The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 26.314 Wednesday, 8 July 2015
Date: July 3, 2015 at 3:43:11 AM EDT
I am writing to you, as a scholar and teacher of Renaissance English literature, to ask your advice. We are beginning the process of preparing a new edition - the 10th — of the Norton Anthology of English Literature. In the particular section which I edit — the 16th century and early 17th century — I think I will be able, without serious cuts, to make one significant addition of a new text or a new “cluster” of shorter texts (such as the one we currently have on the sonnets). I attach a PDF with the current table of contents.
So the question is, what should I choose? What would make the most significant impact? What is most annoyingly or strikingly absent? What would help an undergraduate course you have been teaching or could imagine teaching in this period?
I am grateful to you for any suggestions. And, as I wear another hat, as the General Editor of the whole thing, I would be grateful for suggestions you might have for additions or changes to any of the period volumes.
With best wishes,
TOC of Norton Anthology 16th Century Literature: pdf Norton 16thcentury TOC (123 KB)