1. Introduction 2. Learning to Curse: Aspects of Linguistic Colonialism in the Sixteenth Century 3. Marlowe, Marx and Anti-Semitism 4. Filthy Rites 5. The Cultivation of Anxiety: King Lear and His Heirs 6. Murdering Peasants: Status, Genre, and the Representation of Rebellion 7. Psychoanalysis and Renaissance Culture 8. Towards a Poetics of Culture 9. Resonance and Wonder Index
Stephen J. Greenblatt, the pioneer of the "new historicist" approach to literature, is currently John Cogan Professor of Humanities at Harvard University and the author of the recent bestselling life of Shakespeare, Will in the World.
'Greenblatt writes with modest elegance, is a superb scholar and researcher, and deserves his status as the first voice in Renaissance studies today.' - Virginia Quarterly Review