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Published: 26 August 2014

236 Pages | 12 illus.

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198702818

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The Work of Form

Poetics and Materaility in Early Modern Culture

Edited by Elizabeth Scott-Baumann and Ben Burton

  • Brings together contributors from different areas of English Studies, including literary history, historicism, manuscript study, prosodic theory, the history of music, history of the book, as well as print and manuscript culture
  • Fosters dialogue between scholars on both sides of the Atlantic about the prospect of literary studies in general and formalist approaches to literature in particular
  • Gives sustained historical attention to early modern conceptions of form, considering how contemporary readers understood and responded to the formal aspects of texts
  • Challenges the supposed distinction between formalist analysis and materialist approaches such as print and manuscript studies