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Succeeding King Lear

Literature, Exposure, and the Possibility of Politics Emily Sun

“Provides a thoughtful reading of King Lear through a political lens.” —A. Castaldo, Choice 176 Pages, 7 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-3281-9 Paper, $20.00, £14.99

The Pain of Reformation

Spenser, Vulnerability, and the Ethics of Masculinity Joseph Campana

“A brilliant, bold, generous, and moving book. Campana makes powerful contributions in ethics, gender and sexuality, and the narrative imagination in Spenser’s Reformation culture.”—Theresa Krier, Macalester College 296 Pages, 8 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-3910-8 Cloth, $55.00, £41.00

A Local Habitation and a Name

Imagining Histories in the Italian Renaissance Albert Russell Ascoli

“An important book by an important scholar, this volume should be in collections supporting study of Italian and early modern literature and history. . . . Highly Recommended.”—Choice “A rich feast . . . in which all students of Italian Renaissance literature will find substantial food for thought.”—Renaissance Quarterly 384 Pages 978-0-8232-3429-5 Paper, $35.00, £25.99

Genealogies of Fiction

Women Warriors and the Dynastic Imagination in the ‘Orlando furioso’ Eleonora Stoppino

“A groundbreaking study of Ariosto’s medieval sources that benefits from a vision that brings together gender criticism and source criticism in heretofore unseen ways.”—Dennis Looney, University of Pittsburgh 280 Pages, 5 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-4037-1 Cloth, $55.00, £41.00

Howard R. Marraro Prize

Art Without an Author

Vasari’s Lives and Michelangelo’s Death Marco Ruffini

“. . . A readable, succinct account of current thinking about Vasari’s place in the transition to an academic culture of art criticism. . . Recommended.”—Choice 276 Pages, 46 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-3456-1 Paper, $26.00, £19.99

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