Articles

The following bibliography comprises a complete list of my Books (B), Articles (A), which are below, and Reviews (R) from 1967 to the present. There is also available a more detailed list of Selected Works, with excerpts from reviews.

1968 A1 “King Lear and Renaissance Paradoxes”, Modern Language Review, 63: 305–14.
  A2 “Swift and the Baconian Idol”, in The World of Jonathan Swift ed. B. Vickers (B5), pp. 87–128.
  A3 “The Satirical Structure of Gullivers’s Travels and More’s Utopia” (ibid.), pp. 233–57.  German tr. in Der utopische Roman ed. R. Villgradter and F. Krey (Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1973), pp. 126–60.
1970 A4 Revised Bibliography in Boris Ford (ed.), The Pelican Guide to English Literature, Vol. 2, The Age of Shakespeare.
1971 A5 “Shakespeare’s Use of Rhetoric”, in A New Companion to Shakespeare Studies, ed. K. Muir and S. Schoenbaum (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), pp. 83–98. German tr. in Shakespeare. Eine Einführung (Stuttgart: Reclam, 1972), pp. 85–101.
  A6 “Bacon’s Use of Theatrical Imagery”, Studies in the Literary Imagination, 4: 189–226.
1972 A7 “The Songs and Sonnets and the Rhetoric of Hyperbole”, in John Donne: Essays in Celebration, ed. A. J. Smith (London: Methuen), pp. 132–74.
1973 A8 Article Rhetoric and entries (definitions, illustrations) for all the figures of rhetoric in Cassell’s Encyclopedia of World Literature, second edition in 3 vols., General Editor J. Buchanan-Brown (London: Cassell).
1974 A9 “Die ersten Shakespeare-Kritiker”; Annual Shakespeare Lecture of the Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft West, delivered in Zürich 21 April 1974; abridged text, Neue Zürcher Zeitung 1 Sept., p. 51; full text in Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft West: Jahrbuch 1975, pp. 10–30.
1977 A10 “Teaching Coriolanus: the importance of perspective”, in Teaching Shakespeare ed. W.Edens (Princeton: Princeton University Press), pp. 228–70.
1978 A11 “Steevens as a reporter of Johnson”, Notes and Queries, 25: 58–9.
1979 A12 “Frances Yates and the Writing of History”, Journal of Modern History, 51: 287–316.
  A13 “Shakespeare’s Hypocrites”, Daedalus 108: 45–83. (Summer 1979 issue of the Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, on “Hypocrisy, Illusion, and Evasion”).
1980 A14 “Authority and Coercion in Elizabethan Thought”, review essay of W. Speed Hill (General Editor), The Folger Edition of the Works of Richard Hooker, Queen’s Quarterly, 87: 114–23.
1981 A15 “The Emergence of Character Criticism, 1774–1800”, Shakespeare Survey, 34: 11–21.
  A16 “Rhetorical and anti-rhetorical tropes: On writing the history of elocutio, Comparative Criticism, 3: 105–32.
  A17 “A Bibliography of Rhetoric Studies, 1970–1980”, Comparative Criticism, 3: 316–22.
1982 A18 Foreword to Muriel Bradbrook, Artist and Society in Shakespeare’s England (Brighton: Harvester), pp. vii–x.
  A19 “On the Practicalities of Renaissance Rhetoric”, in Rhetoric Revalued, ed. B. Vickers (B18), pp. 133–41.
  A20 “Territorial Disputes: Philosophy versus Rhetoric”, ibid., pp. 247–66.
1983 A21 “Renaissance Studies in English Universities”, Bulletin of the Society for Renaissance Studies, 1: 2–11.
  A22 “ ‘The power of persuasion’: images of the orator, Elyot to Shakespeare”, in Renaissance Eloquence. Studies in the Theory and Practice of Renaissance Rhetoric, ed. J. J. Murphy (Berkeley, Los Angeles and London: University of California Press), pp. 411–35. Spanish translation, La Elocuencia en el Renacimiento, by G. G. Bernal et al. (Madrid: Visor, 1999).
