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Scott-Warren, Jason

Scott-Warren, Jason

PERSONAL:

Married Mary Laven (a professor); children: Daniel, Benjamin. Education: Jesus College, Cambridge, graduated, 1989.

ADDRESSES:

Office—Department of English, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD, England. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Department of English and Related Literature, University of York, York, England, lecturer in English. Has lectured at Cambridge University.

WRITINGS:

Sir John Harington and the Book as Gift, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 2001.

(Editor, with Lloyd Kermode and Martine van Elk) Tudor Drama before Shakespeare, 1485-1590: New Directions for Research, Criticism, and Pedagogy, Palgrave Macmillan (New York, NY), 2004.

Early Modern English Literature, Polity (Malden, MA), 2005.

SIDELIGHTS:

Jason Scott-Warren is the author of Sir John Harington and the Book as Gift and coeditor of Tudor Drama before Shakespeare, 1485-1590: New Directions for Research, Criticism, and Pedagogy. In Sir John Harington and the Book as Gift, Scott-Warren profiles the colorful Elizabethan courtier, translator, and author. During his lifetime, Harington produced a wide range of writings, including a translation of Ariosto's Orlando Furioso and the satiric work Metamorphosis of Ajax, designed primarily as gifts. He distributed the works to such individuals as Prince Henry, King James VI, and his own mother-in-law. "As Scott-Warren argues, these gifts were seldom gratuitous," observed Steven W. May in the Renaissance Quarterly. "Harington used them for a variety of purposes: to generate and modulate his public im- age, to advertise his eligibility for office, and to advocate public policy." May added that Scott-Warren "presents Harington as a tireless author who wrote and disseminated his works steadily from 1591 until his death in December 1612. The analysis of Harington, who is invariably pigeonholed among the Elizabethans, as an active author during the early Stuart period is one of the most original and illuminating aspects of this soundly researched book."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Cambridge Quarterly, June, 2003, Alison Shell, review of Sir John Harington and the Book as Gift, p. 185.

Clio, fall, 2006, Peter C. Herman, review of Tudor Drama before Shakespeare, 1485-1590: New Directions for Research, Criticism, and Pedagogy, p. 107.

English Historical Review, June, 2002, Katherine Duncan-Jones, review of Sir John Harington and the Book as Gift, p. 700.

Medieval Review, March, 2006, Ineke Murakami, review of Tudor Drama before Shakespeare, 1485-1590.

Renaissance Quarterly, winter, 2002, Steven W. May, review of Sir John Harington and the Book as Gift, p. 1451; summer, 2006, review of Tudor Drama before Shakespeare, 1485-1590, p. 631.

Review of English Studies, September, 2003, Mike Pincombe, review of Sir John Harington and the Book as Gift, p. 528.

Sixteenth Century Journal, spring, 2003, review of Sir John Harington and the Book as Gift, p. 246.

Times Literary Supplement, December 28, 2001, Harold Love, "Book Tokens," review of Sir John Harington and the Book as Gift, pp. 23-24.

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