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Early Modern Literature in History

Editors Construct the Renaissance Canon, 1825-1915

Authors: Salzman, Paul

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  • Fills a traditional gap in accounts of Renaissance canon formation in the nineteenth century
    Features an account of Grosart that will prove a signal contribution to the discipline
    Sheds renewed light on 19th C editors of Renaissance literature such as Dyce, whose work has, in recently scholarly discourse, been largely overlooked

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This book argues that nineteenth-century editors created the modern idea of English Renaissance literature. The book analyses the theories and practices of editors who worked on Shakespeare, but also on complete editions of a remarkable range of early modern writers, from the early nineteenth century through to the early twentieth century. It reassesses the point at which purportedly more scientific theories of editing began the process of obscuring the work of these earlier editors. In recreating this largely ignored history, this book also addresses the current interest in the theory and practice of editing as it relates to new approaches to early modern writing, and to literary and book history, and the material conditions of the transmission of texts. Through a series of case studies, the book explores the way individual editors dealt with Renaissance literature and with changing ideas of how texts and their contexts might be represented. 

About the authors

Paul Salzman is Emeritus Professor at La Trobe University, Australia and Professor at Newcastle University, Australia. He has published widely on early modern literature. His recent work includes Literature and Politics in the 1620s: ‘Whisper’d Counsells’ (Palgrave), the essay collection Editing Early Modern Women (co-edited with Sarah C. E. Ross), and an online edition of Mary Wroth’s Love’s Victory (Early Modern Women’s Research Network).

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“This compact, useful study of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century editorial practice, is one of a few recent books that attempt to define the origins and describe the evolution of the canon upon which teaching and scholarship in the field of early modern literature are based.” (Jeremy Lopez, The Review of English Studies, September, 2018)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Softcover $99.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Editors Construct the Renaissance Canon, 1825-1915
Authors
Series Title
Early Modern Literature in History
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-77902-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-77902-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-77901-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08569-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 167
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations
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