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Aristotelian Criticism in Sixteenth-Century England  

Micha Lazarus

Aristotle’s Poetics has been thought to be inaccessible or misunderstood in sixteenth-century England, but this inherited assumption has drifted far from the primary evidence and lagged ... More

Bunyan and Gender  

Margaret J. M. Ezell

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Jul 2018
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Aug 2018
John Bunyan’s writings have traditionally invited critical readings focusing on gender issues. With the scholarly recovery of the writings of radical sectarian women during the 1650s and ... More

Bunyan Unbound: Prison and the Place of Creativity  

Vera J. Camden

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Jul 2018
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Aug 2018
In a 1945 letter to the British Medical Journal, D. W. Winnicott protests unethical impositions upon mental patients in which surgeons are ‘cutting brains about’. He remarks, ‘what happens ... More

Early Tudor Literary Criticism?  

Chris Stamatakis

This article considers whether the activity that we recognize as criticism existed in the literary culture of early Tudor England. Before the appearance of formal poetic defenses and ... More

Performance in Households and Merchant Halls  

Amy Appleford

This article discusses the articulation of authority in London merchant hall drama in the early Tudor period. The Drapers’ Company records payments for plays performed, often by ... More

Shadows of the Renaissance  

Robert Watson

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Aug 2014
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Mar 2014
This article suggests that a deeper understanding of contemporary environmental problems can be found in the Renaissance period. It explains that the attitudes toward nature underlying the ... More

Word and Image in the English Renaissance  

Claire Preston

The rich and expanding rhetorical universe of the English Renaissance annexed the expressive possibilities of painting and the plastic arts using a variety of figures and tropes. ... More

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