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Hutson, Lorna

Works: 17 works in 142 publications in 1 language and 6,095 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Drama  Comedy plays  Comedies of humours  Tragedies (Drama)  Satirical literature  Periodicals  Stories, plots, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR658.L38, 822.3093554
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Most widely held works by Lorna Hutson
The invention of suspicion : law and mimesis in Shakespeare and Renaissance drama by Lorna Hutson( Book )

26 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Invention of Suspicion argues that the English justice system underwent changes in the sixteenth-century which, because of the system's participatory nature, had a widespread effect and a decisive impact on the development of English Renaissance drama. The book offers an overarching account of epistemological change since the Reformation: even elements of Renaissance drama which can seem to be 'remnants of the sacred' may be seen to be, crucially, evidential. The book also offers an entirely new account of the importance of experiments in probabilistic drama in the political circumstances of the 1560s and 70s. It argues that these resulted in a sub-genre of 'civic detective plots' which may be seen to underlie Shakespeare's early experiments in revenge tragedy, history play, and romance comedy, in Titus Andronicus, Henry VI, and The Comedy of Errors, as well as Jonson's Every Man in his Humour. The book ranges from mid-fifteenth-century drama, through sixteenth-century interludes to the drama of the 1590s. It draws on a wide range of legal-historical sources in print and manuscript."--Jacket
The usurer's daughter : male friendship and fictions of women in sixteenth-century England by Lorna Hutson( Book )

25 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Original scholarship and critical sophistication combine in this book to reveal links between the complex legal and economic workings of sixteenth-century culture and the representation of women in the literature of this period." "The book focuses on the importance of the humanist redefinition of male friendship in terms of textuality. Covering a wide range of classical and continental as well as English texts, The Usurer's Daughter reveals the crucial centrality of women's representation to the project of sixteenth-century humanism."--Jacket
Feminism and Renaissance studies( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text offers 17 essays as an accessible introduction to the ways in which feminism has replaced the universal, abstract Renaissance Man of traditional scholarship with strategies for the analysis of the conceptual work of gender
Thomas Nashe in context by Lorna Hutson( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhetoric and law in early modern Europe by Victoria Ann Kahn( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book provides a historical perspective on such issues as the role of contract law in the production of the modern subject, the intersection of rhetoric and law in the construction of gender and sexuality, and the contribution of theories of equity to early modern notions of intention and political agency. The essays also shed light on the influence of legal decisions on early modern values in public and private life, on notions of literary fiction, and on ideas about the social contract."--Jacket
Literature, politics, and law in Renaissance England by Erica Sheen( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection is the first of its kind to attempt a more detailed analysis of the complex interdependencies of legal and literary discourses in Renaissance England. The essays in this collection approach key topics in current debates in Renaissance literature and culture from new and dazzlingly illuminating vantage points. Featuring here are essays on the unconscious spiritual repressions of the English common law; relations between authorship, censorship, treason and the common law; collusions between law and masculinity in theatre; legal discourses of homicide and sudden anger; women's voices in the revolutionary discourses of legal citizenship."--Jacket
Circumstantial Shakespeare by Lorna Hutson( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's characters are thought to be his greatest achievement-imaginatively autonomous, possessed of depth and individuality, while his plots are said to be second-hand and careless of details of time and place. . This view has survived the assaults of various literary theories and has even, surprisingly, been revitalized by the recent emphasis on the collaborative nature of early modern theatre. But belief in the autonomous imaginative life of Shakespeare's characters depends on another unexamined myth: the myth that Shakespeare rejected neoclassicism, playing freely with theatrical time and place. Circumstantial Shakespeare explodes these venerable critical commonplaces. Drawing on sixteenth-century rhetorical pedagogy, it reveals the importance of topics of circumstance (of Time, Place and Motive, etc.) in the conjuring of compelling narratives and vivid mental images. 'Circumstances'-which we now think of as incalculable contingencies-were originally topics of forensic inquiry into human intention or passion. In drawing on the Roman forensic tradition of circumstantial proof, Shakespeare did not ignore time and place
The Oxford handbook of English law and literature, 1500-1700( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Handbook triangulates the disciplines of history, legal history, and literature to produce a new, interdisciplinary framework for the study of early modern England. Scholars of early modern English literature and history have increasingly found that an understanding of how people in the past thought about and used the law is key to understanding early modern familial and social relations as well as important aspects of the political revolution and the emergence of capitalism. Judicial or forensic rhetoric has been shown to foster new habits of literary composition (poetry and drama) and new processes of fact-finding and evidence evaluation. In addition, the post-Reformation jurisdictional dominance of the common law produced new ways of drawing the boundaries between private conscience and public accountability. Accordingly, historians, critics and legal historians come together in this Handbook to develop accounts of the past that are attentive to the legally purposeful or fictional shaping of events in the historical archive. They also contribute to a transformation of our understanding of the place of forensic modes of inquiry in the creation of imaginative fiction and drama. Chapters in the Handbook approach, from a diversity of perspectives, topics including forensic rhetoric, humanist and legal education, Inns of Court revels, drama, poetry, emblem books, marriage and divorce, witchcraft, contract, property, imagination, oaths, evidence, community, local government, legal reform, libel, censorship, authorship, torture, slavery, liberty, due process, the nation state, colonialism, and empire"--Jacket
Volpone and other plays by Ben Jonson( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An earlier perspective : what renaissance art can tell us about renaissance reading by Lorna Hutson( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The housewife and the humanists by Lorna Hutson( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Fifty years of The King's two bodies( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Edinburgh critical studies in Renaissance culture( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ever to excel by Murray Grigor( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The history and development of St Andrews University, Scotland, on the occasion of its 600th anniversary, and the story of how its graduates have shaped the modern world
Thomas Nashe's literary exploitation of festive wit in its social context by Lorna Hutson( )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Why the Lady's eyes are nothing like the sun by Lorna Hutson( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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The invention of suspicion : law and mimesis in Shakespeare and Renaissance drama
Alternative Names
Hutson, Lorna M.

Hutson, Lorna Margaret.

Hutson, Lorna Margaret 1958-

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The usurer's daughter : male friendship and fictions of women in sixteenth-century EnglandFeminism and Renaissance studiesThomas Nashe in contextRhetoric and law in early modern EuropeLiterature, politics, and law in Renaissance EnglandVolpone and other plays