(p. xiii) Notes on Contributors
(p. xiii) Notes on Contributors
was born in New Zealand, and educated in Wellington and at the University of Cambridge, where he completed a Ph.D. in 1988. He returned to New Zealand to teach at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, from 1988 to 1994, when he joined the History Department at Hull. He was Head of Department from 2003 to 2009; and appointed to the university's senior management team as a Pro‐Vice‐Chancellor in 2010. His major publications include The Politics of the Ancient Constitution: An Introduction to English Political Thought 1603–1642 (1992); Absolute Monarchy and the Stuart Constitution (1996); and British Political Thought 1500–1660: The Politics of the Post‐Reformation (2009); he has edited or co‐edited a further seven books.
is Professor of Renaissance Literature at the University of Hull and Director of the Andrew Marvell Centre for Medieval to Early Modern Studies. Amongst her publications are ‘Art Made Tongue‐tied by Authority’: Elizabethan and Jacobean Dramatic Censorship (1990; 2nd edn, 1999), Drama of the English Republic, 1649–1660 (2002), and Revenge Tragedies of the Renaissance (2006). Her most recent publication is Shakespeare and the Irish Writer, edited with Stephen O’Neill (2010).
is Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Leicester. He has published intellectual biographies of Samuel Rutherford and John Goodwin and is the author of Persecution and Toleration in Protestant England, 1588–1689 (2000). He is co‐editor of The Cambridge Companion to Puritanism (2008) and Seeing Things their Way: Intellectual History and the Return of Religion (2009). He is currently working (with Neil Keeble and Tim Cooper) on a critical edition of Richard Baxter's Reliquiae Baxterianae to be published by Oxford University Press.
Ann Baynes Coiro
is Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. She has published essays on a range of topics, including Amelia Lanyer and Ben Jonson, Caroline court culture, manuscript circulation and censorship, Andrew Marvell, and a number of essays on John Milton. Author of Robert Herrick and the Epigram Tradition (1988) and co‐editor of Rethinking Historicism: Shakespeare to Milton (2012), she is completing a study of Milton and drama.
Thomas N. Corns
is Professor of English at Bangor University, Wales. His recent publications include (with Gordon Campbell, John Hale, and Fiona Tweedie) John Milton and the Manuscript of De doctrina Christiana (2007) and (with Gordon Campbell) John Milton: Life, Work, and Thought (2008). With Ann Hughes and David (p. xiv) Loewenstein, he has edited The Complete Works of Gerrard Winstanley (2009). With Gordon Campbell, he is the General Editor of The Complete Works of John Milton (in preparation, in eleven volumes). He is an Honoured Scholar of the Milton Society of America.
is a research assistant on the 1641 depositions project and an adjunct lecturer in the History Department, Trinity College Dublin. He is co‐editor of The 1641 Depositions and the Irish Rebellion and is writing a book on the 1641 rebellion and its effect on wider British politics. His work has been supported by fellowships from the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Huntington Library, and the Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences.
Stephen B. Dobranski
is Professor of English at Georgia State University. He is the author of Milton, Authorship, and the Book Trade (1999; repr. 2009); Readers and Authorship in Early Modern England (2005; repr. 2009); and A Variorum Commentary on the Poems of John Milton: ‘Samson Agonistes’ (2008). He is also co‐editor, with John Rumrich, of Milton and Heresy (1998; repr. 2008) and editor of Milton in Context (2010).
Karen L. Edwards
teaches at the University of Exeter. She is the author of Milton and the Natural World: Science and Poetry in ‘Paradise Lost’ (1999), Milton's Reformed Animals: An Early Modern Bestiary (2005–9), and numerous articles on seventeenth‐century literature. She is currently working on a study of abusive animal epithets in polemical discourse of the Civil War period.
Stephen M. Fallon,
the Cavanaugh Professor of the Humanities at the University of Notre Dame, is the author of Milton among the Philosophers: Poetry and Materialism in Seventeenth‐Century England (1991) and Milton's Peculiar Grace: Self‐Representation and Authority (2007). He has co‐edited The Complete Poetry and Essential Prose of John Milton with William Kerrigan and John Rumrich for Random House/Modern Library (2007). His articles on Milton have appeared in various journals and in multi‐contributor volumes. He co‐founded in 1998 and continues to teach a series of seminars on literary and philosophical classics at the South Bend Center for the Homeless.
