Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 November 2013

320 Pages | 16 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719085536

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Formal Matters

Reading the Materials of English Renaissance Literature

Edited by Allison K. Deutermann and András Kiséry

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Broadens scope of what we mean by the 'literary'
  • By linking formalist analysis with the insights of book history, the contributors show how new English Renaissance literary historiography ties literary composition to the materials and material practices of writing
  • It showcases cutting-edge work by internationally leading and emerging scholars
  • Taken together, the collection's essays exemplify how an attention to form and matter can historicise writing without abandoning a literary focus
  • The book combines studies of familiar and lesser known texts, from the poems and plays of Shakespeare to jests and printed commonplace books