewer/Boydell and Brewer, 2016. Pp. x + 286. $99.00. ISBN 978-1-84384-432-7.

Knight, Mark, ed. The Routledge Companion to Literature and Religion. Routledge Literature Companions. New York and Abingdon UK: Routledge, 2016. Pp. xvi + 466. $240.00. ISBN 978-0-415-83405-6.

Lay, Jenna. Beyond the Cloister: Catholic Englishwomen and Early Modern Literary Culture. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 2016. Pp. x + 246. $65.00. ISBN 978-0-8122-4838-8.

Leonard, John. The Value of Milton. The Value of Series. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2016. Pp. xii +164. $26.99. ISBN 978-1-107-05985-6.

Levin, Carole, Anna Riehl Bertolet, and Jo Eldridge Carney, eds. A Biographical Encyclopedia of Early Modern Englishwomen: Exemplary Lives and Memorable Acts, 1500–1650. London and New York: Routledge, 2017. Pp. xxx + 632. $149.95. ISBN 978-0-7546-6900-5.

Marno, David. Death Be Not Proud: The Art of Holy Attention. Class 200: New Studies in Religion. Ed. Kathryn Lofton and John Lardas Modern. Chicago and London: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2015. Pp. xii + 314. $40.00. ISBN 978-0-226-41597-0.

Martin, Catherine Gimelli. Milton’s Italy: Anglo-Italian Literature, Travel, and Religion in Seventeenth-Century England. Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture. New York and London: Routledge, 2017. Pp. xvi + 320. $140.00. ISBN 978-1-138-67061-7.

May, Steven W., and Alan Bryson. Verse Libel in Renaissance England and Scotland. Oxford and New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2016. Pp. xiv + 450. $95.00. ISBN 978-0-19-873921-0.

McEleney, Corey. Futile Pleasures: Early Modern Literature and the Limits of Utility. New York: Fordham Univ. Press, 2017. Pp. x + 246. $100.00 cloth. ISBN 978-0-8232-7265-5. $28.00 paper. ISBN 978-0-8232-7266-2.

Milton, John. Comus. Ed. A. W. Verity. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2016 (paper only). Pp. xlvi + 146. $26.99 paper. ISBN 978-1-316-63337-3.

More, Thomas. Utopia. 3rd edn. Ed. George M. Logan. Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought. Gen. ed. Quentin Skinner. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2016. Pp. xlii + 150. $84.99 cloth. ISBN 978-1-107-12849-1. $16.99 paper. ISBN 978-1-107-56873-0.

Nazarian, Cynthia N. Love’s Wounds: Violence and the Politics of Poetry in Early Modern Europe. Ithaca NY and London: Cornell Univ. Press, 2016. Pp. xvi + 302. $49.95. ISBN 978-1-5017-0522-9.

Neill, Michael, and David Schalkwyk, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Shakespearean Tragedy. Oxford Handbooks. Oxford and New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2016. Pp. xxii + 970. $150.00. ISBN 978-0-19-872419-3.

Orgis, Rachel. Narrative Structure and Reader Formation in Lady Mary Wroth's “Urania”. New York and London: Routledge, 2017. Pp. xii + 256. $140.00. ISBN 978-1-4724-7975-4.

Pierce, James. The Life and Work of William Salesbury: A Rare Scholar. Talybont UK: Y Lolfa, 2016 (paper only). Pp. 400. £14.99 paper. ISBN 978-1-78461-272-6.

Preston, Claire. The Poetics of Scientific Investigation in Seventeenth-Century England. Oxford and New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2015. Pp. xvi + 304. $95.00. ISBN 978-0-19-870480-5.

Roodenburg, Herman, ed. A Cultural History of the Senses in the Renaissance. Vol. 3. A Cultural History of the Senses. Gen. ed. Constance Classen. The Cultural Histories Series. London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic/Bloomsbury, 2014; rprt. 2016. Pp. xii + 276. $95.00. ISBN 978-0-85785-341-7.

