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Elizabethan Book Publishing and the Makings of Literary Culture
Elizabethan Book Publishing and the Makings of Literary Culture
By Kirk Melnikoff

Outlining the full range of practises that publishers performed, including the acquisition of copy and titles, compiling, alteration to texts, and reissuing, Elizabethan Publishing and the Makings of Literary Culture considers links between the book trade and the literary culture of Elizabethan England.

Available Mar 2018
Beyond Sight: Engaging the Senses in Iberian Literatures and Cultures, 12001750
Beyond Sight: Engaging the Senses in Iberian Literatures and Cultures, 1200–1750
Edited by Ryan D. Giles and Steven Wagschal

Beyond Sight, edited by Ryan D. Giles and Steven Wagschal, explores the ways in which Iberian writers crafted images of both Old and New Worlds using the non-visual senses (hearing, smell, taste, and touch).

Available Dec 2017
Heroic Forms: Cervantes and the Literature of War
Heroic Forms: Cervantes and the Literature of War
By Stephen Rupp

In Cervantes and the Literature of War, Stephen Rupp connects Cervantes’s complex and inventive approach to literary genre and his many representations of early modern warfare. 

Available Nov 2017
Prolegomena to the Adages: Adagiorum Collectanea, Indexes to Erasmus Adages
Prolegomena to the Adages: Adagiorum Collectanea, Indexes to Erasmus’ Adages
By Desiderius Erasmus
Translated by John N. Grant
Indexes by William Barker

The essay that begins this introductory volume to the Adages explores the development of the Collectanea and its transformation into the Adagiorum chiliades.

Published Aug 2017
Writing Beloveds: Humanist Petrarchism and the Politics of Gender
Writing Beloveds: Humanist Petrarchism and the Politics of Gender
By Aileen A. Feng

Covering a period from the late-fourteenth to mid-sixteenth century, Aileen A. Feng’s engagingly written work identifies and analyzes a Latin humanist precursor to the poetic movement known as Renaissance Petrarchism.

Published Dec 2016
Shakespeare's Big Men: Tragedy and the Problem of Resentment
Shakespeare's Big Men: Tragedy and the Problem of Resentment
By Richard van Oort

Shakespeare’s Big Men examines five Shakespearean tragedies – Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, and Coriolanus – through the lens of generative anthropology and the insights of its founder, Eric Gans.

Published May 2016
Petrarch's 'Fragmenta': The Narrative and Theological Unity of 'Rerum vulgarium fragmenta'
Petrarch's 'Fragmenta': The Narrative and Theological Unity of 'Rerum vulgarium fragmenta'
By Thomas E. Peterson

Building on recent Petrarch scholarship and broader studies of medieval poetics, poetic narrativity, and biblical intertextuality, Peterson conducts a rigorous examination of the Fragmenta’s poetic language.

Published May 2016
Adages IV iii 1 to V ii 51
Adages IV iii 1 to V ii 51

By Desiderius Erasmus

Edited by John N. Grant

Translated and edited by John N. Grant and Betty I. Knott

This sixth volume devoted to the Adages completes the translation and annotation of the more than 4000 proverbs Erasmus gathered and commented on. It is a fully annotated, accurate, and readable English version of Erasmus' commentaries on these Greek and Latin proverbs.

Published May 2016
Literary and Educational Writings, 1 and 2: Volume 1: Antibarbari / Parabolae. Volume 2: De copia / De ratione studii
Literary and Educational Writings, 1 and 2: Volume 1: Antibarbari / Parabolae. Volume 2: De copia / De ratione studii

By Desiderus Erasmus

Edited by Craig R. Thompson

These volumes are concerned with literature and education. Each translation is introduced by the translator, and a general introduction by the editor discusses the significance of each of the works, its relation to the others, and its subsequent fortunes. Wallace K. Ferguson provides an introductory essay, 'The Works of Erasmus.'

Published May 2016
Poems
Poems

By Desiderius Erasmus

Edited by by Harry Vredeveld

Translated by Clarence H. Miller

The final two volumes in the CWE contain an edition and translation of Erasmus' poetry. For scholars this work affords the first opportunity to evaluate and analyse Erasmus' poems in English. An important feature is the appearance of the original Latin of each poem alongside the English translation.

Published May 2016