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THE PLAYS:

Dissertation: "Falling to a devilish exercise": Magic and Spectacle on the Renaissance Stage - Shayne Confer
Dissertation: Health Imagery and Rhetoric in the Major Comedies of Ben Jonson - Leona F. Dale [.pdf]
Thesis: Dramatic Functions of Costuming in Plays by Ben Jonson - Emmett W. Cook [.pdf]
The Trickster-figure in Jacobean City Comedy - William R. Dynes
Stuart Civic Pageants and Textual Performance - David M. Bergeron


The Alchemist
Thesis: Counterpoint: Its Use in Ben Jonson's The Alchemist - Gary Nored [.pdf]
Thesis: "There's Magic in the Web of It": White and Black Magic in Jonson, Marlowe and Shakespeare - Marnie Findlater [.pdf]
Suspense is Believing: The Reality of Ben Jonson's The Alchemist - Donald Beecher
Jonson's Satire of Puritanism in The Alchemist - Jeanette D. Ferreira-Ross [.pdf]
The Repudiation of the Marvelous: Jonson's The Alchemist and the Limits of Satire - Ian McAdam [.pdf]
From Costiveness to Comic Relief: Purgation in The Alchemist - Tony Perrello
The Alchemist and the Emerging Adult Private Playhouse - Anthony J. Ouellette
Explication of the Opening of The Alchemist - Nathan Cervo
Erasmus's 'Beggar Talk' and Jonson's Alchemist - Eric Sterling and Robert C. Evans
Imagining Alchemists and Magicians in New Atlantis, The Tempest, and The Alchemist - David Hurley
Dynamic Linguistic and Artistic Patterns in Jonson's The Alchemist - Amra Raza [.pdf]


Bartholomew Fair
'A more familiar straine': Puppetry and Burlesque, or, Translation as Debasement in Ben Jonson's Bartholomew Fair - Rui Carvalho Homem [.pdf]
The Use of Booths in the Original Staging of Jonson's Bartholomew Fair - Gabriel Egan [.pdf]
The Puritan Dialectic of Law and Grace in Bartholomew Fair - Ian McAdam
Bartholomew Fair and Jonsonian Tolerance - G.M. Pinciss
The Law versus the Marketplace: Spontaneous Order in Jonson's Bartholomew Fair - Paul A. Cantor [.pdf]
The (Self)-Fashioning of Ezekiel Edgworth in Jonson's Bartholomew Fair - Jean MacIntyreEMLS
Ben Jonson's 'Civil Savages' - Rebecca Ann Bach
Jonson at the Fair: A Playwright's Career in Review - David Reinheimer
Ben Jonson Unmasked - Kathleen A. Prendergast
The Widow Hunt on the Tudor-Stuart Stage - Ira Clark


Epicoene
Thesis: Men Disguised as Women in Elizabethan Drama - Marion S. Karr [.pdf]
Dumb Reading: The Noise of the Mute in Jonson's Epicene - Adrian Curtin
Jonson's Gossips and the Stuart Family Drama - Kristen McDermott
"Things like truths, well feigned": Mimesis and Secrecy in Jonson's Epicoene - Reuben Sanchez
"On forfeit of your selves, think nothing true": Self-Deception in Ben Jonson's Epicoene - J. A. Jackson emls
Masculine Silence: 'Epicoene' and Jonsonian Stylistics - Douglas Lanier
Refashioning Society in Ben Jonson's Epicoene - Marjorie Swann
The Classical Context of Ben Jonson's "other youth" - Bruce Boehrer
Cross Dressing with a Difference: The Roaring Girl and Epicoene - David Cope
Epicoene's Cosmetic Contingencies - Mary E. Brooks and Jenna H. Sharp


Every Man Out of His Humour
Jonson's Every Man Out and Commentators on Terence - Matthew Steggle


New Inn
'Wardrobe Stuffe': Clothes, Costume and the Politics of Dress in Ben Jonson's The New Inn - Julie Sanders
Some Uses for Romance: Shakespeare's Cymbeline and Jonson's The New Inn - Andrew Stewart
Ben Jonson's 'Civil Savages' - Rebecca Ann Bach


The Poetaster
Undergrad Thesis: Gallimaufray and Hellebore: Spenser and Jonson in Dialogue with the Past - Ruth M. McAdams [.pdf]
The Pleasures of Restraint: The Mean of Coyness in Cavalier Poetry - Joshua Scodel
Ben Jonson Unmasked - Kathleen A. Prendergast


