|aThe forms of Renaissance thought :|bnew essays on literature and culture /|cedited by Leonard Barkan, Bradin Cormack, Sean Keilen.
|aNew York :|bPalgrave Macmillan,|c2009.
|axi, 284 p. :|bill. ;|c23 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aIntroduction: "the form of things unknown": Renaissance studies in a new millennium / Leonard Barkan, Bradin Cormack, and Sean Keilen -- Praxiteles' Aphrodite and the love of art / Leonard Barkan -- English literature in its golden age / Sean Keilen -- Translating for Queen Anne: John Florio's Decameron / Michael Wyatt -- The first reader of Shake-speares sonnets / Margreta de Grazia -- The play of wanton parts / Jonathan Goldberg -- Shakespeare's Narcissus, Sonnet's Echo / Bradin Cormack -- Coriolanus: the rhythms and remains of excess / Peter Holland -- The joys of Martha Joyless: queer pedagogy and the (early modern) production of sexual knowledge / Valerie Traub -- Bearded ladies in Shakespeare / A.R. Braunmuller -- Shakespeare in leather / Anston Bosman -- Digging the dust: renaissance archivology / William H. Sherman -- Of busks and bodies / Ann Rosalind Jones and Peter Stallybrass.
|aEnglish literature |xHistory and criticism. |yEarly modern, 1500-1700
The boundaries separating Literary Studies from other kinds of humanistic inquiry are more permeable now than at any moment since the Enlightenment, when disciplinary categories began to acquire their modern definition. The Forms of Renaissance Thought celebrates scholarship at a number of these frontiers. The contributors address works of the European Renaissance as they relate both to the textured world of their origins and to a modern scholarly culture that turns to the early moderns for methodological provocation and renewal. In this way, the volume charts the most important developments in the field since the turn towards cultural and ideological features of the Renaissance imagination.