RESOURCES: Material Culture in 19th Century English Literature

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Aymé, Edward. "St. Rose of Lima." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 13. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1912. 14 Dec. 2018,

Clark, Sandra. Shakespeare and Domestic Life: A Dictionary. New York, 2018.

Everyday Objects: Medieval and Early Modern Material Culture and Its Meanings, 2010. ed. T. Hamling and C. Richardson. London, Routledge.

Frye, Susan. Pens and Needles: Womens Textualities in Early Modern England. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013.

Greene, Robert. Penelope's Web. London, 1587.

Jones, Ann Rosalind, and Peter Stallybrass. Renaissance Clothing and the Materials of Memory. Cambridge Univ. Press, 2007.

Lyon, Karen. “The Rise and Fall of Sumptuary Laws: Rules for Dressing in Shakespeare’s England.” Shakespeare & Beyond, 11 Sept. 2017,

“Material & Fabrics Used in Elizabethan Era Clothing.” Material & Fabrics Used in Elizabethan Era Clothing,

Mida, Ingrid, and Alexandra Kim. 2015. The Dress Detective: A Practical Guide to Object-Based Research in Fashion. New York, Bloomsbury.

Murphy, Jessica C. “Feminine Virtue’s Network of Influence in Early Modern England.” Studies in Philology, vol. 109, no. 3, 2012, pp. 258–278., doi:10.1353/sip.2012.0022.

Newman, Karen. “Sex in the City.” Cultural Capitals: Early Modern London and Paris, Princeton University Press, 2007, pp. 133–193.

Owens, Nancy J., and Alan C. Harris. “The Fabrics the Thing: Literal and Figurative References to Textiles in Selected Plays of William Shakespeare.” Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, vol. 11, no. 1, 1992, pp. 55–62., doi:10.1177/0887302x9201100108.

Picard, Liza. “Clothing in Elizabethan England.” The British Library, The British Library, 17. Feb. 2016,

Reiss, Ellen. “Clothing and Emotion.” The Right of Aesthetic Realism to Be Known.

Rublack, Ulinka, 2010. Dressing Up: Cultural Identity in Renaissance Europe. Oxford, Oxford UP.

Tortora, Phyllis G., and Ingrid Johnson. The Fairchild Books Dictionary of Textiles. Fairchild Books, 2014.

Tarnoff, Maura. “Sewing Authorship in John Skeltons Garlande or Chapelet of Laurell.” ELH, vol. 75, no. 2, 2008, pp. 415–438., doi:10.1353/elh.0.0002.