Selected publications resulting from Folger Institute seminars

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A variety of publications have grown out of the seminars, conferences, and symposia sponsored by the Folger Institute or its two centers, the Center for Shakespeare Studies and the Center for the History of British Political Thought. The National Endowment for the Humanities generously funded many of the collaborative enterprises from which these publications derived.


Anderson, Jennifer and Elizabeth Sauer, ed. Books and Readers in Early Modern England: Material Studies. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001. Z1003.5.G7 B69 2002

Appelbaum, Robert and John Wood Sweet. Envisioning an English Empire. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005. F234.J3 J3255 2005

Armitage, David. British Political Thought in History, Literature and Theory, 1500-1800. David Armitage, ed. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006. JN175 .B75 2006


Baron, Sabrina Alcorn, Eric L. Lindquist, Elenor F. Shevlin, eds. Agent of Change: Print Culture Studies after Elizabeth L. Eisenstein. University of Massachusetts Press: 2007. Z124 .A54 2007

Beauchamp, Virginia Walcott, Elizabeth H. Hageman, and Margaret Mikesell, eds. The Instruction of a Christen Woman. Juan Luis Vives. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2002. HQ1201 .V563 2002

Berger, Harry Jr. Fictions of the Pose, Rembrandt Against the Italian Renaissance. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2000. ND1309 .B47 2000

Betteridge, Thomas and Thomas S. Freeman, ed. Henry VIII and History. London: Ashgate, 2012. DA332 .H463 2012


Connolly, S.J., ed. Political Ideas in Eighteenth-Century Ireland. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2000., ed. Philological Quarterly. vol. 95, no. 3-4, 2016.


Della Casa, Giovanni. Galateo or, The Rules of Polite Behavior. Edited by M. F. Rusnak. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2013. BJ1921 .D4413 2013


Eisenstein, Elizabeth L. Divine Art, Infernal Machine: The Reception of Printing in the West from First Impressions to the Sense of an Ending. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010. Z124 .E368 2011

Enterline, Lynn. Shakespeare's Schoolroom: Rhetoric, Discipline, Emotion. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011. PR2903 .E58 2012


Fuchs, Barbara, and Brian C. Lockey, guest editors. "The Spanish Connection: Literary and Historical Perspectives on Anglo-Iberian Relations." Special issue of Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies 10, no. 1 (Spring/Summer 2010).


Guy, John, ed. The Reign of Elizabeth I: Court and Culture in the Last Decade. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995. DA355 .R45 1995


Irish, Bradley J. "Gender and Politics in the Henrician Court: The Douglas-Howard Lyrics in the Devonshire Manuscript." Renaissance Quarterly. 64, no. 1 (Spring 2011): 79-114.


Jacobson, Miriam. Barbarous Antiquity: Reorienting the Past in the Poetry of Early Modern England. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014.


Shakespearean Educations: Power, Citizenship, and Performance. Edited by Coppélia Kahn, Heather S. Nathans, and Mimi Godfrey. University of Delaware Press/The Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group, 2011. PR2987 .S73 2011

Kenny, Shirley Strum, ed. British Theatre and the Other Arts, 1660–1800. Washington: The Folger Shakespeare Library, 1984. PN2592 .B7

Kupperman, Karen Ordahl. The Jamestown Project. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2007.

Kyd, Thomas. The Spanish Tragedy. Ed. Michael Neill. Norton Critical Editions, 2013.


Long, Pamela O. Openness, Secrecy, Authorship: Technical Arts and the Culture of Knowledge from Antiquity to the Renaissance. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001. CB478 .L65 2001

Lytle, Guy Fitch and Stephen Orgel, eds. Patronage in the Renaissance. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1981. NX700 .P2


Mason, Roger A., ed. Scots and Britons: Scottish Political Thought and the Union of 1603. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994. JA84.S3 S3

McCoy, Richard C. Alterations of State: Sacred Kingship in the English Reformation. New York: Columbia University Press, 2002. PR428.K55 M34 2002

Mendle, Michael, ed. The Putney Debates of 1647: The Army, the Levellers, and the English State. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001. DA415 .P89 2001