Sejanus
Thesis: Complexity of Character in Jonson's Sejanus - Jennifer D. Jones [.pdf]
Censorship and Representation in The Stuart Era: Three Roman Plays - David Cope [.pdf]
Jonson and the Neo-Classical Rules in Sejanus and Volpone - David Faley-Hills


Volpone
The Intertextualities of Ben Jonson's Volpone - James Tulip [.pdf]
Instances of Verbal Fraud in Jonson's Volpone - Elsa Simões Lucas Freitas [.pdf]
Volpone and the Ends of Comedy - Ian Donaldson [.pdf]
The Circle Pattern in Ben Jonson's Volpone - Jesús Cora Alonso [.pdf]
Volpone as a Non´┐ŻComedy - Farida Chishti [.pdf]
The Progress of Trickster in Ben Jonson's "Volpone" - Don Beecher
"In his gold I shine": Jacobean Comedy and the Art of the Mediating Trickster - Alizon Brunning emls

Jonson's Volpone and Dante - Christopher Baker and Richard Hart
Ben Jonson's Beastly Comedy: Outfoxing the Critics, Gulling the Audience in Volpone - Clifford Davis
In Changèd Shapes: The Two Jonsons' Volpones and Textual Editing - Karen Pirnie
The Setting of "Volpone" - Ralph A. Cohen
"Volpone"and the Old Comedy - P. H. Davison
Jonson and the Neo-Classical Rules in Sejanus and Volpone - David Faley-Hills
Unity of Theme in Volpone - Dorothy E. Litt
Volpone's "Sport" and the Structure of Jonson's Volpone - James D. Redwine, Jr.
Volpone: The Art of Deception - Miranda Johnson-Haddad
Jonson's Romish Foxe: Anti-Catholic Discourse in Volpone - Alizon BrunningEMLS
Ben Jonson Unmasked - Kathleen A. Prendergast
Volpone and Stage Androgyny in the English Renaissance - Celeste Collins
Volpone: Jonson's Experimentation with Comedy - Michael Williams
Antitheatricalism in Light of Ben Jonson's Volpone - Joel Culpepper
Shakespeare's Othello Compared to Jonson's Volpone - Jason


Other Plays
"Away, Stand off, I say": Women's Appropriations of Restraint and Constraint in
              The Birth of Merlin and The Devil is an Ass - Sarah E. Johnson emls
'The top of woman! All her sex in abstract!': Ben Jonson
              Directs the Boy Actor in The Devil is an Ass - Regina Buccola
The Appropriation of Pleasure in The Magnetic Lady - Helen Ostovich



MASQUES & ENTERTAINMENTS:

"The English Masque" - Felix E. Schelling must
Dissertation: Courtly Psychosis: The Rhetoric of Preferment in the Court Masque - Moira E. Phillips [.pdf]
Jonson's Masque Markets and Problems of Literary Ownership - Alison V. Scott
"But why do I describe what all must see?": Verbal Explication in the Stuart Masque - Agnieszka Kolodziejska [.pdf]
Performing Love in Ben Jonson's Masques - Chris Hill [.pdf]
"Native Dyes": Race and Politics in the Jacobean Masque - Weidner & Walravens
Beyond the Emblem: Alchemical Albedo in Ben Jonson's The Masque of Blackness - Rafael Vélez Núñez
Emblems of Darkness: Othello (1604) and the Masque of Blackness (1605) - Manuel José Gómez Lara
Performing Devotion in The Masque of Blacknesse - Molly Murray
Beauty and the Beast: Images of Whiteness and Blackness from Jonson's The Masque of Blackness (1605) to
        Richard Brome's The English Moor, or The Mock-Marriage (1637) - Athéna Efstathiou-Lavabre
Jonson's Gossips and the Stuart Family Drama - Kristen McDermott
The Three Faces of the Goddess in Ben Jonson's Masque of Queens - Maria Salomé Figueirôa Navarro Machado
Amazon Reflections in the Jacobean Queen's Masque - Kathryn Schwarz
Culture de cour et idéologie: de l'usage de la pastorale dans le masque Pans Anniversarie de Ben Jonson - Guillaume Forain [.pdf]
The Performing Heir in Jonson's Jacobean Masques - Jean E. Graham
The Problem in the Middle: Liminality in the Jonsonian Masque - Gregory A. Wilson
The Rhetoric of Place in Ben Jonson's 'Chorographical' Entertainments and Masques - Thomas Worden
Restoring Astraea: Jonson's Masque for the Fall of Somerset - Martin Butler and David Lindley
Marketing Luxury at the New Exchange: Jonson's Entertainment at Britain's Burse and the Rhetoric of Wonder - Alison V. Scott emls



