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(p. xvii) List of Contributors

(p. xvii) List of Contributors

Susan D. Amussen is Professor of History at the University of California, Merced. She is the author of An Ordered Society: Gender and Class in Early Modern England (1988) and Caribbean Exchanges: Slavery and the Transformation of English Society, 1640–1700 (2007). She is currently completing a book (with the late David Underdown) tentatively titled, Turning the World Upside Down: Gender, Culture and Politics in England, 1560–1640.

Dan Beaver is Associate Professor of History at Penn State University. He is the author of Parish Communities and Religious Conflict in the Vale of Gloucester (1998) and Hunting and the Politics of Violence before the English Civil War (2008). He is currently working on a book project entitled Political Culture and Political Conflict in the British Atlantic: Cape Ann, 1623–1692.

Alastair Bellany is Associate Professor of History at Rutgers University. His works include: The Politics of Court Scandal in Early Modern England: News Culture and the Overbury Affair, 1603–1660 (2002); ‘Early Stuart Libels: An Edition of Poetry from Manuscript Sources’ (2005) (edited with Andrew McRae); and (with Thomas Cogswell) The Murder of King James I (2015).

Alan Bryson is a Research Fellow in the Humanities Research Institute, Sheffield University. He works on the reigns of Henry VIII and Edward VI, with a particular interest in relations between the Crown and the nobility and gentry. He has co-edited Bess of Hardwick’s Letters (2013) and Verse Libel in Renaissance England and Scotland (2016). He is writing a monograph on lordship and government in mid-Tudor England.

Pauline Croft is editor of, and contributor to, Patronage Culture and Power: The Early Cecils (2002), and author of King James (2003). She has also published numerous academic articles dealing with aspects of late Elizabethan and early Jacobean politics, including ‘The State of the World is Marvellously Changed: England Spain and Europe 1558–1604’, in Tudor England and its Neighbours, ed. S. Doran and G. Richardson (2005).

Richard Cust is Professor of History at the University of Birmingham. He has published extensively on late Tudor and early Stuart politics and elite culture, most recently Charles I and the Aristocracy, 1625–1642 (Cambridge University Press, 2013).

James Daybell is Professor of Early Modern British History at Plymouth University, and Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He is author of The Material Letter in Early (p. xviii) Modern England: Manuscript Letters and the Culture and Practices of Letter-Writing, 1512–1635 (2012), Women Letter-Writers in Tudor England (2006); editor of Early Modern Women’s Letter-Writing, 1450–1700 (2001), Women and Politics in Early Modern England, 1450–1700 (2004), (with Peter Hinds) Material Readings of Early Modern Culture, 1580–1730 (2010), (with Andrew Gordon) Cultures of Correspondence in Early Modern Britain, 1550–1642 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016), and Women and Epistolary Agency in Early Modern Culture, 1450–1690 (Ashgate, 2016), and has written more than thirty articles and essays on the subjects of early modern letter-writing, women, gender, and politics. He is editor (with Adam Smyth, Balliol College, Oxford) of the Ashgate book series ‘Material Readings in Early Modern Culture’, Co-Director (with Kim McLean-Fiander) of the British Academy-Leverhulme-funded project, ‘Women’s Early Modern Letters Online’, and Co-Director with Svante Norrhem (Lund University) of the AHRC-Research Network ‘Gender, Politics and Materiality in Early Modern Europe’.

Ross W. Duffin is Fynette H. Kulas Professor of Music at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Author of Shakespeare’s Songbook (W. W. Norton, 2004), he is at work on a book about songs in English Renaissance comedy.

Alexandra Gajda is John Walsh Fellow and Associate Professor in History at Jesus College, Oxford University. She is the author of The Earl of Essex and Late Elizabethan Political Culture (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012) and other articles and essays on the political and intellectual culture of early modern England and Europe.

Katy Gibbons is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Portsmouth. She is the author of English Catholic Exiles in Late Sixteenth-Century Paris (2011), and is currently researching the Percy family and their connections to the continent in the Elizabethan period.

Elizabeth Goldring is an Associate Fellow of the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, University of Warwick. Recent publications include Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and the World of Elizabethan Art: Painting and Patronage at the Court of Elizabeth I (Yale University Press, 2014), which won the 2015 Roland H. Bainton Prize for Art History; and, as General Editor, John Nichols’s The Progresses and Public Processions of Queen Elizabeth I: A New Edition of the Early Modern Sources (5 vols, Oxford University Press, 2014), which won both the 2015 Roland H. Bainton Prize for Reference and the 2015 MLA Prize for a Scholarly Edition.

