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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://
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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 Attié
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

Shakespeare in the Theatre: The American Shakespeare Center (Book)
Title: Shakespeare in the Theatre: The American Shakespeare Center
Author: Paul Menzer
Abstract: A critical history and analysis of the first twenty-five years of the American Shakespeare Center, a groundbreaking theatre based on a reconstruction of the Blackfriars Theatre.
Year: 2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 978-1472584977
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

Anecdotal Shakespeare: A New Performance History (Book)
Title: Anecdotal Shakespeare: A New Performance History
Author: Paul Menzer
Abstract: Shakespeare's four-hundred-year performance history is full of anecdotes – ribald, trivial, frequently funny, sometimes disturbing, and always but loosely allegiant to fact. Such anecdotes are nevertheless a vital index to the ways that Shakespeare's plays have generated meaning across varied times and in varied places. Furthermore, particular plays have produced particular anecdotes – stories of a real skull in Hamlet, superstitions about the name Macbeth, toga troubles in Julius Caesar – and therefore express something embedded in the plays they attend. Anecdotes constitute then not just a vital component of a play's performance history but a form of vernacular criticism by the personnel most intimately involved in their production: actors. These anecdotes are therefore every bit as responsive to and expressive of a play's meanings across time as the equally rich history of Shakespearean criticism or indeed the very performances these anecdotes treat. Anecdotal Shakespeare provides a history of post-Renaissance Shakespeare and performance, one not based in fact but no less full of truth.
Year: 2015
Publisher: Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9781472576156
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

Romeo and Juliet (Book)
Title: Romeo and Juliet
Author: William Shakespeare
Editor: Paul Menzer
Abstract: This major new edition of Shakespeare's greatest tragedy of love argues that that play is ultimately Juliet's. The play text is expertly edited and the on-page commentary notes discuss issues of staging, theme, meaning and Shakespeare's use of his sources to give the reader deep and engaging insights into the play. The richly illustrated introduction looks at the play's exceptionally beautiful and complex language and focuses on the figure of Juliet as being at its centre. Rene Weis discusses the play's critical, stage and film history, including West Side Story and Baz Luhrmann's seminal film Romeo + Juliet. An authoritative edition from a leading scholar giving the reader a penetrating and wide-ranging insight into this ever popular play.
Year: 2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare
Type: Edited Volume
ISBN: 9781903436912

Something Wanting: The Actor, the Critic, and Histrionic Skill (Article)
Title: Something Wanting: The Actor, the Critic, and Histrionic Skill
Author: Paul Menzer
Abstract: "As an actor he left much to be imagined." (The Commercial Appeal, January 7, 1917) (1) My epigraph telegraphs the concern of this essay, which is with the conception of histrionic "skill" in the vernacular of the commercial theater review. A reductive summary would be to point out that depending upon when it was written, the quote could be either a criticism or a compliment. In this case, the critic meant to denigrate John E. Kellerd's 1917 Macbeth, but the quote frames this brief survey of how "skill" is assessed by the popular press before, during, and after the reigns of Sigmund Freud, Konstantin Stanislavski, and A. C. Bradley. The brevity of this essay necessarily means that its argument is suggestive, rather than exhaustive, since it relies on a ludicrously thin biopsy of examples. The essay nevertheless proposes that assessments of Shakespearean acting in the twenty-first century remain beholden to ideas developed in the nineteenth. Moreover, the durability--even the stagnation--of the terms by which acting skill is diagnosed today is due to the way they mystify not just the actor but the critic as well.
Year: 2015
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Shakespeare Studies
Publisher: Associated University Presses

Shakespeare in the Theatre: The American Shakespeare Center (Book)
Title: Shakespeare in the Theatre: The American Shakespeare Center
Author: Paul Menzer
Abstract: A critical history and analysis of the first twenty-five years of the American Shakespeare Center, a groundbreaking theatre based on a reconstruction of the Blackfriars Theatre.
Year: 2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 978-1472584977

Shakespeare and Early Modern Religion (Book)
Title: Shakespeare and Early Modern Religion
Author: Michael Witmore
Author: David Loewenstein
Author: David Bevington
Author: Peter Marshall
Author: Felicity Heal
Author: Alison Shell
Author: Beatrice Groves
Author: Peter Lake
Author: Adrian Streete
Author: Ewan Fernie
Author: Richard McCoy
Author: Michael Davies
Author: Paul Stevens
Author: Brian Cummings
Author: Matthew Dimmock
Editor: David Loewenstein
Editor: Michael Witmore
Abstract: Written by an international team of literary scholars and historians, this collaborative volume illuminates the diversity of early modern religious beliefs and practices in Shakespeare's England, and considers how religious culture is imaginatively reanimated in Shakespeare's plays. Fourteen new essays explore the creative ways Shakespeare engaged with the multifaceted dimensions of Protestantism, Catholicism, non-Christian religions including Judaism and Islam, and secular perspectives, considering plays such as Hamlet, Julius Caesar, King John, King Lear, Macbeth, Measure for Measure, A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Winter's Tale. The collection is of great interest to readers of Shakespeare studies, early modern literature, religious studies, and early modern history.
Year: 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Type: Edited Volume
ISBN: 9781107026612