Ross, Sarah C.E., and Paul Salzman, eds. Editing Early Modern Women. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2016. Pp. xii + 300. $99.99. ISBN 978-1-107-12995-5.

Shapiro, Rebecca, ed. Fixing Babel: An Historical Anthology of Applied English Lexicography. Foreword by Jack Lynch. Lewisburg PA: Bucknell Univ. Press; Lanham MD and London: Rowman and Littlefield, 2017. Pp. xl + 608. $150.00. ISBN 978-1-61148-809-8.

Smith, Cassander L. Black Africans in the British Imagination: English Narratives of the Early Atlantic World. Baton Rouge LA: Louisiana State Univ. Press, 2016. Pp. xii + 228. $45.00. ISBN 978-0-8071-6384-9.

Smith, Simon, Jackie Watson, and Amy Kenny, eds. The Senses in Early Modern England, 1558–1660. Manchester and New York: Manchester Univ. Press (distributed by Oxford Univ. Press), 2015. Pp. xii + 244. $105.00. ISBN 978-0-7190-9158-2.

Sokolov, Danila. Renaissance Texts, Medieval Subjectivities: Rethinking Petrarchan Desire from Wyatt to Shakespeare. Medieval and Renaissance Literary Studies. Gen. ed. Rebecca Totaro. Pittsburgh PA: Duquesne Univ. Press, 2017. Pp. x + 350. $70.00. ISBN 978-0-8207-0497-5.

Stavreva, Kirilka. Words Like Daggers: Violent Female Speech in Early Modern England. Early Modern Cultural Studies. Series eds. Carole Levin and Marguerite A. Tassi. Lincoln and London: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2017 (paper only). Pp. xxvi + 208. $25.00 paper. ISBN 978-0-8032-9586-5.

Sullivan, Erin. Beyond Melancholy: Sadness and Selfhood in Renaissance England. Emotions in History. Gen. eds. Ute Frevert and Thomas Dixon. Oxford and New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2016. Pp. xiv + 242. $100.00. ISBN 978-0-19-873965-4.

Thorley, David. Writing Illness and Identity in Seventeenth-Century Britain. Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine. Series eds. Sharon Ruston, Catherine Belling, and Alice Jenkins. London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. Pp. x + 236. $99.99. ISBN 978-1-137-59311-5.

Van Renen, Denys. The Other Exchange: Women, Servants, and the Urban Underclass in Early Modern English Literature. Early Modern Cultural Studies. Series eds. Carole Levin and Marguerite A. Tassi. Lincoln and London: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2017. Pp. xii + 270. $55.00. ISBN 978-0-8032-8099-1.

Walkden, Andrea. Private Lives Made Public: The Invention of Biography in Early Modern England. Medieval and Renaissance Literary Studies. Gen. ed. Rebecca Totaro. Pittsburgh PA: Duquesne Univ. Press, 2016. Pp. x + 206. $70.00. ISBN 978-0-8207-0482-1.

Warren, Christopher N. Literature and the Law of Nations, 1580–1680. Oxford and New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2015. Pp. x + 294. $99.00. ISBN 978-0-19-871934-2.

Whittington, Leah. Renaissance Suppliants: Poetry, Antiquity, Reconciliation. Oxford and New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2016. Pp. xviii + 254. $90.00. ISBN 978-0-19-875444-2.

Winston, Jessica. Lawyers at Play: Literature, Law, and Politics at the Early Modern Inns of Court, 15581581. Oxford and New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2016. Pp. xiv + 274. $95.00. ISBN 978-0-19-876942-2.

Woodcock, Matthew. Thomas Churchyard: Pen, Sword, and Ego. Oxford and New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2016. Pp. xx + 364. $95.00. ISBN 978-0-19-968430-4.

Yates, Julian. Of Sheep, Oranges, and Yeast: A Multispecies Impression. Posthumanities 40. Series ed. Cary Wolfe. Minneapolis and London: Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2017. Pp. 376. $120.00 cloth. ISBN 978-1-5179-0066-3. $30.00 paper. ISBN 978-1-5179-0067-0.