Merkel, Ingrid and Allen G. Debus, eds. Hermeticism and the Renaissance: Intellectual History and the Occult in Early Modern Europe. Washington: Folger Shakespeare Library, 1988. BF1587 .H4

Morgan, Hiram, ed. Political Ideology in Ireland, 1541–1641. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 1999. JA84.I73 P65 1999


Ohlmeyer, Jane, ed. Political Thought in Seventeenth-Century Ireland: Kingdom or Colony. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000. JA84.I76 P66 2000

Orlin, Lena Cowen, ed. Material London, ca. 1600. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000. DA680 .M38 2000

Ostovich, Helen and Elizabeth Sauer, eds. Reading Early Modern Women: An Anthology of Texts in Manuscript and Print, 1550–1700. New York: Routledge, 2004. PR1110.W6 R43 2004


Paster, Gail Kern, Katherine Rowe, and Mary Floyd-Wilson, eds. Reading the Early Modern Passions: Essays in the Cultural History of Emotion. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004. PN715 .R43 2004

Peck, Linda Levy, ed. The Mental World of the Jacobean Court. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1991. DA391 .M4

Pocock, J.G.A., ed. Three British Revolutions, 1641, 1688, 1776. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1980. DA375 .T4

Pocock, J.G.A., ed. The Varieties of British Political Thought, 1500–1800. with the assistance of Gordon J. Schochet and Lois G. Schwoerer. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1993. JA84.G7 V3

Preston, Jean F. and Laetitia Yeandle. English Handwriting, 1400–1650. Binghamton, New York: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1992. Folio Z115.E5 P74 1992


Riggio, Milla Cozart, ed. Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 1999. PR2987 .T366 1999

Robertson, John, ed. A Union for Empire: Political Thought and the British Union of 1707. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995. JA84.G7 U55 1995

Rubin, David Lee, ed. Sun King: The Ascendancy of French Culture during the Reign of Louis XIV. Washington: Folger Shakespeare Library, 1992. DC128 .S8

Rutledge, Douglas F., ed. Ceremony and Text in the Renaissance. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1996. PR418.S64 C47 1996

Schochet, Gordon J., ed. Proceedings of the Folger Institute Center for the History of British Political Thought. with Patricia E. Tatspaugh and Carol Brobeck. Washington, D.C.: Folger Institute, 1990–1993. Papers presented at six seminars held between the fall of 1984 and spring 1987. Contents: v. 1. Reformation, Humanism, and "Revolution," seminar directed by John Guy; v. 2. Law, Literature, and the Settlement of Regimes, seminar directed by Donald R. Kelley; v. 3. Religion, Resistance, and Civil War, seminar directed by William Lamont; v. 4. Restoration, Ideology, and Revolution, seminar directed by Howard Nenner; v. 5. Politics, Politeness, and Patriotism, seminar directed by N.T. Phillipson; v. 6. Empire and Revolutions, seminar directed by J.G.A. Pocock.


Schwoerer, Lois G., ed. The Revolution of 1688-1689: Changing Perspectives. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1992. DA452 .R39

Shirley, John W. and F. David Hoeniger, eds. Science and the Arts in the Renaissance. Washington, D.C.: Folger Books, 1985. NX180.S3 S3

Smith, Hilda, ed. Women Writers and the Early Modern British Political Tradition. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998. PR428.P6 W66 1998

Strohm, Paul, guest editor. “Matters of Conscience." Special issue of Exemplaria: A Journal of Theory in Medieval and Renaissance Studies Vol. XXIV, nos. 1-2 (Spring/Summer 2012).


Women Critics 1660–1820. Edited by the Folger Collective on Early Women Critics. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1995. PN99.E9 W66 1995

Inquiries regarding the availability of any title on this list should be addressed to the publishers, listed below. In the case of books carrying the Folger Shakespeare Library imprint, inquiries should be directed to Associated University Presses, 440 Forsgate Drive, Cranbury, NJ 08512.

Cambridge University Press
University of Delaware Press
Four Courts Press
University of Illinois Press
Indiana University Press
Johns Hopkins University Press
Medieval & Renaissance Text & Studies
University of Pennsylvania Press
Princeton University Press
Stanford University Press

Other Folger Library publications include The New Folger Library Shakespeare Editions and Shakespeare Quarterly.