Renaissance English Text Society (RETS)

The Renaissance English Text Society is an informal association of scholars who wish to recover and preserve in carefully edited, unmodernized texts significant writings in English (prose or poetry, original works or translations) from the period 1475–1660. In its publication programs special consideration is given to works that have never been republished or, in the case of manuscripts, never published. The Society is thus the counterpart of the British Malone Society, which publishes dramas and related documents.

The Renaissance English Text Society welcomes new individual memberships at any time. Dues of $50 US ($35 for graduate stu-dents) are payable at the beginning of each calendar year. Each member is mailed the annually published text as a clothbound volume in the last quarter of the year. A list of current and previous publications is available in our publications catalog or on the RETS web page. In addition, the Society sponsors occasional papers, lectures, or forums; copies of these are distributed to the active membership. At least one such event occurs each year in conjunction with the national meetings of the Modern Language Association, the Renaissance Society of America, the Medieval Congress at Kalamazoo, and the Sixteenth-Century Studies Conference.

An Executive Council made up of members meets annually at the Renaissance Society of America to review proposed texts and conduct other business. The Council welcomes submissions of proposed editions or proposed titles for editing. All proposals should be submitted by February 1st. A scholar need not be a member to submit a proposed text or a proposal for a text, although membership is encouraged.

Prospective members should write their Council representative if overseas; dues and memberships for the United States are enrolled by the Society’s Membership Secretary. Orders for previous titles are handled by the Treasurer. Inquiries and proposals for texts should be directed to the Society’s President.

Proposals & Other Inquiries
Steven W. May (Interim President)
100 Windfield Circle
Tucker, GA 30084
(770) 934-9898
Memberships, Dues, & Book Orders
William Gentrup (Membership Secretary)
Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Box 874402
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287–4402
(480) 965–5900; fax: (480) 965–1681

Cheques must be payable to “RETS” in U.S. dollars drawn from a U.S. bank or by international money order. Credit card payment is also available (MC, Visa, Amex, Discover).

President: Arthur F. Kinney
Interim President: Steven W. May
Vice-President: A. R. Braunmuller, University of California, Los Angeles
Interim Secretary: Jaime Goodrich, Wayne State University
Treasurer and Publisher: Robert E. Bjork, Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Tempe
Membership Secretary: William Gentrup, Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Tempe
Past President: W. Speed Hill, City University of New York
Past Publisher: Mario Di Cesare, Ashville, N.C.

Council Members
Michael Denbo, Bronx Community College
Richard Dutton, Ohio State University
Margaret Ezell, Texas A&M University
Roy Flannagan, South Carolina
Jaime Goodrich, Wayne State University
Elizabeth Hageman, University of New Hampshire
Margaret Hannay, Siena College
Ian Lancashire, University of Toronto
Leah Marcus, Vanderbilt University
Arthur F. Marotti, Wayne State University
Steven May, Georgetown College
G. W. Pigman, III, California Institute of Technology
Anne Prescott, Barnard College
Ray Siemens, University of Victoria
Nigel S. Smith, Princeton University
George Walton Williams, Duke University

Liaison Members
Thomas L. Berger, Malone Society
Mary L. Robertson, Huntington Library
Heather Wolfe, Folger Shakespeare Library

International Advisory Council
Peter Beal, Sotheby’s, London
Sergio Rossi, University of Milan
Helen Wilcox, Bangor University, Wales