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1 books of Andrew McRae, Barbara Fuchs, Edwin M. Duval, Frances Dolan, Heather Dubrow, James Nohrnberg, Kathy Lavezzo, Leonard Barkan, Margaret Ferguson, Michael O'Connell, Patricia Clare Ingham, Patricia Fumerton, Roze Hentschell, Shannon Miller Andrew Hadfield

This book brings together new essays by leading cultural critics who have been influenced by the groundbreaking scholarship of Richard Helgerson. The original essays penned for this anthology evince the ongoing impact of Helgerson’s work in major critical debates including national identity, literary careerism, and studies of form. Analyzing not only early modern but also medieval literary texts, the pieces that comprise Essays in Memory of Richard Helgerson: Laureations respond to both Helgerson’s more famous scholarly works and the whole range of his critical corpus, from his earliest work on prodigality to his latest writings on mid-­sixteenth century European poets. The interdisciplinary, transnational, and comparativist spirit of Helgerson’s criticism is reflected in the essays, as is his commitment to studies of multiple genres that nevertheless attend to the particularities of form. Contributors offer new interpretations of several of Shakespeare’s plays—Hamlet, I Henry IV, . . .

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