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RA-50085-10
Long-term Residential Fellowships at the Folger Shakespeare Library
Kathleen Lynch, Folger Shakespeare Library

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Becoming Christian: Race, Reformation, and Early Modern English Romance (Book)
Title: Becoming Christian: Race, Reformation, and Early Modern English Romance
Author: Dennis Austin Britton
Abstract: Becoming Christian argues that romance narratives of Jews and Muslims converting to Christianity register theological formations of race in post-Reformation England. The medieval motif of infidel conversion came under scrutiny as Protestant theology radically reconfigured how individuals acquire religious identities. Whereas Catholicism had asserted that Christian identity begins with baptism, numerous theologians in the Church of England denied the necessity of baptism and instead treated Christian identity as a racial characteristic passed from parents to their children. The church thereby developed a theology that both transformed a nation into a Christian race and created skepticism about the possibility of a conversion. Race became a matter of salvation and damnation. Britton intervenes in critical debates about the intersections of race and religion, as well as in discussions of the social implications of romance. Examining English translations of Calvin, treatises on the sacraments, catechisms, and sermons alongside works by Edmund Spenser, John Harington, William Shakespeare, John Fletcher, and Phillip Massinger, Britton demonstrates how a theology of race altered a nation's imagination and literary landscape.
Year: 2014
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/becoming-christian-race-reformation-and-early-modern-english-romance/oclc/870335343&referer=brief_resultshttp://
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780823257140
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

Tragic Proportions: The Art of Tyranny and the Politics of the Soul in Hamlet (Article)
Title: Tragic Proportions: The Art of Tyranny and the Politics of the Soul in Hamlet
Author: Katherine AttiƩ
Abstract: abstract not available
Year: 2014
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: English Literary Renaissance

Treacherous Faith: The Specter of Heresy in Early Modern English Literature and Culture (Book)
Title: Treacherous Faith: The Specter of Heresy in Early Modern English Literature and Culture
Author: David Lowenstein
Abstract: Treacherous Faith analyzes early modern writers who contributed to cultural fears about the contagion of heresy and engaged in the making of heretics, as well as writers who challenged the constructions of heretics and the culture of religious fear-mongering. The responses of early modern writers in English to the specter of heresy and the making of heretics were varied, complex, and contradictory, depending on their religious and political alignments. Some writers (for example, Thomas More, Richard Bancroft, and Thomas Edwards) used their rhetorical resourcefulness and inventiveness to contribute to the politics of heresy-making and the specter of cunning, diabolical heretics ravaging the Church, the state, and thousands of souls; others (for example, John Foxe) questioned within certain cultural limitations heresy-making processes and the violence and savagery that religious demonizing provoked; and some writers (for example, Anne Askew, John Milton, and William Walwyn) interrogated with great daring and inventiveness the politics of religious demonizing, heresy-making, and the cultural constructions of heretics. Treacherous Faith examines the complexities and paradoxes of the heresy-making imagination in early modern England: the dark fantasies, anxieties, terrors, and violence it was capable of generating, but also the ways the dreaded specter of heresy could stimulate the literary creativity of early modern authors engaging with it from diverse religious and political perspectives. (from the publisher's website)
Year: 2013
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/treacherous-faith-the-specter-of-heresy-in-early-modern-english-literature-and-culture/oclc/858967817&referer=brief_resultshttp://
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Secondary URL: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199203390.do
Secondary URL Description: Publisher's website
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780199203390
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

"Across the Channel: French Origins and Relections" (Article)
Title: "Across the Channel: French Origins and Relections"
Author: Gucer, Kathryn
Abstract: Do not have.
Year: 2014
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Spenser Review

The Folger's Mazarinades: Libraries within Libraries (Blog Post)
Title: The Folger's Mazarinades: Libraries within Libraries
Author: Gucer, Kathryn
Abstract: do not have
Date: 1/28/2013
Blog Title: The Collation
Website: collation.folger.edu

Beyond the Fronde: Jacques Cailloue's Border-Crossing Books (Article)
Title: Beyond the Fronde: Jacques Cailloue's Border-Crossing Books
Author: Kathryn Gucer
Abstract: This essay examines how in "Les Dernieres barricades" Jacques Cailloue explored a space created by the process of transporting books beyond their local origins, whether in England or in France.
Year: 2015
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America
Publisher: Bibliographical Society of America


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