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Louis Montrose

Ph.D. (UC San Diego)

Rebeca Hickel Emeritus Professor of Elizabethan Studies
Distinguished Professor of English Literature

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Guggenheim Fellow
University of California President's Fellowship in the Humanities

Elizabethan writing, performance, and visual cultures; Early Modern Studies; Cultural History and Theory

Selected Publications:

The Subject of Elizabeth: Authority, Gender, and Representation. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 2006.

"Spenser and the Elizabethan Political Imaginary," ELH 69 (2002), 907-46.

"Elizabeth hinter dem Spiegel: Die Ein-Bildung der zwei Körper der Königin" ["Elizabeth Through the Looking-Glass: Picturing the Queen’s Two Bodies"]. In Der Körper der Königin: Geschlecht und Herrschaft in der höfischen Welt seit 1500, ed. Regina Schulte. Frankfurt: Campus Verlag, 2002: 67-98.

"Idols of the Queen: Policy, Gender, and the Picturing of Elizabeth I," Representations 68 (Fall 1999), 108-61.

The Purpose of Playing: Shakespeare and the Cultural Politics of the Elizabethan Theatre. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1996. Chapters rpt. In Shakespearean Criticism (1999); The Harcourt Brace Anthology of Drama (1999); A Shakespeare Reader: Sources and Criticism (2000).

"Spenser's Domestic Domain: Poetry, Property, and the Early Modern Subject." In Subject and Object in Renaissance Culture, ed. M. de Grazia, et al. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1996: 83-130.

"New Historicisms," in Redrawing the Boundaries: The Transformation of English and American Literary Studies, ed. S.Greenblatt and G.Gunn. New York: MLA, 1992: 392-418. Chinese trans. (1992); Korean trans. (1998); Spanish trans. (1998).

"The Work of Gender in the Discourse of Discovery" Representations 33 (Winter 1991), 1-41. Rpt. In New World Encounters (1992); Discourses of Sexuality: From Aristotle to AIDS (1992); Renaissance Literature and the New World (1996).

"Professing the Renaissance: The Poetics and Politics of Culture," in The New Historicism, ed. H. A. Veeser. New York and London: Routledge, 1989: 15-36. Japanese trans. (1993); German trans. (1995); Italian trans. (1997). Rpt. In Twentieth-Century Literary Theory (1998); Literary Theory (1998).

"The Elizabethan Subject and the Spenserian Text." In Literary Theory / Renaissance Texts, ed. P. Parker and D. Quint. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 1986: 303-40. Rpt. In Edmund Spenser’s Poetry: A Norton Critical Edition (1993).

"Of Gentlemen and Shepherds: The Politics of Elizabethan Pastoral Form," ELH 50 (1983), 415-59. Rpt. In Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800 (2001).

'Shaping Fantasies': Figurations of Gender and Power in Elizabethan Culture," Representations 2 (Spring 1983), 61-94. Rpt. In Representing the Renaissance (1988); The New Historicism and Renaissance Drama (1992); Shakespearean Criticism (1996); Macmillan New Casebook: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1998); Shakespeare and Gender (1999); Literary Theories: A Reader and Guide (1999); A Shakespeare: An Anthology of Criticism and Theory 1945-2000 (2003).

"'The place of a brother' in As You Like It: Social Process and Comic Form," Shakespeare Quarterly 32 (1981), 28-54. Rpt. In Shakespearean Criticism (1987); As You Like It: Modern Critical Interpretations (1988); Materialist Shakespeare (1995); Japanese trans. (1999).

"'Eliza, Queene of Shepheardes' and the Pastoral of Power," English Literary Renaissance 10 (1980), 153-82. Rpt. In Renaissance Historicism (1987); The New Historicism Reader (1993); The Mysteries of Elizabeth I (2003).

"'The perfecte paterne of a Poete': The Poetics of Courtship in The Shepheardes Calender," Texas Studies in Literature and Language 21 (1979), 34-67. Rpt. In Critical Essays on Edmund Spenser (1996); Spenser (Longman Critical Readers Series), (1996).

"Celebration and Insinuation: Sir Philip Sidney and the Motives of Elizabethan Courtship," Renaissance Drama, new series, 8 (1977), 3-35. Rpt. In Renaissance Drama as Cultural History (1990).

Editorial Boards: English Literary Renaissance; Renaissance Drama.