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Mentz, Steve

Works: 11 works in 76 publications in 1 language and 4,906 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Steve Mentz
Rogues and early modern English culture by Craig Dionne( )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rogues and Early Modern English Culture is a definitive collection of critical essays on the literary and cultural impact of the early modern rogue. Under various names - rogues, vagrants, molls, doxies, vagabonds, cony-catchers, masterless men, caterpillars of the commonwealth - this group of marginal figures, poor men and women with no clear social place of identity, exploded onto the scene in sixteenth-century English history and culture. Early modern representations of the rogue or moll in pamphlets, plays, poems, ballads, historical records, and the infamous Tudor Poor Laws treated these characters as harbingers of emerging social, economic, and cultural changes." "This anthology features essays from prominent and emerging critics in the field of Renaissance studies and promises to attract considerable attention from a broad range of readers and scholars in literary studies and social history."--Jacket
At the bottom of Shakespeare's ocean by Steve Mentz( )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We need a poetic history of the ocean, and Shakespeare can help us find one. There's more real salt in the plays than we might expect. Shakespeare's dramatic ocean spans the God-sea of the ancient world and the immense blue vistas that early modern mariners navigated. Throughout his career, from the opening shipwrecks of The Comedy of Errors through The Tempest , Shakespeare's plays figure the ocean as shocking physical reality and mind-twisting symbol of change and instability. To fathom Shakespeare's ocean - to go down to its bottom - this book's chapters focus on diffe
Shipwreck modernity : ecologies of globalization, 1550-1719 by Steve Mentz( )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shipwreck Modernity engages early modern representations of maritime disaster in order to describe the global experience of ecological crisis. In the wet chaos of catastrophe, sailors sought temporary security as their worlds were turned upside down. Similarly, writers, poets, and other thinkers searched for stability amid the cultural shifts that resulted from global expansion. The ancient master plot of shipwreck provided a literary language for their dislocation and uncertainty. Steve Mentz identifies three paradigms that expose the cultural meanings of shipwreck in historical and imaginative texts from the mid-sixteenth through the early eighteenth centuries: wet globalization, blue ecology, and shipwreck modernity. The years during which the English nation and its emerging colonies began to define themselves through oceangoing expansion were also a time when maritime disaster occupied sailors, poets, playwrights, sermon makers, and many others. Through coming to terms with shipwreck, these figures adapted to disruptive change. Traces of shipwreck ecology appear in canonical literature from Shakespeare to Donne to Defoe and also in sermons, tales of survival, amateur poetry, and the diaries of seventeenth-century English sailors. The isolated islands of Bermuda and the perils of divine anger hold central places. Modern sailor-poets including Herman Melville serve as valuable touchstones in the effort to parse the reality and understandings of global shipwreck. Offering the first ecocritical account of early modern shipwreck narratives, Shipwreck Modernity reveals the surprisingly modern truths to be found in these early stories of ecological collapse.--
The age of Thomas Nashe : text, bodies and trespasses of authorship in early modern England by Stephen Guy-Bray( )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditional literary criticism once treated Thomas Nashe as an Elizabethan oddity, difficult to understand or value. He was described as an unrestrained stylist, venomous polemicist, unreliable source, and closet pornographer. But today this flamboyant writer sits at the center of many trends in early modern scholarship. Nashe's varied output fuels efforts to reconsider print culture and the history of the book, histories of sexuality and pornography, urban culture, the changing nature of patronage, the relationship between theater and print, and evolving definitions of literary authorship and 'literature' as such. This collection brings together a dozen scholars of Elizabethan literature to characterize the current state of Nashe scholarship and shape its emerging future. This book demonstrates how the works of a restless, improvident, ambitious young writer, driven by radical invention and a desperate search for literary order, can restructure critical thinking about this familiar era
Romance for sale in early modern England : the rise of prose fiction by Steve Mentz( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume the author explores how authors and publishers of prose fiction in late 16th-century England produced books that combined traditional narrative forms with a dynamic new understanding of the relationship between text and audience
The sea and nineteenth-century Anglophone literary culture by Steve Mentz( )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the nineteenth century, British and American naval supremacy spanned the globe. The importance of transoceanic shipping and trade to the European-based empire and her rapidly expanding former colony ensured that the ocean became increasingly important to popular literary culture in both nations. This collection of ten essays by expert scholars in transatlantic British and American literatures interrogates the diverse meanings the ocean assumed for writers, readers, and thinkers on both sides of the Atlantic during this period of global exploration and colonial consolidation. The book’s introduction offers three critical lenses through which to read nineteenth-century Anglophone maritime literature: "wet globalization," which returns the ocean to our discourses of the global; "salt aesthetics," which considers how the sea influences artistic culture and aesthetic theory; and "blue ecocriticism," which poses an oceanic challenge to the narrowly terrestrial nature of "green" ecological criticism. The essays employ all three of these lenses to demonstrate the importance of the ocean for the changing shapes of nineteenth-century Anglophone culture and literature. Examining texts from Moby-Dick to the coral flower-books of Victorian Australia, and from Wordsworth’s sea-poetry to the Arctic journals of Charles Francis Hall, this book shows how important and how varied in meaning the ocean was to nineteenth-century Anglophone readers. Scholars of nineteenth-century globalization, the history of aesthetics, and the ecological importance of the ocean will find important scholarship in this volume
Oceanic New York by Steve Mentz (ed.)( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What happens when ocean meets city? Water engulfs asphalt, streets become creeks, skyscrapers reform themselves as islands. Things that we thought were solid dissolve. In the flood, new things appear; flotsam, sea glass, stories. This book surfaces a few of these wet hopes. New York City has been turning its back on the sea since sailing ships stopped tying up at South Street, but in October 2012 Hurricane Sandy brought the waves back. The storm brought ocean into city."--P. [4] of cover
Romance for sale : genre and the book market in Elizabethan prose fiction by Steven R Mentz( )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utopian and dystopian literature to 1800 by Steve Mentz( )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rogues and early modern English culture( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

At the Bottom of Shakespeare's Ocean (Shakespeare now!) by Steve Mentz( Book )

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

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Mentz, Steven R.

Mentz Steven R. 1966-....

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