  A23 “Epideictic and Epic in the Renaissance”, New Literary History, 14: 497–537.
  A24 “Epideictic Rhetoric in Galileo’s Dialogo, Annali dell’ Istituto e Museo di Storia delle Scienze di Firenze, 8: 69–102.
1984 A25 “Analogy versus identity: the rejection of occult symbolism, 1580–1680”, in Occult and Scientific Mentalities in the Renaissance, ed. B. Vickers (B19), pp. 95–163.
  A26 “Steevens or Whalley? A question of authorship”, Shakespeare Quarterly, 35: 196–201.
  A27 “Figures of rhetoric / figures of music?”, Rhetorica, 2: 1–44.
  A28 Revised Bibliography for “The Age of Shakespeare” in The New Pelican Guide to English Literature, Vol. 2, The Age of Shakespeare, ed. Boris Ford, pp. 101–91.
  A29 “Rhetoric and Feeling in Shakespeare’s Sonnets”, in Shakespeare Today: Directions and Methods of Research, ed. Keir Elam (Florence: La Casa Usher), pp. 53–98.
  A30 “Bacon’s so-called ‘Utilitarianism’: sources and influence”, in Francis Bacon. Terminologia e Fortuna nel XVII Secolo, ed. Marta Fattori (Rome: Edizioni dell’Ateneo), pp. 281–313.
  A31 “The Age of Eloquence”, review essay of Marc Fumaroli, L’Age de l’Eloquence, History of European Ideas 5: 427–37.
1985 A32 “Donne’s Eagle and Dove”, Notes and Queries 32: 59–60.
  A33 “Shakespeare’s Prose”, in William Shakespeare. His World, His Work, His Influence, ed. John Andrews, 3 vols. (New York: Scribner), Vol.2, pp. 389–95.
  A34 “The Royal Society and English Prose Style: A Reassessment”, in Rhetoric and the Pursuit of Truth: Language Change in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (Los Angeles: The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library), pp. 1–76.
  A35 “Public and Private Life in Seventeenth-Century England: The Mackenzie-Evelyn Debate”, in Arbeit, Musse, Meditation. Betrachtungen zur Vita activa und Vita contemplativa, ed. B. Vickers (B20), pp. 257–78.
1986 A36 “Valla’s ambivalent praise of pleasure: rhetoric in the service of Christianity”, Viator, 17: 271–319.
  A37 “Rites of Passage in Shakespeare’s Prose”, Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft West: Jahrbuch 1986, pp. 45–76.
1987 A38 “The Seventeenth Century”, in The Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature, ed. J. P. W. Rogers (Oxford: Oxford University Press), pp. 159–213. Paperback edn. 2001.
  A5a “Shakespeare’s Use of Rhetoric”, in A Reader in the Language of Shakespearean Drama, ed. V. Salmon and E. Burness (Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins), pp. 391–406.
1988 A39 “Kritische Reaktionen auf die okkulten Wissenschaften in der Renaissance”, in Zwischen Wahn, Glaube und Wissenschaft. Magie, Astrologie, Alchemie und Wissenschaftsgeschichte, ed. J.-F. Bergier (Zürich: Verlag der Fachvereine), pp. 167–239 (A62, tr. M. Soland).
  A40 “On the function of analogy in occult science”, in Hermeticism and the Renaissance, ed. I. Merkel and A. G. Debus (Cranbury, NJ: Associated University Presses), pp. 269–92.
  A41 “The Atrophy of Rhetoric, Vico to de Man”, Rhetorica 6: 21–56.
  A42 “Rhetoric and Poetics”, in The Cambridge History of Renaissance Philosophy, ed. C. B. Schmitt and Q. Skinner (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), pp. 715–45.