lectures in early modern history at the University of Reading. Her primary research interests are in the history of political thought and political culture in seventeenth‐century England, and she has published articles on the Levellers in Historical Journal, The Seventeenth Century, and History of Political Thought; she is completing a monograph on the thought of the Levellers. Her next project, ‘Gender, Democracy and the Republican Tradition’, will examine the influence of classical anti‐democratic tropes on the early modern republican tradition.
is an associate Professor of Seventeenth‐Century English and Colonial American Literatures at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She is the author of Domesticity and Dissent in the Seventeenth Century: English Women Writers and the Public Sphere (2004) and the editor of Katherine Chidley (2009). She has published (p. xv) articles on Anna Trapnel, Katherine Chidley, Anne Bradstreet, Mary Rowlandson, Lucy Hutchinson, and Elizabeth Peter and is completing a monograph tentatively titled Lucretia and Beyond: Women Write the English Republic, 1622–1681.
is a Senior Lecturer in History at Newcastle University. She is the author of French Revolutionaries and English Republicans: The Cordeliers Club, 1790–1794 (2005) and The English Republican Tradition and Eighteenth‐Century France: Between the Ancients and the Moderns (2010) as well as of a number of articles on the intellectual history of seventeenth‐century England and eighteenth‐century France.
holds a joint position in History and English at the University of Michigan. He specializes in British literature and history 1660–1800, especially such authors as Jonathan Swift and Christopher Smart. He is author of Mania and Literary Style: The Rhetoric of Enthusiasm from the Ranters to Christopher Smart (1996) and The British Eighteenth Century and Global Critique (2005); and has edited Christopher Smart and the Enlightenment (1999), Gulliver's Travels and Other Writings (2003), and Europe Observed: Multiple Gazes in Early Modern Encounters (2008), co‐edited with Kumkum Chatterjee. Most recently, he co‐edited (with Robert Caserio), The Cambridge History of the English Novel (2012).
is Senior Lecturer in the Department of History at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is the author of ‘Gold Tried in the Fire’: The Prophet TheaurauJohn Tany and the English Revolution (2007), as well as the co‐editor, with Nicholas Keene, of Scripture and Scholarship in Early Modern England (2006) and, with David Finnegan, of Varieties of Seventeenth‐ and Early Eighteenth‐Century English Radicalism in Context (2011). His current research is primarily focused on the reception of the writings of the German mystic Jacob Boehme; Gerrard Winstanley and the Diggers; and Jews and crypto‐Jews in early modern England.
is Professor of Early Modern History at Keele University. She is the author of many books and articles on the English Civil War, including Gangraena and the Struggle for the English Revolution (2004), and The Complete Works of Gerrard Winstanley (2009), co‐edited with Tom Corns and David Loewenstein. Most recently, she published Gender and the English Revolution (Routledge, 2012).
N. H. Keeble
recently retired as Senior Deputy Principal and Professor of English Studies at the University of Scotland, Stirling. His publications include studies of Richard Baxter: Puritan Man of Letters (1982), The Literary Culture of Nonconformity in Later Seventeenth‐Century England (1987), The Restoration: England in the 1660s (2002), a two‐volume Calendar of the Correspondence of Richard Baxter (1991; with Geoffrey F. Nuttall), and editions of texts by Baxter, Bunyan, Defoe, Hutchinson, Marvell, and Milton. He currently leads a project funded by a major grant from the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council to prepare for Oxford University Press a multi‐volume edition of Baxter's Reliquiae Baxterianae. (p. xvi)
Laura Lunger Knoppers
is Liberal Arts Research Professor of English at the Pennsylvania State University. She is author of Historicizing Milton: Spectacle, Power, and Poetry in Restoration England (1994), Constructing Cromwell: Ceremony, Portrait, and Print, 1645–1661 (2000), and Politicizing Domesticity from Henrietta Maria to Milton's Eve (2011). Her Oxford scholarly edition of Milton's 1671 poems (2008) won the John Shawcross Award from the Milton Society of America. Her edited collections include Puritanism and its Discontents (2003); Monstrous Bodies/Political Monstrosities in Early Modern Europe (2004), co‐edited with Joan Landes; and The Cambridge Companion to Early Modern Women's Writing (2009). Former President of the Milton Society of America, she has served as the editor of Milton Studies since 2010.
is Helen C. White Professor of English and the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin‐Madison. His publications include Representing Revolution in Milton and his Contemporaries: Religion, Politics, and Polemics in Radical Puritanism (2001), winner of the Milton Society of America's James Holly Hanford Award for Distinguished Book. He is co‐editor of The Cambridge History of Early Modern English Literature (2002) and The Complete Works of Gerrard Winstanley (2009). He is an Honored Scholar of the Milton Society of America.
