Nashe Bibliography

Selected Recent Works (Since 1980)




Tamsin Theresa Badcoe, ‘“As many Ciphers without an I”: Self-Reflexive Violence in the Work of Thomas Nashe’, Modern Philology, 111:3 (2014), 384-407

Reid Barbour, Deciphering Elizabethan Fiction (Newark: the University of Delaware Press, 1993), chs. 3-5.

Kristen Abbott Bennett, ‘Negotiating Authority through Conversation: Thomas Nashe and Richard Jones’ in Kristen Abbott Bennett (ed.), Conversational Exchanges in Early Modern England (1549-1640) (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2015), pp. 102-131

Georgia Brown, Redefining Elizabethan Literature (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004).

Arun Cheta & Matthew Steggle, ‘Thomas Nashe Reads The Nosegay of Morall Philosophie’, Notes and Queries, 61:2 (2014), 221-223

Jonathan Crewe, Unredeemed Rhetoric: Thomas Nashe and the Scandal of Authorship (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1982).

Katherine Duncan-Jones, ‘“They say a made a good end”: Ben Jonson’s Epitaph on Thomas Nashe’, Ben Jonson Journal 3 (1996), 1-19

                                     - ‘Thomas Nashe and William Cotton: Parallel Letters, Parallel Lives’, Early Modern Literary Studies, 19:1 (2016)

Robert J. Fehrenbach, ‘Recent Studies in Nashe (1968-1979)’, English Literary Renaissance 11 (1981), 344-50.

Benjamin Griffin, ‘Nashe’s Dedicatees: William Beeston and Richard Lichfield’, Notes & Queries, 44 (March 1997), 47-49.

Stephen Guy-Bray, Joan Pong Linton and Steve Mentz, eds., The Age of Thomas Nashe: Text, Bodies and Trespasses of Authorship in Early Modern England (Farnham: Ashgate, 2013).

Andrew Hadfield, ‘Mobility in the Works of Thomas Nashe’, REAL: Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature 28 (2012), 39-55

Alexandra Halasz, The Marketplace of Print: Pamphlets and the Public Sphere in Early Modern England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997).

Stephen S. Hilliard, The Singularity of Thomas Nashe (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1986).

Peter Holbrook, Literature and Degree in Renaissance England: Nashe, Bourgeois Tragedy, Shakespeare (London: Associated University Press, 1994).

Lorna Hutson, Thomas Nashe in Context (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989).

                   - ‘Fictive Acts: Thomas Nashe and the Mid-Tudor Legacy’, in Mike Pincombe and Cathy Shrank, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Tudor Literature, 1485-1603 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009), pp.718-32.

Hannah Lavery, ‘Social and Political Satire in the Impotency Poems of Rémy Belleau and Thomas Nashe’, Early Modern Literary Studies, 15:3 (2011)

Donald J. McGinn, Thomas Nashe (Boston: Twayne, 1981).

Marshall McLuhan, The Classical Trivium: The Place of Thomas Nashe in the Learning of His Time (Corte Madera: Gingko Press, 2006).

Lawrence Manley, ed., London in the Age of Shakespeare: An Anthology (London: Croom Helm, 1986).

David Margolies, 'Thomas Nashe: Oral Guise and Literary Convention', The Evidence of Literature: Interrogating Texts in English Studies, eds. Sven Johan Spanberg, Henryk Kardela, Gerald Porter. (Lublin, Marie Curie-Sklodowska University Press, 2000) 159-170

Mauricio Martinez, ‘Terrors of Conscience: Thomas Nashe and the Interiorization of Presence’, Renaissance and Reformation, 36:2 (2013), 45-74

Steve Mentz, ‘Day Labor: Thomas Nashe and the Practice of Prose in Early Modern England’, in Naomi Conn Liebler, ed., Early Modern Prose Fiction: The Cultural Politics of Reading (London: Routledge, 2007), pp.18-32.