  A43 “Shakespearian Adaptations and the Tyranny of the Audience”, in Das Shakespeare-Bild in Europa zwischen Aufklärung und Romantik, ed. Roger Bauer (Bern: Peter Lang), pp. 37–59.
  A44 “Prose without Rhetoric?”, Review essay of Janel M. Mueller, The Native Tongue and the Word: Developments in English Prose Style 1380–1580, English Language Notes 26: 65–85.
1989 A45 “Rhetorik und Philosophie in der Renaissance”, tr. M. Soland, in  Rhetorik und Philosophie, ed. H. Schanze and J. Kopperschmidt (Munich: Wilhelm Fink), pp. 121–57.
  A46 “Machiavelli and Marvell’s Horatian Ode, Notes and Queries, 36: 32–8.
  A47 “Classicism”, in International Encyclopedia of Communications, ed. Erik Barnouw et al. (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press), Vol. 1, pp. 287–92.
  A48 “The Idea of Exchange in The Merchant of Venice”, in L’image de Venise au temps de la Renaissance ed. M. T. Jones-Davies (Paris: Touzot), pp. 17–49.
1990 A49 “The Dangers of Dichotomy”, Journal of the History of Ideas 51: 148–59.
  A50 “Leisure and idleness in the Renaissance: the ambivalence of otium, Renaissance Studies, 4 / No. 1: 1–37; and 4 / No. 2: 107–54.
  A51 “The Recovery of Rhetoric: Petrarch, Erasmus, Perelman”, History of the Human Sciences 3: 415–41; repr. in The Recovery of Rhetoric. Persuasive Discourse and Disciplinarity in the Human Sciences, ed. R. H. Roberts and J. M. M. Good (Bristol, 1993), pp. 25–48.
  A52 “Bacon’s Use of Theatrical Imagery”, in Francis Bacon’s Legacy of Texts, ed. W. A. Sessions (New York: AMS), pp. 171–213; revised version of A6.
  A53 “The Discrepancy between res and verba in Greek Alchemy”, in Alchemy Revisited, ed. Z. R. W. M. von Martels (Leiden: Brill), pp. 21–33.
1991 A54 “Bacon among the literati: science and language”, Comparative Criticism 13: 249–71.
  A55 “A scholarly tradition continued”. Essay review of John Henry and Sarah Hutton (eds.), New Perspectives on Renaissance Thought: Essays in the History of Science, Education and Philosophy in Memory of Charles B. Schmitt, British Journal for the History of Science 24: 243–51.
  A56 “Francis Bacon”, in The Blackwell Companion to the Enlightenment, ed. John W. Yolton et al. (Oxford: Basil Blackwell), pp. 50–2.
  A57 “On the goal of the occult sciences in the Renaissance”, in Die Renaissance im Blick der Nationen Europas, ed. Georg Kauffmann (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz), pp. 51–93.
1992 A58 “Rhetoric and Functionality in Hopkins”, in The Authentic Cadence: Centennial Essays on Gerard Manley Hopkins, ed. Anthony Mortimer (Fribourg: Fribourg University Press), pp. 73–141.
  A59 “Pour une véritable histoire de l’éloquence”, Etudes littéraires 24: 121–52 (enlarged version of A16, tr. S. Vouvé and M. Soland).
  A60 “Francis Bacon and the Progress of Knowledge”, Journal of the History of Ideas 53: 495–518.
  A61 “Alchemie als verbale Kunst: die Anfänge”, in Chemie und Geisteswissenschaften, ed. J. Mittelstrass and G. Stock (Berlin: Akademie Verlag), pp. 17–34 (A53, tr. M. Soland / S. Köllmann).
  A62 “Critical Reactions to the Occult Sciences During the Renaissance”, in The Scientific Enterprise, ed. Edna Ullmann-Margalit (Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers), pp. 43–92.
