Past Issues

Early English Studies (EES) is a new online journal under the auspices of the University of Texas at Arlington English Department and is devoted to literary and cultural topics of study in the medieval and early modern periods. EES’s Inaugural issue, Elizabeth I and Her Literary World features UT Arlington graduates students and appeared early summer 2008. All subsequent issues have been published annually, peer-reviewed, and open to general submission. Our next issue, as Early Modern Studies Journal, will be called Shakespeare and Performance. To maintain our commitment to UT Arlington students, we will publish one prize essay from a UTA graduate student in each issue. The editors of each issue will consist of one UT Arlington English department faculty member and one UT Arlington graduate student.

Submission Deadline for Volume 5: January 31, 2012

Contents: Volume 4: Shakespeare and the Material World (Current)

Contents: Volume 3: Green Thoughts in the Medieval and Early Modern Worlds

"“Equall freedome, equall fare”: The Illusion of Egalitarianism in the Country House Poem"
by Jim Casey
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"“Companions of My Thoughts More Green”: Damon’s Baconian Sexing of Nature"
by Anthony J. Funari
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"The Metamorphosis of Ajax, jakes, and early modern urban sanitation"
by Dolly Jørgensen
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"“Why are we by all creatures waited on?”: Situating John Donne and George Herbert in Early Modern Ecological Discourse"
by Laura Ralph
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"Spenser’s Green World"
by Alfred K. Siewers
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"An Ecocritical Exploration of The Unique Nature of Oceans in The Blazing World" (UTA Graduate Student Prize Essay!)
by Marykate Earnest
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Theis, Jeffrey. Writing the Forest in Early Modern England: A Sylvan Pastoral Nation. Pittsburgh, PA: Duquesne UP, 2009. (Book Review)
by Sarah Farrell
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Contents: Volume 2: Eating the World: Food in Early Modern England

"‘The Chameleon’s Dish’: Shakespeare and the Omnivore’s Dilemma"
by Todd A. Borlik
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"Appetite and Ambition: The Influence of Hunger in Macbeth"
by Katherine Knowles
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"Digesting Falstaff: Food and Nation in Shakespeare’s Henry IV plays"
by Joshua B. Fisher
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"Restoring the Royal Household: Royalist Politics and the Commonwealth Recipe Book"
by Madeline Bassnett
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"“For Knowledge Is As Food”: Digesting Gluttony and Temperance in Paradise Lost"
by Emily E. Speller
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"Caesar’s Same-Sex-Food-Sex Dillema" (UTA Graduate Student Prize Essay!)
by Robert Lipscomb
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Contents: Volume 1: Elizabeth I and Elizabethan Literature

"Reflections: Spenser, Elizabeth I, and Mirror Literature"
by Rebecca Dark
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"‘The End is Not Yet’: Monarch, Choice, and the Problematic Binaries of Representation"
by William Rogers
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"Authorized Discourse at the Kenilworth Entertainments"
by Joy Sterrantino
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"Marlowe’s Tribute to His Queen in Dido, Queen of Carthage"
by Jennifer M. Caro-Barnes
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"Elizabeth’s Symbolic Marriage to English: A History of Lasting Union"
by Jill M. Hall
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"The Rhetoric of Mortality: Elizabeth I’s Use of Death"
by Luke Tesdal
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