Daniel D. Moss, The Ovidian Vogue: Literary Fashion and Imitative Practice in Late Elizabethan England (University of Toronto Press, 2014), ch 1

Kaul Mythili, ‘Greene, Harvey, Nashe and the ‘Making’ of Falstaff’ in R. W. Desai (ed.), Shakespeare the Man: New Decipherings (New Jersey: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2014) pp. 67-84

John Pendergast, ‘“Ironical Censors of All”: Thomas Nashe and the Sixteenth Century Commentary Tradition’ in Georgiana Donavin & Denise Stodola (eds.), Public Declamations (Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2015), pp. 65-80

Joshua Phillips, English Fictions of Communal Identity, 1485-1603 (Farnham: Ashgate, 2010), ch. 6.

Neil Rhodes, Elizabethan Grotesque (London: Routledge, 1980).

              - ‘Orality, Print and Popular Culture: Thomas Nashe and Marshall McLuhan’, in Matthew Dimmock and Andrew Hadfield, eds., Literature and Popular Culture in Early Modern England (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2009), pp.29-44.

Saenger, Michael, ‘Nashe, Tragicomedy, and The Winter’s Tale’, Notes & Queries, 62:1 (2015), 116-117

Jürgen Schäfer, Documentation in the O.E.D.: Shakespeare and Nashe as Test Cases (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1980).

Jason Scott-Warren, ‘Nashe’s Stuff’ in Andrew Hadfield (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of English Prose, 1500-1640 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), pp. 204-218

Per Sivefors, ‘Committing Authorship: Thomas Nashe and the Engaged Reader’, Études Épistémè, 29 (2016), 1-13

Matthew Steggle, Digital Humanities and the Lost Drama of Early Modern England: Ten Case Studies (Oxon & New York: Routledge, 2016 (Ashgate, 2015), ch 1 ‘Thomas Nashe and Robert Mills, Terminus & Non Terminus (1586-1588)’.

Andrew Wallace, ‘Reading the 1590 Faerie Queene with Thomas Nashe’, in Wayne C. Erikson, ed., The 1590 Faerie Queene: Paratexts and Publishing, Studies in the Literary Imagination 38, 2 (Fall 2005), 35-49.

Andrew Zurcher, ‘Getting it Back to Front in 1590: Spenser’s Dedications, Nashe’s Insinuations, and Raleigh’s Equivocations’ in Wayne C. Erikson, ed., The 1590 Faerie Queene: Paratexts and Publishing, Studies in the Literary Imagination 38, 2 (Fall 2005), 173-89.




Charles Nicholl, A Cup of News: The Life of Thomas Nashe (London: Routledge, 1984).


Almond for a Parrot

Jennifer Andersen, 'Thomas Nashe and Popular Conformity in Late Elizabethan England', Renaissance and Reformation/ Rénaissance et Réforme n.s. 25.4 (2001) 25-43.


Choice of Valentines


Jennifer Lotte Andersen, ‘Nashe’s Poem for Ferdinando Stanley, Lord Strange’, ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews, 27:3 (2014), 105-113.

Katherine Duncan-Jones, ‘City Limits: Nashe's 'Choise of Valentines' and Jonson's 'Famous Voyage', RES 56 (2005), 247-62.

Ian Frederick Moulton, ‘Transmuted Into a Woman or Worse: Masculine Gender Identity and Thomas Nashe’s “Choice of Valentines”’, ELR 27 (1997), 57-88.

Duncan Salkeld, Shakespeare Among the Courtesans: Prostitution, Literature, and Drama, 1500-1650 (Farnham: Ashgate, 2012), pp.81-7.

Per Sivefors, "Painting Forth the Things That Hidden Are": Thomas Nashe’s ”The Choise of Valentines” and the Printing of Privacy’, LIR Journal, 1 (2011), 23-37.

M. L. Stapleton. ‘A New Source for Thomas Nashe’s The Choise of Valentines’, English Language Notes 31 (1995), 15-9.


Christs Teares

Katherine Duncan-Jones, ‘Christs Teares, Nashe's 'Forsaken Extremities’, The Review of English Studies, Vol. 49, No. 194 (May, 1998), pp. 167-180

Beatrice Groves, ‘Laughter in the Time of Plague: A Context for the Unstable Style of Nashe’s Christ’s Tears over Jerusalem’, Studies in Philology 108.2 (2011): 238-60.

