Shakespeare Studies Vol. XXXIX
Editor - Susan Zimmerman and Garrett Sullivan
Publication Date - October 2011
Number of Pages - 300
ISBN #9780838643174
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Shakespeare Studies is an international volume published annually, featuring essays and studies by critics and cultural historians from both hemispheres. Although the journal maintains a focus on the theatrical milieu of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, it is also concerned with Britain's intellectual and cultural connections to the continent, its socio-political history, and its place in the emerging globalism of the period. In addition to articles, the journal includes reviews of significant publications dealing with these issues, as well as theoretical studies relevant to scholars of early modern culture.

Volume XXXIX begins with a tribute by Leeds Barroll to Noel Martin, who was instrumental in founding Shakespeare Studies. It also features a Forum on "Shakespeare and Ecology," organized by Julian Yates and Garrett Sullivan. This Forum, which shows Shakespeare's awareness of his environment, includes commentary from Jean E. Feerick, Mary Floyd-Wilson, Vin Nardizzi, Joshua Calhoun, Sharon O'Dair, Steve Mentz, Evelyn Tribble, John Sutton, and Bruce R. Smith.

The articles in this issue deal with topics as varied as tapestries; the French source for the earliest surviving Arabic Hamlet; Mount Hecla and Hamlet's Infernal Geography; and Hamlet and consumer culture. The book review section of Volume XXXIX features critiques of fifteen books of current interest, concerning both Shakespeare and early modern culture. Topics range from a lively critique of The Rose and the Globe playhouses, to marriage and violence, as well as literature and diplomacy in early modern Europe, and politics and desire in court and culture.
 Author/Editor Biographies
Susan Zimmerman is Professor Emerita of English at Queens College, City University of New York, and is the author of The Early Modern Corpse and Shakespeare's Theatre.

Garrett Sullivan is Professor of English at Pennsylvania State university and author of Memory and Forgetting in English Renaissance Drama
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