Renaissance Literature: An Anthology

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Michael Payne, John C. Hunter
Wiley, 2003 M02 14 - 1184 pages
Responding to the broadening of the canon in recent years, this accessible anthology balances a generous selection of familiar Renaissance figures with important texts by women writers.

  • Includes important texts by women writers alongside more familiar Renaissance masters.
  • Offers many key works of the period in their entirety.
  • Introductions and annotations to the texts reflect the developments in critical and cultural theory as well as the current state of Renaissance scholarship.
  • One of the first anthologies to include cross-references to materials available on the Internet.

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About the author (2003)

Michael Payne is John P. Crozer Professor of English at Bucknell University. He is the editor of A Dictionary of Cultural and Critical Theory (Blackwell, 1996) and the author of Reading Theory (Blackwell, 1993) and Reading Knowledge (Blackwell, 1997).

John Hunter is Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Professor of Comparative Humanities at Bucknell University. His previous publications include essays on Francis Bacon and on early modern drama.

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