Philip Schwyzer, ‘Summer Fruit and Autumn Leaves: Thomas Nashe in 1593’ English Literary Renaissance 24 (1994), 583-619

Per Siverfors, ‘“This citty-sodoming trade”: The Ovidian Authorial Persona in Thomas Nashe’s Christ’s Tears over Jerusalem’ in Per Siverfors (ed.), Urban Preoccupations: Mental and Material Landscapes (Pisa & Rome: Fabrizio Serra, 2007), pp. 143-157



Lenten Stuffe


Jennifer Andersen, 'Blame-in-Praise irony in Lenten Stuffe', in The Age of Thomas Nashe: Texts, Bodies and Trespasses of Authorship in Early Modern England eds. Stephen Guy-Bray, Joan Pong-Linton, and Steve Mentz (Ashgate Press, 2013).

Kristen Abbott Bennett, ‘Red Herrings and the “Stench of Fish”: Subverting “Praise” in Thomas Nashe’s Lenten Stuffe’, Renaissance and Reformation 37 (2014), 87-110.

Matthew Day, ‘Hakluyt, Harvey, Nashe: The material text and early modern nationalism’, Studies in Philology 104 (2007), 281-305.

Andrew Hadfield, ‘Lenten Stuff: Thomas Nashe and the Fiction of Travel’, Yearbook of English Studies 41 (2011), 68-83.

               - ‘A Red Herring? [with illustrations]’, English Literary Renaissance 45 (2015), 231-54.

Per Siverfors, ‘A new Source for Nashe’s Lenten Stuffe’, N. & Q. 60 (2013), 444-5.

               - ‘Saint George for England, and the Red Herring for Yarmouth: British Identities and Politics in Thomas Nashe’s Lenten Stuffe’ in Pers Siverfors (ed.), Urban Encounters: Experience and Representation in the Early Modern City (Pisa & Rome: Fabrizio serra editore, 2013), pp. 221-240.

Henry S. Turner, ‘Nashe’s Red Herring: Epistemologies of the Commodity in Lenten Stuffe (1599), ELH 68 (2001), 529-61.


Have with you to Saffron Walden

P. B. Roberts, ‘An Allusion to Essex in Nashe’s Have With You’, ANQ, 25:2 (2012), 82


Summer’s Last Will and Testament


Marie Axton, ‘Summer’s Last Will and Testament: Revels’ End’, in John Guy, ed., The Reign of Elizabeth I: Court and Culture in the Last Decade (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995), pp.258-73.

Peter Berek, ‘Artifice and Realism in Lyly, Nashe and Love’s Labor’s Lost’, SEL 23 (1983), 207-21.

Elizabeth Cook, ‘”Death Proves Them All But Toyes: Nashe’s Unidealising Show’, in David Lindley, ed., The Court Masque (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1984), pp.17-32.

Katherine Duncan-Jones, Shakespeare, Upstart Crow to Sweet Swan, 1592-1623 (London: Methuen, 2011), pp.45-54.

                                    - Thomas Nashe, Summer’s Last Will and Testament’, TLS, 14 Nov. 1997, p.22.

Sherri Geller, ‘Commentary as Cover-Up: Criticizing Illiberal Patronage in Thomas Nashe’s Summer’s Last Will and Testament’, 25 (1995) ELR , 148-78.

Thomas Nashe’s Summer’s Last Will and Testament: A Critical Modern-Spelling Edition, ed. Patricia Posluszny(Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 1989).

Andrew Hadfield, ‘How to Read Nashe’s ‘Brightness Falls from the Air’, Forum for Modern Language Studies, 51:3 (2015), 239-247

Michael Baird Saenger, ‘Nashe’s “Pamphletarie Periwigge’, Notes & Queries 48 (2001), 261-2.

Per Sivefors, ‘Underplayed Rivalry: Patronage and the Marlovian Subtext of Summer’s Last Will and Testament’, Nordic Journal of English Studies 4 (2005), 65-87.

