Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Select Bibliography, Literary and Historical

Barroll, Leeds. “The Court of the First Stuart Queen.” In The Mental World of the Jacobean Court, edited by Linda Levy Peck, 191-208. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.
______. Anna of Denmark, Queen of England: A Cultural Biography. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001.
Bellany, Alastair. “ ‘Raylinge Rymes and Vaunting Verse’: Libellous Politics in Early Stuart England.” In Culture and Politics in Early Stuart England, edited by Kevin Sharpe and Peter Lake, 285-310. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 1994.
Bradshaw, Brendan, and John Morrill, eds. The British Problem, c.1534-1707: State Formation in the Atlantic Archipelago. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 1996.
Brown, Keith M. “The Scottish Aristocracy, Anglicization, and the Court 1603-38.” The Historical Journal 36 (1993): 543-76.
Butler, Martin. The Stuart Court Masque and Political Culture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Corns, Thomas. Uncloistered Virtue: English Political Literature, 1640-1660. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992.
Croft, Pauline. King James. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2003.
Cruickshanks, Eveline, ed. The Stuart Courts. Stroud: Sutton, 2000.
Cuddy, Neil. “The Revival of the Entourage: The Bedchamber of James I, 1603-25.” In The English Court from the War of the Roses to the Civil War, edited by David Starkey et al., 173-225. Harlow: Longman, 1987.
______. “Anglo-Scottish Union and the Court of James I, 1603-25.” Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, 5th  ser, 39 (1989):107-24.
Chalmers, Hero. Royalist Women Writers, 1650-1689. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.
Clarke, Danielle. The Politics of Early Modern Women’s Writing. London: Longman, 2001.
Curran, Kevin. Marriage, Performance, and Politics at the Jacobean Court. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2009.
Fischlin, Daniel, and Mark Fortier, eds. Royal Subjects: Essays on the Writings of James VI and I. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2002.
Galloway, Bruce. The Union of England and Scotland 1603–1608. Edinburgh: John Donald, 1986.
Garrison, James D. Dryden and the Tradition of Panegyric. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1975.
Goldberg, Jonathan. James I and the Politics of Literature: Jonson, Shakespeare, Donne, and Their Contemporaries. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1983.
Hammill, Graham. The Mosaic Constitution: Political Theology and Imagination from Machiavelli to Milton. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012.
Kahn, Victoria. Wayward Contracts: The Crisis of Political Obligation in England, 1640-1674. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004.
Knoppers, Laura. Constructing Cromwell: Ceremony, Portrait, and Print, 1645-1661. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000.
–––––. Politicizing Domesticity from Henrietta Maria to Milton’s Eve. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 
Levack, Brian P. The Formation of the British State: England, Scotland, and the Union 1603 – 1707. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987.
Lockyer, Roger. The Early Stuarts: A Political History of England, 1603-42. Harlow: Longman, 1989.
Lowenstein, David. Representing Revolution in Milton and his Contemporaries: Religion, Politics, and Polemics in Radical Puritanism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Maus, Katharine Eisaman. Ben Jonson and the Roman Frame of Mind. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1984.
McManus, Clare. Women on the Renaissance Stage: Anna of Denmark and Female Masquing in the Stuart Court, 1590-1619. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2002.
McRae, Andrew. “The Literary Culture of Early Stuart Libeling.” Modern Philology 97 (2000): 364-92.
Norbrook, David. Poetry and Politics in the English Renaissance. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1984.
______. Writing the English Republic: Poetry, Rhetoric, and Politics, 1627-1660. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Ed. H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.
Parry, Graham. The Golden Age Restor’d: The Culture of the Stuart Court, 1603-42. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1981.
Patterson, W. B. King James and the Reunion of Christendom. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Peck, Linda Levy, ed. The Mental World of the Jacobean Court. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.
Perry, Curtis. The Making of Jacobean Culture: James I and the Renegotiation of Elizabethan Literary Practice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Potter, Lois. Secret Rites and Secret Writing: Royalist Literature, 1641-1660. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989.
Salzman, Paul. Reading Early Modern Women’s Writing. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.
Sauer, Elizabeth. “Paper Contestations” and Textual Communities in England, 1640-1675. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005.
Sharpe, Kevin. Criticism and Compliment: The Politics of Literature in the England of Charles I. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987.
–––––. The Personal Rule of Charles I. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1992,
–––––. Reading Revolutions: The Politics of Reading in Early Modern England. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000.
Shuger, Debora. Habits of Thought in the English Renaissance: Religion, Politics, and the Dominant Culture. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990.
Smith, Nigel. Literature and Revolution in England, 1640-60. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1994.
–––––. Andrew Marvell: The Chameleon. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010.
Strier, Richard. The Unrepentant Renaissance: from Petrarch to Shakespeare to Milton. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012.
–––––. Love Known: Theology and Experience in George Herbert’s Poetry. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983.
Strong, Roy.  Henry, Prince of Wales and England’s Lost Renaissance. London: Thames and Hudson, 1986.
Targoff, Ramie. John Donne: Body and Soul. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.
Worden, Blair. Literature and Politics in Cromwellian England: John Milton, Andrew Marvell, Marchmont Needham. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.
Wormald, Jenny. “James VI and I: Two Kings or One?” History 68 (1983): 187-209.
Zwicker, Steven N. Lines of Authority: Politics and English Literary Culture, 1649-1689. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1996.

Essential Resources for Primary Historical Research

The English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC)

Early English Books Online (EEBO)

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (DNB)

Calendars of State Papers (scroll down)

Acts of the Privy Council of England

Please note: the ESTC, the Calendars of State Papers, and the Acts of the Privy Council are freely accessible on the web. EEBO and the DNB, on the other hand, are expensive, subscription-only databases, which, luckily, our library has acquired. This means that in the case of EEBO and the DNB, these links will only work if you're on campus using Unil's network, or, if you're off campus, if you sign into the network. EEBO and the DNB are availble through this library page.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016


Welcome, everyone, to "Community and Conflict: Literature and Society from Jonson to Milton," an MA seminar at the University of Lausanne. I look forward to working with you over the next several months. You can download a full prospectus and class schedule from Moodle. This blog will be used to post discussion topics, assignment information, and other relevant items, so please bookmark it and check it regularly. In the meantime, here's a course description:

This course guides students through the poetry and prose of seventeenth-century England, a period of unbelievable political upheaval—including two revolutions, a civil war, and the public execution of a monarch—and fascinating intellectual and cultural developments, including an experiment in republicanism, the founding of the Royal Society of London (one of the first learned societies for the study of science), the rise of modern philosophy, and a massive upsurge in women’s writing. Students will become familiar with these and other historical developments as they explore a range of important writers, such as Ben Jonson, Francis Bacon, Margaret Cavendish, Andrew Marvell, and John Milton. Central to our discussions will be the way writers imagined new forms of community (religious, legal, ethnic, sexual, and intellectual) in response to the period’s many political and ideological conflicts.