From the Back Cover
The York Notes Companion to Renaissance Poetry and Prose examines the best-known writers and poets of the age Shakespeare, Milton, Spenser and Donne alongside writers much newer to the canon, such as Mary Sidney, Anne Locke and Aemilia Lanyer. Illuminating key cultural issues in the Renaissance world including religion, exploration and gender, the Companion offers close analysis of texts, and guides students through key literary theories and debates. Connecting texts with their historical and scholarly contexts, this is essential reading for any student of Renaissance literature.
Each York Notes Companion provides:
- Analysis of key texts and debates
- Extended commentaries for further in-depth analysis of individual texts
- Exploration of historical, social and cultural contexts
- Annotations clarifying literary terms and events in history
- Modern theoretical perspectives in practice
- Timelines and annotated further reading
June Waudby is a Lecturer with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Hull.
About the Author
Dr June Waudby has taught for ten years on the BA English Literature and BA Arts and Humanities programmes at the University of Hull. Her area of specialism is Renaissance literature, but she also teaches Restoration Drama, Childrens Literature and within the field of Womens Writing, through from the seventeenth century to the twentieth. Her personal research interests mainly focus on and early modern women writers and the Reformation, in particular its impact on individual sense of identity and literary production. June is currently preparing the manuscript of a monograph on the early work of Anne Vaughan Locke for Brepols and co-editing a collection of essays entitled Shes Leaving Home in the series European Intertexts: A Study of Womens Writing in English As Part of a European Fabric for Peter Lang (forthcoming 2011). Published work includes essays on the Anne Lockes poetry and prose, given as papers in Naples and Hungary, as part of the European Intertexts series of conferences (2003, 2004), an article on Mary Sidney and Protestant concepts of literary pride (Dundee, 2009). Papers in progress include a defence of the central female character in Websters White Devil (New York 2010) and a study of Tudor London as a dystopia as represented in contemporary literary production (London 2010). She belongs to the Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy and is a member of the Renaissance Society of America.