1993 A63 Utopia and Plutarch’s Moralia, Notes and Queries 40: 152.
  A64 Revised Bibliography in Boris Ford (ed.) The New Pelican Guide to English Literature, Vol. 2, The Age of Shakespeare, pp. 499–580.
  A65 “Rhetoric in Seventeenth-Century English Poetry”, in The Cambridge Companion to English Poetry: Donne to Marvell, ed. Thomas N. Corns (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), pp. 101–20.
  A66 “Shakespearian Consolations” [Open Access], Proceedings of the British Academy 82: 219–84 (British Academy, Annual Shakespeare Lecture for 1992).
1994 A67 “Some Reflections on the Rhetoric Textbook”, in Renaissance Rhetoric, ed. Peter Mack (London: Macmillan), pp. 81–102.
  A68 “Nietzsche im Zerrspiegel de Mans: Rhetorik gegen die Rhetorik”, in Nietzsche oder “Die Sprache ist Rhetorik”, ed. Josef Kopperschmidt and Helmut Schanze (Munich), pp. 219–40 (tr. Andrea Grün-Oesterreich).
  A69 “De Man’s Schismatizing of Rhetoric”, in S. IJsseling and G. Vervaecke (eds.), Renaissances Of Rhetoric (Leuven: Leuven University Press), pp. 193–247.
  A70 “Repetition and Emphasis in Rhetoric: Theory and Practice”, in Andreas Fischer (ed.), Repetition (Tübingen: Gunter Narr Verlag).
  A71 “Reply to a Critic”, Mnemosyne 47: 521–5.
1995 A72 “Deconstruction’s Designs on Rhetoric”, in Rhetoric and Pedagogy. Its History, Philosophy, and Practice.  Essays in Honor of James J. Murphy, ed. W. B. Horner and M. Leff (Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum), pp. 295–315.
1996 A73 “Whose thumbprints? A more plausible author for A Funeral Elegy”, TLS, 8 March, pp. 16–18.
  A74 “Bacon and rhetoric”, in The Cambridge Companion to Bacon, ed. Markku Peltonen (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), pp. 200–31.
1997 A75 “The Authenticity of Bacon’s Earliest Writings”, Studies in Philology 94: 248–96.
  A76 “Public and Private Rhetoric in Hooker’s Lawes”, in Richard Hooker and the Construction of Christian Community, ed. Arthur Stephen McGrade (Tempe, AZ: Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies), pp. 95–145.
  A77 “Derrida’s reading of C. S. Peirce”, Letter to the Editor, TLS, 9 May, p. 15.
  A78 “‘Suppose you see’: The Chorus in Henry V, and The Mirror for Magistrates”, in Shakespearean Continuities, Essays in Honour of E. A. J. Honigmann, ed. John Batchelor, Tom Cain and Claire Lamont (London: Macmillan), pp. 74–90.
1999 A79 “Samuel Hartlib and the ‘Office of Address’ (1648)”, in 1648/1998 – 350 Jahre nach dem Westfälischen Frieden, ed. J. -F. Bergier (Zürich: Verlag der Fachvereine), pp. 29–48.
  A80 “Antony’s ‘Gaudy Night’ and the sack of Troy”, Notes and Queries 244: 240–1
  A81 “On editing Bacon’s Essays, again”, Compass 3 (Oxford University Press), pp. 13–15.
  A82 “Humanismus und Kunsttheorie in der Renaissance”, in Theorie der Praxis. Leon Battista Alberti als Humanist und Theoretiker der bildenden Künste, herausgegeben von Kurt W. Forster u. Hubert Locher (Berlin: Akademie Verlag), pp. 9–74; tr. H. Locher.
  A83 “Language made new: Romeo and Juliet”, in Angelo Righetti (ed.), Rileggere / Re-reading “Romeo and Juliet” (Verona: Università degli studi di Verona), pp. 19–44.
