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Hadfield, Andrew

Works: 74 works in 449 publications in 2 languages and 14,563 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Handbooks and manuals  Literature  Biography  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: PR2364, 822.33
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Most widely held works by Andrew Hadfield
Edmund Spenser : a life by Andrew Hadfield( Book )

25 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first biography in sixty years of the most important non-dramatic poet of the English Renaissance"--Publisher description
The Cambridge companion to Spenser by Andrew Hadfield( Book )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this accessible introduction to Spenser's poetry and prose, a set of fourteen essays provide extensive commentary on his life and the historical and religious contexts in which he wrote
Shakespeare and republicanism by Andrew Hadfield( Book )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Andrew Hadfield reveals for the first time exactly how Shakespeare was influenced by contemporary strands in political thought that were critical of the English crown and constitution. Shakespeare has often been seen as a conservative political thinker characterised by an over-riding fear of the 'mob'. Hadfield argues instead that Shakespeare's writing emerged out of an intellectual milieu fascinated by republican ideas. From the 1590s onwards, he explored republican themes in his poetry and plays: political assassination, elected government, alternative constitutions and, perhaps most importantly of all, the problem of power without responsibility. Beginning with Shakespeare's apocalyptic representation of civil war in the Henry VI plays, Hadfield provides a series of powerful new readings of Shakespeare and his time. For anyone interested in Shakespeare and Renaissance culture this book is required reading."--Jacket
Literature, travel, and colonial writing in the English Renaissance, 1545-1625 by Andrew Hadfield( Book )

30 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What was the purpose of representing foreign lands for writers in the English Renaissance? This innovative and wide-ranging study argues that writers often used their works as vehicles to reflect on the state of contemporary English politics, particularly their own lack of representation in public institutions. Hadfield explores in his work representations of Europe, the Americas, Africa, and the Far East, selecting pertinent examples rather than attempting to embrace a total coverage. He also offers fresh readings of Shakespeare, Marlowe, More, Lyly, Hakluyt, Harriot, Nashe, and others
William Shakespeare's Othello : a sourcebook by Andrew Hadfield( Book )

