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(p. xix) List of Contributors

(p. xix) List of Contributors

  1. Gavin Alexander University Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of Christ’s College. His publications include Writing After Sidney (Oxford, 2006), Sidney’s ‘The Defence of Poesy’ and Selected Renaissance Literary Criticism (Penguin Classics, 2004), and numerous articles and book chapters on literary and musicological topics. An edition of The Model of Poesy by William Scott, a late-Elizabethan manuscript poetics treatise, is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press.

  2. Belén Bistué Tenured Researcher in Comparative Literature and Assistant Professor of English at the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, in Mendoza, Argentina. She specializes in translation history. Her essay ‘The Task(s) of the Translator(s): Multiplicity as Problem in Renaissance European Thought’ received the A. Owen Aldridge Award from the American Comparative Literature Association, and she is currently writing a book on the use of collaborative and multilingual translation in early modern Europe.

  3. A. R. Braunmuller Teaches English and European drama, 1500 to the present, at UCLA. He has written about Brecht and Pinter, Chapman and Peele, Ibsen and Shakespeare, about early modern private letters and manuscript collections, and about the practice and theory of editing among other topics. He serves as Associate General Editor of the New Cambridge Shakespeare and is co-General Editor of the Pelican Shakespeare with Stephen Orgel. He anticipates completing the Arden 3 edition of Measure for Measure soon.

  4. Colin Burrow Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford. He is the author of Epic Romance: Homer to Milton (Oxford, 1993), and the editor of The Complete Sonnets and Poems for the Oxford Shakespeare (2002), as well as of the poems for the Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson (2012). Forthcoming projects include The Elizabethans for the Oxford English Literary History, a book on imitation, and a study of Shakespeare and classical antiquity.

  5. Katharine A. Craik Senior Lecturer in Early Modern Literature at Oxford Brookes University. She is the author of Reading Sensations in Early Modern England (Palgrave, 2007), a contributor to The Cambridge Works of Ben Jonson (Cambridge, 2012), and the co-editor of Shakespearean Sensations: Experiencing Literature in Early Modern England (Cambridge, 2013). She is particularly interested in the history of the body and emotions in early modern literature and culture. (p. xx)

  6. Paul Edmondson Head of Research and Knowledge for The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and Director of the Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival. His publications include Shakespeare’s Sonnets (co-authored with Stanley Wells, Oxford, 2004) and Twelfth Night: A Guide to the Text and Its Theatrical Life (Palgrave, 2005). He is a series editor for Manchester University Press’s Revels Plays Companions, Palgrave’s Renaissance Handbooks, and co-supervisory editor of the Penguin Shakespeare. He is a priest in the Church of England. See 〈 @paul_edmondson〉.

  7. Margaret Ferguson Distinguished Professor of English at the University of California at Davis; she has also taught at Yale, Columbia, and the University of Colorado. She will serve as President of the Modern Language Association in 201415. Her publications include articles on Shakespeare, Augustine, Behn, and Freud, among others; a book on Renaissance Defenses of Poetry; another on Gender, Literacy and Empire in Early Modern England and France; and thirteen co-edited volumes, among them the Norton Anthology of Poetry.

  8. Alison Findlay Professor of Renaissance Drama and Director of the Shakespeare Programme at Lancaster University (UK). She is the author of Illegitimate Power (1994), A Feminist Perspective on Renaissance Drama (1998), Women in Shakespeare (2010) and, most recently, Much Ado About Nothing: a guide to the text in performance (2011). She has also produced and published widely on early modern women’s drama. She and Dr Liz Oakley-Brown are currently editing Twelfth Night: New Critical Essays for Arden.

  9. Linda Gregerson Caroline Walker Bynum Distinguished University Professor of English at the University of Michigan. Her publications include The Reformation of the Subject: Spenser, Milton, and the English Protestant Epic and Negative Capability: Contemporary American Poetry, as well as five volumes of poetry. She is also the editor, with Susan Juster, of Empires of God: Religious Encounters in the Early Modern Atlantic.

