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Boehrer, Bruce Thomas

Overview
Works: 21 works in 66 publications in 1 language and 3,134 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PR418.P65, 820.9358
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Most widely held works by Bruce Thomas Boehrer
Monarchy and incest in Renaissance England literature, culture, kinship, and kingship by Bruce Thomas Boehrer ( )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In dissolving his marriage to Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII claimed that Catherine's brief marriage to Henry's deceased brother, Arthur, had rendered the subsequent union incestuous. Henry's next marriage could be called incestuous as well, for Anne Boleyn's sister Mary had been the king's mistress before her. But early rumor hinted at an even darker incestuous connection between Henry and Anne; she was, some charged, not only the king's lover, but his illegitimate daughter. Monarchy and Incest in Renaissance England argues that a preoccupation with incest is built into the dominant social and cultural concerns of early modern England. Proceeding from a study of Henry VIII's divorce and succession legislation through the reigns of Elizabeth I, James I, and Charles I, this work examines the interrelation between family politics and literary expression in and around the English royal court. Boehrer contends that themes of incest appear irregularly and prominently in the imaginative literature of the period. Some fifty extant plays from 1559 to 1658 deal either explicitly or implicitly with the subject. Incest emerges as a structural motif in texts as diverse as The Faerie Queene and Paradise Lost, and figures at least implicitly in nondramatic works by Jonson, Chapman, Shakespeare, and others. Monarchy and Incest in Renaissance England explores the response to, and modification of cultural anxieties regarding family structure. It is a brilliant and original work that will be of interest to scholars and students of English Renaissance literature and history, as well as of cultural studies
Parrot culture : our 2,500-year-long fascination with the world's most talkative bird by Bruce Thomas Boehrer ( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the unusual history of parrots from their introduction in the Graeco-Roman world as items of oriental luxury, through the great age of New World exploration, to the contemporary ecological crisis of globalism
Animal characters : nonhuman beings in early modern literature by Bruce Thomas Boehrer ( Book )
9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Animal Characters Bruce Thomas Boehrer follows five species--the horse, the parrot, the cat, the turkey, and the sheep--through their appearances in an eclectic mix of texts, from romances and poetry to cookbooks and natural histories. He shows how dramatic changes in animal character types between 1400 and 1700 relate to the emerging economy and culture of the European Renaissance. In early modern European culture, animals not only served humans as sources of labor, companionship, clothing, and food; these nonhuman creatures helped to form an understanding of personhood. Incorporating readings of Shakespeare's plays, Milton's Paradise Lost, Margaret Cavendish's Blazing World, and other works, Boehrer's series of animal character studies illuminates a fascinating period of change in interspecies relationships"--BOOK JACKET
Shakespeare among the animals : nature and society in the drama of early modern England by Bruce Thomas Boehrer ( Book )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Shakespeare among the Animals examines the role of animal metaphor on the Shakespearean stage, particularly as such metaphor serves to underwrite various forms of social difference. Working through texts such as Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream, Jonson's Volpone, and Middleton's A Chaste Maid in Cheapside, Boehrer focuses upon the allegedly natural character of femininity, masculinity, ethnicity, and the nature of the natural world itself as it appears on the Renaissance stage. Addressing each of these topics in turn, Shakespeare among the Animals explores the notions of cultural order that underlie early modern conceptions of the natural world, and the ideas of nature implicit in early modern social practice."--BOOK JACKET
The fury of men's gullets : Ben Jonson and the digestive canal by Bruce Thomas Boehrer ( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Throughout his work, Ben Jonson referred to writing in terms of ingestion, digestion, and excretion, mimicking the functions of the digestive tract. In The Fury of Men's Gullets, Bruce Boehrer explores the poet's fascination with alimentary matters and the way in which such references describe Jonson's personal and cultural transformation. Drawing on the theoretical work of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, the author studies the alimentary and convivial language in Jonson's work. He suggests that these pervasive metaphors provided the poet with a vocabulary for addressing issues of patronage and friendship, literary production and consumption, and social inclusion and exclusion. In his wide-ranging examination of Jonson's plays, prose, and nondramatic verse, Boehrer discusses the sociohistorical significance of food, the politics of conspicuous consumption, the infrastructure of Jacobean London, and pertinent aspects of Renaissance medical practice and physiological theory. The Fury of Men's Gullets uniquely interprets Jonson's construction of early modern English literary sensibility
Environmental degradation in Jacobean drama by Bruce Thomas Boehrer ( Book )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Environmental Degradation in Jacobean Drama, Bruce Boehrer provides the first general history of the Shakespearean stage to focus primarily on ecological issues. Early modern English drama was conditioned by the environmental events of the cities and landscapes within which it developed. Boehrer introduces Jacobean London as the first modern European metropolis in an England beset by problems of overpopulation; depletion of resources and species; land, water and air pollution; disease and other health-related issues; and associated changes in social behavior and cultural output. In six chapters he discusses the work of the most productive and influential playwrights of the day: Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton, Fletcher, Dekker and Heywood, exploring the strategies by which they made sense of radical ecological change in their drama. In the process, Boehrer sketches out these playwrights' differing responses to environmental issues and traces their legacy for later literary formulations of green consciousness"--
The culture of the horse : status, discipline, and identity in the Early Modern world ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This volume fills an important gap in the analysis of early modern history and culture by reintroducing scholars to the significance of the horse. A more complete understanding of the role of horses and horsemanship is absolutely crucial to our understanding of the early modern world. Each chapter in the collection provides a snapshot of how horse culture and the broader culture are intertwined in a tapestry of images, objects, structures, sounds, gestures, texts, and ideas. Without knowledge of how the horse figured in all these aspects, no version of political, material, or intellectual culture in the period can be entirely accurate."--BOOK JACKET
A cultural history of animals in the Renaissance ( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the sacred and the symbolic (totem, sacrifice, status and popular beliefs); hunting; domestication (taming, breeding, labour and companionship); entertainment and exhibitions (the menagerie, zoos, circuses and carnivals); science and specimens (research, education, collections and museums); philosophical beliefs; and artistic representations
A cultural history of animals ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vol. 2(2007) betrifft die Handschrift Cod. 318 (f. 17r) der Burgerbibliothek Bern (S. 132; inkl. Abb.)
A cultural history of animals ( Book )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A cultural history of animals ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Parrot culture : our 2500-year-long fascination with the world's most talkative bird by Bruce Thomas Boehrer ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare among the animals by Bruce Thomas Boehrer ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Monarchy and incest in Renaissance England : Literature from Henry VIII to Charles I by Bruce Thomas Boehrer ( Book )
3 editions published in 1986 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seventeenth-century prayer guides and the practice of prayer in Paradise Lost by Kelly A Herring ( )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To set himself in glory above his peers Milton, Petrarch, and the angst of the Christian poet by Ashley Denham Busse ( )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
of The American Poetry Review by Bruce Thomas Boehrer ( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Comprises 2 items, 2 leaves correspondence
Early modern syphilis by Bruce Thomas Boehrer ( )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A cultural history of animals ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A cultural history of animals ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Boehrer, Bruce.
Boehrer, Bruce 1956-
Boehrer, Bruce T.
Boehrer, Bruce T. 1956-
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English (63)
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