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Literature in Context Ben Jonson in Context

by Julie Sanders

Literature in Context Ben Jonson in Context Synopsis

Bringing together a group of established and emergent Jonson scholars, this volume reacts to major advances in thinking about the writer and his canon of works. The study is divided into two distinct parts: the first considers the Jonsonian career and output from biographical, critical, and performance-based angles; the second looks at cultural and historical contexts building on rich interdisciplinary work. Social historians work alongside literary critics to provide a diverse and varied account of Jonson. These are less standard surveys of the field than vibrant interventions into current critical debates. The short-essay format of the collection seeks less to harmonize and homogenize than to raise awareness of new avenues of research on Jonson, including studies informed by book history, cultural geography, the law and legal discourse, the history of science and interests in material culture.

Literature in Context Ben Jonson in Context Press Reviews

'... the short-essay format works successfully, making the experience of reading the book through something of a pleasant and informative addiction.' Notes and Queries BEN JONSON in Context contains thirty-eight essays that dynamically engage with the works of Jonson in relation to his life, but more especially the material culture of his times [...] The volume ends with a useful further reading list...the short-essay format works successfully, making the experience of reading the book through something of a pleasant and informative addiction. -JOHANN GREGORY

Book Information

ISBN: 9780521895712
Publication date: 3rd June 2010
Author: Julie Sanders
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 392 pages
Categories: Literary studies: plays & playwrights, Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800,

About Julie Sanders

Julie Sanders is Professor of English Literature and Drama at the University of Nottingham. She is the author of Ben Jonson's Theatrical Republics (1998) and has recently edited The New Inn for The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson.

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