John Milton Prose: Major Writings on Liberty, Politics, Religion, and Education (Book)
Title: John Milton Prose: Major Writings on Liberty, Politics, Religion, and Education
Author: John Milton
Editor: David Loewenstein
Abstract: Regarded by many as the equal of Shakespeare in poetic imagination and expression, Milton was also a prolific writer of prose, applying his potent genius to major issues of domestic, religious and political liberty. This superbly annotated new publication is the most authoritative single-volume anthology yet of Milton's major prose works.
Year: 2013
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Type: Edited Volume
ISBN: 978-140512931

Trading Zones in Early Modern Europe (Article)
Title: Trading Zones in Early Modern Europe
Author: Pamela O. Long
Abstract: This essay adopts the concept of trading zones first developed for the history of science by Peter Galison and redefines it for the early modern period. The term “trading zones” is used to mean arenas in which substantive and reciprocal communication occurred between individuals who were artisanally trained and learned (university-trained) individuals. Such trading zones proliferated in the sixteenth century. They tended to arise in certain kinds of places and not in others, but their existence must be determined empirically. The author’s work on trading zones differs from the ideas of Edgar Zilsel, who emphasized the influence of artisans on the scientific revolution. In contrast, in this essay, the mutual influence of artisans and the learned on each other is stressed, and translation is used as a modality that was important to communication within trading zones.
Year: 2015
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Isis
Publisher: History of Science Society

The laws of Athens: Shakespeare and the campus economy (Book Section)
Title: The laws of Athens: Shakespeare and the campus economy
Author: Paul Menzer
Editor: Andrew Hartley
Abstract: Featuring essays from seventeen international scholars, this exciting new collection is the first sustained study of Shakespeare on the university and college stage. Treating the subject both historically and globally, the essays describe theatrical conditions that fit neither the professional nor the amateur models and show how student performances provide valuable vehicles for artistic construction and intellectual analysis. The book redresses the neglect of this distinctive form of Shakespeare performance, opening up new ways of thinking about the nature and value of university production and its ability to draw unique audiences. Looking at productions across the world - from Asia to Europe and North America - it will interest scholars as well as upper-level students in areas such as Shakespeare studies, performance studies and theatre history.
Year: 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Book Title: Shakespeare on the University Stage
ISBN: 9781107262218

Architecture and the Sciences (Book Section)
Title: Architecture and the Sciences
Author: Pamela O. Long
Editor: Alina Payne
Abstract: Unprecedented in its in-depth coverage, and with over 500 illustrations, photographs, and architectural drawings the multi-volume Companion to the History of Architecture offers an indispensable resource on architectural thought and practice ranging from the 15th century to the present day.
Year: 2017
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Book Title: Companion to Renaissance Architecture Volume 1
ISBN: 9781444338515

Science and Technology (Book Section) [show prizes]
Title: Science and Technology
Author: Pamela O. Long
Editor: Bruce R. Smith
Abstract: The Cambridge Guide to the Worlds of Shakespeare aims to replicate the expansive reach of Shakespeare’s global reputation. In pursuit of that vision, this work is transhistorical, international, and interdisciplinary. Shakespeare’s World, 1500–1660, volume one, includes a comprehensive survey of the world in which Shakespeare and his contemporaries lived, while The World’s Shakespeare, 1660–Present, volume two, examines what the world has made of Shakespeare as a cultural icon over the past four centuries. For each of the work’s twenty-eight broad subject areas, ranging from translation to popular culture to performing arts, an overview is followed by a series of shorter essays taking up particular aspects of the subject at hand. Richly illustrated with more than three hundred images between the two volumes, this work brings the world, life, and afterlife of Shakespeare to readers, from non-academic Shakespeare fans and students to theater professionals and Shakespeare scholars.
Year: 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Book Title: The Cambridge Guide to the Worlds of Shakespeare, Vol. 1: Shakespeare’s World, 1500-1660
ISBN: 9780521113939

Engineering the Eternal City: Infrastructure, Topography, and the Culture of Knowledge in Late Sixteenth-Century Rome (Book)
Title: Engineering the Eternal City: Infrastructure, Topography, and the Culture of Knowledge in Late Sixteenth-Century Rome
Author: Pamela O. Long
Abstract: Between the catastrophic flood of the Tiber River in 1557 and the death of the “engineering pope” Sixtus V in 1590, the city of Rome was transformed by intense activity involving building construction and engineering projects of all kinds. Using hundreds of archival documents and primary sources, Engineering the Eternal City explores the processes and people involved in these infrastructure projects—sewers, bridge repair, flood prevention, aqueduct construction, the building of new, straight streets, and even the relocation of immensely heavy ancient Egyptian obelisks that Roman emperors had carried to the city centuries before. This portrait of an early modern Rome examines the many conflicts, failures, and successes that shaped the city, as decision-makers tried to control not only Rome’s structures and infrastructures but also the people who lived there. Taking up visual images of the city created during the same period—most importantly in maps and urban representations, this book shows how in a time before the development of modern professionalism and modern bureaucracies, there was far more wide-ranging conversation among people of various backgrounds on issues of engineering and infrastructure than there is in our own times. Physicians, civic leaders, jurists, cardinals, popes, and clerics engaged with painters, sculptors, architects, printers, and other practitioners as they discussed, argued, and completed the projects that remade Rome
Year: 2018
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/engineering-the-eternal-city-infrastructure-topography-and-the-culture-of-knowledge-in-late-sixteenth-century-rome/oclc/1028881404&referer=brief_results
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780226591315
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes


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