For over four decades, Stanley Stewart has been a major voice in Renaissance literary studies.
Stewart has explored the imagery of religious verse, re-examined the categorical implications of 'major' and 'minor' poets and playwrights, and pioneered the use of Wittgensteinian analysis in literature.
Still more recently, he has proven to be an adamant and intelligent defender of the traditions and wisdom of humanistic study and criticism.
These essays in his honour rely upon Stewart's methodological approaches to examine literary and philosophical texts in their contexts.
Contributors include: R. V. Young, Arthur F. Kinney, Robert C. Evans, Grace Ioppolo, John Mulyran, Sara van den Berg, Paul J.
Voss, Richard Harp, Cyndia Susan Clegg, Scott F. Crider, Tom Clayton, John Channing Briggs.