Brit Grad 2021

Virtual Book Exhibit for the

British Graduate Shakespeare Conference

23rd-27th August 2021

Special conference discount

Order any Early Modern Studies title through the CAP website with the below code for an exclusive 30% discount

Discount code valid until 30th September 2021, 11:59 pm BST. Please note we only ship to the UK, EMEA & APAC


On Pestilence

A Renaissance Treatise on Plague

Girolamo Mercuriale, Craig Martin

£20.99

University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

4th January 2022

Uncertain Refuge

Sanctuary in the Literature of Medieval England

Elizabeth Allen

£48.00

University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

22nd October 2021

Networking Print in Shakespeare’s England

Influence, Agency, and Revolutionary Change

Blaine Greteman

£20.99

Stanford University Press

17th August 2021

Wit's Treasury

Renaissance England and the Classics

Stephen Orgel

£32.00

University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

6th August 2021

Early Modern Trauma

Europe and the Atlantic World

Erin Peters, Cynthia Richards

£60.00

Nebraska

1st August 2021

Unfixable Forms

Disability, Performance, and the Early Modern English Theater

Katherine Schaap Williams

£48.00

Cornell University Press

15th June 2021

Ghosts, Holes, Rips and Scrapes

Shakespeare in 1619, Bibliography in the Longue Duree

Zachary Lesser

£40.00

University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

28th May 2021

Disknowledge

Literature, Alchemy, and the End of Humanism in Renaissance England

Katherine Eggert

£22.99

University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

7th May 2021

A Warning for Fair Women

Adultery and Murder in Shakespeare's Theater

Ann C. Christensen

£22.99

Nebraska

1st May 2021

Irregular Unions

Clandestine Marriage in Early Modern English Literature

Katharine Cleland

£14.99

Cornell University Press

15th March 2021

Festive Enterprise

The Business of Drama in Medieval and Renaissance England

Jill P. Ingram

£40.00

University of Notre Dame Press

15th March 2021

The Marvels of the World

An Anthology of Nature Writing Before 1700

Rebecca Bushnell

£32.00

University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

12th March 2021

The Loss of the "Trades Increase"

An Early Modern Maritime Catastrophe

Richmond Barbour

£32.00

University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

5th March 2021

Making the Miscellany

Poetry, Print, and the History of the Book in Early Modern England

Megan Heffernan

£52.00

University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

5th March 2021

Knowing Fictions

Picaresque Reading in the Early Modern Hispanic World

Barbara Fuchs

£44.00

University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

5th February 2021

The Book of Books

Biblical Interpretation, Literary Culture, and the Political Imagination from Erasmus to Milton

Thomas Fulton

£60.00

University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

5th February 2021

Meter and Modernity in English Verse, 1350-1650

Eric Weiskott

£64.00

University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

15th January 2021

The Erotics of Materialism

Lucretius and Early Modern Poetics

Jessie Hock

£48.00

University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

15th January 2021

Misanthropoetics

Social Flight and Literary Form in Early Modern England

Robert Darcy

£52.00

Nebraska

1st January 2021

The Broadside Ballad in Early Modern England

Moving Media, Tactical Publics

Patricia Fumerton

£72.00

University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

1st January 2021

Deza and Its Moriscos

Religion and Community in Early Modern Spain

Patrick J. O'Banion

£56.00

Nebraska

1st August 2020

Digging the Past

How and Why to Imagine Seventeenth-Century Agriculture

frances E. Dolan

£48.00

University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

17th July 2020

Shakespeare and Trump

Jeffrey R. Wilson

£18.99

Temple University Press

17th April 2020

Antitheatricality and the Body Public

Lisa A. Freeman

£22.99

University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

1st November 2019

Early Modern Histories of Time

The Periodizations of Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century England