is Professor of Early Modern Literature at the University of Edinburgh. Among his books is Royalism and Poetry in the English Civil Wars (1997), and he has published a number of essays on mid‐seventeenth‐century literature and culture. He is currently working on an edition of a newly discovered manuscript account of Ben Jonson's walk to Scotland in 1618, and co‐editing the Oxford Anthology of Renaissance Literature with Greg Walker.
is the Executive Director of the Folger Institute. She has written on material culture and the book trade in reference to literature and experiential religion in the seventeenth century. She is author of Protestant Autobiography in the Seventeenth‐Century Anglophone World (2012), a study that directs critical attention toward the collective processes through which ‘truthful’ texts of spiritual experience were constructed and endorsed by print publication.
is Professor of Early Modern Literature and Thought at the University of Exeter. He is the author of The English Radical Imagination: Culture, Religion, and Revolution, 1630–1660 (2003) and Poetry and Allegiance in the English Civil Wars: Marvell and the Cause of Wit (2008). He is the editor, with Nigel Smith, of The Oxford Handbook of Milton (2009; paperback, 2011), and, with N. H. Keeble, of The Oxford Complete Works of John Milton, VI: Vernacular Regicide and Republican Tracts (forthcoming).
is The Keeper of Marsh's Library in Dublin. He read for his Ph.D. at St John's College, Cambridge, and was the J. P. R. Lyell Research Fellow in the History of the Early Modern Printed Book at Merton College, Oxford. His books include Royalism, Print and Censorship in Revolutionary England (2007) and Censorship and the Press, 1640–1660 (2009). He has edited a number of collections: Fear, Exclusion and (p. xvii) Revolution: Roger Morrice and Britain in the 1680s (2006) and (with David L. Smith) Royalists and Royalism during the English Civil Wars (2007) and Royalists and Royalism during the Interregnum (2010). He is currently working on the Civil War pamphlets owned by early nineteenth‐century radicals such as William Hone and Richard Carlile.
is Professor of English at Temple University. She is author of Engendering the Fall: John Milton and Seventeenth-Century Women Writers (2008) and Invested with Meaning: The Raleigh Circle in the New World (1998). She has published articles on women writers, including Mary Wroth, Mary Sidney, and Margaret Cavendish, and on Thomas More, William Shakespeare, and Ben Jonson. She is currently working on a study of bound collections of political tracts entitled ‘On the Margins of History: Case Studies in Tract Collections’, with special attention to the writings of the prophet Eleanor Davies.
is Sterling Professor Emeritus of English at Yale University. She has written at least thirteen books, depending how you count, the most recent being Milton's Words (2009). Much of her work has been on Andrew Marvell, a good friend of Milton's. Currently she is writing a book entitled The International Novel, something completely different in focusing on post‐Second World War writing about nationalism and internationalism.
is Senior Lecturer in History at University College London. He is the editor of The Regicides and the Execution of Charles I (2001), co‐editor of Parliament at Work (2002), and editor of The Print Culture of Parliament, 1600–1800 (2007). He is also the author of Politicians and Pamphleteers: Propaganda in the Civil Wars and Interregnum (2004). He is currently completing a book on popular participation in parliamentary politics during the mid‐seventeenth century.
Carla Gardina Pestana
is holder of the Joyce Appleby Chair of History at the University of California, Los Angeles. The author of The English Atlantic in an Age of Revolution, 1640–1661 (2004) and Protestant Empire: Religion and the Making of the British Atlantic World (2009), she is currently working on the origins of imperialism in the seventeenth‐century Atlantic world. She was the holder of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for 2009–10.
has been a Fellow and Director of Studies in History at Murray Edwards College founded as New Hall, Cambridge, since 2009. Previously she lectured at Birmingham University and University College London. Her research to date has focused on the religious and political significance of print in early modern England. She completed her doctorate under the supervision of Professor Patrick Collinson, published as Print Culture and the Early Quakers by Cambridge University Press in 2005. She is currently writing on approaches to record keeping and documentation in the early Quaker movement, part of a larger project on attitudes to posterity during the English Revolution.