  10. Judith Hall Visiting writer at California Institute of Technology. She is the author of four poetry collections, including To Put The Mouth To (Morrow, 1992), a National Poetry Series selection, and Three Trios, translations from the imaginary poet J II (Northwestern, 2007). She has received awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, and the NEA. She also serves as poetry editor of Antioch Review.

  11. Christa Jansohn Professor of British Culture and Director of the Centre for British Studies at the University of Bamberg, Germany. Her books include Shakespeare-Apocrypha and their Reception in Germany (2000), and the forthcoming History of the German Shakespeare Society: 1945–1964. She is co-editor of German Shakespeare Studies at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century (2006), Shakespeare’s World: World Shakespeare. The Selected Proceedings of the International Shakespeare Association World Congress, (p. xxi) Brisbane 2006 (2008), and Shakespeare without Boundaries. Essays in Honor of Dieter Mehl (2010). Together with Dieter Mehl she is currently updating Rollins’ New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare’s Poems.

  12. John Kerrigan Professor of English 2000 at the University of Cambridge. Among his publications are an edition of Shakespeare’s Sonnets and A Lover’s Complaint (1986), a study in comparative literature, Revenge Tragedy: Aeschylus to Armageddon (1996), a collection of essays On Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature (2001), and Archipelagic English: Literature, History, and Politics 1603–1707 (2008). He is currently writing books on British and Irish poetry since the 1960s and on Shakespeare’s Binding Language.

  13. Alysia Kolentsis Assistant Professor of English at St. Jerome’s, University of Waterloo. She completed a PhD at the University of Toronto and a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University, is assistant editor of the forthcoming Shakespeare Encyclopedia (Greenwood), and has recently published articles on Shakespeare, early modern English, and early modern representations of time.

  14. Efraín Kristal Professor and Chair of UCLA’s Department of Comparative Literature. He is author of Invisible Work. Borges and Translation (2002); the essay on aesthetics and literature for the Blackwell Companion to Comparative Literature, (2012); and the essay on philosophical and theoretical approaches to translation for the forthcoming Blackwell Companion to Translation Studies.

  15. Anne Lake Prescott Helen Goodhart Altschul Professor (emerita) at Barnard College, is the author of French Poets and the English Renaissance and Imagining Rabelais in the English Renaissance, as well as essays on topics from Louise Labé to Donne’s satires. Co-editor of Spenser Studies, and past president of the Spenser Society, the Sixteenth Century Society, and the Donne Society, she is currently exploring the image of David and Saul in the Renaissance.

  16. James Longenbach Author of four books of poems, most recently The Iron Key (W.W. Norton, 2010), and six books of literary criticism, most recently The Virtues of Poetry (Graywolf, 2013). He has also written about Shakespeare in The Art of the Poetic Line (Graywolf, 2008). He is the Joseph Gilmore Professor of English at the University of Rochester.

  17. Jeremy Lopez Associate Professor of English at the University of Toronto and the theatre-review editor for Shakespeare Bulletin. He is the author of numerous books and articles on the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

  18. Russ McDonald Professor of English Literature at Goldsmiths College, University of London, has written mainly on Shakespearean poetics, notably in Shakespeare and the Arts of Language (Oxford, 2001) and Shakespeare’s Late Style (Cambridge, 2006). Author of the widely adopted Bedford Companion to Shakespeare, he has recently edited, with Nicholas Nace and Travis D. Williams, Shakespeare Up Close: Reading Early Modern (p. xxii) Texts. His chapter is part of a new book to be called Elizabethan Poetics and the Culture of Symmetry.