Kristen Poole, Owen Williams

£64.00

University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

11th October 2019

The Matter of Virtue

Women's Ethical Action from Chaucer to Shakespeare

Holly A. Crocker

£72.00

University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

27th September 2019

Subjects of Advice

Drama and Counsel from More to Shakespeare

Ivan Lupic

£48.00

University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

27th September 2019

Theaters of Pardoning

Bernadette Meyler

£25.99

Cornell University Press

15th September 2019

Not of Woman Born

Representations of Caesarean Birth in Medieval and Renaissance Culture

Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski

£12.99

Cornell University Press

15th August 2019

England in the Age of Shakespeare

Jeremy Black

£26.99

Indiana University Press

19th July 2019

Age in Love

Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Court

Jacqueline Vanhoutte

£35.00

Nebraska

1st June 2019

Last Acts

The Art of Dying on the Early Modern Stage

Maggie Vinter

£20.99

Fordham University Press

7th May 2019

The Poet and the Antiquaries

Chaucerian Scholarship and the Rise of Literary History, 1532-1635

Megan L. Cook

£48.00

University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

12th April 2019

Shakespeare the Illusionist

Magic, Dreams, and the Supernatural on Film

Neil Forsyth

£36.00

Ohio University Press

11th February 2019

Travel and Travail

Early Modern Women, English Drama, and the Wider World

Patricia Akhimie, Bernadette Andrea, Mary C. Fuller

£26.99

Nebraska

1st January 2019

Sacred Seeds

New World Plants in Early Modern English Literature

Edward McLean Test

£44.00

Nebraska

1st January 2019

Shakesplish

How We Read Shakespeare's Language

Paula Blank

£17.99

Stanford University Press

20th November 2018

A Monster with a Thousand Hands

The Discursive Spectator in Early Modern England

Amy J. Rodgers

£51.00

University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

9th November 2018

Phantasmatic Shakespeare

Imagination in the Age of Early Modern Science

Suparna Roychoudhury

£35.00

Cornell University Press

15th October 2018

Mixed Faith and Shared Feeling

Theater in Post-Reformation London

Musa Gurnis

£48.00

University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

10th October 2018

The Expense of Spirit

Love and Sexuality in English Renaissance Drama

Mary Beth Rose

£12.99

Cornell University Press

15th August 2018

Shakespearean Intersections

Language, Contexts, Critical Keywords

Patricia Parker

£48.00

University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

31st May 2018

Blood Matters

Studies in European Literature and Thought, 1400-1700

Bonnie Lander Johnson, Eleanor Decamp

£72.00

University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

4th May 2018

Addiction and Devotion in Early Modern England

Rebecca Lemon

£52.00

University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

20th March 2018

Courage and Grief

Women and Sweden's Thirty Years' War

Mary Elizabeth Ailes

£44.00

Nebraska

1st January 2018

Producing Early Modern London

A Comedy of Urban Space, 1598–1616

Kelly J. Stage

£35.00

Nebraska

1st January 2018

Playwriting Playgoers in Shakespeare's Theater

Matteo A. Pangallo

£52.00

University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

2nd August 2017

Members of His Body

Shakespeare, Paul, and a Theology of Nonmonogamy

Will Stockton

£18.99

Fordham University Press

1st May 2017

Words Like Daggers

Violent Female Speech in Early Modern England

Kirilka Stavreva

£18.99

Nebraska

1st March 2017

Separation Scenes

Domestic Drama in Early Modern England

Ann C. Christensen

£48.00

Nebraska

1st February 2017

Shakespeare's Schoolroom

Rhetoric, Discipline, Emotion

Lynn Enterline

£20.99

University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

3rd October 2016

Renaissance Posthumanism

Joseph Campana, Scott Maisano

£26.99

Fordham University Press

1st March 2016

Early Modern Cultures of Translation

Karen Newman, Jane Tylus

£48.00

University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

31st August 2015

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Material Texts

University of Pennsylvania Press

Twitter – @pennmaterialtxt

Early Modern Cultural Studies

University of Nebraska Press

Early Modern Cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary series that examines a wide range of aesthetic works and moments in their original cultural milieu. The series is interested in questions about a rapidly changing world where politics, religion, national identity, and gender roles were all subjects of contestation and redefinition, focusing on a broad definition of the early modern period which encompasses the fifteenth to the eighteenth century.

This would include, for example, the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries as the products of the burgeoning theatrical industry, designed for the entertainment of heterogeneous audiences who lived in a rapidly changing world where politics, religion, national identity, and gender roles were all subjects of contestation and redefinition.

Manuscripts will be chosen from fields including but not limited to, literature, history, philosophy, religion and political science, in order to enable a truly multifaceted understanding of the early modern period.

Acquiring Editor: Matt Bokovoy


by Zachary Lesser

the Edward W. Kane Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania

Twitter – @ZacharyLesser

Ghosts, Holes, Rips and Scrapes

Shakespeare in 1619, Bibliography in the Longue Durée

“This is a magnificent contribution to bibliography that will be read enthusiastically by Shakespeare scholars and anyone working in the field of the history of the book, textual editing, and bibliography at the highest level. Zachary Lesser elegantly conveys the implications of his rigorous archival research, and the impression is—quite thrillingly—of a scholar rewriting in significant ways the history of a book that we thought we knew.”—Adam Smyth, Balliol College, Oxford University

£40.00 | Hardback | May 2021

“Hamlet” After Q1

An Uncanny History of the Shakespearean Text

“Lesser’s great achievement… is to show why textual bibliography matters…. This highly original book thrusts bibliography up from the footnotes and into the footlights, by showing in fascinating detail how the bibliographical algebra of Q1, Q2, and F has made a crucial contribution to the interpretation and performance of Hamlet.”—Times Literary Supplement

£19.99 | Paperback | January 2016


Sample Chapters

Shakespeare and Trump

Jeffrey R. Wilson

Age in Love

Jacqueline Vanhoutte

Last Acts

Maggie Vinter

Shakespeare’s First Reader

Jason Scott-Warren


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