2000 A84 “The myth of Francis Bacon’s ‘anti-humanism’”, in Jill Kraye and M. W. F. Stone (eds.), Humanism and Early Modern Philosophy (London: Routledge), pp. 135–58.
  A85 “Looking for the Rhetoric of Science”. Essay review of Henry Krips, J. E. McGuire, and Trevor Melia (editors), Science, Reason, and Rhetoric, Annals of Science 57: 441–6.
2001 A86 [with David J. Lake] “Scribal copy for Q1 of Othello: A Reconsideration”, Notes and Queries 246: 284–7.
  A87 “The Idea of the Renaissance, revisited”, SEDERI XII (Valladolid: Sociedad Española de Estudios Renacentistas Ingleses), pp. 69–95.
  A88 “Rhetoric and Philosophy”, in T. Sloane (ed.), The Oxford Encyclopedia of Rhetoric (New York: Oxford University Press), pp. 583–92.
2002 A89 “‘Words and Things’ – or ‘Words, Concepts, and Things’? Rhetorical and Linguistic Categories in the Renaissance”, in E. Kessler and I. Maclean (eds.), Res et Verba in der Renaissance, (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz), pp. 287–335.
2003 A90 “A rum ‘do’. The likely authorship of ‘A Lover’s Complaint’”, TLS, 5 December, pp. 13–15.
2004 A91 “Donald Foster and the Anti-Stratfordians”, Letter to the Editor, TLS, 16 January, p. 15.
  A92 “‘Neither Proper nor Useful’: Jesuit Orthodoxy and Galiliean Science”. Essay review of Mordechai Feingold (ed.), The New Science and Jesuit Science: Seventeenth-Century Perspectives, Annals of Science 61: 213–18.
  A93 “Bacon for our time”. Essay review of The Oxford Francis Bacon, Vol. IV, The Advancement of Learning, ed. Michael Kiernan; Vol. XIII, The ‘Instauratio Magna’: Last Writings, ed. Graham Rees, Early Science and Medicine 9: 144–62.
  A94 The Troublesome Raigne, George Peele, and the date of King John”, in Brian Boyd (ed.), Words that Count: Early Modern Authorship: Essays in Honor of MacDonald P. Jackson (Newark, NJ: Associated University Presses), pp. 78–118.
  A95 “A John Davies ‘Ghost’”, Notes and Queries 249: 370.
2005 A96 “Thomas Thorpe and the Oxford DNB”, Letter to the Editor, TLS, 21 January, p. 15.
2007 A97 From the Consolatio to Counselling: Grief Therapy, Ancient and Modern, pp. 36 (John Coffin Lecture in Intellectual History, School of Advanced Study, London University).
  A98 “Francis Bacon, mirror of each age”, in John L. Heilbron (ed.), Advancements of Learning. Essays in Honour of Paolo Rossi (Firenze: Olschki), pp. 15–57.
  A99 “Incomplete Shakespeare: Or, Denying Coauthorship in 1 Henry VI, Shakespeare Quarterly 58: 311–52.
  A100 “The Authentic and Inauthentic Hamlet”, Editionen in der Kritik 2: 15-42
2008 A101 “The ‘New Historiography’ and the Limits of Alchemy”. Essay review of William R. Newman and Lawrence M. Principe (eds.), George Starkey, Alchemical Laboratory Notebooks and Correspondence; William R. Newman, Promethean Ambitions. Alchemy and the Quest to Perfect Nature; Lauren Kassell, Medicine and Magic in Elizabethan London. Simon Forman: Astrologer, Alchemist, and Physician: Annals of Science 65: 127–56.
2008 A102 “Thomas Kyd, secret sharer”, TLS 18 April 2008, pp. 13-15.
  A103 “Francis Bacon, Feminist Historiography, and the Dominion of Nature”, Journal of the History of Ideas 69: 117–41.
  A104 “Co-authors and closed minds”, Shakespeare Studies 36: 101–13.
