Ashgate Press has expressed sincere interest in publishing this edited collection of essays on disgust in early modern English literature. The book will examine how and why early modern English individuals experienced repulsion, and how and why they expressed this repulsion in poetry, plays, and prose. The study of disgust in early modern literature is essential and overdue, and dovetails nicely with important work currently being done on the five bodily senses. As other disciplines (e.g. anthropology, psychology, history, philosophy) have discovered, to be disgusted is to be human, and to be disgusted in certain ways, by certain things, is to identify with a particular culture.