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Hutson, Lorna

Works: 12 works in 96 publications in 1 language and 4,657 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference proceedings  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR418.W65, 940.21082
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Lorna Hutson
The usurer's daughter : male friendship and fictions of women in sixteenth-century England by Lorna Hutson( Book )

21 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 535 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 )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 466 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
The invention of suspicion : law and mimesis in Shakespeare and Renaissance drama by Lorna Hutson( Book )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 382 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."--BOOK JACKET
Thomas Nashe in context by Lorna Hutson( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhetoric and law in early modern Europe( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 316 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 )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 299 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
Discourses and representations of friendship in early modern Europe, 1500-1700( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interdisciplinary in scope, this collection examines the varied and complex ways in which early modern Europeans imagined, discussed and enacted friendship, a fundamentally elective relationship between individuals otherwise bound in prescribed familial, religious and political associations. Contributors include scholars of British, French, Italian and Spanish culture, offering literary, historical, religious, and political perspectives. Each chapter comprises a case study of specific contexts, narratives and/or lived friendships
Volpone and other plays by Ben Jonson( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Circumstantial Shakespeare by Lorna Hutson( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 4 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
Edinburgh critical studies in Renaissance culture( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

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Feminism and Renaissance studies
Alternative Names
Hutson, Lorna M.

Hutson, Lorna Margaret.

Hutson, Lorna Margaret 1958-

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Feminism and Renaissance studiesThe invention of suspicion : law and mimesis in Shakespeare and Renaissance dramaThomas Nashe in contextRhetoric and law in early modern EuropeLiterature, politics, and law in Renaissance EnglandDiscourses and representations of friendship in early modern Europe, 1500-1700Volpone and other plays