2009  A105 “The Marriage of Philology and Informatics”, British Academy Review 14 (November 2009): 41-4.
2010  A106 “Disintegrated. Did Middleton really adapt Macbeth?”, TLS, 28 May 2010, pp. 14–15; letters to the Editor, 11 and 25 June 2010.
2011  A107 “Shakespeare and Authorship studies in the Twenty-First Century”, Shakespeare Quarterly 62: 106-42.
2012  A108 “Identifying Shakespeare’s Additions to The Spanish Tragedy (1602): a new(er) approach”, Shakespeare 8: 13-43.
A109 All’s Well that Ends Well — An Attribution Refuted”; with Marcus Dahl, Times Literary Supplement, 11 May 2012; ‘Letters to the Editor’, 8 and 15 June.
2013 A110 “Lear’s fool and the meaning of ‘snatching'”, Notes and Queries 258: 427-9.
2014 A111 “Ben Jonson’s Classicism revisited”, The Ben Jonson Journal 21: 153-202.
A112 “At feud with sin”, review of The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson, Times Literary Supplement, 24 January 2014, pp. 3-5.
A113 “The Two Authors of Edward III”, Shakespeare Survey 67: 69-84.
2015  A114 “A Catalogue of British Drama”, essay-review of Martin Wiggins, British Drama 1533-1642: A Catalogue. Volumes I-IIISpenser Review 45.1.2.
  A115 “No Shakespeare to be found”, review of MacDonald P. Jackson, Determining the Shakespeare Canon, Times Literary Supplement, 24 April 2015, pp. 9-11. Letters to the Editor, 8 May, 22 May.
  A116 “Evaluating Collaborators”, essay-review of Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen (eds), William Shakespeare and Others: Collaborative Plays, Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen, 252: 353-65.
 2016 A117 “Marlowe in Edward II: Lender or Borrower?”, in Joseph Candido (ed.), The Text, the Play, and the Globe. Essays on Literary Influence in Shakespeare’s World and His Work in Honor of Charles R. Forker (Madison, Teaneck: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press), pp. 43-74.
  A118 “An Appropriate Revenge: Medea and Macduff”, Notes and Queries 261/3 (September 2016): 433-4.
2017  A119 “Shakespeare and the 1602 Additions to The Spanish Tragedy: a method vindicated”, Shakespeare 13 (2017): 101-6.
A120 “‘Upstart Crow?’ The Myth of Shakespeare’s Plagiarism”, Review of English Studies 68 (2017): 244-67.
  A121 “Too too solid. Two attempts to collect the complete Shakespeare”, review essay of The Norton Shakespeare, Third Edition and The New Oxford Shakespeare. The Complete Works. Modern Critical Edition, Times Literary Supplement, 21 April 2017, pp. 7-9.
  A122 “A new source for Sonnet 129”, Notes and Queries 64 (June 2017): 292-4.
 2018 A123 “Kyd’s authorship of King LeirStudies in Philology 115 (2018): 433-71.
  A124 “Prufrock and Mary of Argyle”, Notes and Queries 263 (2018): 411-12.
  A125 “Verbal repetition in Arden of Faversham: Shakespeare or Kyd?”, Notes and Queries 263 (December): 498-502.
  A126 “Authorship attribution and Elizabethan drama: qualitative versus quantitative methods”Authorship (December)
  A127 “The ‘Dial Hand’ Epilogue: by Shakespeare, or Dekker?”, Authorship (December).
 2019 A128 “Is EEBO-TCP / LION Suitable for Attribution Studies?”, Early Modern Literary Studies 22:1 (2019).
 2020 A129 “Kyd, Edward III, and ‘The Shock of the New’”, ANQ (2020).
A120 “Kyd, Shakespeare, and Arden of Faversham: a (belated) reply to MacDonald Jackson”, Research Opportunities in Medieval and Renaissance Drama 56 (Winter).
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