Paul Griffiths is Professor of Early Modern British History at Iowa State University and author of Youth and Authority: Formative Experiences in England, 1660–1640 (1996) and Lost Londons: Crime, Control, and Change in the Capital City, 1550–1660 (2008). He is currently finishing Inside Government: Information, Institutions, and Identities in England, 1550–1700.

Paul E. J. Hammer is Professor of History at the University of Colorado at Boulder and is The author of The Polarisation of Elizabethan Politics: The Political Career of Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, 1585–1597 (1999), Elizabeth’s Wars: War, Government and (p. xix) Society in Tudor England, 1544–1604 (2004), Warfare in Early Modern Europe, 1450–1660 (edited 2007) and numerous articles. He is currently completing a book on the Essex Rising and the politics of treason in early modern England.

Vanessa Harding is Professor of London History at Birkbeck, University of London, and has published on London’s social, economic, and demographic history, and the history of death and burial. She has a particular interest in urban space and topography and in the interaction of health and environment.

Roze Hentschell is Professor of English at Colorado State University. Her works include: The Culture of Cloth in Early Modern England: Textual Constructions of a National Identity (2008); Essays in Memory of Richard Helgerson: Laureations (co-edited with Kathy Lavezzo, 2011); and Masculinity and the Metropolis of Vice, 1550–1650 (co-edited with Amanda Bailey, 2010). She is currently working on a book on St Paul’s Cathedral Precinct.

Christopher Highley is Professor of English at the Ohio State University. His books include Shakespeare, Spenser, and the Crisis in Ireland (Cambridge University Press, 1997), and Catholics Writing the Nation in Early Modern Britain and Ireland (Oxford University Press, 2008). His book in progress is called Blackfriars: Theater, Church, and Neighborhood in Shakespeare’s London. He is also working on the afterlives of Henry VIII and memories of the Reformation.

Norman Jones is Professor of History at Utah State University and Fletcher Jones Distinguished Fellow at the Henry E. Huntington Library (2015–16). His first book, Faith by Statute Parliament and the Settlement of Religion 1559 (1982), won the Whitefield Prize from the Royal Historical Society. His other monographs include God and the Moneylenders: Usury and the Law in Early Modern England (1989), The Birth of the Elizabethan Age: England in the 1560s (1993), The English Reformation: Religion and Cultural Adaptation (2002), and Governing by Virtue: Lord Burghley and the Management of Elizabethan England (2015). His Being Elizabethan is forthcoming from Wiley-Blackwell. He co-edited with David Dean Interest Groups and Legislation in Elizabethan England, a special issue of Parliamentary History (1989) and The Parliaments of Elizabethan England (1990). With Robert Tittler he co-edited the Blackwell Companion to Tudor Britain (2004). With Susan Doran he co-edited The Elizabethan World (2011). With Daniel Woolf he co-edited Local Identities in Late Medieval and Early Modern England (2007).

Brendan Kane is Associate Professor of History and Associate Director of the Humanities Institute at the University of Connecticut. He is the author of The Politics and Culture of Honour in Britain and Ireland, 1541–1641 (2010/2014) and co-editor with Valerie McGowan-Doyle of the collection Elizabeth I and Ireland (2014). Currently he is completing a book on knowledge production and legitimacy in early modern Ireland, and directing (with Tom Scheinfeldt) a multi-institutional, collaborative digital humanities project ‘Reading Early Modern Irish: A Digital Guide to Irish Gaelic (c.1200–1650)’. (p. xx)

K. J. Kesselring is a Professor of History and of Gender and Women’s Studies at Dalhousie University. Currently completing a project on early modern homicide, her previous publications include Mercy and Authority in the Tudor State (2003), The Northern Rebellion of 1569 (2007), and a series of articles on felony forfeiture. She has also recently co-edited with Tim Stretton a collection of essays on Married Women and the Law: Coverture in England and the Common Law World (2013).

Paulina Kewes is a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Jesus College, Oxford, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. She has published widely on early modern literature, history, and politics. Her books include Authorship and Appropriation: Writing for the Stage in England, 1660–1710 (1998), This Great Matter of Succession: Politics, History, and Elizabethan Drama (forthcoming) and, as editor or co-editor, Plagiarism in Early Modern England (2003), The Uses of History in Early Modern England (2006), The Oxford Handbook of Holinshed’s Chronicles (2013), and Doubtful and Dangerous: The Question of Succession in Late Elizabethan England (2014). She is a Co-Investigator on the major AHRC-funded Stuart Successions project.

