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This list relates to the academic year Year-2019/2020 which does not start until 23/09/2019
  1. LibGuides: Online Library Support and Resources for Your Subject 1 item
  2. LibGuides: Contact the Library 1 item
  3. Core Reading List 67 items
    1. Week 1: Affective Relationships of Parents and Children 8 items
      1. 'Introduction to Dorothy Leigh - The Mothers Blessing (1616)' - Dorothy Leigh, Elizabeth Joscelin, Elizabeth Richardson, Sylvia Brown (eds) 1999

        Chapter 

      2. Women's writing in Stuart England: the mothers' legacies of Dorothy Leigh, Elizabeth Joscelin, and Elizabeth Richardson - Dorothy Leigh, Elizabeth Joscelin, Elizabeth Richardson, Sylvia Brown 1999

        Book  Read 'The Mother's blessing' - Dorothy Leigh, pp.15-87 (Unable to upload scan due to copyright restrictions).

    2. Week 2: Having Children: Thomas Middleton's A Chaste Maid in Cheapside 4 items
      1. A chaste maid in Cheapside - Thomas Middleton, Alan Brissenden 2002

        Book 

    3. Weeks 1 & 2 Additional Resources 11 items
    4. Week 3: Ben Jonson's Hymenaei 6 items
    5. Week 4: Growing Up - John Milton's Comus 4 items
      1. The works of Ben Jonson - Ben Jonson, William Gifford 1865

        Book  Print copy containing the above Masque.

      2. The Riverside Milton - John Milton, Roy Flannagan 1998

        Book  See 'Comus: A Mask', pp.120-170

    6. Week 5: William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet 4 items
      1. The Norton Shakespeare, based on the Oxford edition: Tragedies - William Shakespeare, Stephen Greenblatt, Walter Cohen, Jean E. Howard 1997

        Book  Romeo and Juliet

    7. Weeks 3-5: Growing Up - Additional Resources 8 items
      1. The book of common prayer: the texts of 1549, 1559, and 1662 - Brian Cummings, Church of England 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book  Read ‘The Form of Solemnization of Matrimony’, pp.434-436.

    8. Week 6: Opportunities Week 2 items
      No set reading but a chance to read ahead or consolidate reading to date.
      1. The book of common prayer: the texts of 1549, 1559, and 1662 - Brian Cummings, Church of England 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book  Read ‘The Form of Solemnization of Matrimony’, pp.434-436.

    9. Week 7: Unrest Within and Without the Household: Thomas Dekker's Shoemaker's Holiday 4 items
      1. The shoemaker's holiday - Thomas Dekker, Jonathan Gil Harris 2008

        Book 

    10. Week 8: Thomas Heywood's 'A Woman Killed with Kindness' 1 item
      1. A woman killed with kindness - Thomas Heywood, Brian Scobie 2012

        Book 

    11. Week 9: Essay Consolidation Week 0 items
    12. Weeks 7-9: Additional Resources - Unrest Within and Without the Household 6 items
    13. Week 10: John Ford's 'Tis Pity She's a Whore 3 items
      1. English Renaissance drama: a Norton anthology - David M. Bevington, Lars Engle, Katharine Eisaman Maus, Eric Rasmussen 2002

        Book  See ''Tis Pity She's a Whore', pp.1905-1969

    14. Week 11: Getting Old, Anticipating Death, and Leaving a Legacy: Poetry by Whitney, Donne and Shakespeare 4 items
      1. 'Last Will and Testament' by Isabella Whitney - Isabella Whitney, Mary Herbert, Emilia Lanier, Danielle Clarke 2000

        Chapter 

    15. Week 12: Hamlet: Graves and Ghosts 2 items
      1. The Norton Shakespeare, based on the Oxford edition: Tragedies - William Shakespeare, Stephen Greenblatt, Walter Cohen, Jean E. Howard 1997

