Recommended books and articles

Booth, Stephen. Shakespeare’s Sonnets. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1977.

Bray, Alan.  “Homosexuality and The Signs Of Male Friendship in Elizabethan England.” In Queering the Renaissance, Ed. Jonathan Goldberg.  Durham: Duke University Press, 1994.

—–.  Homosexuality in Renaissance England.  New York: Columbia University Press,  1995.

Callaghan, Dympna. Shakespeare’s Sonnets. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2007.

Duncan-Jones, Katherine, ed.  Shakespeare’s Sonnets. The Arden Shakespeare.  London: Arden Shakespeare, 1997.

Edmondson, Paul and Stanley Wells. Shakespeare’s Sonnets.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Greene, Thomas. “Pitiful Thrivers: Failed Husbandry in the Sonnets.”  In Shakespeare and the Question of Theory.  Ed. Patricia Parker and Geoffrey Hartman.  New York: Methuen, 1985.

Greenblatt, Stephen.  Renaissance Self-Fashioning: From More to Shakespeare.  Chicago: University  of Chicago Press, 1980.

Fuller, John. The Sonnet. London: Methuen, 1972.

Marotti, Arthur F. “‘Love Is Not Love’: Elizabethan Sonnet Sequences and the Social Order.” ELH 49 (1982): 396-428.

Henderson, Katherine and Barbara McManus. Half Humankind: Contexts and Texts of the Controversy About Women in England, 1540-1640. Urbana: University of  Illinois Press, 1985.

Rollins, Hyder Edward, ed. A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare; The Sonnets.  Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1944.

Schiffer, James, ed..  Shakespeare’s Sonnets: Critical Essays. New York: Garland, 1999.

Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky. Between Men: English Literature and Male Homosocial Desire.   New York: Columbia  University Press, 1985.

Schoenbaum, Samuel.  Shakespeare’s Lives. New ed. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991.

Smith, Bruce R.  Homosexual Desire in Shakespeare’s England: A Cultural Poetics. Chicago: University of  Chicago Press, 1991.

Vendler,  Helen.  The Art of Shakespeare’s Sonnets. Cambridge: Harvard University Press,  1997.