Essays in Memory of Richard Helgerson: Laureations brings together new essays by leading literary scholars of the British and European middle ages and early modern period who have been influenced by the groundbreaking scholarship of Richard Helgerson. The contributors evince the ongoing impact of Helgerson's work in critical debates including those of nationalism, formal analysis, and literary careerism.
Roze Hentschell is associate professor of English at Colorado State University. Kathy Lavezzo is associate professor of English at the University of Iowa.
Introduction by Roze Hentschell and Kathy Lavezzo Part I: Community, Colonialism, and Nationhood 1. Influence, Appropriation, Piracy: The Place of Spain in English Literary History by Barbara Fuchs 2. Idleness, Humanist Industry, and English Colonial Activity in Thomas More's "fruitfull, pleasant," "wittie" and "profitable" Utopia by Shannon Miller 3. Amorous Scholastics: The Guilty Pleasures of the Middle English Floris and Blauncheflour by Patricia Clare Ingham Part II: Dramatic Forms 4. Delivery Rooms: Towards a Reconsideration of the Conclusion of The Tempest by Heather Dubrow 5. One Head is Better than Two: The Aphoristic Afterlife of Renaissance Tragedy by Frances E. Dolan 6. About Suffering, and on Dying: Shakespeare's Re-invention of a Theater of Eschatological Identity in King Lear by James Nohrnberg Part III: Travel and Geography 7. Dante, Michelangelo, and What We Talk about When We Talk about Poetry by Leonard Barkan 8. The Pleasures of the Land in Restoration England: The Social Politics of The Compleat Angler by Andrew McRae Part IV: The Literary Career 9. Rival Laureates and Multiple Monuments: Collaborative Self-Crowning in France by Edwin M. Duval 10. Du Bellay's "Source de La Meduse" by Margaret Ferguson 11. The Jacobean Prodigals by Michael O'Connell 12. Religious Affiliation in Elizabethan London: Richard Mulcaster, Edmund Spenser, and The Family of Love by Andrew Hadfield Afterword: Helgersonland by Patricia Fumerton Richard Helgerson: A Bibliography About the Contributors