Readership: Students and scholars of Shakespeare; students and scholars of early modern culture.
Katharine Eisaman Maus, James Branch Cabell Professor of English, University of Virginia
Katharine Eisaman Maus is James Cabell Professor of English at the University of Virginia. She has published widely on English Renaissance literature, especially drama. Maus has held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, American Council of Learned Societies, and Leverhulme Foundation. One of her previous monographs, Inwardness and Theater in the English Renaissance, won the Roland Bainton Prize from the Sixteenth Century Association.
"admirable [and] innovative ... Maus is never reductive. Her grasp of the legal intricacies is complete. This is a book that knows the difference between dominium and seisin, between escheat and forfeiture ... groundbreaking." - John Kerrigan, London Review of Books
"Maus's taut, original readings of the plays certainly belie Parvini's claim that historicism is boring." - Julia Reinhard Lupton, SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900
"Recommended." - P. Kujoory, CHOICE
1: Being and Having in Richard II
2: Prodigal Princes: Land and Chattels in the Second Tetralogy
3: Heirs and Affines in The Merchant of Venice
4: The Properties of Friendship in The Merchant of Venice
5: Vagabond Kings: Entitlement and Distribution in Henry VI and King Lear