Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies

Articles from Vol. 8, No. 1, 2008

Aemilia Lanyer's Pathetic Phallacy
In her groundbreaking 1992 article, "The (In)significance of 'Lesbian' Desire on the Renaissance Stage," Valerie Traub described two contrasting models of female same-sex desire that appear in the textual legacy of early modern England. On the one hand,...
Believe Not Every Spirit: Possession, Mysticism, and Discernment in Early Modern Catholicism
MOSHE SLUHOVSKY Believe Not Every Spirit: Possession, Mysticism, and Discernment in Early Modern Catholicism. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. 384 pp. $45. Reviewed by Stephanie Thompson LundeenThe aim of Moshe Sluhovsky's Believe Not Every...
Ben Jonson's Alchemist and Early Modern Laboratory Space
[Y]et surely to Alcumy this right is due, that it maybe compared to the Husband man wherof Æsope makes the Fable; that when he died, told his Sonnes, that he had left unto them gold, buried under ground in his Vineyard; and they digged over all the ground,...
From Departing Editor
Since this issue of JEMCS marks the end of my service to the journal, my co-editors have kindly allowed me to compose a final introductory column in propria persona.The five essays appearing in JEMCS 8.1 represent three recurring areas of interest for...
Parsing the City: Jonson, Middleton, Dekker, and City Comedy's London as Language
HEATHER C. EASTERLING Parsing the City: Jonson, Middleton, Dekker, and City Comedy's London as Language. New York: Routledge, 2007. 197 pp. £60.00. Reviewed by Trish Thomas HenleyAs many historians and literary critics have noted, the popularity of the...
"RICH LIKE A LADY": Cross-Class Dressing in the Brothels and Theaters of Early Modern London
Recent scholarly work on the signifying power of clothing in early modern London has analyzed its erotic potential, but scholars generally have focused on cross-gender, rather than cross-class dressing.1 Specifically, much critical attention has been...
THE EROTICS OF MERCANTILE IMPERIALISM: Cross-Cultural Requitedness in the Early Modern Period
Early in the fall of 1617, an elaborate civic pageant was performed in the English capital to celebrate the installation of George Bowles as Lord Mayor of the City of London.1 Titled The Tryumphs of Honor and Industry, it had been penned by Thomas Middleton...
THE KING, THE NATION, AND THE MOOR: Imperial Spectacle and the Rejection of Hybridity in the Masque of the Expulsion of the Moriscos
"Un moro ridículo (por el vestido, figura personal y lenguaje aljamiado de su voz)" [A Moor, ridiculous because of his clothing, personal countenance, and the arabizing language of his speech] (qtd. in Valls, Nobleza 273). With these words, Pedro de...
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