        Book  Hamlet

  4. Additional Material: Hamlet and Basilikon Doron - The Legacy of Princes 4 items
    1. Introduction - Johann Sommerville

      Chapter 

    2. Basilicon Doron - King James VI and I

      Chapter 

  5. Weeks 10-12: Additional Material: Getting Old, Anticipating Death, and Leaving Legacy 3 items
  6. Suggested Secondary Reading 201 items
    1. Selected Text-Specific Reading: 11 items
    2. Thomas Middleton, A Chaste Maid in Cheapside 6 items
      1. "Accompaninge the players": essays celebrating Thomas Middleton, 1580-1980 - Friedenreich, Kenneth 1982

        Book  Bergeron, David M. ‘Middleton's Moral Landscape: A Chaste Maid in Cheapside and The Triumphs of Truth.’

      2. The Oxford handbook of Thomas Middleton - Gary Taylor, Trish Thomas Henley 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book  Read 'The Ecology Of The Passions In A Chaste Maid In Cheapside and The Changeling'

      3. A companion to Renaissance drama - Arthur F. Kinney 2002 (electronic resource)

        Book  Twyning, John. “City Comedy”

    3. John Milton, Comus 7 items
    4. Ben Jonson, Hymenaei 11 items
      1. The Jonsonian masque - Orgel, Stephen 1965

        Book 

      2. Ben Jonson and the politics of genre 2009

        Book  Read ‘The Jonsonian Masque and the Politics of Decorum’ Alison V. Scott

    5. William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet 17 items
      1. Romeo and Juliet: critical essays - Andrews, John F. 1993

        Book 

      2. Young Hamlet: essays on Shakespeare's tragedies - Everett, Barbara 1989

        Book 

      3. Shakespeare and carnival: After Bakhtin - Knowles, Ronald 1998 (electronic resource)

        Book  Knowles, R. ‘Carnival and Death in Romeo and Juliet’. Print copy also available at Forum Library (classmark 828.3/SHA KNO)

      4. Archaeologies of English Renaissance literature - Schwyzer, Philip 2007 (electronic resource)

        Book  chapter four

      5. Romeo and Juliet: William Shakespeare - White, R. S. 2001

        Book 

    6. Thomas Dekker, Shoemaker’s Holiday 7 items
      1. Working subjects in early modern English drama - Michelle M. Dowd, Natasha Korda, Taylor & Francis c2011

        Book  Read Chapter 1 - 'Mythos of Labor: The Shoemaker's Holiday and the Origin of Citizen History' (Bartolovich, Crystal), and Chapter 2 - ‘Citizens and Aliens as Working Subjects in Dekker's The Shoemaker's Holiday’ (Archer, John Michael)

      2. Staging the Renaissance: reinterpretations of Elizabethan and Jacobean drama - Kastan, David Scott, Stallybrass, Peter 1991 (electronic resource)

        Book  Kastan, David Scott.’ Workshop and/as Playhouse: The Shoemaker's Holiday (1599)’. Print copy also available at Forum Library (classmark 822.3 STA)

      3. Religion and drama in early modern England: the performance of religion on the Renaissance stage - Degenhardt, Jane Hwang, Williamson, Elizabeth 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book  Wylde, Jacqueline’ Singing a New Song in The Shoemaker's Holiday’,

    7. Thomas Heywood, A Woman Killed With Kindness 9 items
      1. Shakespeare Jahrbuch - Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft West 1965-

        Journal  Read - '“The Skull Beneath the Skin”: Women and Self-Starvation on the Renaissance Stage' (Garwood, S.) in Vol.145 (2009), pp.106-133

      2. Dekker and Heywood: professional dramatists - McLuskie, Kathleen 1994

        Book 

      3. Law and Representation in Early Modern Drama - Mukherji, Subha 2006 (electronic resource)

        Book  ‘“Unmanly Indignities”: Adultery, Evidence and Judgement in Heywood's A Woman Killed with Kindness’

