Selected readings for each month represent group member interests and a collaboration between group leaders and monthly facilitators. Please find the readings posted by month below.

September 2015 Readings:

Assorted Broadsides on EBBA and EEBO. The complaint and lamentation of Mistresse Arden and An act of the Common Councell.

Jackson, MacDonald. “Parallels and Poetry: Shakespeare, Kyd, and Arden of Faversham.” Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England 23 (2010): 17-33.

Kirschenbaum and Werner. “Digital Scholarship and Digital Studies: The State of the Discipline.” Book History 17.1 (2014): 406-458.

Stallybrass, Peter. “‘Little Jobs:’ Broadsides and the Printing Revolution.” Agent of Change: Print Culture Studies After Elizabeth. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2007. 315-341.

Further reading suggestions:

Arden of Faversham. (Reading the play is optional, but do at least review the play before the meeting.)

Darnton, Robert. “What Is the History of Books?” Daedalus 111.3 (1982): 65-83.

Holinshed, Raphael. The Third Volume of Chronicles. 1586. 1063-1066. EEBO.

November 2015 Readings:

Boehrer, Bruce Thomas. “Animal Studies and the Problem of Character.” Animal Characters: Nonhuman Beings in Early Modern Literature. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010. 1-27.

Raber, Karen. “Erotic Bodies: Loving Horses.” Animal Bodies, Renaissance Culture. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013. 75-102.

Shannon, Laurie. “The Law’s First Subjects: Animal Stakeholders, Human Tyranny, and the Political Life of Early Modern Genesis.” The Accommodated Animal: Cosmopolity in Shakespearean Locales. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013. 29-81.

February 2016 Readings:

Anderson, J.M. “Introduction.” Honorable Burden of Public Office: English Humanists and Tudor Politics in the Sixteenth Century. New York: Peter Lang, 2010. 1-14.

Charlton, Kenneth. “Away to School.” Women, Religion, and Education in Early Modern England. New York: Routledge, 1999. 126-153.

Comenius, John Amos. The Great Didactic. Trans. M.W. Keatinge. London: Adam and Charles Black, 1896.

Dolven, Jeffrey. “Introduction.” Scenes of Instruction in Renaissance Romance. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. 1-13.

Dolven, Jeffrey. “Example: The 1590 Faerie Queene.” Scenes of Instruction in Renaissance Romance. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. 135-172.

Further reading suggestions:

Cavendish, Margaret. The Female Academy. 1662.

Comenius, John Amos. Janua linguarum reserata. 1636.

Comenius, John Amos. Orbis sensualium pictus. 1659.

Elyot, Sir Thomas. The Boke Named the Gouernour. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co, 1907.

Jordan, Constance. “Feminism and the Humanists: The Case of Sir Thomas Elyot’s Defence of Good Women.” Renaissance Quarterly 36.2 (1983): 181-201.

Milton, John. Of Education. 1644.