Dublin: Renaissance city of literature

Edited by Kathleen Miller and Crawford Gribben

Dublin: Renaissance city of literature


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Book Information

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-1324-5
  • Pages: 264
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £90.00
  • Published Date: June 2017
  • BIC Category: Early Modern Literature, Literature, Literature: history & criticism, Biography, Literature & Literary studies, Literature & literary studies / Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800, Literature & literary studies / Poetry, LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 16th Century, LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Literature & literary studies / General
  • Series: The Manchester Spenser


Dublin: Renaissance city of literature interrogates the notion of a literary 'renaissance' in Dublin. Through detailed case studies of print and literature in Renaissance Dublin, the volume covers innovative new ground, including quantitative analysis of print production in Ireland, unique insight into the city's literary communities and considerations of literary genres that flourished in early modern Dublin. The volume's broad focus and extended timeline offer an unprecedented and comprehensive consideration of the features of renaissance that may be traced to the city from the fifteenth to the seventeenth century. With contributions from leading scholars in the area of early modern Ireland, including Raymond Gillespie and Andrew Hadfield, students and academics will find the book an invaluable resource for fully appreciating those elements that contributed to the complex literary character of Dublin as a Renaissance city of literature.


'Brings a salutary perspective to a marginalized topic-the nature and scope of a literary Renaissance in early modern Dublin. This very appealing volume is notable for its broad historical scope (ranging from the early fifteen-century Memoriale by the Dublin-born notary and legal scribe James Yonge to Anglo-Irish writing for the stage in Restoration Dublin) and the breadth of topics it addresses.'
Professor Lowell Gallagher, Studies in English Literature


Notes on contributors
Introduction - Kathleen Miller
1. Centre or periphery? The role of Dublin in James Yonge's Memoriale (1412) - Theresa O'Byrne
2. Books, politics and society in Renaissance Dublin - Raymond Gillespie
3. Edmund Spenser's Dublin - Andrew Hadfield
4. Complaint and reform in late Elizabethan Dublin, 1579-94 -David Heffernan
5. Renaissance Dublin and the construction of literary authorship: Richard Bellings, James Shirley and Henry Burnell - Marie-Louise Coolahan
6. 'A real credit to Ireland, and to Dublin': the scholarly achievements of Sir James Ware - Mark Empey
7. Translation and collaboration in Renaissance Dublin - Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin
8. Amor vincit omnia: Gaelic poetry and English books - Mícheál Mac Craith
9. Latin oratory in seventeenth-century Dublin - Jason Harris
10. Anglo-Irish drama? Writing for the stage in Restoration Dublin - Stephen Austin Kelly
11. Peripheral print cultures in Renaissance Europe - Alexander S. Wilkinson


Kathleen Miller is a Visiting Research Fellow at Queen's University Belfast

Crawford Gribben is a Professor of History and Anthropology at Queen's University Belfast

Dublin: Renaissance city of literature

Edited by Kathleen Miller, Crawford Gribben

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