Early Modern Visual Culture

A collection of 10 original essays that explore the social context in which paintings, statues, textiles, maps, and other artifacts were produced and consumed in Renaissance England.

Early Modern Visual Culture
Representation, Race, and Empire in Renaissance England

Edited by Peter Erickson and Clark Hulse

2000 | 408 pages | Cloth $62.50 | Paper $32.50
Fine Art | Cultural Studies | History
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Table of Contents

—Clark Hulse and Peter Erickson
1. Imaginary Conquests: European Material Technologies and the Colonial Mirror Stage
—Steven Mullaney
2. Mapping the Global Body
—Valerie Traub
3. Second-World Prosthetics: Supplying Deficiencies of Nature in Renaissance Italy
—Harry Berger, Jr.
4. Reading Painting: Holbein, Cromwell, Wyatt
—Clark Hulse
5. Art for the Sake of Dynasty: The Black Emperor in the Drake Jewel and Elizabethan Imperial Imagery
—Karen C. C. Dalton
6. Staging Women's Relations to Textiles in Shakespeare's Othello and Cymbeline
—Susan Frye
7. Idols of the Gallery: Becoming a Connoisseur in Renaissance England
—Stephen Orgel
8. Madagascar on My Mind: The Earl of Arundel and the Arts of Colonization
—Ernest B. Gilman
9. "God for Harry, England, and Saint George": British National Identity and the Emergence of White Self-Fashioning
—Peter Erickson
10. Object into Object? Some Thoughts on the Presence of Black Women in Early Modern Europe
—Kim F. Hall
—Peter Erickson


Harry Berger Jr. (University of California, Santa Cruz) has recently published three books: Revisionary Play: Studies in the Spenserian Dynamic, Imaginary Audition: Shakespeare on Stage and Page, and Making Trifles of Terrors: Redistributing Complicities in Shakespeare. His new book is Fictions of the Pose: Rembrandt Against the Italian Renaissance.

Karen C. C. Dalton (Harvard University) is coauthor of Winslow Homer's Images of Blacks: The Civil War and Reconstruction Years and editor of the final three volumes of The Image of the Black in Western Art, covering the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries.

Peter Erickson (Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute) is author of Patriarchal Structures in Shakespeare's Drama and Rewriting Shakespeare, Rewriting Ourselves, and coeditor of Shakespeare's "Rough Magic": Renaissance Essays in Honor of C. L. Barber.

Susan Frye (University of Wyoming) has written Elizabeth I: The Competition for Representation and coedited Maids and Mistresses, Cousins and Queens: Women's Alliances in Early Modern England.

Ernest B. Gilman (New York University) is author of Iconoclasm and Poetry in the English Reformation: Down Went Dagon and The Curious Perspective: Literary and Pictorial Wit in the Seventeenth Century.

Kim F. Hall (Georgetown University) has written Things of Darkness: Economies of Race and Gender in Early Modern England as well as essays on teaching the subject of race in Shakespeare's plays.

Clark Hulse (University of Illinois at Chicago), is author of The Rule of Art: Literature and Painting in the Renaissance and Metamorphic Verse: The Elizabethan Minor Epic. He is currently working on a study of Holbein and the age of Henry VIII.

Steven Mullaney (University of Michigan) has written The Place of the Stage: License, Play, and Power in Renaissance England. He is at work on two books, Mourning and Misogyny: Reformation of Affect and Ideology in Shakespeare's England, and Emotions and Its Discontents.

Stephen Orgel (Stanford University) has recently published Impersonations: The Performance of Gender in Shakespeare's England and Oxford editions of The Tempest and The Winter's Tale.

Valerie Traub (University of Michigan) is author of Desire and Anxiety: Circulations of Sexuality in Shakspearean Drama and coeditor of Feminist Readings of Early Modern Culture: Emerging Subjects.