      4. Domestic life and domestic tragedy in early modern England: the material life of the household - Catherine Richardson 2006 (electronic resource)

        Book  Read Chapter 5 - 'A Woman Killed With Kindness'

    8. John Ford, ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore 10 items
      1. Lovesickness and gender in early modern English literature - Dawson, Lesel 2008 (electronic resource)

        Book  Read - ‘Seeing Double: Neoplatonism and Narcissism in John Ford’s ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore’, pp.140-149. Print copy also available at Forum Library (classmark 820.9353 DAW)

      2. Elizabethan drama: modern essays in criticism - R.J. Kaufmann 1961

        Book  Read chapter 'Ford's Tragic Perspective'.

      3. Incest, drama and nature's law: 1550-1700 - McCabe, Richard A. 1993

        Book 

      4. John Ford: critical re-visions - Neill, Michael 1988

        Book  Neill, M. ‘What strange riddle’s this?’

      5. John Ford: critical re-visions - Neill, Michael 1988

        Book  Warren, R. ‘Ford in performance’

    9. Anticipating Death and leaving a legacy in the Poetry of John Donne, Isabella Whitney and William Shakespeare 11 items
      1. Writing early modern London: Memory, text and community - Gordon, Andrew 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book  sections about Whitney. Print copy also available at Forum Library (820.9003 GOR).

      2. Shakespeare's sonnets: critical essays - Schiffer, James 2000

        Book  'Playing "the mother's part" Shakespeare's Sonnets and Early Modem Codes of Maternity' by Naomi J. Miller

      3. Shakespeare and Childhood - Chedgzoy, Kate, Greenhalgh, Susanne, Shaughnessy, Robert 2007 (electronic resource)

        Book  Phillippy, Patricia. ‘Procreation, Child-Loss and the Gendering of the Sonnet’

    10. William Shakespeare, Hamlet 16 items
      1. Shakespeare's feminine endings: disfiguring death in the tragedies - Berry, Philippa 1999

        Book  chapter three

      2. Disowning knowledge in six plays of Shakespeare - Cavell, Stanley 1987

        Book 

      3. Hamlet without Hamlet - De Grazia, Margreta 2007

        Book 

      4. Hamlet in purgatory - Stephen J. Greenblatt 2002 (electronic resource)

        Book  Print copy also available at Forum Library (classmark 828.3/SHA-15 GRE)

      5. Shakespeare and Early Modern Political Thought - Armitage, David, Condren, Conal, Fitzmaurice, Andrew 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book  Pollnitz, Aysha.“Educating Hamlet and Prince Hal"

      6. Archaeologies of English Renaissance literature - Schwyzer, Philip 2007 (electronic resource)

        Book  chapter four

      7. A year in the life of William Shakespeare, 1599 - Shapiro, James S. 2005

        Book 

      8. 'Hamlet's Tables and the Technologies of Writing in Renaissance England' [in] Shakespeare Quarterly - Peter Stallybrass, Roger Chartier, John Franklin Mowery, Heather Wolfe 2004

        Article 

    11. James I, Basilikon Doron 4 items
      1. Shakespeare and Early Modern Political Thought - Armitage, David, Condren, Conal, Fitzmaurice, Andrew 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book  pp119‐38. Especially useful in relation to Hamlet

      2. 'The Writings of King James VI and I and Early Modern Literary Culture' [in] Literature Compass - Jane Rickard 2012

        Article  Useful overview that stresses the need for interdisciplinary/ literary comparisons in analysing James’ writing

    12. The Life Cycle 17 items
      1. Women and ageing in British society since 1500 - Botelho, Lynn A., Thane, Pat 2000

        Book 

      2. Shakespeare and Childhood - Chedgzoy, Kate, Greenhalgh, Susanne, Shaughnessy, Robert 2007 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      3. Birth, marriage, and death: ritual, religion, and the life-cycle in Tudor and Stuart England - David Cressy 1997 (electronic resource)