Peter Lake is Distinguished University Professor of Early Modern English History at Vanderbilt University. He has just completed, with Isaac Stephens, Scandal and Religion in Early Stuart England: A Northamptonshire Maid’s Tragedy and Bad Queen Bess? Libels, Secret Histories and the Politics of Publicity in Elizabethan England. He is in the process of completing a book on Shakespeare’s history plays and the politics of the 1590s.

Peter Mack is a Professor of English at the University of Warwick. He has been editor of Rhetorica and Director of the Warburg Institute, University of London. He is the author of Renaissance Argument: Valla and Agricola in the Traditions of Rhetoric and Dialectic (1993), Elizabethan Rhetoric: Theory and Practice (2002), Reading and Rhetoric in Montaigne and Shakespeare (2010), and A History of Renaissance Rhetoric 1380–1620 (2011).

Luke Morgan is an Associate Professor in Art History at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. His books include Nature as Model: Salomon de Caus and Early Seventeenth-Century Landscape Design (2007) and The Monster in the Garden: The Grotesque and the Gigantic in Renaissance Landscape Design (2015). His current research, which is funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery Project Grant, focuses on the theme of enchantment in English Renaissance literature and gardens.

Glyn Parry is Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Roehampton, London, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He recently published The Arch-Conjuror of England: John Dee (2012), which was runner-up for the Longman/History Today Prize 2013, and has published widely on Elizabethan History in The Historical Journal, The English Historical Review, The Journal of Ecclesiastical History, Parliamentary History, History of Science, Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science, The Huntington Library Quarterly, and other leading journals. He is currently writing an archival-based study of Shakespeare in his Warwickshire and London context (with Dr (p. xxi) Cathryn Enis), as well as studies of magic at the Court of Elizabeth I, and the scandalous life of Thomas Digges.

Curtis Perry is a Professor of English (with a courtesy appointment in Classics) at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He is the author of The Making of Jacobean Culture: James I and the Renegotiation of Elizabethan Practice (Cambridge University Press, 1997) and Literature and Favoritism in Early Modern England (Cambridge University Press, 2006). He has also published numerous articles and book chapters on a variety of subjects pertaining to early modern English literature and culture, and he has been editor or co-editor of three books, including (with John Watkins) Shakespeare and the Middle Ages (Oxford University Press, 2009). He is currently working on a book-length project with the working title ‘Shakespeare and the Resources of Senecan Drama’.

Helen Pierce is a Lecturer in British Art at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Her research has explored the relationship between visual culture and political debate during the seventeenth century, and her publications include Unseemly Pictures: Graphic Satire and Politics in Early Modern England (2008). She is now working on a study of art patronage and production in Interregnum England.

Linda Pollock is a Professor of History at Tulane University. Her publications include Forgotten Children. Parent-Child Relations from 1500 to 1800; With Faith and Physic: The Life of a Tudor Gentlewoman, Lady Grace Mildmay 1552–1620; ‘The practice of kindness in early modern elite society’ Past and Present, no. 211, 2011; ‘Anger and the negotiation of relationships in early modern England’. Historical Journal, 47 (2004) along with articles on such topics as honour, patriarchy, childbirth, younger sons and the education of women. She is currently writing a book on affect and morality in early modern England.

Nicholas Popper is Associate Professor of History at the College of William and Mary. He is the author of Walter Ralegh’s History of the World and the Historical Culture of the Late Renaissance (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012). His work on early modern intellectual history, history of science, political practice, and book history has appeared in the Journal of the History of Ideas, Huntington Library Quarterly, Archival Science, TLS, and elsewhere. His current projects include a book examining how the proliferation of archives transformed politics and epistemology in early modern Britain.

Rory Rapple is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of Martial Power and Elizabethan Political Culture: Military Men in England and Ireland 1558–1594 (Cambridge, 2009). He is currently working on a biography of Sir Humphrey Gilbert as well as other topics to do with English political thinking in the sixteenth century.

Ethan H. Shagan is Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Popular Politics and the English Reformation (2003) and The Rule of Moderation: Violence, Religion and the Politics of Restraints in Early Modern England (2011), and editor of Catholics and the ‘Protestant Nation’: Religious Politics and Identity (p. xxii) in Early Modern England (2005). He is currently writing a book entitled The Problem of Belief in Early Modern Europe.