  19. Anthony Mortimer Emeritus Professor at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, and also taught for many years at the University of Geneva. His major interests are in Renaissance poetry and verse translation. Among his recent publications are Variable Passions: A Reading of Shakespeare’s ‘Venus and Adonis’ (2000) and Petrarch’s Canzoniere in The English Renaissance (2005). His verse translations include Petrarch: Canzoniere, Selections (2002), Michelangelo: Poems and Letters (2007), Cavalcanti, Complete Poems (2010), Dante: Vita Nuova (2011), Angelus Silesius: Sacred Epigrams (2012), and Villon: Poems (2013).

  20. Subha Mukherji Senior Lecturer in English at Cambridge University. Her publications include Law and Representation in Early Modern Drama (2006) and numerous articles, mainly on Shakespeare and Renaissance literature. She has also co-edited Early Modern Tragicomedy (2007), edited and contributed to Thinking on Thresholds: the Poetics of Transitive Spaces (2011), and co-edited and contributed to Fictions of Knowledge: Fact, Evidence, Doubt (2012). Her book-in-progress focuses on doubt and epistemology in early modern literature.

  21. Steve Newman Teaches English at Temple University. Among his publications are Ballad Collection, Lyric, and the Canon: The Call of the Popular from The Restoration to the New Criticism (2007) and essays on The Beggar’s Opera, Allan Ramsay and the South Sea Bubble, and personal statements for medical school. He is currently working on a book entitled, Time for the Humanities: Competing Narratives of Value from the Scottish Enlightenment to the 21st Century Academy.

  22. Catherine Nicholson Assistant Professor of English at Yale University, where she teaches and writes about Renaissance literature and literary theories. She is completing a book-length study of stylistic eccentricity and has published articles on Marlowe, Spenser, and Shakespeare.

  23. Michael O’Neill Professor of English at Durham University. Recent books include (co-edited with Anthony Howe and with the assistance of Madeleine Callaghan) The Oxford Handbook of Percy Bysshe Shelley (2012) and (with Michael D. Hurley) The Cambridge Introduction to Poetic Form (2012). He is writing a book on Shakespeare and English poetry for Oxford University Press.

  24. Jonathan F. S. Post Distinguished Professor of English at UCLA and the founding director of the UCLA Summer Shakespeare Program in Stratford and London. His publications include studies with a special focus on poetry of the early modern and modern periods: English Lyric Poetry: The Early Seventeenth Century (Routledge, 1999, rpt. 2002); Green Thoughts, Green Shades: Contemporary Poets on the Early Modern Lyric (California, 2002); and The Selected Letters of Anthony Hecht (Johns Hopkins University (p. xxiii) Press, 2013). He is currently writing a critical study of Anthony Hecht’s poetry for Oxford University Press.

  25. Sophie Read University Lecturer in English and fellow of Christ’s College, Cambridge, where she teaches Renaissance and eighteenth-century literature and pursues research interests in rhetoric and poetics. Her first monograph is Eucharist and the Poetic Imagination in Early Modern England (Cambridge University Press, 2013); previous publications include articles on Lancelot Andrewes, Milton, and Swift, as well as on contemporary poetry.

  26. Peter Robinson Professor of English and American Literature and Head of Department at the University of Reading. Has been awarded the Cheltenham Prize, the John Florio Prize, and two Poetry Book Society Recommendations for his poems and translations. He has published four volumes of literary criticism, three with Oxford University Press, and is editor of The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary British and Irish Poetry (2013).

  27. Abigail Rokison Began her career as a professional actor. She is now Lecturer in Shakespeare and Theatre at the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham. Her first book, Shakespearean Verse Speaking (Cambridge, 2009), won the Shakespeare’s Globe First Book Award. She has just completed a second book—Shakespeare for Young People: Production, Versions and Adaptations, and has written a number of journal articles and chapters on Shakespeare.

  28. Melissa E. Sanchez Associate Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of Erotic Subjects: The Sexuality of Politics in Early Modern English Literature, along with numerous articles on gender, sexuality, and politics in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England. She is currently writing a book on the relation between feminism and queer theory in early modern studies.