        Book  Print copy also available at Forum Library (942.05 CRE)

      4. Death, religion, and the family in England, 1480-1750 - Houlbrooke, Ralph A. 2000 (electronic resource)

        Book  Print copy also available at Forum Library (classmark 301.4286 HOU)

      5. The woman's part: feminist criticism of Shakespeare - Lenz, Carolyn Ruth Swift, Greene, Gayle, Neely, Carol Thomas 1980

        Book  Kahn, C. ‘Coming of Age in Verona’

      6. Performing Childhood in the Early Modern Theatre - Edel Lamb 2009

        Book  Print copy also available at Forum Library (classmark 792.028 LAM)

      7. The Routledge history of sex and the body: 1500 to the present 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book  See Chapter 15 - 'Age to great, or to little, doeth let conception’: Bodies, Sex and the Life cycle, 1500-1750', and Chapter 7 - 'From Age to Gender, c. 1500-1750: From the Adolescent Male to the Adult Effeminate Body'

      8. The Routledge history of sex and the body: 1500 to the present 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book  Read Chapter 9 - 'From the Cradle to the Grave: Clothing the Early Modern Body'

      9. The Routledge history of sex and the body in the West, 1500 to the present - Toulalan, Sarah, Fisher, Kate 2013

        Book  Vincent, Susan. “From the Cradle to the Grave: Clothing the Early Modern Body”

    13. Marriage, Families and Family Relationships 18 items
      1. The Family in Early Modern England - Berry, Helen, Foyster, Elizabeth 2007 (electronic resource)

        Book  (Useful throughout. Includes chapter on ‘Childless men’)

      2. Death, religion, and the family in England, 1480-1750 - Ralph A. Houlbrooke 2000 (electronic resource)

        Book  Print copy also available at Forum Library (classmark 301.4286 HOU)

      3. The English family 1450-1700 - Houlbrooke, Ralph A. 1984

        Book 

      4. The Routledge history of sex and the body: 1500 to the present 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book  Read Chapter 17 - 'Courtship and Marriage, c. 1500-1750'

      5. Family life in early modern times, 1500-1789 - Kertzer, David I., Barbagli, Marzio 2001

        Book 

      6. Individuals, families, and communities in Europe, 1200-1800: the urban foundations of western society - Lynch, Katherine A. 2003

        Book 

      7. Maternal measures: figuring caregiving in the early modern period - Naomi Yavneh, Naomi J. Miller 2000

        Book 

      8. Broken nuptials in Shakespeare's plays - Carol Thomas Neely 1985

        Book 

      9. Forgotten children: parent-child relations from 1500 to 1900 - Pollock, Linda A. 1983

        Book 

      10. Family life in early modern times, 1500-1789 - Kertzer, David I., Barbagli, Marzio 2001

        Book  Pollock, Linda “Parent-Child Relations”

      11. Road to divorce: England 1530-1987 - Stone, Lawrence 1990 (electronic resource)

        Book  Print copy also available at Forum Library (classmark 301.4284 STO)

    14. Social, historical and political context 24 items
      1. London 1500-1700: the making of the metropolis - Beier, A. L., Finlay, Roger 1986

        Book 

      2. Society and politics in the plays of Thomas Middleton - Chakravorty, Swapan 1996 (electronic resource)

        Book  Print copy also available at at the Forum Library (classmark 828.3/MID CHA)

      3. Religion and society in early modern England: a sourcebook - Cressy, David, Ferrell, Lori Anne 2005

        Book 

      4. Radical tragedy: religion, ideology and power in the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries - Jonathan Dollimore 2004 (electronic resource)

        Book  Print copy also available at Forum Library (classmark 822.3 DOL)

      5. Political Shakespeare: essays in cultural materialism - Dollimore, Jonathan, Sinfield, Alan 1994

        Book 

      6. William Shakespeare - Eagleton, Terry 1986

        Book 

      7. Shakespearean negotiations: the circulation of social energy in Renaissance England - Stephen Jay Greenblatt, American Council of Learned Societies 1988 (electronic resource)