R. Malcolm Smuts is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. His publications include Court Culture and the Origins of a Royalist Tradition in Early Stuart England (1987), Culture and Power in England 1585–1685 (1998), and numerous articles and edited works relating to the politics and culture of early modern England and Europe.

Debora Shuger is Distinguished Professor of English at UCLA and author of Sacred Rhetoric (1988), Habits of Thought in the English Renaissance (1990), The Renaissance Bible (1994), Political Theologies in Shakespeare’s England (2001), and Censorship and Cultural Sensibility (2006). She is also editor of Religion and Culture in Renaissance England (1997, with Claire McEachern), Religion in Early Stuart England, 1603–1638 (2012), and Religion in Tudor England (forthcoming, with Ethan Shagan).

Naomi Tadmor is Professor of History at Lancaster University. She is the author of Family and Friends in Eighteenth-Century England: Household, Kinship, and Patronage (Cambridge, 2001), and The Social Universe of the English Bible: Scripture, Society and Culture in Early Modern England (Cambridge, 2010), and co-editor of The Practice and Representation of Reading in England (Cambridge, 1996).

Robert Tittler is Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus, Concordia University, and has published over fifty scholarly essays and ten books, the most recent of which are The Face of the City: Civic Portraiture and Civic Identity in Early Modern England (Manchester, 2007; 2012), and Painters, Portraits, and Publics in Provincial England, 1500–1640 (Oxford, 2012; 2013). He received a festschrift from his colleagues in 2007: Local Identities in Late Medieval and Early Modern England, ed. Norman L. Jones and Daniel Woolf (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).

D. J. B. Trim is Director of the Archives of the General Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists and Professor of Church History at Andrews University. His publications include European Warfare 1350–1750 (co-edited, Cambridge, 2010) and Humanitarian Intervention: A History (co-edited, Cambridge, 2011). He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Tom Webster is Lecturer in History at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of Godly Clergy in Early Modern England (Cambridge, 2003), editor of The Diary of Samuel Rogers, 1634–1638 (Woodbridge, 2008), and co-editor, with Francis J. Bremer, of Puritans and Puritanism in England and America (Santa Barabara, 2006). He has forthcoming work on demonic possession and is completing work on the relationship between diabolic possession and mystical vision between c.1580 and 1660.

Brian Weiser is Associate Professor of History at Metropolitan State University of Denver. He has published Charles II and the Politics of Access and several articles on representations of and to Charles II. His current project, ‘The Vicar, the Playwright, and the (p. xxiii) Horse-Gelder’, uses the curious incident of the public shaming of a Thomas Payne, vicar of Waterbeach, as a window into a variety of aspects of early modern English society including the relationship of preacher and parishioner, sexual morality, drunkenness, and marital violence.

Timothy Wilks is Professor of Cultural History at Southampton Solent University. His research interests include European court cultures and the history of collecting. He was the consultant for The Lost Prince: The Life and Death of Henry Stuart exhibition and book (National Portrait Gallery, London, 2012). His recent publications include A Life of Richard, 1st Lord Dingwall and Earl of Desmond, c.1570–1628 (2012), and, as co-author, The Jacobean Grand Tour: Early Stuart Travellers in Europe (2014).

Arthur Williamson’s most recent book is Apocalypse Then: Prophecy and the Making of the Modern World (Praeger-Greenwood). He has taught at the University of Chicago (Harper Fellow), at NYU where he served as the Assistant Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and at California State University, Sacramento, where he served as the Dean of Graduate Studies. He is currently completing a volume under the title ‘The Nation Epidemicall’: Scotland and the Rise of Anglo-America.

Jane Wong Yeang Chui is Assistant Professor at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), School of Humanities and Social Sciences. She teaches Renaissance Literature and Modern Asian Literature at NTU. Her research interests include early modern history and literature, particularly in the representations of colonial administration in early modern Ireland, Asian Historical Fiction, and modern British drama. She has published essays on theatre and drama in Modern Language Review, TDR: The Drama Review, and the author of Affirming the Absurd in Harold Pinter (2013).

Daniel Woolf is Professor of History at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, where he is also Principal and Vice-Chancellor. The author and editor of several books and articles on early modern English historical thought and writing, his most recent book is A Global History of History (2011). He served as General Editor of the five-volume Oxford History of Historical Writing (2011–12; paperback 2015). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the Royal Historical Society, and the Society of Antiquaries of London. (p. xxiv)