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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

Creating a Public Domain in Eighteenth-Century England  

Simon Stern

The advent of statutory copyright in eighteenth-century England raised questions about ensuring access to the materials that writers need to produce new books. The public domain did not ... More

Early Modern Anonymity  

Marcy L. North

This article argues that the study of anonymity rightfully belongs in histories of the book and of authorship. After defining anonymity in terms of reader expectation and situating ... More

How to Do Things with Rhetoric in Early Modern English Writing  

Katrin Ettenhuber

This article reviews recent scholarly work on the connections between rhetoric and literature in the period 1500–1700. It describes the historicist turn in the wake of Brian Vickers’s In ... More

Politics, Imagination, and Desire in the Work of Fulke Greville  

Freya Sierhuis

This article examines a number of the key political and philosophical questions in the poetry, drama, and philosophical treatises of Fulke Greville, first Lord Brooke (1554–1628), arguing ... More

Romanticism and War  

Simon Bainbridge

This article examines the development of scholarship on literary responses to the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, 1793–1815. It examines the reasons for the surprising lack of research ... 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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