        Book  Print copy also available at Forum Library (classmark 828.3/SHA GRE)

      8. Authority and conflict: England 1603-1658 - Hirst, Derek 1986

        Book 

      9. The stage and social struggle in early modern England - Howard, Jean Elizabeth 1994

        Book 

      10. Staging the Renaissance: reinterpretations of Elizabethan and Jacobean drama - Kastan, David Scott, Stallybrass, Peter 1991 (electronic resource)

        Book  Print copy also available at Forum Library (classmark 822.3 STA)

      11. Literature and culture in early modern London - Manley, Lawrence 1995

        Book 

      12. Early modern England: a social history, 1550-1760 - Sharpe, J. A. 1997

        Book 

      13. English society, 1580-1680 - Wrightson, Keith 1993 (electronic resource)

        Book  Various print editions also available at the Forum library

      14. Power on display: the politics of Shakespeare's genres - Tennenhouse, Leonard 2005 (electronic resource)

        Book  Print copy a available at Forum Library (classmark 828.3/SHA TEN)

    15. The Body, Sex and Sexuality 33 items
      1. European sexualities, 1400-1800 - Crawford, Katherine 2007

        Book 

      2. The Routledge history of sex and the body: 1500 to the present 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book  Read Chapter 1 - 'The Good, The Bad and The Textual: Approaches to the Study of the Body and Sexuality, 1500-1750'

      3. Blood, bodies and families in early modern England - Patricia Crawford 2004 (electronic resource)

        Book  Various print editions available at the Forum library.

      4. Women's Worlds in Seventeenth-Century England : A Sourcebook - Crawford, Patricia 2005

        Book  Print copy also available at Forum Library (classmark 301.4120942 CRA)

      5. The homoerotics of early modern drama - DiGangi, Mario 1997

        Book 

      6. Renaissance bodies: the human figure in English culture, c.1540-1660 - Gent, Lucy, Llewellyn, Nigel 1990

        Book 

      7. Domestic dangers: women, words, and sex in early modern London - Laura Gowing 1996 (electronic resource)

        Book  Print copy also available at Forum Library (classmark 301.4120942 GOW)

      8. Making sex: body and gender from the Greeks to Freud - Laqueur, Thomas Walter. 1992.

        Book  Print copies also available at the Forum library (classmark 301.41 LAQ)

      9. Solitary sex: a cultural history of masturbation - Laqueur, Thomas 2003

        Book 

      10. Women in early modern England, 1550-1720 - Mendelson, Sara Heller, Crawford, Patricia 1998 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      11. Impersonations: the performance of gender in Shakespeare's England - Orgel, Stephen 1996

        Book 

      12. The body embarrassed: drama and the disciplines of shame in early modern England - Paster, Gail Kern. 1993.

        Book  Print copies also available at Forum Library (classmark 822.3 PAS)

      13. Sex before sexuality: a premodern history - Reay, Barry, Phillips, Kim M. 2011

        Book 

      14. Sexual knowledge, sexual science: the history of attitudes to sexuality - Porter, Roy, Teich, Mikuláš 1994

        Book 

      15. Enter the body: women and representation on Shakespeare's stage - Carol Chillington Rutter 2001

        Book 

      16. Meanings of manhood in early modern England - Shepard, Alexandra 2006 (electronic resource)

        Book  Print copies also available at Forum Library (classmark 301.4110942 SHE)

      17. The Routledge history of sex and the body: 1500 to the present 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book  Read Chapter 7 - 'From Age to Gender, c. 1500-1750: From the Adolescent Male to the Adult Effeminate Body'

      18. Erotic politics: desire on the Renaissance stage - Susan Zimmerman 1992

        Book  eBook and book. “Transvestism and the ‘body beneath’: Speculating on the boy actor’

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