  29. David Schalkwyk Director of Research at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC and editor of the Shakespeare Quarterly. He is also Professor of English at the University of Cape Town. His monographs include Speech and Performance in Shakespeare’s Sonnets and Plays (Cambridge, 2002), Literature and the Touch of the Real (Delaware University Press, 2004), Shakespeare, Love and Service (Cambridge, 2008) and Hamlet’s Dreams: The Robben Island Shakespeare (Arden, 2013). He is currently working on love in Shakespeare.

  30. Joshua Scodel Helen A. Regenstein Professor in English, Comparative Literature, and the College at the University of Chicago, is the author of The English Poetic Epitaph from Jonson to Wordsworth (1991), Excess and the Mean in Early Modern English Literature (2002), and numerous articles on Renaissance literature. He coedited Elizabeth I: Translations, 1544–1589 (2009) and Elizabeth I: Translations, 1592–1598 (2009), which won the MLA’s Distinguished Scholarly Edition prize. (p. xxiv)

  31. Charlotte Scott Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths College, University of London. She has written widely on Shakespeare, including Shakespeare and the Idea of the Book (Oxford, 2007). Her most recent book, Shakespeare’s Husbandry, is forthcoming with OUP and builds on her interest in the relationships between the social and linguistic worlds of Shakespeare’s plays and poems.

  32. L. E. Semler Teaches in the Department of English and is Director of The Medieval and Early Modern Centre at the University of Sydney. His recent books include the co-edited volumes: Word and Self Estranged in English Texts, 1550–1660 (with P. Kelly) (Ashgate, 2010); What is the Human? Australian Voices from the Humanities (with B. Hodge and P. Kelly) (Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2012); and Teaching Shakespeare Beyond the Centre: Australasian Perspectives (with P. Gay and K. Flaherty) (Palgrave, 2012).

  33. Bruce R. Smith Dean’s Professor of English at the University of Southern California, is the author of six books, most recently Phenomenal Shakespeare (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010) and The Key of Green: Passion and Perception in Renaissance Culture (University of Chicago Press, 2009). He is a former president of the Shakespeare Association of America. He currently serves as general editor of the Cambridge World Shakespeare project.

  34. David Sofield Samuel Williston Professor of English at Amherst College, where he has taught Shakespeare, as well as early modern and twentieth-century poetry, since 1965. He co-edited, with Herbert J. Tucker, and contributed to Under Criticism (1998); his poems are collected in Light Disguise (2003).

  35. Goran Stanivukovic Professor of English at Saint Mary’s University, Canada, and editor most recently of Remapping the Mediterranean World in Early Modern English Writings (2007). He has completed a book manuscript, Knights in Arms: Travels in the Eastern Mediterranean and Romances in Early Modern England (1570–1640). Currently he is a Marie Curie Research Fellow in the School of English at University College Cork. He is working on a book on Shakespeare’s early style.

  36. Gordon Teskey Professor of English at Harvard University, is author of Allegory and Violence (1996) and of Delirious Milton (2006); he is editor of the Norton Edition of Paradise Lost (2005). A graduate of Trent University and the University of Toronto, he taught at Cornell University from 1982 to 2002.

  37. Herbert F. Tucker John C. Coleman Chair in English at the University of Virginia, where he serves on the editorial boards of New Literary History and of the University Press’s Victorian series. He has written books on Browning (1980), Tennyson (1988), and epic in nineteenth-century Britain (2008), and has edited several anthologies addressing Victorian literature and culture.

  38. Marion Wells A member of the English and American Literatures Department at Middlebury College. She has a BA in Classics and Modern Languages from Oxford (p. xxv) University and a PhD in Comparative Literature from Yale University. In 2007 Stanford University Press published her book on the relationship between melancholy and romance, entitled The Secret Wound: Love-Melancholy and Early Modern Romance. She is currently at work on a book on the intersection of theories of emotion and gender in the early modern period, entitled The Nightingale’s Song: Passionate Voices in Early Modern Europe.

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