Edinburgh Critical Studies in Renaissance Culture

Series Editor(s): Lorna Hutson

This is a series of solo-authored monographs on the interpretation of Renaissance culture, focusing primarily on the English Renaissance, but including work in a range of vernacular languages, as well as work on the reception and transformation of the Greco-Roman literary, political and intellectual heritage.

To date, disciplinary divisions have tended to insulate critical interpretations of material culture from those of political and intellectual history, or of legal and political culture from the literary, or of religious discourse from, say, the development of economic thought. While New Historicism encouraged a turn to the material and social in literary interpretation, the promise of a 'poetics of culture' has been eclipsed by the Shakespeare industry, which continues to naturalize and universalize the object of study.

This series will, by contrast, offer readers:

  • Interdisciplinary studies that involve close, detailed and sophisticated readings of Renaissance texts and cultural objects
  • Explorations of hitherto unnoticed connections between the literary and the development of other areas of thought and discourse (for example, international law; natural philosophy; commerce and trade)
  • Theoretically informed interventions, which reflect critically on what modern critical theory itself owes to Renaissance culture
  • Significant reinterpretations of both major and less well-known texts and genres of the period, and reassessments of the meaning of their cultural legacy

If you have a proposal suitable for this series we’d love to hear from you. Find out how to submit your proposal

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