(p. xviii) Joad Raymond
is Professor of Renaissance Studies, Queen Mary, University of London. He is the author of The Invention of the Newspaper (1996), Pamphlets and Pamphleteering in Early Modern Britain (2003), and Milton's Angels: The Early Modern Imagination (2010), and editor of various books on the history of the press, including The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture, I: Cheap Print in Britain and Ireland, Beginnings to 1660 (2011). He is at present editing Milton's defences for the Oxford Complete Works and investigating international news networks in early modern Europe.
is Professor of English at Brock University. Recent publications include Reading the Nation in English Literature, edited with Julia M. Wright (2010); Milton and Toleration, edited with Sharon Achinstein (2007; Milton Society of America award); Milton and the Climates of Reading, sole editor (2006; named a Choice Outstanding Title); ‘Paper‐Contestations’ and Textual Communities in England (2005); and Reading Early Modern Women, edited with Helen Ostovich (2004; Society for the Study of Early Modern Women award). She is currently completing a book on Milton, toleration, and nationhood.
is William and Annie S. Paton Foundation Professor of Ancient and Modern Literature and Co‐Director of the Center for the Study of Books and Media at Princeton University. His principal publications are Andrew Marvell: The Chameleon (2010), Is Milton Better than Shakespeare? (2008), The Longman Annotated English Poets Edition of Andrew Marvell's Poems (2003; rev. 2007), Literature and Revolution in England, 1640–1660 (1994), and Perfection Proclaimed: Language and Literature in English Radical Religion, 1640–1660 (1989). He has also edited the Ranter pamphlets, the Journal of George Fox, the library catalogue of Samuel Jeake, and co‐edited the Oxford Handbook of Milton. Forthcoming work is concerned with the relationship between the state and literary production in Europe, 1500–1700.
is Professor of English and Director of the History of Text Technologies Program at Florida State University. She is the author of Reading and the History of Race in the Renaissance (2011) and Science, Reading, and Renaissance Literature: The Art of Making Knowledge, 1580–1670 (2004), and the editor of the two‐volume Seventeenth‐Century English Recipe Books (2008).
is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Early Modern Literature and Culture at the University of Toronto and Fellow of Trinity College, Toronto. Former President of the Milton Society of America and Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, his most recent publications include Early Modern Nationalism and Milton's England, co‐edited with David Loewenstein, and ‘Literary Studies and the Turn to Religion: Milton Reading Badiou’, Religion and Literature, which won the Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies’ 2011 Montaigne Prize. He is currently completing a book provisionally called Milton Imagining England.
is Professor of English at the University of New Hampshire. She is author of Nation and Nurture in Seventeenth‐Century Literature (2012). Her essay (p. xix) ‘“The People of Asia and with them the Jews”: Israel, Asia, and England in Milton's Writings’, in Douglas A. Brooks (ed.), Milton and the Jews, won the Milton Society of America's James Holly Hanford Award for Best Essay on Milton in 2008. Her many essays on seventeenth‐century literature include ‘Death and Calculus in Paradise Lost’, in Brian Cummings, Andrew Hadfield, and Rob Iliffe (eds.), Milton and Newton: The Cultures of Literature and Science in the Seventeenth Century (forthcoming).
served as Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, and Reader in Early Modern Studies at the University of Birmingham (1972–2007). He is currently Honorary Fellow at the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham. His publications include Andrew Marvell (1985), and, as editor, Andrew Marvell: Selected Poetry and Prose (1986), The Writing of Royalism 1628–1660 (2001), The Discontented Cavalier: The Work of Sir John Suckling in its Social, Religious, Political, and Literary Contexts (2007), and articles and book chapters on Shakespeare, Quarles, Eikon Basilike, Marvell, Vaughan, and Milton.
is Professor of English at Bangor University, Wales, and Director of the Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the Universities of Aberystwyth and Bangor. Her wide research interests in early modern literature include autobiographical works, devotional poetry, drama, women's writing, and the relationships between words, music, and the visual arts. She has published numerous articles and chapters in these fields, and her books range from the co‐edited Her Own Life: Autobiographical Writings by Seventeenth‐Century Englishwomen (1989) to the annotated edition of The English Poems of George Herbert (2007; paperback 2010). She is co‐editor of the academic journal English (Oxford) and editor of the forthcoming Arden 3 All's Well That Ends Well.
is Associate Professor of English and Director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program at Marquette University. She is the author of Seventeenth‐Century English Romance: Allegory, Ethics, and Politics (2007) and the editor of Judith Man's Epitome of the Historie of Faire Argenis and Polyarchus for Ashgate's Early Modern Englishwoman Series (2003).