Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
European literature Renaissance, 1450-1600 History and criticism
English literature Early modern, 1500-1700 History and criticism
Renaissance Europe History and criticism
Contents: Part I. Priority of objects. The ideology of superfluous things: King Lear as period piece / Margreta de Grazia -- "Rude mechanicals" / Patricia Parker -- Spenser's domestic domain: poetry, property, and the Early Modern subject / Louis A. Montrose. Part II. Materializations. Gendering the crown / Stephen Orgel -- The unauthored 1539 volume in which is printed the Hecatomphile, The Flowers of french poetry, and Other soothing things / Nancy J. Vickers -- Dematerializations: textile and textual properties in Ovid, Sandys, and Spenser / Ann Rosalind Jones. Part III. Appropriations. Freedom, service, and trade in slaves: the problem of labor in Paradise lost / Maureen Quilligan -- Feathers and flies: Aphra Behn and the seventeenth-century trade in exotica / Margaret W. Ferguson -- Unlearning the Aztec cantares (preliminaries to a postcolonial history) / Gary Tomlinson. Part IV. Fetishisms. Worn worlds: clothes and identity on the Renaissance stage / Peter Stallybrass -- The Countess of Pembroke's literal translation / Jonathan Goldberg -- Remnants of the sacred in Early Modern England / Stephen Greenblatt. Part V. Objections. The insincerity of women / Marjorie Garber -- Desire is death / Jonathan Dollimore.