THE POETRY:

The Poetry of Ben Jonson - G. A. E. Parfitt
The Tone of Ben Jonson's Poetry - Geoffrey Walton
Ben Jonson's Poetry: Pastoral, Georgic, Epigram - Harris Friedberg
Ben Jonson and the Story of Charis - Ian Donaldson [.pdf]
Troping prostitution: Jonson and "The Court Pucell" - Victoria E. Price
'This truest glass': Ben Jonson's Verse Epistles and the Construction of the Ideal Patron - Colleen Shea
Literature as Equipment for Living: Ben Jonson and the Poetics of Patronage - Robert C. Evans
Stoicism and Plain Style in Ben Jonson: An Analysis of Some of His Verse Epistles - José María Pérez Fernández
Liberty and History in Jonson's Invitation to Supper - Robert Cummings
A Case for the Epigram: Ben Jonson's "Inviting a Friend to Supper" - Meredith Goulding [.pdf]
"On the Famous Voyage": Ben Jonson and Civic Space - Andrew McRaeEMLS
Horatian satire in Jonson's "On the Famous Voyage" - Bruce Boehrer
In the Person of Womankind: Female Persona Poems by Campion, Donne, Jonson - Pamela Coren
Ben Jonson and the 'Traditio Basiorum': Catullan imitation in 'The Forrest' 5 and 6 - Bruce Boehrer
Ben Jonson's 'On My First Son' and the Common Prayer Catechism - Jonquil Bevan
Microhistory and Cultural Geography: Ben Jonson's "To Sir Robert Wroth" and the Absorption of Local Community in the Commonwealth - Martin Elsky
Pirating Spain: Jonson's Commendatory Poetry and the Translation of Empire - Barbara Fuchs
"Man to man": Self-fashioning in Jonson's "To William Pembroke" - William Kolbrener
Ben Jonson's Poems: Notes on the Ordered Society - Hugh MacLean
"There are no accidents": Ben Jonson's construction of "Poet" - Joshua Messer


"To Penshurst"
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? Reinterpreting Formalism and the Country House Poem - Heather Dubrow
Appropriating and Attributing the Supernatural in the Early Modern Country House Poem - A. D. Cousins and R. J. Webb emls
From Common Wealth to Commonwealth: the Alchemy of "To Penshurst" - Hugh Jenkins
Sacramental Dwelling with Nature: Jonson's "To Penshurst" and Heidegger's "Building Dwelling Thinking" - William E. Rogers [.pdf]
Landscape and Property in Seventeenth-Century Poetry - Andrew McRae [.pdf]
Poetry and Place in Drayton and Jonson - Canice J. Egan, S. J. [.pdf]
Ben Jonson and the Good Society - Jeffrey Hart [.pdf]



THE PROSE:

The Prose of Poets: Ben Jonson - Francis Thompson



JONSON & SHAKESPEARE:

Jonson's Ode to Shakespeare: What Was He Actually Saying? - Stephanie Hopkins Hughes[.pdf]
Afterlife: Jonson's "To the Memory... of Shakespeare" - Crystal Bartolovich
Mildmay Fane on Jonson and Shakespeare - Joseph T. Roy, Jr., and Robert C. Evans
Some Uses for Romance: Shakespeare's Cymbeline and Jonson's The New Inn - Andrew Stewart
Emblems of Darkness: Othello (1604) and the Masque of Blackness (1605) - Manuel José Gómez Lara
Disorder in the House of God: Disrupted Worship in Shakespeare and Others - Bruce Boehrer
Ben Jonson and The First Folio - W. Lansdown Goldsworthy



JONSON & THE CLASSICS:

