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  1. Core Seminar Texts 4 items
    You will need to have access to your own copy of the following texts during seminars:
    1. ‘The Rover’ and Other Plays - Aphra Behn, Jane Spencer 2008

      Book  [recommended edition; any alternative recent (post-2000) scholarly edition of The Rover is acceptable]

    2. The Norton anthology of English literature - Stephen Greenblatt 2012

      Book  Volume 1 or Volumes B and C

    3. Four plays - Thomas Middleton, William C. Carroll 2012

      Book  [recommended edition; any alternative recent (post-2000) scholarly edition of Women Beware Women is acceptable]

    4. If you are using e-book versions of set texts, please double-check that you are working with a modern scholarly edition of the work (be wary of e-texts that are reissues of outdated nineteenth- or early-twentieth-century editions), and ensure that you are able to access the text in seminars through your laptop, tablet, or eReader

  2. Recommended Secondary Reading 9 items
    You will find the following works helpful as an introduction to the main themes, authors, and contexts we will be considering on this module:
    1. Early modern English literature - Jason Scott-Warren 2005

      Book  An excellent contextual overview of key developments in early modern English literature

    2. John Milton - Catherine Belsey 1988

      Book 

    3. Royalist women writers, 1650-1689 - Hero Chalmers 2004 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    4. Shakespearean negotiations: the circulation of social energy in Renaissance England - Stephen Jay Greenblatt, American Council of Learned Societies 1988 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    5. Forms of nationhood: the Elizabethan writing of England - Richard Helgerson 1992

      Book 

    6. Thomas Middleton: Reanaissance dramatist - Michelle O'Callaghan 2009

      Book 

  3. Week 1: Encounters with the Past: Marlowe’s Hero and Leander 20 items
    1. Primary Text: 2 items
    2. Suggested Further Reading 18 items
      1. A companion to English renaissance literature and culture - Michael Hattaway 2000 (electronic resource)

        Book  Read Chapter 35 - ‘Erotic Poems’ (Sokolova, Boika)

  4. Week 2: Religious Reformations: Spenser’s The Faerie Queene, Book I 18 items
    1. Primary Text: 1 item
      1. The Norton anthology of English literature - Stephen Greenblatt 2012

        Book  The Faerie Queene Book I

    2. Suggested Further Reading 17 items
      1. Interpretation and theology in Spenser - Darryl J. Gless 1994

        Book 

      2. Forms of nationhood: the Elizabethan writing of England - Richard Helgerson 1992

        Book 

      3. Spenser's Irish Work - Thomas Herron August 31, 2007 (Hardcover)

        Book  esp. Ch. 5-7

      4. Edmund Spenser: essays on culture and allegory - Jennifer Klein Morrison, Matthew Greenfield 2000 (electronic resource)

        Book 

  5. Week 3: Domestic Conflict: Middleton’s Women Beware Women 23 items
    1. Primary Text: 1 item
      1. Four plays - Thomas Middleton, William C. Carroll 2012

        Book  recommended edition; any alternative recent (post-2000) scholarly editions of the play are also acceptable

    2. Suggested Further Reading 22 items
      1. Women beware women [IN] Four plays - Thomas Middleton

        Chapter 

      2. PLAYING SPACES IN EARLY WOMEN'S DRAMA. - ALISON FINDLAY

        Book 

      3. Women beware women: a critical guide - Andrew Hiscock c2011 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      4. The selected plays of Thomas Middleton - Thomas Middleton, David L. Frost 1978

        Book 

  6. Week 4: Political Revolutions: Milton, Herrick, Marvell (Areopagitica and selected poems) 25 items
    1. Primary Text: 1 item
      1. The Norton anthology of English literature - Stephen Greenblatt 2012

        Book  John Milton, Areopagitica (selection), Andrew Marvell, 'An Horatian Ode', Robert Herrick, 'The Argument of His Book'; 'The Bad Season'

    2. Suggested Further Reading 24 items
      1. Literature and Dissent in Milton's England - Sharon Achinstein May 1, 2009 (Paperback)

        Book 

      2. Early Modern Nationalism and Milton's (Hardcover)

        Book 

      3. Writing the English Republic - David Norbrook January 28, 2000 (Paperback)

        Book 

      4. John Milton: Language, Gender, Power - Catherine Belsey 1988

        Book 

      5. Achievements of the left hand: essays on the prose of John Milton - Michael Lieb, Michael Lieb, John T. Shawcross 1974

        Book 

      6. Milton and the terms of liberty - Graham Parry, Joad Raymond 2002

        Book 

      7. Literature and Revolution in England, 1640-1660 - Nigel Smith June 25, 1997 (Paperback)

        Book 

  7. Week 5: Exile and Excess: Behn’s The Rover 18 items
    1. Primary Text: 1 item
      1. ‘The Rover’ and Other Plays - Aphra Behn, Jane Spencer 2008

        Book  recommended edition; any alternative recent (post-2000) scholarly edition of The Rover is acceptable

    2. Suggested Further Reading 17 items
      1. Aphra Behn's afterlife - Jane Spencer 2000 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      2. Margarete Rubik, Aphra Behn and her Female Successors (2011)

      3. The theatre of Aphra Behn - Derek Hughes 2001 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      4. Restoration theatre and crisis - Susan J. Owen 1996 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      5. Aphra Behn's afterlife - Jane Spencer 2000 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      6. The secret life of Aphra Behn - Janet M. Todd 1996

        Book 

      7. Aphra Behn - Todd, Janet M

        Book 

      8. Libertines and Radicals in Early Modern London - James Grantham Turner February 12, 2007 (Paperback)

        Book 

      9. Rereading Aphra Behn: history, theory, and criticism - Heidi Hutner 1993

        Book 

      10. Aphra Behn (1640-1689): identity, alterity, ambiguity - Mary Ann O'Donnell, B Dhuicq, Guyonne Leduc 2000

        Book 

      11. Royalist women writers, 1650-1689 - Hero Chalmers 2004 (electronic resource)

        Article 

      12. Aphra Behn studies - Janet M. Todd 1996

        Book 

  8. Week 6: Imagining the Early Modern: Contemporary Responses 17 items
    1. Primary Text: 0 items
      Seminar Leader’s choice
    2. Suggested Further Reading 17 items
      1. Reinventing the Renaissance: Shakespeare and his contemporaries in adaptation and performance - Sarah Brown, Robert I. Lublin, Lynsey McCulloch 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      2. Adaptations of Shakespeare: a critical anthology of plays from the 17th century to the present - Mark Fortier, Daniel Fischlin 2000

        Book 

      3. A theory of adaptation - Linda Hutcheon, Siobhan O'Flynn 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      4. Shakespeare in the cinema: ocular proof - Stephen M. Buhler, ProQuest (Firm) c2002 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      5. Bollywood Shakespeares - Craig Dionne, Parmita Kapadia 2014 (electronic resource)

        Book 

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