J. J. M. Tobin, ‘Nashe and Richard III’, Notes & Queries 29 (1982), 112-3.


The Terrors of the Night

Per Siverfors, ‘“All this tractate is but a dream”: The Ethics of Dream Narration in Thomas Nashe’s The Terrors of the Night’ in Georgia Brown (ed.), Thomas Nashe, The University Wits Series (Surrey: Ashgate, 2011), pp. 361-374


The Unfortunate Traveller


Jennifer Andersen, 'Anti-Puritanism, Anti-Popery and Gallows Rhetoric in Thomas Nashe’s The Unfortunate Traveller,' Sixteenth Century Journal 35, 1 (2004): 43-64.

Alex Davis, Renaissance Historical Fiction: Sidney, Deloney, Nashe (Woodbridge: Brewer, 2011), ch. 4.

Margaret Ferguson, ‘Nashe's The Unfortunate Traveller: The 'Newes of the Maker' Game,’ ELR 11 (1981), 165-82.

Chiaki Hanabusa, ‘Notes on the Second Edition of Thomas Nashe’s The Unfortunate Traveller’, Notes and Queries 56 (2009), 556-9.

                          - ‘The Printing of the Second Edition of Thomas Nashe’s The Unfortunate Traveller (1594)’, Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 104 (2010), 277-297.

Maurice Hunt, ‘Thomas Nashe, The Vnfortunate Traveller, and Love’s Labour’s Lost’, SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900, 54:2 (2014), 297-314

Ann Rosalind Jones, ‘Inside the Outsider: Nashe’s Unfortunate Traveller and Bakhtin’s Polyphonic Novel’, ELH 50 (1983), 61-81.

Christopher Kendrick, Utopia, Carnival, and Commonwealth in Renaissance England (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004), ch. 5.

Aaron Kitch, Political Economy and the States of Literature in Early Modern England (Farnham: Ashgate, 2009), ch. 3.

Joan Pong Linton, ‘Counterfeiting Sovereignty, Mocking Mastery: Trickster Poetics and the Critique of Romance in Nashe’s Unfortunate Traveller’, in Naomi Conn Liebler, ed., Early Modern Prose Fiction: The Cultural Politics of Reading (London: Routledge, 2007), pp.130-47.

David Margolies, Novel and Society in Elizabethan England (New York: Barnes and Noble, 1985), ch. 6.

Steve Mentz, ‘Dishonest Romance: Greene and Nashe’, in Romance For Sale in Early Modern England: The Rise of Prose Fiction (Farnham: Ashgate, 2006), pp.173-205.

                    - ‘Jack and the City: The Unfortunate Traveller, Tudor London, and Literary History’, in Kent Cartwright, ed., A Companion to Tudor Literature (Oxford: Blackwell, 2010), pp.489-503.

Constance C. Relihan, ‘Rhetoric, Gender and Audience Construction in Thomas Nashe’s The Unfortunate Traveller’, in Constance C. Relighan, ed., Framing Elizabethan Fictions: Contemporary Approaches to Early Modern Prose (Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1996), pp.141-52.

Anthony Ossa-Richardson, ‘Ovid and the Free Play of Signs in The Unfortunate Traveller’, MLR 101 (2006), 945-56.

Raymond Stephenson, ‘The Epistemological Challenge of Nashe’s The Unfortunate Traveller’, SEL 23 (1983), 21-36.

Cynthia Sulfridge, ‘The Unfortunate Traveller: Nashe’s Narrative in a “Cleane Different Vaine”’, Journal of Narrative Technique 10 (1980), 1-15.

Mihoko Suzuki, ‘”Signiorie Ouer the Pages": The Crisis of Authority in Nashe's The Unfortunate Traveller’, Studies in Philology 81 (1984), 348-71.

Laura Scavuzzo Wheeler, ‘The Development of an Englishman: Thomas Nashe’s The Unfortunate Traveller’ in John C. Hawley (ed.), Historicizing Christian Encounters with the Other (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1998, pp. 56-73.



Nashe-Harvey Quarrel


Jennifer Richards, Rhetoric and Courtliness in Early Modern Literature (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003).