Dissertation: Ben Jonson's Horatian Theory and Plautine Practice - D. Audell Shelburne [.pdf]
Jonson and the Classics - Stephen Dailly
Jonson's Stoic Politics: Lipsius, the Greeks, and the "Speach According to Horace" - Robert C. EvansEMLS
Horatian satire in Jonson's "On the Famous Voyage" - Bruce Boehrer
Jonson, Translation, and Horatian Lyric - Daniel Hooley
Ben Jonson and the 'Traditio Basiorum': Catullan imitation in 'The Forrest' 5 and 6 - Bruce Boehrer
Jonson's Every Man Out and Commentators on Terence - Matthew Steggle
Stoicism and Plain Style in Ben Jonson: An Analysis of Some of His Verse Epistles - José María Pérez Fernández
"Powdered with Golden Rain": The Myth of Danae in Early Modern Drama - Julie Sanders emls
Jonson's Volpone and Dante - Christopher Baker and Richard Hart
The Classical Context of Ben Jonson's "other youth" - Bruce Boehrer



JONSON & OTHER AUTHORS:

Erasmus's 'Beggar Talk' and Jonson's Alchemist - Eric Sterling and Robert C. Evans
Jonson, Marlowe, and Epigram 77 - John Baker
Poetry and Place in Drayton and Jonson - Canice J. Egan, S. J. [.pdf]
Writing in Service: Sexual Politics and Class Position in the Poetry of Aemilia Lanyer and Ben Jonson - Ann Baynes Coiro
'I Exscribe Your Sonnets': Jonson and Lady Mary Wroth - R.E. Pritchard
"But Worth pretends": Discovering Jonsonian Masque in Lady Mary Wroth's Pamphilia to Amphilanthus - Anita M. HagermanEMLS
"The strangest pageant, fashion'd like a court": John Donne and Ben Jonson to 1600 -- Parallel Lives - William F. BlissettEMLS
Poetomachia and The Early Jonson: The Aesthetics of Topical Satire - David Cope
"Honesty and vulgar praise": The Poet's War and the Literary Field - Edward Gieskes
In the Person of Womankind: Female Persona Poems by Campion, Donne, Jonson - Pamela Coren
Jonson and Carew on Donne: Censure into Praise - John Lyon
Carew's response to Jonson and Donne - Scott Nixon
"By Lucan driv'n about": A Jonsonian Marvell's Lucanic Milton - Andrew Shifflett
'A silenc'st bricke-layer': An Allusion to Ben Jonson in Thomas Middleton's 'Masque.' - Jerzy Limon
Thomas Hobbes in Ben Jonson's 'The King's Entertainment at Welbeck' - A. P. Martinich
A "Double Portion of his Father's Art": Congreve, Dryden, Jonson and
                     The Drama of Theatrical Succession - Harold Weber
Collaborating with the Forebear: Dryden's Reception of Ben Jonson - Jennifer Brady
The Spanish Match Through the Texts: Jonson, Middleton, and Howell - F. Javier Sánchez Escribano
The Court Drama of Ben Jonson and Calderón - José Manuel González Fernández de Sevilla
Ben Jonson y Cervantes - Yumiko Yamada
Ben Jonson and Cervantes - Yumiko Yamada



GENERAL & MISCELLANEOUS:

T. S. Eliot's 1920 Essay on Ben Jonson
A Study of Ben Jonson - Algernon Charles Swinburne
Revaluating Ben Jonson - Laurence Raw
Jonson the Master: Stones Well Squared - Fred Inglis
Tradition and Ben Jonson - L. C. Knights
Thesis: The Influence of Ben Jonson upon Ben Jonson - Leona F. Dale [.pdf]
Chapter 1 of Ben Jonson and Possessive Authorship - Joseph Loewenstein [.pdf]
Marking his Place: Ben Jonson's Punctuation - Sara van den BergEMLS
The Poet of Labor: Authorship and Property in the Work of Ben Jonson - Bruce Thomas Boehrer
'Ut Pictura Poesis': Jonson and the Painted Subject - Gary Ettari [.pdf]
Invading Interpreters and Politic Picklocks: Reading Jonson Historically - Ian Donaldson [.pdf]
Ben Jonson and the Jonsonian Afterglow: Imagemes, Avatars, and Literary Reception - Anthony W. Johnson [.pdf]
Ben Jonson's 1616 Folio: A Revolution in Print? - Lynn S. Meskill [.pdf]
Ben Jonson and His Folio - Clifford Stetner
Jonson and the Motives of Print - Richmond Barbour
Ben Jonson's Head - Jeffrey Masten








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