27 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a broad-ranging guide to Othello, providing an introduction to the contexts of the play, the range of critical responses to the play and the play in performance
Early modern English poetry : a critical companion by Patrick Cheney( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text features 28 essays written by important international scholars on the major poems of the English Renaissance. It offers scholarship on subjects ranging from the invention of English verse, Petrarchism, pastoral, elegy, and satire, to women's religious verse, the place of homoeroticism and Cavalier poetry
Literature, politics, and national identity : Reformation to Renaissance by Andrew Hadfield( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For many years C.S. Lewis's dismissal of the greater part of the sixteenth century as a 'drab age' has influenced literary scholars. Andrew Hadfield offers a challenging reinterpretation, through study of the work of some of the century's most important writers, including Skelton, Bale, Sidney, Spenser, Baldwin and the Earl of Surrey. He argues that all were involved in the establishment of a vernacular literary tradition as a crucial component of English identity, yet also wished to use the category of 'literature' to create a public space for critical political debate. Conventional assumptions - that pre-modern and modern history are neatly separated by the Renaissance, and that literary history is best studied as an autonomous narrative - are called into question: this book is a study of literary texts, but also a contribution to theories and histories of politics, national identity and culture
Early modern English drama : a critical companion( Book )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and Polish and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The English Renaissance, 1500-1620 by Andrew Hadfield( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The volume charts the intricacies of English Renaissance literature, taking in such themes as women, gender and the question of homosexuality; the stage; printing and censorship; and humanism, education and rhetoric. Attention is also drawn to current debates in Renaissance criticism, such as New Historicism and Cultural Materialism. Thus the book provides students with an unparalleled foundation for further study." "Fully cross-referenced, with a useful chronology, glossary and suggestions for further reading, this much-needed guide conveys the excitement of reading Renaissance literature."--Jacket
Amazons, savages, and machiavels : travel and colonial writing in English, 1550-1630 : an anthology by Andrew Hadfield( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edmund Spenser's Irish experience : wilde fruit and salvage soyl by Andrew Hadfield( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spenser's Irish Experience is the first sustained critical work to argue that Edmund Spenser's perception and fragmented representation of Ireland shadows the whole narrative of his major work, The Faerie Queene. The poem has often been read in specifically English contexts but, as Hadfield argues, demands to be read in terms of England's expanding colonial hegemony within the British Isles and the ensuing fear that such national ambition would actually lead to the destruction of England's post-Reformation legacy. Where A View of the Present State of Ireland attempts to provide a violent political solution to England's Irish problem, The Faerie Queene exposes the apocalyptic fear that there may be no solution at all. The book contains an analysis of Spenser's life on the Munster plantation, readings of the political rhetoric and antiquarian discourse of A View of the Present State of Ireland, and three chapters which argue the case that the apparently Anglocentric allegory of The Faerie Queene reveals a land gradually--but clearly--transformed into its Irish "Other."
Representing Ireland : literature and the origins of conflict 1534-1660 by Brendan Bradshaw( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume of essays a group of historians and literary critics debate the representation of early modern Ireland by English Renaissance authors. The contributions deal both with modes of representation - aesthetic, geographic, literary, political, visual - and with the biographies of representative individuals. Thus historical commentary and textual analysis go hand-in-hand with biography and chronology. The essays are interdisciplinary combining traditional methods of literary and historical inquiry with a range of new theoretical approaches to texts and their authors. There are discussions of the work of major writers including John Bale, Gabriel Harvey, Barnaby Googe, Edmund Spenser, John Milton and Geoffrey Keating in the context of Irish politics from the Reformation to the Restoration
Shakespeare and Renaissance politics by Andrew Hadfield( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study examines Shakespeare's drama and poetry in terms of contemporary political writings dealing with the constitution, the role of the monarchy, parliament, the lessons of English history and other relevant topics. Andrew Hadfield argues that Shakespeare, like many of his contemporaries, was concerned with the question of the succession and the legitimacy of the monarch in the 1590s and early 1600s when Elizabeth was an aged and ailing queen the manifestation of a dying dynasty which left England with an uncertain future. From early works such as "The Rape of Lucrece" and "Titus Andronicus", through the histories to "Hamlet", Shakespeare's work is haunted by the problem of political legitimacy. Although clearly worried by the impending accession of James VI, Shakespeare's plays written after 1603 suggest that he was relieved by the stability that the Scottish king brought to his English kingdom
Literature and censorship in Renaissance England( Book )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare, Spenser and the matter of Britain by Andrew Hadfield( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shakespeare, Spenser and the Matter of Britain shows that an understanding of the relationship between England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland is crucial for the study of Renaissance English literature. Andrew Hadfield demonstrates that the poetry of Edmund Spenser and the plays of William Shakespeare demand to be read in terms of an expanding Elizabethan and Jacobean culture in which a dominant English identity had to come to terms with the Irish, Scots and Welsh who were now also subjects of the Crown. Both writers were painfully aware that England could not exist alone, and that interacting with the other British nations would transform the variety of English identities formed in the wake of the Reformation
A view of the state of Ireland : from the first printed edition (1633) by Edmund Spenser( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare and Renaissance Europe by Andrew Hadfield( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays explores the diverse ways in which Shakespeare and his contemporaries experienced and imagined Europe. The book charts the aspects of European politics and culture which interested Renaissance travellers, thus mapping the context within which Shakespeare's plays with European settings would have been received. Chapters cover the politics of continental Europe, the representation of foreigners on the English stage, the experiences of English travellers abroad, Shakespeare's reading of modern European literature, the influence of Italian comedy, his presentation of Moor
The Oxford handbook of English prose, 1500-1640 by Andrew Hadfield( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Oxford Handbook of English Prose1500-1640 is the only current overview of early modern English prose writing. The aim of the volume is to make prose more visible as a subject and as a mode of writing. It covers a vast range of material vital for the understanding of the period: from jestbooks, newsbooks, and popular romance to the translation of the classics and the pioneering collections of scientific writing and travel writing; from diaries, tracts on witchcraft, and domestic conduct books to rhetorical treatises designed for a courtly audience; from little known works such as William Baldwin's Beware the Cat, probably the first novel in English, to The Bible, The Book of Common Prayer and Richard Hooker's eloquent statement of Anglican belief, The Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity. The work not only deals with the range and variety of the substance and types of English prose, but also analyses the forms and styles of writing adopted in the early modern period, ranging from the Euphuistic nature of prose fiction inaugurated by John Lyly's mannered novel, to the aggressive polemic of the Marprelate controversy; from the scatological humour of comic writing to the careful modulations of the most significant sermons of the age; and from the pithy and concise English essays of Francis Bacon to the ornate and meandering style of John Florio's translation of Montaigne's famous collection. Each essay provides an overview as well as comment on key passages, and a select guide to further reading."--Publisher's description
The Irish book in English, 1550-1800( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art, literature and religion in early modern Sussex : culture and conflict by Matthew Dimmock( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in this volume offer interdisciplinary studies of a county that was at the forefront of religious, political and artistic developments in early-modern England. Ranging from the schism of Reformation to the outbreak of Civil War, the volume brings together scholars from the fields of art history, religious and intellectual history and English literature to offer new perspectives on early-modern Sussex, and thus on religious change in England as a whole
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The Cambridge companion to Spenser
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Hadfield, Andrew D.

Hadfield, Andrew D. 1962-

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The Cambridge companion to SpenserShakespeare and republicanismLiterature, travel, and colonial writing in the English Renaissance, 1545-1625William Shakespeare's Othello : a sourcebookEarly modern English poetry : a critical companionLiterature, politics, and national identity : Reformation to RenaissanceEarly modern English drama : a critical companionThe English Renaissance, 1500-1620