Recent Sonnet Sequence Research Links
Entries are chronological

Articles & Notes Since 2000:

John Burton, University of Wales, TSD: Using NGram Statistics to Visually Represent the Early Modern Sonnet Sequence Tradition (2015):


Bruce Carroll, New York University-Shanghai: ‘Poetic Preservation, Ontological Peril: The Friend within the Shakespearean Sonnet‘, Appostions 8 (2015)

Melissa E. Sanchez: “In My Selfe The Smart I Try”: Female Promiscuity in “Astrophil and Stella”ELH Vol. 80, No. 1 (SPRING 2013) , pp. 1-27

Gavin Alexander: Final Intentions or Process? Editing Greville’s CaelicaStudies in English Literature, 1500-1900 Vol. 52, No. 1, The English Renaissance (WINTER 2012) , pp. 13-33

Katharine Cleland: “Wanton loves, and yong desires”: Clandestine Marriage in Marlowe’s “Hero and Leander” and Chapman’s Continuation, Studies in Philology Vol. 108, No. 2 (Spring, 2011) , pp. 215-237

Robert Matz: The Scandals of Shakespeare’s Sonnets, ELH  Vol. 77, No. 2 (SUMMER 2010) , pp. 477-508

Mary Trull: Petrarchism and the Gift: THE SACRIFICE OF PRAISE IN ANNE LOCK’S “A MEDITATION OF A PENITENT SINNER”, Religion & Literature, Vol. 41, No. 3 (Autumn 2009), pp. 1-25

Margaret Christian: “Zepheria” (1594; STC 26124): A Critical EditionStudies in Philology Vol. 100, No. 2 (Spring, 2003) , pp. 177-243

Neal Dolan , ‘Shylock in Love: Economic Metaphors in Shakespeare’s Sonnets’, Raritan, 22 (2002): 26-51

Macd. P. Jackson: Vocabulary and Chronology the Case of Shakespeare’s SonnetsThe Review of English Studies New Series, Vol. 52, No. 205 (Feb., 2001) , pp. 59-75



Cousins, A. D. and Peter Howarth, eds., The Cambridge Companion to the Sonnet, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011)

Christopher Warley, Sonnet Sequences and Social Distinction in Renaissance England (Cambridge: CUP, 2009)

Murray, Molly, The Poetry of Conversion in Early Modern English Literature: Verse and Change from Donne to Dryden (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009)

Schiffer, James, ed., Shakespeare’s Sonnets: Critical Essays (New York: Garland Publishing, 2000)

Michael R. G. Spiller, The Sonnet Sequence: A Study of its Strategies (New York: Twayne Publishers, 1997)

Dubrow, Heather, Echoes of Desire: English Petrarchism and its Counterdiscourses (Ithica: Cornell University Press, 1995)

Michael R. G. Spiller, The Development of the Sonnet (London: Routledge, 1992)

John Stachniewski, The Persecutory Imagination: English Puritanism and the Literature of Religious Despair (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991)

Scott Wilson, ‘Elizabethan Subjectivity and Sonnet Sequences’ (unpublished doctoral thesis, University of Wales, Cardiff, 1990)

Claude J. Summers and Ted-Larry Pebworth, eds., Bright Shootes of Everlastingness: The Seventeenth-Century Religious Lyric (Columbia MO: University of Missouri Press, 1987)


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