A Companion to Shakespeare's Sonnets

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Michael Carl Schoenfeldt, Michael Schoenfeldt
John Wiley & Sons, Mar 8, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 521 pages
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This Companion represents the myriad ways of thinking aboutthe remarkable achievement of Shakespeare’s sonnets.
  • An authoritative reference guide and extended introduction toShakespeare’s sonnets.
  • Contains more than 20 newly-commissioned essays by bothestablished and younger scholars.
  • Considers the form, sequence, content, literary context,editing and printing of the sonnets.
  • Shows how the sonnets provide a mirror in which cultures canread their own critical biases.
  • Informed by the latest theoretical, cultural and archivalwork.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Sonnet Form and Sonnet Sequence
13
The Value of the Sonnets Stephen Booth
15
Formal Pleasure in the Sonnets
27
The Incomplete Narrative of Shakespeares Sonnets
45
Revolution in Shakespeares Sonnets
57
Shakespeare and His Predecessors
71
The Refusal to be Judged in Petrarch and Shakespeare
73
Shakespeares Love Objects
225
Tender Distance Latinity and Desire in Shakespeares Sonnets
242
Fickle Glass
261
Th expense of spirit in a waste of shame Mapping the Emotional Regime of Shakespeares Sonnets
277
Ideas of Darkness in the Sonnets
291
Rethinking Shakespeares Dark Lady
293
Flesh Colors and Shakespeares Sonnets
314
Memory and Repetition in the Sonnets
329

Dressing old words new? Reevaluating the Delian Structure
90
Confounded by Winter Speeding Time in Shakespeares Sonnets
104
Editorial Theory and Biographical Inquiry Editing the Sonnets
119
Shakespeares Sonnets Shakespeares Sonnets and Shakespearean Biography
121
Mr Who He?
137
Editing the Sonnets
145
William Empson and the Sonnets
163
The Sonnets in Manuscript and Print
183
Shakespeares Sonnets and the Manuscript Circulation of Texts in Early Modern England
185
The Sonnets and Book History
204
Models of Desire in the Sonnets
223
Voicing the Young Man Memory Forgetting and Subjectivity in the Procreation Sonnets
331
Full characterd Competing Forms of Memory in Shakespeares Sonnets
343
The Sonnets inand the Plays
361
Halting Sonnets Poetry and Theater in Much Ado About Nothing
363
Personal Identity and Vicarious Experience in Shakespeares Sonnets
383
The Sonnets and A Lovers Complaint
403
Making the quadrangle round Alchemys Protean Forms in Shakespeares Sonnets and A Lovers Complaint
405
The Enigma of A Lovers Complaint
426
The 1609 Text of Shakespeares Sonnets and A Lovers Complaint
441
Index
502
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Michael Schoenfeldt is Professor of English Literature at the University of Michigan and Director of the Program in Medieval and Early Modern Studies. He is the author of Bodies and Selves in Early Modern England: Physiology and Inwardness in Spenser, Shakespeare, Herbert, and Milton (1999), Prayer and Power: George Herbert and Renaissance Courtship (1991), and co-editor of Imagining Death in Spenser and Milton (2003).

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